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 jasonh300 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:50 pm

TruckOttr wrote:Eventually the Social Media bubble will either burst or deflate.


Yeah, like that TV fad back in the 60s. :lol:
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby jeedo » Fri May 10, 2013 1:47 am

merida-scv wrote: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.


dmcconachie wrote:People have to make a living, servers have to be paid for. Nothing is free.


In the immortal words of Kent Brockman :)


I actually think this could make waze better - just think all that computing power (immediate edit updates), User Interface designers and coders to make waze so much better than it is today.
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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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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby jmp316 » Thu May 09, 2013 6:11 pm

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

Postby JohnDoe75 » Fri May 10, 2013 5:37 pm

jasonh300 wrote:What I was hoping was that Waze would become the next giant like Google or Facebook! Then they could gobble up all the new startups.


+1

Against FB too but 1 billion for sure on one hand and the risk of "a mode fading" (myspace) on the other hand ... I'll take the money too.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby JohnDoe75 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:26 am

jasomslon wrote:
Boiler_81 wrote: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.


why google maps? wouldn't contribution to openstreetmap make a lot more sense?


I think he meant using google maps more than contributing to it.

I would too but I will miss TMP, light and speed radars, traps and dangers
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby JohnDoe75 » Wed May 29, 2013 8:22 pm

Yeah looks like it won't through at the end.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby JorgeARestrepo » Sat May 11, 2013 1:39 am

nnote wrote:Dear Mark Z,
I want at minumum .25 cents for each edit I've contributed to your possibly acquired navigation program. So far that's $92,550. If you request that I continue to spend my personal time improving your product my rate will continue to be .25 cents per edit and also an additional $15 per hour. Thank you.
(If waze stays waze I will continue for free on my own enjoyment and desire to help humanity)

I completely agree with you. No sense makes Waze sold our maps without compensating our work, perhaps with some papers of Facebook!!!
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Google Said to Consider Buying Waze

Postby JorgeARestrepo » Fri May 24, 2013 10:53 pm

Bloomberg:
Google Said to Consider Buying Waze Presaging Bidding War

Google Inc. (GOOG), maker of the Android operating system, is considering buying map-software provider Waze Inc., setting up a possible bidding war with Facebook Inc. (FB), people familiar with the matter said...
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby jrnavid » Sat May 25, 2013 9:34 pm

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-575860 ... ys-report/


Yeah here is another article that Waze can be bought for up to $1B. I am very pleased and happy for Waze and its developers, because this is exactly what its all about, but I am worried as to how Google, if they end up with Waze, might change all this, and how exactly they will integrate their disgusting advertising.
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