Waze has partnered with movie studios to feature celebrity voices in navigation prompts. This move benefits studios in promoting upcoming films, helps Waze get additional revenue streams and should delight fans who can’t get enough of their favorite celebrities.
Google Maps has been updated with the ability to alert users to real-time incidents, as a result of the company’s acquisition of mapping service Waze earlier this year.
An Apple patent, filed back in December 2011, has been discovered. It hints at the possibility of Waze like traffic data coming over to Apple’s native Maps app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Google is no stranger to big acquisitions and today another one becomes official. Google has purchased Israeli mapping company Waze, lets hope they actually put them to use.