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Waze Just Rolled Out A Slew Of Cool New Features For Even Smarter Drives

Ever since Google acquired the wildly popular, community-powered navigation app Waze for a cool $1.2 billion in 2013, there’s been chatter that the tech behemoth would one day pull the plug on the plucky GPS tool with over 100 million active monthly users.

Those fears can be definitively put to rest. Today Waze rolled out a slew of cool new features that make the app even more indispensable, especially during the pandemic. The changes focus on two key moments in your day: before you leave the house and while you’re on the road.

How often have you mentally calculated when you need to leave your home to get somewhere at a particular time? If you let Waze know about a planned drive, you’ll get real-time information that will help you avoid common problems like traffic or

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Google’s Waze laying off more than 5% of workforce: report

  • Google-owned Waze is laying off more than 5% of its total workforce as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, The Verge reported Wednesday.
  • Waze CEO Noam Bardin told employees in a memo that the company is refocusing on “product improvements,” “technical infrastructure,” and sales and marketing in “a small number of high-value countries,” according to The Verge.
  • The company will also shutter offices in Asia and Latin America, The Verge reported.
  • Waze, like other navigation and rideshare companies, has seen a dramatic drop in users during the coronavirus pandemic as people stay home and avoid unnecessarily sharing public spaces. 
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Waze, the Google-owned navigation app and carpool service, is laying off 30 employees — more than 5% of its total 555 person workforce — and shutting some offices as it reels from the coronavirus, The Verge reported Wednesday.

In a memo to employees, CEO

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