So, what’s up with the Google-ITA Software merger talks a month after they came to light? Could another suitor be trying to steal away that sexy girl from Cambridge, Mass?
Admittedly, this is speculation, but I’m told it’s conceivable and might be a factor in the elongated talks.
Could Microsoft, which owns ITA Software-powered Bing Travel, have inserted itself into the ITA Software sweepstakes?
An online travel agency such as Expedia or a global distribution system such as Sabre or Travelport GDS, which controls ITA Software-powered Orbitz, also are possible candidates.
Rumors are swirling about the delay, and the betting here is that a deal will ultimately get done.
Read the full story at:http://www.tnooz.com/2010/05/19/news/could-google-ita-talks-lead-to-a-burst-of-online-travel-acquisitions/