Codebreaker

Google may face challenges on ITA purchase

John Moe Jan 14, 2011

Bloomberg is citing anonymous sources as saying that it’s very possible the Justice Department will launch an anti-trust lawsuit against Google, blocking its proposed purchase of a software company called ITA. ITA makes software that provides online flight and ticket information for popular travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity. Some of those companies have been complaining for a while that if Google owned ITA, they could refuse to share its data, or slow down or hamper the data, and instead launch a travel site of its own right out of its search results.

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