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    Interview by Michael Fisher Transcription and text by Alex Greenspan It might be the long wait for a bus in the pouring rain, a crowded train-ride to work, or maybe even the occasional rude driver: if you rely on public transportation to get around, you surely know how frustrating the experience of commuting often is. Moovit, often called "the Waze of public transportation", is determined to make these experiences a thing of the past. We wanted to know more, so we sat down last week with Moovit's Product VP Yovav Meydad to talk about the company's philosophy, its future plans, and the ups ...

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    We at Pocketnow have been big fans of Waze for a while now; we like it so much, in fact, that some of us had a little panic attack after word arrived of Google's acquisition, worried that the Waze we knew and love would soon be a thing of the past. Still, Waze has soldiered on, and even after seeing its features start being integrated into Google Maps, Waze has maintained a fair degree of independence. By now, we're past the point of concern over the old days of Waze, and more interested in how it might mature from here. We don't have any answers just yet, but word of a new Waze beta ...

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    It is just a banner day for Windows Phone software. Already today, we've told you about the evolution from Nokia Music into Nokia MixRadio, and just hours ago we saw the long-awaited WP8 port of Instagram finally become available. We've got one more cross-platform app arrival to share with you before we're done, getting word that Google-owned Waze has made its own Windows Phone Store debut. This is a bit of a Waze returning to its roots, as the app was on Windows Mobile back in the day. We didn't get a WP7 app, but learned of work on a private WP8 beta over the summer. Today we see the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's YouTube and Maps application updates for Android and iOS. We later go through the HTC Zara leaks, and what this means for the company. The iPhone 5C is next as some leaked photographs of the device in black make it seem fake. We later go through some flexible-display technology, and the two tech giants interested in starting the revolution. We end today's show talking about the Moto X, and if it's a good idea to engrave it. All this and more after the break. Stories: - YouTube for Android updated with new UI, in-app multitasking - ...

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    As late spring started giving way to summer, we heard that social mapping service Waze was fielding offers for an acquisition, looking to offload itself to a bigger competitor. It didn't take long before Google emerged on top, and we found ourselves waiting to see what would be come of the beloved app. Google insisted that it wasn't going to shutter Waze or anything, but we still weren't sure just what effect the purchase would have on products from either company. Today we finally get to start seeing just where this all is leading, with the introduction of Waze-sourced real time traffic ...

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    Several months ago Waze, the insanely popular GPS navigation company, was in the middle of negotiations over selling their company to the highest bidder. Facebook reportedly want to buy Waze for the social aspects of the company. Google apparently didn't want Facebook to become a competitor in that industry, so the two companies got into a bidding war. What would this new partnership be called? Facebook Waze? Facebook Maps? Google Waze? Google Maps and Waze? As soon as the bidding started to heat up, I posted an article in which I made a very bold statement: If either Facebook or Google ...

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    A couple weeks back, we took some time to talk to you about Waze, the crowd-sourced navigation app that compiles user-submitted data to let you find the fastest, least congested, and overall best routes around. At the time, rumors were flying all over concerning Waze's interest in being acquired by a heavyweight like Facebook. As it turns out, Google manage to slide in with the winning bid, and today announced its acquisition of Waze. So, what does this mean for the app? You may remember from our earlier look that we had some serious reservations about how a move like this might affect our ...

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    In the States, yesterday was Memorial Day. It's a day we spend remembering men and women who have given of their lives, times, and talents to fight for our Freedom and Liberties. It's also a time where we honor our departed loved ones by visiting and decorating graves. In my family, it's an annual tradition to gather at Grandma's house, then trek to three cemeteries, cleaning headstones, placing flowers, remembering all the good times had together, and forging new memories as well. Memorial Day also represents a three-day weekend in which a great many people head to the hills with boats ...

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