US regulators may end their antitrust investigation of Googleâ€™s search business by letting the company make voluntary changes, such as limiting use of restaurant and travel reviews from other websites, say two news reports.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt doesn’t think its search practices deter new entrants and he cites Hipmunk’s venture funding round as proof.
Will Google Flight Search adopt open advertising model? With airlines safe, Farelogix exits FairSearch
With the beachhead secured, Farelogix dropped out of FairSearch.org, the anti-Google lobbying group.
FairSearch.org, the coalition fighting the Google-ITA Software deal, sees a parallel in Google’s attempts to make inroads into the book market and the alleged possibility that it would withhold airfare content if the acquisition is approved.
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.
Barry Diller, the chairman and CEO of IAC, is largely shuttering the company’s Ask.com search engine in frustration.