A brief roundup of today’s top news.
Qualcomm set to face antitrust probe
China has launched an antitrust probe against US company Qualcomm, one of the world’s biggest chipmakers.
The probe is said to involve China’s anti-monopoly law, and regulators have told Qualcomm that the "substance of the investigation is confidential".
China has reportedly increased scrutiny of business practices that lead to higher prices for consumers.
China’s National Development and Reform Commission, which is probing Qualcomm, has also launched a pricing investigation into the pharmaceutical industry earlier this year.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips are used in Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry devices.
Blackberry shakes up management team
As part of Blackberry’s reorganisation, it has made some key changes to its senior management team.
The company’s chief financial officer, Brian Bidulka, will be replaced by James Yersh, who has previously worked as controller and head of compliance.
The chief operating officer and chief marketing officer are set to leave Blackberry, btu no replacements have been announced.
Several weeks earlier Blackberry had named John Chen as the interim chief executive officer, just as it had abandoned a sale to Fairfax Financial Holdings, its biggest shareholder.
The current senior management shifts are the first major changes set into place by Chen.
Xbox disc drive problem is acknowledged by Microsoft
Microsoft has acknowledged problems with the new Xbox One, as customers are experiencing problems with the disc drive.
Some customers have complained that the disc drive is making very loud noises when they try to insert a disc, and in some cases it is not reading discs at all.
More than 150 customers have contacted Kotaku, the gaming news website, reporting faulty Xbox consoles.
Microsoft has insisted that only a small number of customers were affected by the drive problems.
The Xbox One was launched last week and sold more than one million consoles within the first day.