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  1. 'The Power of Google' Senate Hearing is Must Watch TV Today

    Given Expedia is represented by counsel, the purchase of ITA will no doubt be front and center. People should be watching the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights hearing on "The Power of Google: Serving...

  2. 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...

  3. Google Antitrust Deal in Works? Schmidt Meets With Key EU Regulator

    Plus, Google's attempt to buy travel software company ITA is facing additional criticism from non-profit think tank American Antitrust Institute (AAI), which released this whitepaper Friday. Outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt met with Joaquin Almunia, vice...

  4. 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. Google earlier this month added Stewart Jeffries...

  5. DOJ Antitrust Chief Recuses Herself From Google ITA discussions

    Having worked for the law firm representing ITA - the travel software company Google is seeking to purchase - Christine Varney, the U.S. Companies working in the travel industry are claiming Google's purchase of ITA could cause problems for them...

  6. Google Acquires Travel Search Firm ITA for $700 Million

    Yesterday, Google announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ITA, a Boston-based software company specializing in organizing airline data, including flight times, availability and prices. Founded in 1996 by a team of MIT computer...