With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a first-born to offer, now's the time to book your travel plans. Here's how to get away without breaking the bank.
Today, Google's going to be grilled, chopped, and fried before Congress, which is digging into the search giant over accusations of anticompetitive mischief. There are two possibilities here: Google's breaking the law, or it's a victim of its own success.
As part of Google's ongoing quest to know EVERYTHING about you so they can use that data to sell ads, they plan to launch a travel search service similar to that of Kayak, Expedia and Orbitz, where users can find the best deals on airfare.
Great news! Booking flights online is increasingly difficult and irritating. The reason? As the NYT explains, many airlines are locked in grappling matches with fare aggregators like Orbitz and Expedia over who gets paid how much. Either way, we lose.
Soon you'll be able to add "travel info" to the long list of things for which you depend on Google—they just bought ITA Software, a company that organizes airline flight information, for $700 million. In a separate but not unrelated note, everyone at Kayak and Expedia just canceled their summer vacation plans. […