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Google Maps will now help drivers stay within speed limits, avoid speed traps

Google Maps will now start showing speed limits and speed camera locations, so that drivers will not be flagged for speeding tickets. The new features arrive to the app years after they were introduced in Waze. The post Google Maps will now help drivers stay within speed limits, avoid speed traps appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Waze, Google Maps


Spotify Adds Car View: Helpful But Not Voice Control

Spotify is rolling out 'Car View,' a simplified larger print view designed to make it easier for users to control basic functions while driving. The feature is rolling out slowly Android devices. No word yet on when it will be added to the iOS app. Had no idea Spotify had car view...thought maybe they just decided i needed old-man mode or something. pic.twitter.com/b8JXsj0tho — Kyle Renken (@kylerenken) January 15, 2019 "The text of the track title and artists are larger, ther...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Pandora, Voice Control, Waze, Amazon Music, Bruce Houghton, Kyle Renken


BlueRun Ventures closes on $130M, ups Cheryl Cheng to GP

Silicon Valley venture capital firm BlueRun Ventures has lassoed $130 million in capital commitments for its sixth fund. The firm invests in early-stage mobile software and financial services companies, including online lending platform Kabbage and navigation tool Waze. BlueRun has also announced the promotion of Cheryl Cheng to general partner. Cheng joined the outfit in 2008; she’s focused on mobile and data opportunities within the enterprise and consumer markets. The firm also counts founder...
Tags: Tech, Paypal, Korea, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Waze, Nasdaq, Bluerun Ventures, Kabbage, Coupa, Cheng, John Malloy, Jonathan Ebinger, Cheryl Cheng, BlueRun, Waze BlueRun


BlueRun Ventures closes on $130M, promotes Cheryl Cheng to GP

Silicon Valley venture capital firm BlueRun Ventures has lassoed $130 million in capital commitments for its sixth fund. The firm invests in early-stage mobile software and financial services companies, including online lending platform Kabbage and navigation tool Waze. BlueRun has also announced the promotion of Cheryl Cheng to general partner. Cheng joined the outfit in 2008; she’s focused on mobile and data opportunities within the enterprise and consumer markets. The firm also counts founder...
Tags: Travel, Paypal, Korea, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Waze, Nasdaq, Bluerun Ventures, Kabbage, Coupa, Cheng, John Malloy, Jonathan Ebinger, Cheryl Cheng, BlueRun, Waze BlueRun


2020 Ford Explorer: History Repeats Itself

The 2020 Ford Explorer arrives as Americans demand more and more SUVS. Ford analyzed consumer feedback and designed the 2020 Explorer accordingly.  New, more powerful engines compliment a host of convenience and safety tech. In March of 1990, minivans broke into a cold sweat when the 1991 Ford Explorer moved into the neighborhood. While the two-door Explorer “Sport” helped the single crowd pursue all things 90s, the four-door became a viable option for families. Contrasting the minivan, the Ex...
Tags: Post, United States, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Associated Press, Waze, Bon Jovi, Ford Motor Company, Wayne State University, Chicago Assembly Plant, Ford Explorer, Hau, Car News, Car Talk, Carl Anthony


Silabur Cave in Sarawak

Have you heard about the Jade Caves of Sarawak? Yes, a cave that looks like it is made from jade, which is called the Silabur Cave in Serian, Sarawak.  This beautiful cave has been around for a very long time, and mostly visited by researchers, but in 2016, the cave became more popular among the locals, mainly due to the beautiful jade texture of the cave walls.  Silabur Cave in Sarawak This beautiful cave is found in the district of Serian, which is about 90 minutes drive from the cit...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, China, Malaysia, Waze, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, David Jr, Facebook Page, West Kalimantan, Kalimantan Indonesia


Amazon Adds 1 Million Reasons Not To Use Your Car Radio

Amazon is bringing Alexa voice control to the car. Announced in September, the Echo Auto is finally shipping to the more than one million drivers that pre-ordered it. To boost sales farther, the Echo Auto is on sale for $24.99, a 50% savings. Add free Spotify and TuneIn accounts and any advantage held by broadcast radio and SiriusXM virtually disappears.   ''“We had over a million [pre-order] requests,”. Amazon Alexa VP Steve Rabuchin said at CES. “Now, we’re just starting to ship....
Tags: Amazon, Music, Diy, Music Industry, Car, Radio, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Waze, Alexa, Music Business, Music Tech, Broadcast & Satellite, Musician, Bruce Houghton


Episode 23: The Technology Twilight Zone

On this mini-episode of The Geek In Review, Greg talks about three eerie/interesting/scary instances where the technology seems to be ahead of us humans. Can Amazon be tracking us in a craft store? Are automated computer game players AI? Should guidance apps like WAZE, create a dangerous situation? Well, all three happened. Is it purely happenstance, or is it the technology going beyond our understanding. Probably happenstance… but still eerie. Marlene explored a number of unique holiday dri...
Tags: Amazon, Podcast, Texas, Law, Russia, Uncategorized, Waze, Knowledge Management, Devil, Greg, Alexia, CI, Marlene, Richard Brautigan, David Whelan, Donde Esta Santa Claus


Amazon Echo Auto (An Echo For Your Car) – On Sale Right Now!

