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 DGlanem » Sat May 11, 2013 9:31 pm

This is a fact:

If waze goes to FACEBOOK ...
... Your AreaManager for Helmstedt county, germany says goodbye !! :evil:


Poor waze .... stairsdown every new month .... :(

Hope to future!!

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

Postby TheScarecrow » Sat May 11, 2013 9:35 pm

I suppose selling out was always the eventual plan... but Facebook! that has got to be the worst possible option and is the absolute antithesis behind the community spirit that has been the Waze community.

I'm not a Facebook user and never intend to become one.

Lets hope this remains just a rumour.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby petervdveen » Sat May 11, 2013 9:51 pm

TheScarecrow wrote:I suppose selling out was always the eventual plan...

That's what most start-up's are hoping for ;-)
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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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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby svx-biker » Sun May 12, 2013 6:10 am

I'm a bit surprised how many users don't like many things in facebook.

However, looking back we can now understand why all that facebook stuff came into the waze app. Just check some recent "New in this version" when a new beta or production came out.

So many of us complained about things that didn't get fixed for months or even years. Instead of that we saw an increasing number of features we didn't ask for.
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby modernborn » Sun May 12, 2013 6:19 am

Just in case the waze family really read these post, Waze has the potential to be something better than facebook ever could, something functional and make its own Waze book to rival any billion dollar company, by providing the most functional information to the world the makes a difference in people lives every day. The potential for this app is insane, and i sometimes wonder if they even have a clue as to what they can envolve into. With that said, lets give them some ideas as to what they can do with Waze to achieve a mass following. I will add one thing I think would be cool is an Information POP up for each city you go thru of how many break ins, murders, rapes ect would be more than interesting but still functional. What school are falling apart, Unemployment rate, number of pot holes, number of accidents. Number of police cars , the bottom line is wazers our an interesting breed of wanting functional information to make us more successful and powerful and they have a big enough jump to be the leader in an revolutionary new way of thinking and gaining a following that would put FB to shame. But in all honesty a Billion dollars could make a company go stupid. Lol
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby jasomslon » Sun May 12, 2013 7:16 am

eichmat wrote:
jasomslon wrote:at least you can see what good is closed access to crowdsourced data good for. luckily i did not contribute a single poi/line/polygon to waze so no effort wasted there :-)

You may not have explicitly contributed, but every mile/kilometer you drove helped Waze improve the map... anytime you drove through a turn that wasn't known allowed a map editor to make a correction.

I'm quite sure that if you use Google's option, you're most likely making the same contributions...


sure. but contributing by using waze is only passive way of contribution, something like a by-product. i mean, you're contributing to google just by using gmail in the same way. i have no problems doing that - there's no other way around either way (unless you do proxying or stuff like that).

an active contribution however is a different story - you invest a lot more time and skills when doing that. and what you receive in return? a waze badge, recognition and hope that you'll still be able to retrieve _your_ edits (ok, it's not yours, it's waze's) after some time?
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby no1ne » 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

http://www.waze.com/legal/privacy/ => one page no link
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 whatever2015 » Sun May 12, 2013 9:15 pm

modernborn wrote:Just in case the waze family really read these post, Waze has the potential to be something better than facebook ever could, something functional and make its own Waze book to rival any billion dollar company, by providing the most functional information to the world the makes a difference in people lives every day. The potential for this app is insane, and i sometimes wonder if they even have a clue as to what they can envolve into. With that said, lets give them some ideas as to what they can do with Waze to achieve a mass following. I will add one thing I think would be cool is an Information POP up for each city you go thru of how many break ins, murders, rapes ect would be more than interesting but still functional. What school are falling apart, Unemployment rate, number of pot holes, number of accidents. Number of police cars , the bottom line is wazers our an interesting breed of wanting functional information to make us more successful and powerful and they have a big enough jump to be the leader in an revolutionary new way of thinking and gaining a following that would put FB to shame. But in all honesty a Billion dollars could make a company go stupid. Lol


i never thought about it until you mentioned it here.
but waze could talk with life 360 to get info on crimes and sex offenders etc. (life 360 has this data)
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Re: Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1bil

Postby dmcconachie » Sun May 12, 2013 10:02 pm

Why would I want any of that information from a satnav app?
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