11/25/2013, Wouldn’t it be awesome if celebrities were the voice behind your turn-by-turn navigation? It would almost be as if they were right in the car with you! Well the good news for Waze users is that celebrities will be voicing turn-by-turn navigation for you thanks to a deal Waze and Universal Studios have struck up. In a bid to promote new movies as well as add some value to the […]
08/20/2013, Google acquired Waze just a few months ago, and since the acquisition, we haven’t heard a peep regarding the service from either Google or Waze. That is, until today as Google Maps users will finally be seeing the fruits of the acquisition for themselves. Google has rolled out realtime incident reports to its Google Maps application on both iOS and Android which alerts users to accidents, construction zones, road closures and […]
07/25/2013, It was in June last month that we heard about how Google has picked up Waze, first in principle, before the deal was finalized shortly afterwards. The thing is, no exact figure for the acquisition was reported, although somewhere slightly north of $1 billion is not too far off the mark back then. Well, fast forward by slightly more than a month, and we have regulatory documents that were filed […]
07/04/2013, An Apple patent has been discovered which hints that crowd sourced traffic data might at some point be integrated in to the iOS Maps app.
06/12/2013, Google's Waze purchase could be blocked by antitrust agencies.
06/11/2013, Google confirmed in a blog post it has acquired Waze.
06/11/2013, Google purchase of Waze agreed in principle.
06/09/2013, Google rumored to pick up Waze for $1.3 billion.
05/24/2013, First Facebook, now Google? It looks like Waze is in demand right now, according to the rumors. Seems like Google is not making this acquisition an easy one for Facebook.
05/21/2013, The explosion of Internet connectivity across a range of mobile devices have definitely led to more and more user input in online sites as well as apps. Take TripAdvisor for example – most of us these days, before going for a holiday would check out wherever we are going to stay using TripAdvisor as word of mouth works wonders. Hence, traffic updates on your mobile device might come from the […]
05/09/2013, It looks like Facebook could be dropping another $1 billion in a new acquisition, at least that’s what the rumors are claiming as there have been reports that Facebook and Waze are reportedly in advanced talks over a possible acquisition valued between $800 million to $1 billion. This report comes from business daily Calcalist who revealed that the talk actually begun 6 months ago and that due diligence is currently […]
01/04/2013, No, the Apple-Waze deal isn’t going to happen. If you’ve been following the news lately, there was a recent rumor that Apple might acquire mapping application services provider Waze. Well, it seems that the rumor is half-true. The folks over at The Next Web are saying that both companies have indeed negotiated about a possible deal. Waze reportedly declined the offer because its investors were aiming for a much higher […]
01/03/2013, The Apple Maps drama has to be one of the most public screw-ups in the company’s recent history as they arrogantly thought they could deliver a maps application as good, probably better, than Google Maps. Not only did they completely fail at that task, but the move also removed Google Maps from everyone’s iOS devices starting at iOS 6. Luckily, iOS users got Google Maps back last month, but Apple […]