Apple to acquire Waze?

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Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby jmp316 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:40 pm



Interesting. Maybe just some ploy by waze to get more users?
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Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby jmp316 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:51 pm

dmcconachie wrote:
jmp316 wrote:


Interesting. Maybe just some ploy by waze to get more users?

Nah, they don't need to employ tactics like that. M&A rumours like this are daily occurrences for both mega companies and start-ups alike. Not the first time Waze's name has been involved, won't be the last.


I subscribe to all those tech blogs like BGR and Engadget too, and you're right, rumors like this pop up all the time. I suspect we haven't heard the end of this rumor considering "sources" have nothing to lose when they remain nameless.
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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby mssusa » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:01 pm

What would happen to the community? Editors?

Maybe I'm not being fair because I hate everything Apple with a vengeance, but they are not used to sharing or relaxing control. They might freeze mature maps and do the editing and handle URs IGN style.

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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby mssusa » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:30 pm

Even if this happens I don't think Android client will be affected. The entire system relies on people using it to monitor traffic. They need as many users as possible. They might even spend money to make WP and BB clients.

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Re: Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby ncc1701v » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:55 am

aduljr wrote:I would hate it if apple acquire Waze. Android support would surely disappear at somepoint which would leave me looking for another app to use on my daily commutes. :(

Yup.

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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:42 pm

I'd say apple would (should) let waze continue as it runs now.

Maybe apple could provide better server and bug squashing support. Apple is really looking for better vector data to put in its maps, along with real-time traffic (which waze has both).
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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:45 pm

Jim2029 wrote:If apple acquires waze, say good buy to android. Just look at iTunes, is it available for Android? Last time I check it still wasn't...


iTunes may not be natively supported on Android, but there are plenty of ways of getting purchased iTunes music from your PC to your Android phone.
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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby OldGnome » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:56 pm

Goodness. There is an amazing amount of vitriol toward Apple hereabouts. I have usually only encountered that level of venom toward Microsoft.

Geez, folks. It's just an operating system.
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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby OldGnome » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:47 pm

Colonel667 wrote:the maps were created by us users.

"Updated" for the most part, not "created." "Improved," yes. "Created," no.
Colonel667 wrote:our work

You are serious, aren't you?

Any individual who has been participating in moving Waze forward (who is not part of the paid staff of Waze) has been here as a volunteer. You knew that when you signed on to do whatever you have been doing. You cannot retroactively go back and complain that "I won't get compensated for my work."
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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby OldGnome » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:18 pm

Colonel667 wrote:
OldGnome wrote:"Updated" for the most part, not "created." "Improved," yes. "Created," no.

Any individual who has been participating in moving Waze forward (who is not part of the paid staff of Waze) has been here as a volunteer. You knew that when you signed on to do whatever you have been doing. You cannot retroactively go back and complain that "I won't get compensated for my work."


Weren't the basic maps free? As far as I know, they were.

So what? You still haven't "created" anything.
Colonel667 wrote:Of course I can complain if Waze is about to sell out that data. Just because I always knew that Waze has the right on the maps etc. doesn't mean I am obligated to applaud this data being sold.

There is quite a distance between complaining and applauding. The point you seem to be missing is that the data is Waze's to do with as they see fit. Knowingly participating in that process may not prevent you from getting your feathers ruffled, but you really don't have much say in the matter.
Colonel667 wrote:I'd also complain if Zuckerberg sold Facebook (and cancel my account), for example.

I hate to tell you this....remember a little IPO about mid-2012? Facebook is publicly traded.
Colonel667 wrote:Not to mention that as an Android user I wouldn't be willing to tolerate any disadvantages if a possible buyer would be Apple.

"Tolerate?" Please. You can use or not use whatever you wish. You seem to want to scare Waze into doing something you disagree with. Use or not use. There isn't a third option.
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