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Google Maps and Waze integrate: real-time traffic reports land in Maps, Waze adds Search

Google Maps and Waze integrate: real-time traffic reports land in Maps, Waze adds Search

By 20 August 2013

Google Maps for Mobile now features real-time incident reports from Waze users, to help Maps users avoid traffic accidents and jams. Waze uses crowd-sourced information to provide traffic updates, so Google bought Waze and its technology in June to bolster... >>

Google buys Waze in effort to outsmart traffic

Google buys Waze in effort to outsmart traffic

By 11 June 2013

Google announced on Tuesday that it had closed the acquisition of Waze. So what's Waze and why is it worth mentioning? It's a four-year-old social GPS app from Israel that features turn-by-turn navigation, and Google bought it to help Google Maps... >>

Five free navigation apps for any mobile phone

Five free navigation apps for any mobile phone

By 21 January 2010

Nokia may have made a splash with free navigation application for a small handful of Symbian phones but this stuff's been around for ages. If you don't happen to own an N97 Mini, then here are five other free navigation apps for your mobile phone, at... >>

Waze launches across the world

Waze launches across the world

By 10 November 2009

Waze, the Israeli startup aiming to create a crowdsourced sat-nav solution, has launched globally. Previously its maps were only available in the USA and Israel, but a community of users have been building local maps elsewhere too. There's now coverage... >>

Waze launches crowd-sourced satnav product

Waze launches crowd-sourced satnav product

By 24 August 2009

An Israeli start-up called Waze hopes to do for satnavs what the Wikimedia foundation did for encyclopaedias, by building a crowd-sourced map of the best driving routes through an area. His idea revolves around the fact that locals know the fastest routes... >>