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2013-06-11 23:04:52

Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Google acquired Waze, the crowd sourced navigation app according to Time magazine. Principal analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment. “Google may have a leadership position in the navigation space today, but that means they also have to work twice as hard to keep that position. Leaders change often in the fast paced tech world.” Says...

Google Looks To Seal Deal On Waze, Beating Out Apple And Facebook
2013-06-10 08:38:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Several news sources are reporting that Google is almost ready to seal the deal with Waze, purchasing the Israeli mapping app for just over $1 billion. This isn´t the first time such news has hit the headlines, however. Earlier this year (as recently as last month) rumors began to fly that both Google and Facebook were angling to pick up the app, seemingly to keep the other from buying it. One inside source told the...

Facebook Not Likely To Buy Waze
2013-05-29 15:05:38

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The crowdsource traffic app Waze has hit the brakes and stopped acquisition talks that would have seen Facebook purchase the Israeli-developed social mapping and navigation startup. The social network had been in talks with Waze for a number of months, and reports suggested that the price tag on the acquisition could have reached up to $1 billion. This follows news last week that Google had also been in talks to buy the map...

Google May Outbid Facebook For Waze
2013-05-24 12:22:33

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google Maps is a frontrunner in the mapping and navigation market for both traditional PCs and smartphones. However, startups have been known to edge in to take a little slice of the pie by offering unique features. Until Google tries to buy them. The search-engine giant is currently in talks to buy map software provider Waze Inc, sources told Bloomberg recently. News that Google is talking to Waze comes just two weeks after...

Is Facebook Buying Waze
2013-05-09 10:06:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Three Israeli news sources are claiming that Facebook has plans to spend up to another $1 billion on popular mapping app Waze. According to Calcalist, The Marker and Ynet, Facebook is already in the advanced stages of negotiations to buy the Israeli company. The deal is reportedly now six months in the making, a fact which TechCrunch said they were able to confirm independently. Waze, a crowdsourced mapping company that uses...

Google Updates Maps For Apple iOS In A Big Way
2013-03-05 15:20:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has just released version 1.1 of Google Maps for iOS, packing Google contacts compatibility, the ability to switch to kilometers, and an easier way to find common destinations around you. These features are added onto the popular iOS 6 Maps alternative, an Apple app which some claimed kept millions of iPhone users from upgrading to iOS 6. "Google-centric" iOS users will no doubt appreciate the Google contacts...

Australia Issues Google Maps Warning
2012-12-12 19:37:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple´s new Maps application quickly made meme status within hours of its initial availability. Apple´s release of Maps was one of the worst in company history: National landmarks were either missing or in the wrong area, areas were thrown back 50 years with black and white satellite images, and bridges and roads appeared to be melted into the ground. The 3D flyovers worked pretty well, though. Apple has since...

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