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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work