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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. It has added online commerce offerings in local retail and restaurants, comparison shopping and travel, and folded them into its search engine...

  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 ITA Acquisition Will Not Leave Kayak Paddling Upstream

    Krista Pappas, Bing's global travel industry director said "We're harnessing the industry leader [Kayak] as a partner that can manage the innovations in metasearch. Kayak co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Paul English said he welcomes Google...

  4. DOJ Antitrust Chief Recuses Herself From Google ITA discussions

    Companies working in the travel industry are claiming Google's purchase of ITA could cause problems for them - allowing Google to deal directly with the airlines when flight searches are done. Having worked for the law firm representing ITA - the...

  5. Google vs. the World: A Week of Conflicts, Disputes, and Lawsuits

    Google and a group of online sales travel sites that oppose Google's ITA acquisition traded jabs via video this week. FairSearch.org released "Google Buys ITA - A Travel Story" with their side of the story, in layman's terms explaining why the...

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

    Founded in 1996 by a team of MIT computer scientists, ITA's technically advanced algorithms for organizing flight information have been hailed as a catalyst for change in the online travel industry. Microsoft's Bing search service, which competes...