Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby jalan94 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:08 pm

In my opinion, the Waze app already attempts to do everything the Google app does and more, just not as well in some cases. Waze attempts to do POI search, contact search, automated traffic (flow data), manual traffic (social reporting), multi-route calculation, and turn by turn navigation. I don't view Waze as "less is more." It plays in every sandbox that Google's app plays in and then some. There are just some things that Google does better, and other things that Google doesn't do at all. Some things Waze does better. Combining that all into one app is something that I don't feel will add any additional features overall that Waze isn't already trying to do. It will simply improve the shortcomings that exist.
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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 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 Kuhlkatz » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:58 pm

monosodium wrote:I don't want google to profit from my data, is there a way I can delete all my tracklogs and data from Waze or do I need to put in a support request?


You may want to read through the terms of service and the privacy policy again.


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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby matteosmoglia » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:53 pm

dont sell! geez, these giants are annoying.
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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 monosodium » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:34 pm

I don't want google to profit from my data, is there a way I can delete all my tracklogs and data from Waze or do I need to put in a support request?
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby nnote » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:38 pm

Mabye then we can get some updated aerials imaging for editing?! Right now it's very outdated. I think the last google map updated aerials in my area is around jan/feb of this year.
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby nnote » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:09 pm

???!!! Right now in PHX the aerials are (in the map editor) atleast a year old?! At least...maybe more
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby orbitc » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:30 pm

vectorspace wrote:My wife just told me that Google bought Waze for 1.1B.

Congratulations Ehud and clan!


Is there an article? How does she know?
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