China: New raids hit Microsoft

As Chinese authorities continue its investigation into Microsoft, reports say the nation’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has heightened the investigation and conducted new searches of Microsoft offices.

The SAIC said Wednesday that it raided the offices of Microsoft and its partner Accenture. The agency revealed last week that it had launched an investigation into the technology behemoth.

Both Microsoft and Accenture confirmed that they are being investigated in China and that they are complying with regulators to cooperate with the probe.

While details of the exact reason for the investigation are not available, Microsoft has been under antitrust watch in the nation since last June and experts predict it could be for compatibility and market dominance issues.

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