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Google Ita Deal

The Google Consent Decree: Consumers Should be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

Google's acquisition of ITA should be blocked, as should all attempts at vertical integration by a search engine provider into comparison-based businesses or into any direct retailing-based businesses.

The Real and Inevitable Harm From Vertical Integration of Search Engine Providers Into Sales and Distribution

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

We believe that search engines should be forbidden to engage in vertical integration into comparison of goods and services, or into direct sale of goods and services.

The Need to Focus on the Correct Issues in Google, Power, and Antitrust

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

The discussion of Google and antitrust has shifted in recent weeks from relevant market and anticompetitive behavior to consumer happiness. The problem is that consumers are not always the best judges of their own welfare.

Controversial Google Deal Approved

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Government officials are letting Google Inc. proceed with its $700 million purchase of airline fare tracker ITA Software, but are imposi...

Justice Department Scrutinizing Google Deal

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google wants to become the hub of online travel, promising better bargains and more convenience by melding the Internet search l...

Google ITA Deal Opposed By Online Travel Coalition

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Several leading Internet travel agencies and search engines are trying to convince U.S. government regulators to block Google In...