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Apple may acquire Waze, the popular crowdsourced GPS app

By Rick
Jan 3, 2013
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  1. Multiple sources have been cited in this report, claiming Apple is engaged in acquisition talks with Waze, a popular crowdsourced GPS app capable of providing turn-by-turn voice navigation. One pot hole in the road though is Waze's asking price of $750 million...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    Well, everybody's been saying that,"Apple has lost its way", since Steve Jobs died. Now, at least they're trying to do something about it!
     
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,195   +749

    They're probably asking for so much because they know an extra $250 million is like 2 weeks of profit for Apple.

    Looks like this app would fit well into Apple's culture too, it's got a cute little name, cute little smileys, and looks trendy enough to make you nauseous.

    It's got a non-descript name too, so when you talk about it with your friends they won't be able to figure out what it is if they haven't heard of it before. And then when they ask 'What's Waze' you can say 'What?! You've never heard of Waze?!' and make them feel like they've been living in a cave.
     
  4. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Guru Posts: 467   +85

    Please noooooooooooo!!

    I love waze and I'm an android user, I can only imagine how apple will screw it up once they get their claws on it.
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    Waze, whazzat? Truth to tell I thought it was a conjugation of the verb, "wazoo", until I realized "wazoo" was a noun. (Never mind that last part, it still is a noun).
     
  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Maniac Posts: 1,007   +103

    No doubt. And you can bet voice navigation will star the one and only... Siri. I hate her voice. I cringe even.
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    I love Siri's voice I fact, I think Apple should branch out into the 900 number sex chat arena, with Siri as their top girl. As a company after all, they are one of the biggest wh***s around.....:eek:
     


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