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 Kuhlkatz » Fri May 10, 2013 11:16 am

I am also anti FB, but why just focus on the negative?
If Waze achieved so much with a fairly small team and limited resources, just imagine what the possibilities would be with more money and resources behind the teams.

What scares me most is the possibility of more exposure to entice masses more editors that cannot spell Wiki, or connect streets properly.

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

Postby lgibert » Fri May 10, 2013 7:25 am

Nacron wrote: Here here, I'm glad to offer my time to an independent company but not to facebook. Just go public with the company and offer the top editors stock options :)


Well, same feeling. Everything but fb. I was already ill BK there were fb link and no G+ for example but working for this enemy of privacy on the Net and everywhere else, no, thank you!

If this is real with no condition of protection for the Waze entity, so bybye! :'-(
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby Majumdar » Fri May 10, 2013 1:32 am

The worst possible news for Waze and Wazers. As a bleeding edge early adopter who joined Waze and began map editing in Canada before even base maps & satellite overlays - yes, literally on a blank screen based on my own driven tracks - I would seriously question continue sharing effort and data if FB was the controlling entity.

Working in IT & the net for over 20 years, FB has repeatedly demonstrated that they use, and abuse, user private data surreptitiously as part of a crooked business model capitalizing on lying to users.

All IMHO.

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

Postby maniacfox » Thu May 09, 2013 1:14 pm

Thanks Waze, nice knowing you... going to call it quits now, before our relationship turns sour.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby matte888 » Thu May 09, 2013 2:13 pm

Really hope Waze management respects the privacy of its users, who got Waze to where it is today. Selling out to Facebook would most likely mean the end of any privacy we now have when using Waze. The last thing I want is my travels and location shared with Facebook.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby McCracken808 » Thu May 09, 2013 6:37 pm

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

Postby merida-scv » Thu May 09, 2013 9:20 pm

I'll stay. The online universe already has all of my info and I'm under no illusion that anything I share is in any way protected by anyone, regardless of what they promise.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby merida-scv » Thu May 09, 2013 9:26 pm

jmp316 wrote:
gettingthere wrote:Another day, another takeover rumor. Who cares who owns what? If it stays as a 'free' navigation application and does what you want, use it.

Such big threats. "I will quit being your free customer if you do this." Funny.


Without the users, the are no map updates, driving data, no one to advertise to. I suspect users leaving waze in large quantities would be a concern...


Ah, but FB users will flock to Waze in even larger quantities.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby merida-scv » Thu May 09, 2013 10:38 pm

jasonh300 wrote:
merida-scv wrote:Ah, but FB users will flock to Waze in even larger quantities.


And they'll do for Waze what the <blink> tag did for Geocities.


I'm not suggesting it will be a good thing. I'm just saying that Wazers who leave won't be a concern to FB because it knows it has the numbers to replace them.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby modernborn » Sun May 12, 2013 6:03 am

I was ok with apple getting Waze but FB would sicken me, its bad enough that escort live built off of waze great success. If facebook gets it, its going to suck, look what they did with FB home page, bad news. With that said even the Devil would sell it soul for a billion dollars. You feel me.?
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