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Apple (AAPL -0.7%) won't be acquiring Waze, "multiple sources close to the situation" tell M.G....

Apple (AAPL -0.7%) won't be acquiring Waze, "multiple sources close to the situation" tell M.G. Siegler. The were multiple reports yesterday of Apple making an offer in the ~$500M range.
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  • sduris
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    Waze got greedy. Four Square is the better fit.
    3 Jan 2013, 02:51 PM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    Never had an issue with Apple's current maps so not sure they are even looking to acquire a map business.
    3 Jan 2013, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    well obviously others did, considering how popular the new google maps app became on ITunes a few weeks ago
    3 Jan 2013, 03:38 PM Reply Like
  • rocback
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    Are you still here chopchop. For someone who doesnt own the stock, you sure do post alot on Apple. As for google maps, Google came out last week and admitted google maps works better on the I phone 5 than it does on its own Android operating system.
    3 Jan 2013, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    I actually own stock for IFans like you, rocback. Go buy more pretty and expensive IGear so I can make more $$$$.

     

    And for the record, that isn't the case at all if you take off your apple IGlasses. As usual, the apple version sacrifices function for form.

     

    http://cnnmon.ie/UJm6o8

     

    "It's far cleaner and more intuitive than what the Android version offers.
    But that's not to say that the Android app doesn't have its own advantages. Android is all about raw functionality. Offline maps are an exclusive perk, along with the less-essential but still intriguing indoor maps, terrain maps and bicycle-route overlays. And, by virtue of Apple's fickleness, it enjoys the benefits of optimizations that come from being built straight into the operating system: smoother panning and zooming, enhanced functionality while running in the background, and default maps-app status.

     

    There's deep integration with other Google services, which can't be found in the iOS version. Access to local recommendations, offers, Wikipedia overlays and recently checked-in locales can all be accessed through the Android software."
    3 Jan 2013, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • jswieter
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    After I saw the news and reviewed Waze's website, I could tell that it would be a very difficult cultural fit for Apple. And the greed comment doesn't surprise me. Waze really focused on crowd sourcing data for traffic reports and traffic avoidance info. Kind of a small niche in my opinion that seems a stretch for people to really use.
    3 Jan 2013, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Waze is all about getting perks on miles you drive. Yep there are maps, but FourSquare gives you much more - like the opportunity to comment on the places you are at. A Yelp or FourSquare is a much more sound partnership or union for AAPL. I really hope FourSquare and AAPL can get something done. Additionally, this would be a good entry point for AAPL into social, even though I am also very supportive of an AAPL-Twitter union.
    3 Jan 2013, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • User 513615
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    Waze a fantastic application !
    Only someone using it after using other "navigators" can really appreciate it.
    3 Jan 2013, 05:32 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    I love Waze, too. Don't get me wrong, great app. I use 4sq and waze. However, the better fit for AAPL is 4sq or yelp. 2013 is now time for AAPL to get into Social Media.
    3 Jan 2013, 06:57 PM Reply Like
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