Living with Google: Google Maps

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Google Maps is the go to map and navigation app for your android phone. With years of mapping experience, an ever growing library of satellite photos and new roads Google is the go to source for your navigation and location needs. Google is always making improvements to the mapping experience. ...

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Waze seeks beta testers

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Waze is in need of beta testers!  Go to the link here to become an official beta tester for Waze. The following requirements below are needed in order to become a beta tester. Requirements: – Android OS 2.2 and up – Device resolution 320X480 and up – Ongoing participation and ...

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Google Maps adds Waze incidents in 46 new countries & territories

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Google and Waze today announced that incident reporting has come to the Google Maps app for 46 new countries and territories. Now you’ll have a clearer idea as to where accidents, road hazards, police, and other incidents are along your route. It’s unclear which areas are seeing the ...

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Samsung eyeing new acquisitions to help bolster services

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Samsung is looking to scoop up a company or two to help bolster its portfolio of services and features, reports the Wall Street Journal. After losing out on Waze to Google, Samsung has shifted its focus to other platforms and technologies to help keep them ahead of the competition. Among the ...

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Google Maps for Android to get Waze’s real time incident reports

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Google Maps for Android and iOS will soon offer Waze’s real time incident reports, according to a Google Lat Long blog post.  Once in place, users will be able to find and report accidents, road closings, construction, and more.  To start, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, ...

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Google and Waze officially begin a happy life together

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This morning, Google was happy to announce via their blog the official marriage acquisition of Waze. Together, Google and Waze hope to help drivers get to and from their points of interest in a more pleasant and quicker fashion. According to their post this morning, the current Waze development ...

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Potential bidding war looms with Google reportedly eyeing Waze

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This could get pretty interesting pretty quick. Google is reportedly considering throwing in a counter-offer to Waze and may be ready to engage Facebook in a bidding war. Waze is fielding expressions of interest from multiple parties and is seeking more than $1 billion, said one of the people, ...

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Facebook in “advanced talks” to acquire Waze – Reuters

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Facebook is reportedly in advance stages of negotiations in an attempt to acquire social-based navigation service Waze. Details are light but it’s said that the deal could fall between $800M and $1B (with a ‘B’) dollars. The buyout talks are alleged to have started in January ...

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Waze wows us again with 3.6 release

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Starting this week, Waze users now have the ability to report and close roads on their interactive map in real time, helping to prevent delays and unnecessary back-ups on the roadways. With Waze 3.6, drivers can now navigate past any problems on the road, whether it is due to an accident, ...

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Waze overhauls navigation app with 3.5 release

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Crowdsourced mapping and navigation application Waze has gotten a rather significant overhaul today with the release of v3.5 of its Android app.Available immediately in the Google Play store, the free app is bolstered by a number of new features. Details include seeing real-time ETA’s, ...

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Waze 3.2 arrives with gas prices, perks, and more

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In addition to saving time, the latest release gives users discounted gas prices.

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Waze 3.0 arrives with redesigned look, social integration

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Community-based GPS and traffic application Waze was updated to a 3.0 release today, and boy does it look sharp.  Featuring a completely redesigned look and feel, Waze 3.0 is gorgeous, simple, and easy to learn.  If you’ve not played with the free application in the past we definitely ...

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Nuance’s Text-to-Speech Now Provides Turn-by-Turn Directions in Waze

Nuance Communications, Inc., the secret sauce behind T-Mobile’s myTouch Genius Button and Dragon Naturally Speaking, have announced their next mobile move. Starting a few weeks back, Nuance began powering the complete voice guidance in turn-by-turn directions for Waze, the social mapping ...

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New Ping Feature in waze Due Shortly

The good folks over at waze don’t like to stand still very long.  Today we received word that a new version of waze, the free, social mapping software, should be going live later today or tomorrow.  So what’s new in the app?  

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Waze Announces Holiday Themed Version of its Free Navigation App, Launches Contest

If you’re interested in how companies plan to compete with Google Maps Navigator, we suggest you keep an eye on waze.  Rather than turning around and running in the opposite direction, the first free provider of driver-generated maps and real-time road information, embraces the challenge ...

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