Social mapper Waze lands huge acquisition by Google
Waze, the Israel-based start-up, has had great success; in July 2012 the company announced 20 million users with half of those joining in the previous six months.
Google has clearly been watching the service evolve, and has now decided to acquire the company.
Available on Android, iOS, Symbian, and J2ME the application utilises “crowdsourcing” to update maps in real-time for all users; from new unmapped roads, to traffic jams, and speed cameras.
From personal experience; the crowdsourcing...