ITA Software is a travel industry software division of Google, formerly an independent company, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was founded by Jeremy Wertheimer, a computer scientist from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Cooper Union, with his partner Richard Aiken in 1996. On July 1, 2010 ITA agreed to be acquired by Google. On April 8, 2011, the US Department of Justice approved the buyout. As part of the agreement, Google must license ITA software to other websites for five years.HistoryITA's first product was an airfare search and pricing system called QPX. This system is now used by travel companies such as Bing Travel, Cape Air, CheapTickets, Kayak.com, and Orbitz, and by airlines such as Alitalia, American, ANA, United Airlines, US Airways, and Virgin Atlantic. ITA also hosts its own website based on QPX, although it's not possible to buy tickets from it.