(Via Laughing Squid.)
ITA is behind the reservations systems for many major airlines
around the world, as well as travel sites such as Kayak, Orbitz,
Hotwire and many others. Bing Travel also relies on the software.
Google, if allowed to complete the acquisition, would thus own the
“infrastructure” behind its direct competitor’s travel
Why settle for indexing the world’s information when you can own it?
(Via Daring Fireball.)