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Waze could be pre-installed on Android smartphones

Waze could be pre-installed on your next Android smartphone. Right out of the box, you might see the GPS maps & traffic social app as Google is adding Waze as a pre-installed software option on Android phones. This means carriers and OEM partners can choose to have the service available by default. So when consumers turn on their phones for the first time, the Waze app is already there and ready for immediate use.

Cops take matters into their own hands with Waze fake police reports

You don't listen to our complaints and requests to take down that feature? Fine, we'll do it our own way. At least, that's what we think what the cops are saying to Google and Waze since they were basically ignored. We reported a few weeks ago about the issues cops are having with the police feature in the navigation app, and this time, they are taking matters into their own hands, so to speak.

Sheriffs ask Google to take down police feature on Waze

More and more people are relying on traffic reporting app Waze to navigate their way around the city because of its real-time and crowd-sourcing nature. People update it regularly to report on traffic jams, car-congested areas so that drivers (and even commuters) know which roads to avoid. But another feature of the Google-powered app is causing unease among the law enforcement community as some officers believe this can be used to "stalk" their police officers.

Waze update brings Places, Parking Pins

If you haven't had your fill yet of location-based services that will help you navigate your way through unfamiliar places, then if you haven't been using Waze yet, the newest update might just convince you to get the app. Version 3.9 introduces a whole slew of new features, with the greatest of them being the addition of Places, which will create a crowd-sourced wealth of information regarding both businesses and residential areas.

Waze update adds contacts from phone, send location

Waze, the traffic monitoring app that was recently bought by Google, has added several features in their Version 3.8 update to make it even more helpful and social for its users. Connecting with friends and using the app together as a group seem to be the primary focus of the new features added to the app in both its Android and iOS incarnations.

Waze founder says Google paid $1.15 billion

Discussing the Israeli startup scene, Waze co-founder Noam Bardin too to LinkedIn, offering up an inside look at his experiences. Though Waze technically exited the Israeli picture when they sold to Google, Bardin provides a few interesting tidbits of info about the acquisition, notably a final price — and that he may not have wanted to sell Waze at all.
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