If you are a fan of the Amazon Echo, they have come out with a version you can use in your car – the Amazon Echo Auto. It connects to your phone to help you do many things hands free while driving, like play music, find gas stations, make phone calls, ask for directions and more. It is mounted on your dash, and is suppose to be able to hear you over your music and all. It could be a very nice way to add some of those modern functions to your car! (**Note – this may be an invitation only offer f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Waze, Frugality, Alexa, Thrifty NW, Amazon Comes, Amazon Echo Auto, NPR Make


Waze sold to Google for $1 billion — but its CEO says the company owes its success to Apple (GOOGL)

A passing mention from Apple CEO Tim Cook in a public apology letter sent droves of users to Waze when it was still a fledgling navigation app.  CEO Noam Bardin says the company still celebrates "Tim Cook day"every year — and largely attributes the company's success to that mention. Read Bardin's full interview with Business Insider here.  In 2012, one day after the launch of Apple Maps, CEO Tim Cook posted an open letter on the company's website. "We are extremely sorry for the frustration t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Trends, Tesla, Tim Cook, Waze, Noam Bardin, Bardin, Apple GOOGL, Bing MapQuest


New Year’s Eve: How to ring in 2019 at Southern California casinos

Looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve? Many of Southern California’s casinos will be open with such offerings as concerts, dance parties and even bowling. Agua Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; 760-321-2000, hotwatercasino.com Break out your leg warmers, parachute pants and Members Only jackets because Agua Caliente is having its free Totally Awesome ’80s New Year’s Eve Bash around the casino floor. It will include a live DJ, ’80s lookalikes, free ...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Waze, Prince, Michael Jackson, New Year's Eve, Michael, Eagle, Highland, Southern California, Spa Resort, Ac, Kelsey


I cut Google out of my life for 2 weeks, but the alternatives prove why Google is so much better

Google offers a lot of helpful services, such as its browser Chrome, Google Search, Gmail, and Google Maps. It owns YouTube and Waze too. Many of these products integrate and share data, which makes the user experience more convenient, but it also requires the user to accept that Google will track and use a lot of personal information. Because of his concerns about privacy, Senior Producer Matt Stuart tried to stop using all of Google's services.   Matt Stuart: When Google launched Gmail in ...
Tags: Apple, Chrome, Firefox, Google, Yahoo, Youtube, Trends, Siri, Waze, Apple Maps, Bing, Command, Google Home, Gboard, Matt Stuart


Waymo could be a $250 billion win for Alphabet, Jefferies says (GOOGL)

Waymo, the autonomous-driving technology company, could prove to be a huge boon for Alphabet, Jefferies analysts wrote in a research note out Wednesday. Google's parent company, Alphabet, spun off Waymo in 2016. Follow Alphabet's stock price live. "Can Waymo Drive Alphabet's Stock?" Jefferies equity analysts wondered in a research note to clients Wednesday.  It certainly could, the analysts concluded in a sweeping report that examined the self-driving company's impact on the Google-parent Al...
Tags: Apple, Google, California, Trends, Tesla, Mit, Ubs, Waze, Morgan Stanley, Jefferies, Alphabet, Blackrock, PHOENIX Arizona, GOOGL, Waymo, Colin Langan


Waze sold to Google for $1 billion — but its CEO says the company owes more to Apple than anything (GOOGL)

A passing mention from Apple CEO Tim Cook in a public apology letter sent droves of users to Waze when it was still a fledgling navigation app.  CEO Noam Bardin says the company still celebrates "Tim Cook day"every year — and largely attributes the company's success to that mention. Read Bardin's full interview with Business Insider here.  In 2012, one day after the launch of Apple Maps, CEO Tim Cook posted an open letter on the company's website. "We are extremely sorry for the frustration t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Trends, Tesla, Tim Cook, Waze, Craig Jackson, Noam Bardin, Bardin, Barrett Jackson Auction Company, Bing MapQuest


We talked to the CEO of Waze about selling to Google for $1 billion, his new Tesla, self-driving cars, and the future of your commute (GOOGL)

