Press for XIR/Growth

Big Fish Games is inviting the public to test its knowledge of one of America’s most popular and culturally rich cities with the introduction of its latest game title, Big City Adventure: San Francisco, which offers gamers an experience that is as adaptable as it is social.

Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) BBN Technologies has been awarded an additional $6.14 million in funding by DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) under the Multilingual Automatic Document Classification, Analysis and Translation (MADCAT) program. This award follows Raytheon BBN's success in meeting required milestones during the first two years of the MADCAT program.

Google Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire ITA Software Inc., the company that revolutionized air fare shopping, for $700 million in cash. The deal requires regulatory approval.

On a telephone call with analysts and reporters, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said airline travel and search represent a “perfect opportunity for more innovation, more investment and more interesting products.”

-ITA Software, Inc., a flight information software company, and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Google to acquire ITA for $700 million in cash, subject to adjustments.

“ITA’s very talented team has created an impressive product to organize flight information”

“ITA’s very talented team has created an impressive product to organize flight information,” said Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google. “Their technology opens exciting possibilities for us to create new ways for users to more easily find flight information online, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to Google.”