Waze joins Google

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby CBenson » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:20 am

somewherez wrote:AFAIK Google gets its traffic info in the UK from one of the mobile phone operators.

Why do you think this?
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby somewherez » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:38 am

AFAIK Google gets its traffic info in the UK from one of the mobile phone operators.
I have noticed that Waze seem to have an equally dense indication on its route maps showing stretches of slow traffic. Surely such density is not possible using other Waze users' tracking alone?
I an wondering if
a) Waze has a traffic activity feed from a UK mobile network
b) Waze gets to share Google's traffic activity feed

One thing that makes Waze better is how clearly on its map the slow stretches are shown, with a bright red line with traffic crawling like a queue of ants.

Google Maps on IOS by comparison forces me to squint hard for the same info. But especially, Google Maps does not have a list of alternative routes based on traffic info, like Waze does.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby cameraguy » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:42 pm

Glad to hear that Waze decided to join Google and not Facebook.

I looking forward to see some great improvements in the future. I hope to see the traffic updates will be combined with Google traffic updates.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby CBenson » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:06 pm

CBenson wrote:I hadn't seen this before: http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/merger ... gle-iu.pdf
Didn't know the UK had this much influence (not that I understand how much influence this is) on the deal.

Seems the review is completed.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby leocylau » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:09 pm

usa_avn0zudx wrote:Since Waze is now partnered with Google, can there be an option to log in with your Google account and eliminate the temporary username/Facebook login?


You can change the temporary username. Please follow this link:
https://www.waze.com/en-GB/support/answer?q=14551583
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby milkyway35 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:04 pm

usa_avn0zudx wrote:Since Waze is now partnered with Google, can there be an option to log in with your Google account and eliminate the temporary username/Facebook login?

Create a Waze account
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby usa_avn0zudx » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:53 pm

Since Waze is now partnered with Google, can there be an option to log in with your Google account and eliminate the temporary username/Facebook login?
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby banished » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:10 pm

Sounds like Noam could have written it, except it seems to put a stranglehold on the ability of either company to integrate functionality even where it makes sense to go so. On the NA side, the G-maps are now in the WME and G-nav users see Waze user hazard reports, so this is a bit befuddling. I'm likely not reading it correctly.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby CBenson » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:56 pm

I'm guessing not as they are doing it. Maybe waze will provide that data to anyone for a price.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby pydagenais » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:53 pm

CBenson wrote:I hadn't seen this before: http://www.oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/merger ... gle-iu.pdf
Didn't know the UK had this much influence (not that I understand how much influence this is) on the deal.


so this is against the agrrements sign by google in UK ?
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/08/20/g ... ap-editor/
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