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For Gotham's Ben McKenzie, No Gadget Beats a Good Traffic App or a Nice Scotch Fox's Detective Gordon talks Twitter, comics and Netflix

Specs Who Ben McKenzie Age 36 Claim to fame Stars as James Gordon on Fox's Gotham (Mondays, 8 p.m.) Base L.A., N.Y. Twitter @ben_mckenzie What's the first information you consume in the morning? It's all digital: The New…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Google Welcomes Nest Home Pays $3.2b for smart thermostat maker

Google is spending $3.2 billion to buy Nest, the hardware for the home technology startup. The acquisition is Google’s second-most expensive purchase after its 2012 deal to buy Motorola for $12.5…

January 13, 2014, 7:01 PM EST

Google Confirms FTC Is Asking Questions About Waze It's unclear if there is a formal investigation yet

A Google spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the company had been contacted by the Federal Trade Commission about its purchase of Waze, but deferred to the FTC to confirm whether there…

June 25, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT

Google Buys Waze for More Than $1 Billion Strategic move to stay ahead in smartphone maps race

Google has purchased Israeli mapping startup Waze to the tune of $1.03 billion, in a strategic move to maintain its lead in mapping, one of the most vital smartphone features. Waze is…

June 12, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

Waze Map App Loses Potential Suitors Deal could be a ways away as Facebook, Apple pass on Israeli startup

For months, Waze has been a potential billion-dollar buy on the table for a handful of tech giants, including Google, Facebook and Apple—and a deal may still be quite a…

May 29, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

Facebook Could Map Out Local Search, Ads With Waze Deal Social network in talks with driving app, per reports

Facebook is mapping out an acquisition of crowdsourced traffic navigation mobile app Waze, according to reports from three Israeli publications and confirmed by TechCrunch. A Facebook spokesperson said the company doesn’t…

May 9, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

Taco Bell's Digital Guacamole Dips heartily into social to debut new appetizers

Can apps sell appetizers? Taco Bell aims to fill its digital belly to find out, launching a campaign today to push new appetizer menu items. It combines a hearty mix…

December 20, 2012, 3:02 PM EST

Waze Maps Out Native Ad Platform Driving app navigates direct sales, self-serve

Consensus pinpoints location as the fast lane to mobile advertising success. As alluring to brick-and-mortar marketers as a consumer’s location is that consumer’s destination, particularly if a brand can influence…

November 7, 2012, 10:54 AM EST

A Waze Ahead of Apple in Map Race Startup emerges with popular, crowdsourced mapping alternative

Apple may have lost more than its pristine product rep upon releasing its bungled Maps app last month. CEO Tim Cook’s mea culpa pointed iPhone owners to alternatives, among them…

October 16, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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