Apple to acquire Waze?

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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby Poopstick » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:47 pm

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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby RallyChris » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:53 pm

But what if the article saying it's "false news" is also a rumor?

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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby slicer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:36 pm

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Re: Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby slicer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:11 pm

OldGnome wrote:So what? You still haven't "created" anything.


Wrong. At the beginning, there were no road at all. We have created them by building with our GPS.

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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby Spazinbc » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:41 am

It would be a good thing, but Apple really should be acquiring TeleAtlas or Nokia instead.
I say it would be a good thing because Waze maps and editing not only need additional structure and control, but credibility and reliability. Right now, pretty much anyone can add placemarks, redlight camera locations, or whatever and have them locked. These may or may not be accurate.

The added injection of funds from Apple will definitely improve things as far as crowd sourcing. Right now, Apple is lost when it comes to traffic updates. As far as the accuracy of map data goes, Apple default maps are still more accurate than Waze in my opinion. I suspect this will always be the case unless Waze improves upon their map verification process. Waze should look at Google and how they handle the editing of maps and POIs, etc. It's done by their peers, not by just one person alone. Just my 1/2 cents on the topic.
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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby Spazinbc » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:18 am

INRIX just updated their iPhone maps and features. I must say it's definitely very good--finally. The user base isn't as high as Waze but they use other traffic data (besides crowdsourcing) so I can see them becoming Waze's Achilles heel.
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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby StevenSimpson » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:18 pm

I'm with jmp316 on this one. I have been a pretty loyal Apple user/stock owner...but...I have sold my stock in Apple as I feel they are not the company that they previously were.
I would rather Waze continue along as they have been without Apple having ownership/oversight.
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Re: Apple to acquire Waze?

Postby vanterax » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:51 pm

So false news. But look at the amount of free publicity for Waze. A lot more people are suddenly aware of it now. :)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57561 ... pany-waze/
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