FeeX has built a platform for crowdsourcing financial intelligence. Today it announced closing $3 million led by Blumberg Capital.
The public saw the first evidence of Google’s integration with Waze’s crowdsourced traffic app in Google Maps today. And, Google shared a bit of its own technology with Waze’s still-living app as well.
Editor’s Pick “The Samsung Galaxy S4 can already collect basically all the information that our current weather stations monitor,” Nicholas, told me. “And in the next 24 months … everyone will have a very very functional weather station in their pocket.”
The United States Patent Office published an Apple filing for a patent on real-time user ratings and alerts on routes, traffic, and locations. Yes, it sounds pretty much like Waze — which Apple rival Google just bought for over a billion dollars.
But the patent goes far beyond traffic conditions.
Google and Waze, two of the leading companies in the mapping industry, may be a match made in heaven. But Google’s $1.1 billion acquisition of the social driving company has, not surprisingly, signaled some alarm bells with antitrust authorities.
Guest Post Most of the connected-car news over the past couple weeks has focused on Google’s buy-up of social driving app Waze, but here are a few other innovations worth keeping an eye on.
While Google and Waze prepare to come together, Consumer Watchdog is urging the FTC and DOJ to stop the sale lest the two create a maps monopoly.
Google officially announced this morning that yes, it has closed on the Waze acquisition, and yes, Google and Waze will be “outsmarting traffic together.”
According to the latest report, Google has beaten Apple and Facebook in the battle over GPS app Waze.
One Waze suitor leaves the field.
Google is reportedly in talks to acquire Waze — here’s why that deal makes more sense than Waze/Facebook.
After spending $1 billion on Instagram last year to keep pace with the mobile photo explosion, Facebook is now reportedly jumping into entirely new territory by spending a similar amount on the popular social driving app Waze.
The quality of map apps have improved a great deal in two years.
What if you could instantly change car navigation maps for other drivers whenever you encountered a closed road?
Guest Post Apple Maps was the best thing ever to happen to Google Maps.
The Apple acquisition rumor this week was Waze, the crowdsourced mapping and traffic app. The only problem? Waze would only slow Apple down. There is a company, however, that could help Apple almost immediately.
Yes, it’s a mobile advertising platform — but it’s mobile advertising with a fresh coat of paint.
Waze has been on a roll with its free crowdsourced GPS navigation apps, but today the company is getting even more social with an update that could change the way you drive forever.
Jiujitsu is the art of using your opponent’s strengths against them. Apple may be applying precisely that strategy against Google in the middle of its seeming Maps debacle.
Since its launch in 2009, Waze has enjoyed a remarkable trajectory to the world’s largest crowdsourced traffic information service.
Just in time for the Summer driving season, driving app Waze is today embarking on bold new territory: crowdsourcing the best gas prices.
The mobile industry is at an exciting stage: There are enough smartphone customers that there’s a huge field of opportunity for device makers, carriers, and app makers, but the market is still fragmented enough that no one company dominates. In this kind of frothy market, the risks are high, but the potential payoffs are huge, too.
In an effort to cut driving distractions even further, the crowdsourced driving app Waze today has added the ability for fully hands-free voice control to report traffic situations — bringing Siri-like functionality to the free app before Apple has released its own Siri API.
Thanks to its popular crowdsourced navigation app, Waze is sitting on a pile of valuable traffic data. Today the company announced an intriguing use for that data goldmine: powering your local TV station’s traffic reports.
There’s no stopping Waze, the crowdsourced app that offers free GPS navigation. The company announced today that it has raised another $30 million in growth funding, led by Horizon Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Waze, a mobile traffic and navigation app, is giving Los Angeles commuters a new weapon in the battle against bumper-to-bumper traffic.
The map rumor mill is spinning.