Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby tecwzrdmf » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:07 pm

banished wrote:Pay to go: Exporting Waze IP costs Google NIS 800m

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/ ... 1000908884


I originally thought that the next step would be to move the corporation out of Israel but just last month they said that isn't going to happen.
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby banished » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:48 am

Pay to go: Exporting Waze IP costs Google NIS 800m

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/ ... 1000908884
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby razor2k » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:01 am

iainhouse wrote:http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/06/22/google-confirms-antitrust-review-of-waze-deal/


All I have to say is Wow, I'm speechless! Will have to follow this development closely :? And the markets are tanking...couldn't be at a worse time :shock:
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby jasonh300 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:52 am

Antitrust. Basically trying to prevent google from becoming a monopoly. But with the amount of competition, I doubt it will go anywhere. If they couldn't get google for its search engine, I don't think they can get them for the maps.


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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby iainhouse » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:11 am

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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby jasonh300 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:45 pm

McCracken808 wrote:I just heard a news report that the FTC is investigating the sale. Well, well, well. Waze has hit the big time. Google may be paying a lot more than $1.5B, in fines.


Monopoly?


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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby McCracken808 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:12 pm

I just heard a news report that the FTC is investigating the sale. Well, well, well. Waze has hit the big time. Google may be paying a lot more than $1.5B, in fines.


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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby Colonel667 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:09 am

All I can think is:

+ Thank God it's not Apple! ;)
+ Hopefully it causes more of my fellow Germans to notice and use Waze!

- I switched to Windows Phone 8 just now, and Google isn't exactly known to have much love for that.
- I don't get any of the money, i'm still poor, haha. :(
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby vectorspace » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:39 pm

I was satisfied by Noam's post in the Waze Blog. The rationale seemed very reasonable and simple. We can argue the fine points and everyone has preferences, but his point about other options (IPO) are true.
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby vince1612 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:26 pm

Most questions can find their answers in this forum :
https://world.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=51811
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Re: Waze joins Google
by shirlig » 11 Jun 2013, 19:03

Hi guys!
These are very exciting news indeed!
We'll do our best to address all your questions here.

Basically, as Noam mentioned - nothing really changes in our workflow and in our work together.

enhket wrote:
How will waze and google merge their maps? Will we still have to edit?
This will waze to grow even faster! Congratulations again


Waze maps and Googles maps stay separated and it is not allowed to use google maps data to edit Waze maps.
However - there is going to be a significant focus on the enhancement of the map editor and new tools will be available to us - yes, that includes google's aerials and street view !
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