Many founders depart from their startups soon after the company is acquired — but not Noam Bardin. We sat down with the Waze CEO at CB Insights' Transform conference to talk about selling the company to Google for $1 billion. He talked Tesla, Uber, self-driving cars, and more in a fireside chat about how Waze was moving beyond traditional notions of commuting. One of the first hard decisions Noam Bardin, the CEO of Waze, had to make in the early innings of the company's life was deciding w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Israel, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, David


The CEO of Waze explains why he's still running the company five years after selling it to Google for $1 billion (GOOGL)

Many founders depart from their startups soon after the company is acquired — but not Noam Bardin. We sat down with the Waze CEO at CB Insights' Transform conference to talk about selling the company to Google for $1 billion. He talked Tesla, Uber, self-driving cars, and more in a fireside chat about how Waze was moving beyond traditional notions of commuting. One of the first hard decisions Noam Bardin, the CEO of Waze, had to make in the early innings of the company's life was deciding w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Israel, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, David


New diverters on Ankeny and Lincoln part of plan to keep drivers off side streets

New driving discouragers on SE Ankeny at 15th.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “Things have changed a lot since we did our neighborhood greenway assessment [in 2015]… There’s more traffic pressure.”— Roger Geller, PBOT Life is slowly but surely getting harder for people who drive in Portland. And that’s exactly what the Bureau of Transportation is aiming for. In the past week they’ve laid down median diverters that limit where we can drive. The goal is to encourage us to keep our ...
Tags: Google, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Lincoln, Waze, Brown, Geller, Burnside, Reese, Ankeny, Buckman, Parrott, Sharrows


Feature Friday: Plan A Trip

I don’t really use Waze that much. My trips are typically a combo of walking, biking, subways, and driving and Google Maps does a great job of offering all of those options. Waze is made for driving. So I am more of a Google Maps user than a Waze user. But Waze has one feature that I am increasingly addicted to: the “plan a trip” later feature. I am going to Brooklyn this morning for a Board Meeting and then I need to be in my office later. So I pulled out my phone, launched Waze, and figured ou...
Tags: Google, Uncategorized, Trends, Brooklyn, Waze, Google Maps


How to Make Santa Your Navigation Voice in Waze

It’s that special time of year. You know, the precious month and a half where you can have Santa Claus “guide your sleigh” with driving directions.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Santa Claus, Gps, Waze, Lifehacks, GPS Navigation, Make Santa Your Navigation Voice


Radio: It’s been a year since The Sound 100.3 went off the air, and its fan page is still more active than most stations

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a year since The Sound (now KKLQ, 100.3 FM) left the airwaves for good. November 16th was the day, at 1 p.m. Posts on The Sound LA Radio Family page of Facebook paid tribute to the station, including a video post of the final minutes of the station as it dropped classic rock due to the station’s sale to a satellite-syndicated religious format. Of course, it didn’t have to be this way, but radio is a business … and a poorly-run one at that. Regardless, wha...
Tags: Facebook, La, Sport, Soccer, Waze, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Robert Pittman, Klos, KABC, Levine, Dick Clark, Entercom, KFI, Woolsey, KHJ


List of useful phone apps to help with traveling

With Thanksgiving approaching, travel brand ambassador Brandi Reed says it's time to pack your phone with useful apps to make holiday traveling easier.Here are the sites she suggests: Google Maps for navigation Waze for navigation (user-generated information) for information about locations you might pass while driving Headout for finding activities in major cities HotelTonight for finding a last-minute hotel room Skyscanner to compare plane ticket prices AAA is predicting 4.2 mill...
Tags: California, Waze, Local News, AAA, Brandi Reed


4 Things to Do if Your Car Runs Out of Gas

The holidays are here and it’s time for road trips.  Ideally you’ve planned ahead, but sometimes even the best plans don’t work out. Like making sure you have enough gas in the tank.   What should you do if your fuel light goes on and there’s no service station in sight? Being prepared can help you avoid getting in the situation to begin with. However, knowing what to do if your car runs out of gas can help make a stressful situation safer and less intimidating. What To Do If You Run Out of ...
Tags: Fcc, Abc, Autos, Waze, John Stossel


Some investors are donating their homes to families in need, as the tech industry responds to the California wildfires (FB, GOOG, GOOGL)

The Northern California Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire near Malibu have collectively claimed the lives of at least 50 people as of Wednesday, and destroyed over 8,000 homes.  Some prominent investors, like Redpoint Ventures' Ryan Sarver and ENIAC Ventures' Nihal Mehta, have responded by offering up their Northern California homes to those displaced by the fires.  Airbnb has been able to facilitate the offering up of homes, as well, with over 2,000 hosts offering shelter across California thr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, California, San Francisco, Trends, Tim Cook, Airbnb, Waze, Sonoma, Malibu, Redpoint Ventures, Business Insider, Southern California, Northern California, Menlo Park


