SilverRail raises $40 million to become the ITA of rail travel
Starting in the 1990s, Cambridge’s ITA Software developed a standardized way for booking plane tickets across different airlines and ended up getting acquired by Google for $700 million. Woburn’s SilverRail is aiming to bring a similar technology approach to the rail industry — and has now raised a $40 million Series C round to support... Read more
Juice Marketing Joins Information Technology Alliance (ITA)
The marketing firm joins well-respected organization for IT professionals and will participate in two marketing sessions at upcoming Spring Collaborative in Dallas, TX. (PRWeb April 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Juice-Marketing-Joins/ITA-Spring-Collaborative/prweb11772135.htm
Google Licenses Room 77 Software in Mobile Travel-Booking Push
Google Inc. (GOOG) wants you to reserve a hotel room from your smartphone, and it’s spending money on the technology to make it happen. The biggest Internet-search company is licensing hotel-booking software from Room 77 Inc., a startup backed by Expedia Inc. (EXPE) , according to a letter sent today to Room 77 shareholders that was obtained by Bloomberg News . Room 77 co-founder and Chief ...
The Guy Who Invented One Of Bing's Most Interesting Features Now Uses Google (MSFT, GOOG)
Earlier this month, Microsoft killed Bing's Farecast feature, which predicted whether airline fares were likely to rise or fall in the future, the company confirmed to Geekwire's John Cook . Microsoft paid about $115 million for Farecast back in 2008. It was one of the first-ever "big data" consumer apps, when Oren Etzioni created it in 2003. It was also, arguably, one of the most intriguing ...
Hotel Search Upgrade: Google Licenses Room 77 Platform
Despite its controversial $700 million acquisition of travel software company ITA several years ago and the launch of Google’s Hotel Finder site, Google has yet to emerge as a force in online travel. That may all be about to change.
Singapore to power Oman’s digital services
At the signing of the agreement between IDA International, ITA and the Oman Ministry of Manpower (from left): Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State, Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs (Witness); Tan Lark Yang, Group Director, IDA International (Signatory); His Excellency Hamad bin Khamis Al Amri, Undersecretary of the Oman Ministry of Manpower (Signatory); and, Dr Salim ...