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Ad giant Google is also considering snapping up mapping software firm Waze, which could spark a bidding war with Facebook over the business. Sources whispered to Bloomberg that Google was interested in the navigation firm - which is, of course, seeking a price tag of more than $1bn. What kind of tech company are you these days …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    killing them softly

    if you can't outdo them, buy them out and strangle them in the privacy of your own home. Extra bonus: kick your competitors like facebook in the nuts.

    It would be funny if google were to enter a bidding against facebook, in order to drive up the price, lose the bid, in order to make facebook sink to the bottom with that "investment" round their neck.

    1. Euripides Pants

      Re: killing them softly

      Damn, beat me to it...

  2. Michael Hutchinson

    The 'POP' of the bubble can't be too far away now!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How would Facebook make any usefulness out of the acquisition of a mapping company......real question.

    1. BRYN

      it would mean that it wouldn't have to pay Google to use its map api when people check in around the world, which possible runs £100,000's per annum.

      So it could fairly quickly pay for itself.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "fairly quickly"?... even if we take the absolute maximum of your vague guess ("hundreds of thousands" can't be more than £999,999 in my book), it would still take an awful lot of years to "pay for itself" with a pricetag of $1bn+.

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