Press for Software, Systems and Services

Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is in talks to acquire ITA Software Inc. of Cambridge, Bloomberg News reported this morning. The aviation industry software maker reportedly is asking $1 billion.

Google Inc. is in talks to acquire ITA Software Inc., a maker of travel programs used by companies including Orbitz Worldwide Inc. and Microsoft Corp., three people familiar with the matter said.  ITA Software, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, may seek about $1 billion, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions haven’t been made public. The talks may not lead to a transaction, said the people.

Continuing on its trajectory of rapid growth, Black Duck Software today announced that Q1 bookings surged by 80 percent compared to the same period in 2009. Strong performance across all sectors and growth in new customer licenses and professional services drove results, with new clients including Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH, Iron Mountain, and Cloudera signing on.

The burrito he purchased from Boloco was poorly wrapped, so Harvard senior Anthony Britt tweeted about it on Twitter, the popular social network.  The next day, the chief executive of Boloco, John Pepper, responded on Twitter: “can I help or make it up somehow?’’