Report: Google close to Waze deal

first_img Previous ArticleWeve confirms UK m-commerce plansNext ArticleSoftBank eyes T-Mobile US if Sprint bid fails – report Author Google could announce a $1 billion-plus deal to acquire navigation app company Waze “as early as today”, although such a deal is likely to require regulatory approval.A confirmed deal would end months of speculation about the future of the Israel-based company, which has previously been linked with Apple and Facebook.According to Bloomberg the deal will be worth $1.1 billion, while Globes yesterday suggested $1.3 billion.While the transaction would enable Google to bolster its own mobile mapping services, the deal would also enable it to ensure that Waze does not fall into the hands of a rival – and remove a threat to its own products.Bloomberg reports that an acquisition of Waze by Google may come under US regulatory scrutiny, due to its “potential to alter the competitive landscape”.Waze is reported to have around 50 million users.According to Globes, while Facebook met with Waze to discuss a deal, it would not guarantee that it would maintain the existing workforce in Israel.In contrast, Google already has an office in the country, and made two acquisitions of companies based there.Waze, which blends mobile navigation with social features, was named Best Overall Mobile App at the 2013 Global Mobile Awards. Apps Tags Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours HomeAppsNews Report: Google close to Waze deal AppleFacebookGoogleWazecenter_img Serie A, Google give piracy apps the boot AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 JUN 2013 Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more UK consumers seek £1.5B from Apple Steve Costello Relatedlast_img read more

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Livescore from EPL clash at Old Trafford

first_imgManchester United welcome a big rival to Old Trafford, for the second time in five days, when Chelsea come visiting this Sunday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were beaten 2-0 by city rivals Manchester City on Wednesday night.The defeat damaged their top-four hopes, while putting City in control of the title race.Chelsea were held 2-2 by Burnley in their last fixture and will be looking to boost their chances of qualifying for the Champions League.Kick off is 4.30pm West African time.Sunday, April 2816:30 Manchester United vs Chelsealast_img read more

Cricket: NCF Reveals A First For Women’s National Team

first_imgThe Nigeria Cricket Federation will appoint a Cricket Services Manager for the women’s national team for the first time ever and direct fifty per cent of revenues to funding women’s cricket, a move which it says is geared towards developing the women’s game.NCF president Professor Yahaya Ukwenya made the revelation in an appearance on Channels Television where he disclosed the Federation’s commitment to equal treatment for men’s and women’s cricket.Women’s cricket in particular has found a resurgence under the Ukwenya-led NCF.The women’s national team faced Rwanda in a bilateral series early last year in what was their first international outing in years and the team recorded another first when they competed for the first-ever time at the 2019 ICC World Cup Africa Women’s Qualifiers in Zimbabwe where they defeated Mozambique and lost to Rwanda.Ukwenya said the NCF intends to build on the foundations laid so far for the women’s game by employing dedicated personnel and increasing funding to ensure rapid development of women’s cricket.“We have a very important plan for female cricket. We are on the verge of employing for the first time, female Cricket Services Manager who will oversee female cricket specifically,” Ukwenya told Channels TV.“The other thing we have planned is that fifty per cent of the resources and investment of grassroots development will go to the girls because we feel this is an area we can work on.”In addition to dedicated coaches and increased funding for the women, Ukwenya said the NCF will continue organising Inter-State competitions for female cricketers to ensure steady engagement and regular competition for the players.“Again, we have a female competition that we are going to continue regularly.“Inter-State Competitions will see that those crop of players that are playing at the moment are competing regularly and we are getting the best out of them.“Whatever we put into male cricket, we are also equally putting into female cricket as well because we are behind in this area. We didn’t start female cricket development early in Nigeria. Nevertheless, we hope that within a few years from now, we should be able to compete favourably with the best female teams on the continent.”RelatedICC Women’s World Cup: No Pressure on Female Yellow Greens, Says NCF President (AUDIO)May 5, 2019In “Cricket”Cricket Will Rival Football In Nigeria – NCF VP Uyi Akpata (AUDIO)August 11, 2020In “Cricket”Cricket Takes A Dive for Nigeria’s Sporting InterestFebruary 20, 2019In “Sports”last_img read more