Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby orbitc » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:35 pm

I'm happy that google is the buyer not FB. Also, I'm glad Ehud and Team stay in and at location. Hope for the Best.
Congrats to Ehud and The Team.
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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 smack300 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:26 pm

I'd rather have Google buy it then Facebook.
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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 tgfathergoose » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:00 am

What a shame. I see no huge advantage to any of the three major buyers. I despise Facebook and refuse to have an account, so I go bye-bye. Apple buys - could remain autonomous, and actually be the replacement for the awful Apple map app. Google buys - it could remain autonomous, but the only advantage here would be that we could actually use Google maps legally to update streets.

The big benefit of waze over other software is the more accurate arrival time based on my speed and road conditions. The GPS DVD in my Tundra is awful, not accurate at all, and no way to update. Waze is more intelligent.

What will I do with my extra time? Oh, the agony.......

Oh well, guess I'll just put the car charger away. At least I won't have as many bruises on my arm from my wife hitting me for inputting problems on waze. I'll just have them from inputs to gasbuddy.
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby TruckOttr » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:28 pm

I recommend that people check out the saga of Google's Building Maker that was used by Google to crowdsource the creation of thousands of buildings used to populate Google Earth.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/3dwh/

Google announced a new version of Google Earth and suddenly all the crowdsource models disappeared from major metropolitan areas. Soon after, Google announced the shutdown of Building Maker.

Google's current crowdsourced map editor is called Map Maker: http://www.google.com/mapmaker
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Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby vectorspace » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:28 pm

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

Congratulations Ehud and clan!
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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby vectorspace » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:31 pm

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Re: Google buys Waze for 1.1B?

Postby vectorspace » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:14 pm

Ericular wrote:This really is a bummer for me. ...

So overall I'm worried about the future of Waze. And I feel less excited to continue with the cleanup of my neighborhood, with the possibility it's all for nothing. :cry:

How's everybody else feeling?


I think a lot of editors will feel apprehensive like you. Seems perfectly normal. I wouldn't worry about it too much until Waze addresses the editing community. Uncertainty will make people wonder if they should keep going. I would just continue as normal and have fun with it!
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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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