Waze joins Google

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby banished » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:50 am

WeeeZer14 wrote:When we don't hear anything we let our imagination fill in the blanks :lol:


True. Nature abhors a vacuum.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby banished » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:28 am

Google announced they paid $966 million (US) to acquire Waze.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-575956 ... quisition/
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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 bedo2991 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:02 pm

Congratulation to the Waze team, this has been a great start-up story.

Don't know what the future will bring, but I really feel like Sheldon Cooper by now ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCRTnzRiNmE )

Would you please let us know very soon what is the destiny of the maps we've been creating in the past 3 years? What does Google want to do with them? What will they do with two maps and two map editors?

Till that moment I'm not going to edit anything else, just to be sure I'm not wasting time.
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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 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:49 pm

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.
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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 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 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 cbwierda » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:47 pm

Now we finally know.

Good luck going forward and thanks for everything up to now.

I think this will be good for Waze and the community. Server infrastructure will no longer be a significant issue. I can see some ways to use the existing Google Map and the existing Waze Map Editors to make a combined product that will be better than either could be in isolation.

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