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Topic: Waze

With Turn-by-Turn Directions, Google's Waze App Wants to Win Mobile Advertising

Dunkin' Donuts, Panera Bread target drivers

Nearly two years after Google acquired Waze for more than $1 billion, new research and prolonged advertising deals from brands show that the mapping app is making a dent in…

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Star Talks About Her Show's Controversial Ads

Lisa Edelstein on flipping the finger

Specs Who Lisa Edelstein Age 48 Claim to fame Stars as Abby on the Bravo series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Base Los Angeles Twitter @LisaEdelstein What's the first information you consume in the morning? I journal…

The Interview's Randall Park on How Vice Prepared Him to Play Kim Jong-Un

Plus: some recommended reading on North Korea

Specs Age: 40 Claim to fame: Portrays Kim Jong-un in The Interview (in theaters Dec. 25); guest stars on HBO’s Veep as Minnesota Governor Danny Chung; will star in the upcoming ABC…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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