With the Thanksgiving day travel rush approaching, we need to be mindful of a growing problem in our airports — air traffic controller shortages. This piece, available in Real Clear Policy, explains the problem and what needs to be done to fix it.
Earlier this month it was announced that Google had acquired another company. Normally, Google acquiring another company would be a small news story—it acquires many companies in an attempt to grab new technologies and talented engineers. But this acquisition made news because it wasn’t just another tech company—the acquisition is of Frommer’s, the well-known series […]
Today, the DOJ filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google in connection with Google’s proposed acquisition of ITA Software. There has been strong concerns that Google would use it dominant market position to corner the online travel business. The DOJ also offered Google terms for a settlement, including a number of consumer protections. The following is a […]
U.S. regulators should keep in mind the average consumer when proceeding with a decision on the prospective Google acquisition of online air-travel booking software giant ITA. ITA services many of the most popular online travel booking sites, and while the Department of Justice is trying to work out language that would guarantee freedom of use […]
Google’s intent to acquire ITA Software, the airline flight database company, poses unhealthy risks for consumers. Google’s financial depth and technical breadth are highly relevant, and the Department of Justice should be concerned. Google’s search service dominates the consumer Internet search market with over 80% share and growing. Bolstered by 3rd quarter 2010 revenues of $7.286 […]
Steve Pociask sent the following letter to Members of Congress urging oversight of Google’s proposed acquisition of ITA.
BLOG — DOJ Mulls Legal Challenge to Google’s Plan to Capture Travel Software Co., Report Says
The Bloomberg article “Google’s Purchase of ITA Software May Be Challenged by U.S. Antitrust Suit” (January 14, 2011) quotes ACI’s president, Steve Pociask, on the DOJ’s investigation of Google. To read the entire Bloomberg artlcle, click here.
September 15, 2010 Congressman Hank Johnson 1133 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Johnson: As the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy meets tomorrow on “Competition in the Evolving Digital Marketplace,” I would like to call to your attention to the growing threat to competition – Google’s high market share, high profits […]