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Waze is a GPS navigation software app owned by Google. It works on smartphones and tablet computers that have GPS support. It provides turn-by-turn navigation information and user-submitted travel times and route details, while downloading location-dependent information over a mobile telephone network. Waze describes its app as a community-driven GPS navigation app, which is free to download and use.

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Waze adds lane guidance, one of Google Maps’ best features

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Waze knows some new ways to make your drive better, down to which lane you should pick

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Google’s Waze lays off 5 percent of its workforce, closes offices in Asia and Latin America

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Waze now lets you send directions from your computer to your phone

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Waze begins rolling out railroad crossing alerts globally

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A leader of a New York City march got arrested. Here's how the protest unfolded

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Readers respond —Google Maps or Waze?

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