With the deal Facebook and Waze not yet closed, Google has reportedly jumped into the fray,  making a play for the Israeli start-up company, who’s opening bid is at $1 billion dollars.

There’s another alternative also on the table now, Waze turns down both giants, keeps its independence, and raises money with another round of venture capital.

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Waze currently has 40 million registered users, and is generally considered to be best navigation program out there.

Any which way they go, Waze wins.

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