Update 2010-06-30 : So just over a day after I posted this entry Google announced that they have acquired ITA. Announcement
There was buzz back in April about Google possibly acquiring ITA Software.
Well it seems that it may be more than just a rumor : The Wall Street journal now has an article regarding the potential acquisition.
The silence seems quite confirming : “Google declined to comment. ITA didn’t respond to calls seeking comment.”.
Also fairly interesting is that ITA uses a very similar combination of languages to what Google does : Python, C++, Java. Would this factor in Google’s interest ?
Hopefully, if this does happen, the ITA Lisp hackers get a substantial financial reward for all their innovative work. Fingers crossed …