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  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia has proposed that Apple Inc and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China Sept 23 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 30- Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year.

  • Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China Sept 23 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 30- Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox group said at an event in Shanghai on Wednesday. The Xbox One will be the first foreign-made console to be launched in China in 14 years after the government this year lifted a 2000 ban on gaming consoles.

  • Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3 DS video-game machine sales. Kyoto- based Nintendo reported a 9.92 billion yen April-June loss compared with an 8.62 billion yen profit a year earlier.

  • Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.. Users in Australia, Canada and India will also get a version of Cortana, although the company said that would be an earlier test mode.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

  • SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

  • SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peak at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

  • How Samsung could (still) win the smartphone wars Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    A Samsung Galaxy Tab S is on display at Madison Square Garden in New York during an event.

    With lowered guidance, Samsung should focus on how to dominate lower cost smartphones from Chinese companies and maintain its large market share.

  • Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. Moskovitz is trying to turn that chronic headache into an afterthought with Asana, a San Francisco startup he runs with former Facebook and Google product manager, Justin Rosenstein.

  • Microsoft is suspected of violating China's anti-monopoly laws. Robert Atkinson, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, says the investigation is a "show trial" and is retaliation for the U.S. government filing suit against Chinese hackers.

  • Donald Sterling ruling is appeal-proof Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Donald Sterling

    The Donald Sterling ruling is pretty appeal-proof. He has a few last-gasp options but it's not looking good for him, says Mitchell Epner.

  • Microsoft latest US tech target in Beijing Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET
    China says it is investigating Microsoft for suspected monopolistic practices.

    Citing compatibility issues, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce said Microsoft is suspected of a monopoly.

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

  • BEIJING, July 29- A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp over its Windows operating system, in the latest in a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms in China.

  • China investigates Microsoft     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    China is investigating Microsoft for suspected monopoly, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • China's State Administration for Industry& Commerce was investigating a Microsoft vice president and senior managers, and has made copies of the firm's financial statements and contracts, the SAIC said on its website.

  • Rackspace chugs along amid takeover speculation Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Taylor Rhodes

    When news broke in May that Rackspace had hired Morgan Stanley to explore strategic options amid such stiff competition, the company’s stock shot up.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • Tracking Microsoft Xbox's strategy in China     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:46 PM ET

    Lisa Hanson, Managing Partner at Niko Partners, discusses the pricing strategy of the Xbox in China and explains why the launch of the console will be a long-awaited alternative for Chinese gamers.