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Google posts its own ITA acquisition video

November 8, 2010: 10:33 AM ET

In the battle of propaganda videos, Google fires back at the FairSearch.org consortium who look to gain public support in blocking the Google ITA acquisition.

Google (GOOG)  makes its case that acquiring ITA won't adversely affect competition and makes the statement: "[Google] won't be setting airfare prices and has no plans to sell airline tickets to consumers".  Google may "help" airlines sell tickets to their customers, however, and make a few bucks on each transaction. That would keep Google true to its word and at the same time eliminate the need for customer service offerings that Expedia and Orbitz currently offer. That means Google will be competing more directly with Hotwire and Kayak who do this very thing.

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