United States Launches Investigation into Microsoft

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The US authorities have launched an investigation into a Microsoft case in connection with suspected bribery related to the sale of software in Hungary.

According to sources, the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are studying the details of the case before passing judegement. At the moment the authorities are trying to determine how Microsoft sold software such as Word and Excel to intermediary firms in Hungary at such vast discounts. After this transaction, the intermediary companies went on to sell the software to the government bodies at almost full value.