From Dave Farber’s IP list comes this post:
This was on the AP wire. Japanese officials raided Microsoft’s Tokyo offices to exter pressure on the company to change some unsavory terms in the company’s contracts with Japanese firms. There’s a storm building up in Taiwan as well (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15123).
Japan Joins Global Pressures on MicrosoftThe surprise raid by Japanese anti-monopoly authorities’ on Microsoft Corp.’s Tokyo offices was impeccably timed- barely a month before the European Union slapped a $613 million fine on the company.