Google-ITA Software Acquisition Now Complete

The Justice Department approved the merger between Google and ITA Software on Friday, putting to rest a nine-month investigation. It took Google only another four days to officially close the $700 million acquisition. In an updated blog post yesterday, Google said the acquisition of ITA was now complete. Under the close eye of regulators, Google will now be able to tap into the Cambridge, Mass.-based company’s flight information software to create a new travel search vertical.


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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