Connect with high-quality publishers and broadcasters in Display & Video 360’s Inventory module

This is the fifth post in a series about Display & Video 360 innovations.Display & Video 360 is organized around five integrated modules that work together to simplify the end-to-end campaign process: Campaigns, Audiences, Creatives, Inventory and Insights. Today you’ll learn more about new capabilities of the Inventory module, where media teams can browse a diverse marketplace of media across formats, devices, and screens, then easily negotiate and manage campaigns with a range of deal types—fr...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Pandora, Mlb, RFP, Waze, Rubicon Project, CBS AMC, YouTube Gmail, Google Marketing Platform, YouTube Reserve


Transpo data start-up Ride Report raises $3.4 million in venture funding

Ride Report homepage. When we first profiled Knock Software in 2015 we said their small device that counts bicycle traffic would “change planning forever.” Nearly four years later that device is no longer part of their business, but the company itself has more than lived up to the headline. CEO William Henderson at the Alice Awards last month.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Knock, makers of the Ride Report app and a transportation data dashboard used by cities, just completed a $2.6 m...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Business, San Francisco, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Waze, Oakland, Google Maps, Clinton, Bay Area, Henderson, William Henderson


Obvious Ventures adds Di-Ann Eisnor as venture partner

Di-Ann Eisnor, a onetime director of growth at Waze and currently incubating new urban systems at Google’s Area 120, was named venture partner at Obvious Ventures. The San Francisco firm said Eisnor will help to find and fund world positive startups across the full stack of urban infrastructure. Source: Medium blog post
Tags: Google, Trends, People, Waze, Obvious Ventures, Ann Eisnor, Obvious Ventures The San Francisco, Eisnor


Pandora, Deezer, iHeart, TuneIn now playing on your drives with Waze

Your drives just got a whole lot more musical with Waze who have added 7 new music partners so that there is never a dull moment on your journeys. Waze have been helping people to get where they’re going for over 10 years and with their latest partners they’re helping people to enjoy the journey even more. Soundtrack your journey with 7 different music streaming services now built in to Waze’s app so that listening to music whilst navigating your journey is seamless and most importantly safe. ...
Tags: Scribd, Spotify, Music, Maps, Audio, Car, Pandora, Radio, Streaming, Npr, Stream, Waze, Journey, Navigation, Iheartradio, Deezer


Waze’s new audio player supports Pandora, Stitcher and more

Drivers can now listen to their favorite tunes without having to leave the Waze navigation app. This week, Waze added an audio player to its crowdsourced navigation app that aims to deliver music, podcasts and other content from seven major platforms, including Pandora, Deezer, iHeartRadio, NPR, Scribd, Stitcher and TuneIn. These partners have integrated their audio experience into Waze by using a new suite of developer tools, called the Waze Audio Kit. A beta versionof its Android and iOS...
Tags: TC, Apps, Spotify, Tech, Pandora, Automotive, Computing, Npr, Waze, Pandora Stitcher, Stitcher Radio, Waze Audio Player


Waze Adds Pandora, Deezer, iHeart, TuneIn, More To App

Popular navigation app Waze has added 7 audio services including Pandora, Deezer, iHeart and TuneIn to its  Waze Audio Player, designed to seamlessly stream audio alongside Waze driving directions and alerts. Spotify was announced as a launch partner last year. The 8 Waze audio partners are Pandora, Deezer, iHeartRadio, NPR One, Scribd, Stitcher, TuneIn and Spotify.  Using voice control, users can listen to an impressive list of music, podcasts, audiobooks, radio and news sources. ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Waze, Bruce Houghton, Pandora Deezer


Solo PR Pros Pick Best Apps for Running a Business on the Go

Written by Michelle Kane, Solo PR Pro Premium Member and Head Honcho of Voice Matters, LLC Working as solo consultants, many with virtual teams, we depend on our technology. Email, Cloud Services, Skype, etc., it allows us to work together and move our client work forward. With the caveat that I do strive for balance, I’ll be the first to confess that I love my tech. Any tool that helps me provide deliverables more efficiently and enhances the work itself is welcome. I recently upgraded my cell ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Evernote, Entrepreneur, Public Relations, Pr, Waze, Ifttt, Barber, Flipboard, Facebook Twitter and Instagram, Lisa Gerber, Living the Life, Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest, Solo Pr Pro