All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘FairSearch’

Google Books Deal Would Be Anti-competitive, Says FairSearch

As previously reported, Judge Denny Chin rejected a Google Books settlement proposal, which would have enabled Google to scan, digitize, and distribute millions of in copyright, but out-of-print books. Chin concluded in a court document, “In the end, I conclude that the ASA is not fair, adequate, and reasonable.” Believe it or not, the FairSearch Coalition agrees. The organization sent …

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American Antitrust Institute Discusses Google ITA Deal

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has stated the proposed acquisition of ITA Software by Google may be "straining the boundaries of antitrust analysis, but serious consideration of a challenge is warranted."

The organization has issued a White Paper discussing this.  

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Steve Ballmer Comments on Obama’s Appointment of GE CEO Immelt to Jobs Council

President Obama appointed General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. 

Having worked with Immelt in the past, Ballmer apparently wanted the world to know where he stands. He released the following statement on the Official Microsoft blog:

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Google and FairSearch Argue ITA Acquisition on TV

As you may know, Google is trying to acquire ITA Software, but it has faced various hurdles, mainly led by a coalition called FairSearch, made up of travel sites. Now, the Department of Justice is looking at the deal. 

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Microsoft and Others Join FairSearch Fight Against Google (Update: Google Responds)

Update: Adam Kovacevich, Google Sr. Manager, Global Communications and Public Affairs offered us the following statement:

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FairSearch Asks Congress, DOJ To Challenge Google-ITA Deal

Whether you agree or disagree with its cause, FairSearch, the organization that exists for the sole purpose of stopping Google’s acquisition of ITA Software, deserves credit for its resolve.  Today, FairSearch addressed letters to every member of Congress, asking them to contact the Department of Justice.

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Google, FairSearch Play Tug-Of-War With Analyst’s Comments

Neither Google nor the FairSearch coalition is close to backing down when it comes to the search giant’s proposed acquisition of ITA Software.  Today, Google attempted to highlight an analyst’s comments in support of the deal, and FairSearch fired right back by stressing the same analyst’s doubts.

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Travel Firms Band Together Against Google-ITA Deal

Google’s $700 million acquisition of ITA Software has just hit another obstacle.  Several high-profile travel companies have banded together to form "the coalition" and ask the U.S. Department of Justice to challenge the deal.

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