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

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Facebook in talks to buy Waze for $1B

Postby stuffhappens » Thu May 09, 2013 8:41 am

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 86,00.html

That'll be me off then.

I don't want to be a data point/advertising target for FB.
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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 in talks to buy Waze for $1B

Postby seriousarsonist » Thu May 09, 2013 9:55 am

stuffhappens wrote:That'll be me off then.


hang on I'll grab my coat...
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby taarmen » Thu May 09, 2013 10:01 am

If Facebook buys Waze, I am leaving. No point in using Waze instead of Google Maps.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby dmcconachie » Thu May 09, 2013 10:13 am

taarmen wrote:If Facebook buys Waze, I am leaving. No point in using Waze instead of Google Maps.

Why? Even if nothing changes operationally?
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby z00mb1e » Thu May 09, 2013 10:43 am

seriousarsonist wrote:
stuffhappens wrote:That'll be me off then.


hang on I'll grab my coat...


I'm going too then, no fb on my phone

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

Postby taarmen » Thu May 09, 2013 10:47 am

robenroute wrote:
dmcconachie wrote:
taarmen wrote:If Facebook buys Waze, I am leaving. No point in using Waze instead of Google Maps.

Why? Even if nothing changes operationally?


Simple: FB is known for not taking privacy matters very seriously. I wouldn't like to (indirectly) support them by using Waze...


Yes, it's about my privacy and probably they start showing adds. How else would they make money of it? If I want to use navigation software from a multi bilion dollar company, I'll take the most complete and user friendly version.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby dmcconachie » Thu May 09, 2013 10:54 am

taarmen wrote:Yes, it's about my privacy and probably they start showing adds. How else would they make money of it?

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

Postby Sherlock- » Thu May 09, 2013 11:13 am

Yep, just saw the news and if true then I'll be leaving too. I love Waze but not that much, there are plenty of other options out there and I'll just move on. Have to remember to figure out how to delete my data first though!
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby jmp316 » Thu May 09, 2013 12:01 pm

Unfortunately I would leave as well. As others have mentioned, Faebook would likely advertise heavily on it. Boo.
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