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Stock Talk: Google's purchase of Waze reminiscent of when it bought YouTube

Stock Talk: Google's purchase of Waze reminiscent of when it bought YouTube

Chris Umiastowski 72

The naysayers were wrong in 2006 — is this Google's latest genius move? The rumors turned into official news earlier this week. Google has acquired Waze, a social mapping and navigation company. Most industry pundits are aware of speculation that Apple and Facebook also were interested buyers. Google emerged as the winning bidder. I think this solidifies their position as a forward...

Waze unveils version 3.2, with waypoints, voice control, and real-time gas pricing

Waze unveils version 3.2, with waypoints, voice control, and real-time gas pricing

Jerry Hildenbrand 22

  Waze has taken the wraps off the latest version of their über-popular social navigation app, and there's some pretty cool new features thrown into the mix. For starters, you can now find the things you're looking for along the route your traveling with the new waypoints feature, where you can search for gas stations (more on that in a minute), parking, auto repair and more that are...

Another day, another chance to win an HTC Thunderbolt from Waze and Android Central!

Another day, another chance to win an HTC Thunderbolt from Waze and Android Central!

Jerry Hildenbrand 1

Happy Friday ladies and gents!  What better way to start the weekend than by winning a shiny HTC Thunderbolt in the big Waze contest?  We're all winding down the day, thinking about where we'll go and what we'll do when the whistle blows at five o'clock, and chances are you'll be going out somewhere with friends or family this evening.  Be sure to take Waze along for the ride -- not...

Waze and Android Central are giving away one Android device every day for a week!

Waze and Android Central are giving away one Android device every day for a week!

Jerry Hildenbrand 26

Starting today (Aug. 29), Waze and Android Central will be giving away an Android phone or tablet each day to a lucky winner.  Entering is fun and easy -- download Waze from the Android Market (link after the break) or Waze's website, register a user profile so Waze knows how to get in touch with you, then find the "Road Goodies" that appear on your map and drive over them to collect. ...