ITA in the process of being bought by Google

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  1. aplus808
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    I don't know if this is common knowledge, but ITA's being bought by Google according to the New York Times.
     
  2. Erasmus
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    This has been going on for quite a while. I believe the original agreement was signed back in July; they recently have been fighting some legal battles raised by other players in the industry.

    If you're curious, Google put out some media information about the acquisition for the announcement last year:

    http://www.google.com/press/ita/
     
  3. Globaliser
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    It was announced on 1 July 2010: see here and here.
     
  4. the_happiness_store
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    It is old news but I appreciate the reminder. ^
     
  5. RichardInSF
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    I believe the competition is trying to fight it on the basis of anti-trust issues.
     
  6. jupper
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    One does wonder what type of company Google will not buy... I hope the free ITA engine will be kept.

    Do remember Google is not about searching, it is about deriving value from the knowledge of what you're searching for, and it's getting very spooky at times... :(
     

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