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Work wrapping up on global deal to nix tech product duty

According to U.S. tech groups, a deal among more than a dozen countries could be completed this summer.

By May 31, 2013


Federal judge rules in favor of Google's ITA buy

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Wilkins clears the acquisition, saying that the deal has safeguards in place to protect third parties.

By October 5, 2011


Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly

U.S. and European antitrust regulators are poised to crack down on the dominant search company. What changes to Google search might the cases trigger?

By November 19, 2012


Google's acquisition of ITA Software has closed

Despite being met with significant opposition in the travel search industry from companies that claimed buying ITA would give Google unfair power, the $700 million acquisition has cleared.

By April 13, 2011


Google, DOJ sign deal to approve ITA acquisition

Justice Department will require Google to continue to license travel tech to competitors as part of its settlement. What's more, Google must forward rivals' complaints to regulators.

By April 8, 2011


Report: Google and DOJ close to ITA settlement

Google is said to be nearing agreement with Justice Dept. over its intended $700 million purchase of the travel software company. The deal's been under regulatory scrutiny since announced in July.

By April 7, 2011


Google acquires Frommer's, pushes further into travel info

The company acquired the travel guide service from John Wiley & Sons for an undisclosed sum, but may face critics alarmed by its growing clout in the travel arena.

By August 13, 2012


Google draws new battle line with Frommer's acquisition

As long as Google dominates search and continues to acquire content and make its products work more "seamlessly," competitors like Yelp and Fodor's will be at a disadvantage on Google's platform.

By August 13, 2012


Report: DOJ nearing decision on Google-ITA

It's been nearly six months since Google first proposed acquiring travel software company ITA, and regulators will soon decide whether to block the deal.

By January 13, 2011


Kayak feels the Google-ITA pressure

The company announced an IPO in November but faces fresh competition from Google's potential acquisition of rival ITA. Now, a source reports, a quarter of the company may have been laid off in a cost-cutting effort.

By January 10, 2011