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Google’s Travel Site Takes Off
2011-09-14 08:31:24

  Google is bringing its search prowess to airline travel with the purchase earlier this year of ITA Software, which provides flight data, according to various media reports. This new avenue, named Google Travel, brings it in direct competition with online travel services such as Kayak, Orbitz, Bing and Expedia, which federal regulators intensely tried to block. The Department of Justice approved the acquisition, with caveats, such as being required to continue licensing...

2011-04-08 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's conditions on Google's $700 million deal to buy ITA Software will focus unprecedented and necessary regulatory scrutiny on the Internet giant, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group called on the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's anticompetitive search practices. Consumer Watchdog expressed the concern that even with the DOJ's...

2011-04-09 05:50:00

The US Government cleared Google for liftoff on Friday, allowing the search giant to move forward with its $700 million acquisition of flight data company ITA Software, but with strictly imposed conditions. The US Department of Justice's anti-trust division said Google would be required to license the software, to continue to upgrade it, and establish firewalls to protect ITA clients' intellectual property. Google added that the deal required them to license the software until 2016. The...

2011-03-10 06:25:00

The US Department of Justice's antitrust division, formerly headed by Thomas Barnett, stepped in to break up a Google/Yahoo advertising venture shortly after it formed in 2008. Barnett, who today is in private practice, again is going after Google. He is serving as counsel for Expedia.com, which has partnered up with several other online travel sites in an attempt to bring down Google's $700 million acquisition of flight information company ITA Software. The members of the FairSearch.org...

2011-02-16 14:19:11

Google is promising better bargains and more convenience by melding the Internet search leader's wizardry with the Web's top airline-fare tracker, ITA Software. That has existing online travel sites like Kayak, Expedia and Travelocity worried they will not stand a chance of competing, a scenario that could lead to higher fares. The U.S. Justice Department is expected to decide on whether to allow Google Inc. buy ITA for $700 million.  The deal would give Google control over software...

2011-02-07 15:15:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) today announced the signing of a long-term renewal agreement with ITA Software, Inc., a leading provider of innovative solutions to the travel industry. The agreement includes terms for Orbitz Worldwide's use of ITA's QPX software for the Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com websites through December 31, 2015. An ITA customer since the launch of Orbitz.com in 2001, Orbitz Worldwide will continue to take advantage of the...

2011-01-14 06:28:21

Google Inc's planned $700 million acquisition of airline ticketing software company ITA Software, is set for a possible antitrust challenge from US regulators, according to sources familiar with the Google deal. Reuters reports that the proposed deal has sparked concerns in the tech industry that travel sites such as Orbitz and TripAdvisor could be deprived of ITA's critical software. The Justice Department's antitrust division has asked for data and documents about the merger and said they...

2011-01-13 09:53:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines took another step today in implementing its technology vision and commitment to broad fare availability by expanding its pricing and shopping relationship with ITA Software to include an airline availability engine and customer product selection capability. This effort is the continuance of the company's focus on enhancing its customers' travel experiences by offering products and services that can be customized and...

2010-12-14 07:30:00

LONDON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverRail Technologies, the developer of the first integrated global distribution system for Rail was named the "PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit Winner" at the travel research industry authority's annual Travel Innovation Summit. Chosen by top travel industry experts and real-time audience voting, SilverRail earned the prestigious honour for the most "game changing" innovation in travel by solving one of the last remaining industry challenges-...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'