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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik