Microsoft Joins Expedia, Kayak to Block Google Acquisition

Microsoft has joined a coalition to fight Google’s $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, a Massachusetts-based travel software company, TechFlash reports. FairSearch.org made the announcement today, along with listing other new members. Microsoft’s Bing uses ITA for its flight search tool. The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly conducting an investigation.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald