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 arbaot » Sat May 11, 2013 2:21 pm

Nore Facebook than Google or Apple.
I came to waze to have a free gps app with traffic info paid by adds and my part in map editing
Don't want my drive to be linked to any part of the rest of my life
FB privacy settings are to difficult to understand and can be changed by FB so easily
(who had ever read each privacy policy release of FB or even waze's ones)

I' m not ready /don't want to give up privacy to get a more efficient waze

My friends I meet them IRL, no need of computerised social network for that
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby arbaot » Sun May 12, 2013 8:47 am

It's just à different level of involvement
Some drive with FB or Not
Some drive with FB or Not and edit (a lot)
Some drive, edit and are ready to go far away with FB
But we still have the choice

Later it could be FB or leave

In this mater I'm pro choice

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https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy => one page 9 link mini
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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

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