Some of the Tnooz Nodes are weighing in with reaction and analysis on the Google-ITA Software deal announced on Thursday this week.
Reports on negotiations between the U.S. Department of Justice and Google on its proposed $700 million acquisition of ITA Software may call into question some of Google’s pledges to ITA’s customers.
Kayak and Expedia say Google would dominate flight search if the U.S. Department of Justice approves the acquisition of ITA Software, and Google would have the incentive to degrade ITA’s airline pricing and shopping product for online travel companies if the deal goes through.
Is ITA Software’s airline-hosting business a deal-breaker or a deal-maker with Google?
It’s been eight months since Kayak filed its registration statement for an IPO and there have been five amendments in the interim, but Kayak has yet to become a public company.
The Google-ITA Software deal could be huge for the travel industry — but might the pending acquisition have even larger consequences than initially envisioned for Google?
Elephants and gorillas and disruption, oh my.
The business press, mainstream media and tech world generally goes into meltdown when Mountain View, California’s most famous resident splashes out $700 million on another company.
If Google acquires ITA Software, then assuredly there will be a travel industry realignment and one of the consequences could be Kayak falling into Expedia Inc.’s hands.
A proponent and opponent of Google’s pending acquisition of ITA Software didn’t take a holiday this week and clashed on CNN over the issue of software license renewals.