Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thurs, 12/19 including: a seven point checklist for things a product needs to be considered "enterprise-grade," Moovit (a crowdsourced transit apps) new multi-million dollar acquisition, CTO Udi Nir of ModCloth offers advice on what it means to be a 'mobile-first' business, the ins and outs of creating an enterprise mobile app according to Wired and a U.K-based company's example of an Android smartphone BYOD policy.
More than two months after Google acquired crowdsourced location services firm Waze for a reported $1.1 billion, its Google Maps for Mobile application is now integrating real-time traffic incident reporting from Waze users.
Google revealed that Federal Trade Commission attorneys are investigating its $1.1 billion acquisition of Israeli crowdsourced location services firm Waze.
Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference Monday with the usual spate of new product announcements, self-congratulatory proclamations and cheap shots against archrival Google. The marquee headline was the overhauled iOS 7, which Apple CEO Tim Cook called "the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone."
Google is finalizing an agreement to acquire crowdsourced location services firm Waze for $1.3 billion, Israeli newspaper Globes reports. The Wall Street Journal corroborates the deal, which sources said could be formally announced as soon as this week. Representatives for Google and Waze declined to comment.
Waze is rolling out updated versions of its crowdsourced location applications for Apple's iOS and Google Android, adding integration with the Facebook Events social calendar.
Facebook has ended negotiations to acquire crowdsourced location services firm Waze, AllThingsD reports.
Google is in talks to acquire crowdsourced location services firm Waze for more than $1 billion, setting the stage for a possible bidding war with Facebook, Bloomberg reports.
Facebook is on the verge of acquiring crowdsourced location services firm Waze for between $800 million and $1 billion, according to multiple reports in Israeli business journals Calcalist, Ynet, and The Market.
One day after TechCrunch reported that Apple was in advanced negotiations to acquire crowdsourced location services firm Waze, the publication posted a follow-up article stating the deal is not happening, an assertion backed by other media outlets.