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Google Acquires Waze

Google Acquires Waze

It’s official – Google has just announced the closing of an acquisition deal with Waze. While the terms of the deal weren’t made public, it’s rumored that Google paid around $1.3 billion for the acquisition

Jun 12th, 2013Comments Off on Google Acquires Waze
Apple Hiring Former Google Maps Employees to Improve iOS Maps App

Apple Hiring Former Google Maps Employees to Improve iOS Maps App

Quickly responding to the backlash relating to the new iOS Maps app, Apple has posted positions for developers and are hiring former Google Maps employees to fill the vacant roles

Sep 28th, 2012Comments Off on Apple Hiring Former Google Maps Employees to Improve iOS Maps App
Mobclix Releases Demographics of Android Users

Mobclix Releases Demographics of Android Users

Research firm Mobclix recently completed a study on Android users and have released some of their findings.  It’s important to note that this was conducted on a very small sample size of Android users (~1,000). (via Mobclix)

45% of Android users are first-time smartphone owners.
37% of Android users spend most of their time using email, 21% on games, and 8% on maps and navigation.
46% of Android users prefer a touchscreen over a physical keyboard.
Android owners are twice as likely to make […]

Nov 24th, 2010Comments Off on Mobclix Releases Demographics of Android Users
Google Maps for Android Updated

Google Maps for Android Updated

Google updated the Google Maps for Android app earlier this month, adding a number of features including walking directions. According to Google:

Walking Navigation lets you use GPS navigation with walking directions that are more direct and use pedestrian pathways when we know about them…You can even turn off voice guidance and just use these notifications while soaking in the sights and sounds around you. To help you orient yourself with your surroundings, the map will rotate with […]

Sep 15th, 2010Comments Off on Google Maps for Android Updated
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