Waze

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

Rich Edmonds 62

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....

Waze for Windows Phone entering beta stage, looking for recruits to test

Waze for Windows Phone entering beta stage, looking for recruits to test

Daniel Rubino 30

Recently we reported that the popular traffic app Waze was finally headed to Windows Phone in an official capacity. That story was second hand reported in an online newspaper with the company itself remaining mum on the matter. Now, it’s official: Waze is in the works and about to enter beta. That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s beta and not exactly around the corner for immediate...