Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1billion

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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu May 09, 2013 3:47 pm

Among the many articles I've read on this now, this is the best comment I've read so far:
Facebook is an obese albatross that has tail-spinned into a tarpit gasping for breath and sucking on virgin teats of ghost cows.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu May 09, 2013 4:41 pm

gohamstergo wrote:Fuel to the flame..now it's on Reuters:

It's all over most tech sites.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed May 15, 2013 4:35 am

beng69 wrote:Not convinced? let's talk about it again in 2 years time.

2 years ago people said the same thing about Waze for other reasons. ... The same people who have been celebrating 25 years of Apple going out of business.
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Re: Google Said to Consider Buying Waze

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri May 24, 2013 11:08 pm


A Palo Alto-based company. How much do I trust the article if they can't even get that right?
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Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1billion

Postby alantiagofelipe » Thu May 09, 2013 9:49 am

Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for up to $1 billion.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl= ... nws&q=Waze

https://www.google.com/news/story?pz=1& ... &scoring=n

What do you think about it?
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby alphatauri » Thu May 09, 2013 9:48 pm

I'm highly disappointed by the news! Anyone but Facebook! I'd rather pay for Waze than be "incorporated" by Facebook! Why? I'm a map editor and I've got a feeling that my hard work is just being wasted. I barely tolerate Facebook as long as it keeps hands off me but I can't even think of what's gonna happen with Waze after Facebook gets its paws on it! Probably everybody will know when and where we are driving and privacy options will be so unreachable that only the most tech-savvy will be able to switch them off properly. A mere thought of it sends a shiver down my spine! Please, DO NOT DO IT! Is there anything we, the users, can do about that? Why won't you choose Google instead? Could a boycott help?
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby beng69 » Wed May 15, 2013 2:42 am

nothing is free indeed!

did they pay you anything to use waze? No, yet they are making money out of you
so NO ADS for me to keep on using it.
there will be alternatives, that's the market
by introducing ads, they triggered their dismissal
Not convinced? let's talk about it again in 2 years time.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby berestovskyy » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:17 pm

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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby Boiler_81 » Sat May 11, 2013 2:53 am

I have put a lot of time into Waze editing. I am currently #16 with 1,850,000. I can not stand FB due to their lack of privacy. I will be going back to Google Maps if this happens.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby Borgholio » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:24 pm

Purchased to eliminate competition, not specifically to help improve anything. That doesn't sound good. Probably going to carve up Waze and implement parts of it into Google Maps, then kill off the Waze name.
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