Apple to acquire Waze?

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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby Poopstick » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:09 pm

Good question. No more edition for me as long as waze hasn't confirmed the rumor is not true. I don't want to work for Apple.
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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 Poopstick » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:28 pm

I hope it will never happen. Apple's stalinian policy is the complete opposite of the waze project. Android users would be screwed, and they are more than 50pc of the community.

OTOH I believe Waze's goal is to become the prominent actor in the mapping industry along telnav or Google. Why ruin it by selling the company to Apple which is slowly but surely declining? 'take the money and run' is IMHO the opposite of entrepreneurship.
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Apple to buy Waze rumor...

Postby jmp316 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:36 pm

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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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Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby fvwazing » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:07 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.


Yes, no need. As I write this Waze is the most downloaded navigation-app for iPhone in 17 countries, 45 countries have Waze in the top-3.
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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 4:05 pm

In terms of data gathering, it would make sense to allow Android users to run Waze. Apple's closed off business philosophy suggests otherwise though.
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Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby fvwazing » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:17 pm

Do I have to remind you all that tomtom's downfall started with the €250M acquisition of, what was it, TeleAtlas?
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Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby jmp316 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:21 pm

And then I saw this:

http://bgr.co/WmYV0j
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