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And Google has announced it is buying Waze, a community-based traffic and navigation app, for a reported price of just over a billion dollars.
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NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports it may change the way we travel.
WENDY KAUFMAN, BYLINE: Google hopes its latest acquisition will make your morning commute easier, faster and more social.
While other traffic apps are somewhat passive, Waze tracks mobile devices as they travel, and uses that information to help analyze traffic speeds and flow.