incrediBILL - 11:38 pm on Mar 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
You mean look closely into Google and ITA vs...
MS's partnering with Kayak?
MS's partnering with Yahoo?
If he was serious, he'd be more concerned about things like (for instance) review sites being fleeced out of their results and presented in Google Places.
Google now has the data of these sites above Google's own:
"Reviews by Google users .... Been here? Rate and review"
The handwriting is on the wall for those sites currently being cannibalized and ultimately replaced, it's an unfair playing field, especially on the Android platform where Google is combining places data at an even more rapid pace because of their outstanding MAP and Navigation products, you'll never go to Yelp, UrbanSpood, etc. again, especially if they don't keep promoting them, you'll just see "Reviews by Google users" only.
Google wants to index the web today to be the web tomorrow.