Report: China launches Microsoft antitrust probe

China's State Intellectual Property Office is investigating whether Microsoft engaged in discriminatory pricing

China has launched an investigation into whether Microsoft unfairly dominates its software market, state media reported Wednesday.

A working committee of China's State Intellectual Property Office is investigating whether Microsoft engaged in discriminatory pricing, according to Xinhua Financial News. The committee will also look at Microsoft's practice of bundling other software programs within its Windows operating system, according to the report.

Microsoft released a statement saying it will cooperate with the investigation, according to Xinhua Financial News.

Phones at Microsoft's Beijing office rang unanswered on Wednesday evening.

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