Google buys travel software company

Government gave Google clearance to purchase a travel software company called ITA Software for $700 Million dollars.

Google is looking to launch a travel engine to search for airfare and hotels. This technology will enable Google to compete with sites such as Hotwire, Expedia and Kayak.

Google is becoming a monopoly in search, so the Justice Department had to look at this acquisition very carefully, but they gave their clearance

Google offered a hint about what could be coming in a blog post Friday. It suggested that by simply typing in “flights to somewhere sunny for under $500 in May” into Google, a user would get not just a set of links but also flight times, fares and a link to sites for buying the trip.

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