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  1. Searcher Intent: Why Vertical Search is Now Giving Ground to Core Search

    With continued acquisitions of vertical search providers like Google’s acquisition of ITA for travel search or Zagat for restaurant reviews, the core search engines appear focused on this type of searcher intent and I would expect their results...

  2. Google Cleared to Buy ITA

    Seems today's Department of Justice proposed settlement has appeased all sides of the Google-ITA acquisition debate. The DOJ said that Google's $700 million acquisition of ITA, as originally proposed, would have "substantially lessened competition...

  3. Google FTC Antitrust Probe Rumors Emerge as ITA Verdict Nears

    Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation after the Justice Department completes its review of Google's acquisition of travel software developer ITA Software and determines whether to challenge or impose restrictions on the deal, Bloomberg...

  4. Google ITA Acquisition Will Not Leave Kayak Paddling Upstream

    Kayak co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Paul English said he welcomes Google in to the travel search space, but thinks his smaller company can be nimble and quicker to adapt to changes in the market and points out that Google does not have...

  5. Google Adds Republican Lobbyist

    The Justice Department, which is investigating Google's acquisition of ITA (and has previously investigated Google over hiring practices and Google books), was not among the departments listed. With a greater number of Republicans on Capitol Hill...

  6. Google Fights Claims of Bias in Instant, Local Search

    Not shockingly, Microsoft also has joined the FairSearch.org coalition that opposes Google's acquisition of ITA. Yesterday, Amit Singhal, Google Fellow and head of the company's search quality, ranking, and algorithm team, denied another common...