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Google buys Waze for $1 billion, looking to improve mapping and tracking services

Google buys Waze for $1 billion, looking to improve mapping and tracking services

Google announced this week that it has indeed bought Waze, the social mapping company based in Israel. The unconfirmed price tag is $1bn and both Apple and Facebook have previously been following the startup, monitoring the situation. Waze is essentially a traffic service, which updates in real time by incorporating users' driving times with feedback on accidents and traffic problems....

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Mobile marketing expert says Facebook could purchase Nokia to build

Mobile marketing expert says Facebook could purchase Nokia to build "FacePhone"

We wrote up quite a lengthy article the other day detailing the possibility of a Facebook smartphone, or "FacePhone" for giggles, so we wont go into too much detail here to save your eyes some repetition. According to a report over at Computerworld, a mobile marketing expert based in Paris has predicted such hardware will emerge in 18 months. Yep, we know what you're thinking. Take this...

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