Articles tagged “waze”

Google Expands Waze Carpooling Across California

Google Expands Waze Carpooling Across California

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

Waze carpooling isn't going to upend Google's business model but it can provide Google with valuable data for targeted advertising, and future ride-sharing and driverless car services.

1 year ago

Waze Doesn’t Want You to Get Lost When You Lose Your GPS Signal in Tunnels

Waze Doesn’t Want You to Get Lost When You Lose Your GPS Signal in Tunnels

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

We have to ask: why didn't anyone think of this sooner?

2 years ago

Google Expands Its Waze Maps to Carpooling Tool in Tel Aviv

Google Expands Its Waze Maps to Carpooling Tool in Tel Aviv

Brian Womack, Bloomberg

The app knows everything about you already. Might as well use it to get better rides, too.

3 years ago

Apple Should Have Bought Waze, Says Silicon Valley Investor Bill Gurley

Apple Should Have Bought Waze, Says Silicon Valley Investor Bill Gurley

Bloomberg

If Apple had acquired Waze instead of Google acquiring the navigation/maps company ... Well, that car has already left the garage.

4 years ago

Buying Waze Should Have Been ‘No-Brainer’ for Apple, Says Uber Investor

Buying Waze Should Have Been ‘No-Brainer’ for Apple, Says Uber Investor

Associated Press

While we may not always agree with Gurley about Uber's valuation, we agree with him here. But still, of course, wonder if Apple wouldn't have mucked up the map integration as they have all other map-related things.

4 years ago

UK Regulator Investigating Google’s Acquisition of Waze Mapping App

UK Regulator Investigating Google’s Acquisition of Waze Mapping App

Charles Arthur, Guardian

Google has moved ahead quickly with the integration of some Waze features into its Maps product, but speed doesn't necessarily keep the regulators from poking around the deal.

5 years ago

Google Maps Integration Leaves Out Waze’s Speed Trap Alerts

Google Maps Integration Leaves Out Waze’s Speed Trap Alerts

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Google is all grown up now and won't take chances on integrating Waze's reports about police speed traps into Google Maps. That takes some of the life and authenticity out of the Waze community.

5 years ago

Google Reveals What It Paid for Mapping Service Waze

Associated Press

Google didn't need Waze -- it already tracked the movements of all Android users -- but it can afford to drop nearly a billion bucks to keep Apple from getting one of the things it truly needs to make iOS better.

5 years ago

Breaking: Apple Buys HopStop to Boost Transit and Location Data in Maps

Breaking: Apple Buys HopStop to Boost Transit and Location Data in Maps

Rafat Ali, Skift

News of the other acquisition this morning was a relief for anyone struggling to get good information from their iPhone using Apple's maps. The addition of fan favorite HopSpot should improve matters even more.

5 years ago

Google-Waze deal to get close anti-trust review

Brian Womack, Bloomberg

Unlikely the deal will get tripped up in anti-trust, Waze is too small to have ever become a material competitor, and its elimination from the market doesn't change much from competitive scenario.

5 years ago

There may be traffic ahead for Google’s acquisition of Waze

Google's Waze purchase will be scrutinized closely from a number of angles, but the most important one in the long run may likely be sceptical users wondering just what they're doing with all that data about their movements.

5 years ago

Google buys traffic maps app Waze for $1.1 billion, to keep it separate

Google buys traffic maps app Waze for $1.1 billion, to keep it separate

Rafat Ali, Skift

In this new world, multi-brand strategy is clearly how big Internet companies want to operate, partly to not mess with the DNA of the startups they're buying.

5 years ago