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Rappler's latest stories on Waze


Mimiyuuuh is now a Waze voice option

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:10 PM

'Yuor LOcq4l j3j3 gHuÖrl Mimiyuuuh' is just what we need for those holiday traffic jams

IT'S YA GIRL. Mimiyuuuh is now a voice option on Waze. Screenshot from Twitter.com/mimiyuuuh

Catriona Gray’s voice can now guide you on Waze

Sep 16, 2019 - 11:31 AM

'Time to park the car and do the lava walk,' the reigning Miss Universe will sometimes quip

Photo from Waze

Waze says Makati is most accident-prone city in Philippines

Jul 09, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Manila, meanwhile, is the most flood-prone city

DJ Khaled is the Waze voice you didn't know you needed

May 23, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Because why not, right?

DJ KHALED. He's on Waze now too. Still from DJ Khaled's Instagram

Rufa Mae Quinto as your Waze voice? Here's her 'audition' piece

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Would you want Rufa Mae Quinto as your Waze navigation voice?

WAZE VOICE? The comedienne delivers. Screenshot from Rufa Mae Quinto's Youtube page

Diokno on Duterte, Crime rate down, Tropical Depression Vinta | Evening wRap

Dec 20, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Waze tags December 22 as 'worst day to drive this Christmas'

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Traffic jams may hit a peak on Friday, according to navigation app Waze

MANILA TRAFFIC. Roads are typically more crowded during the Christmas season. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Waze officially adds support for motorcycles

Nov 30, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The addition comes as Waze believes that drive times, routes and roads vary between full-sized automobiles and motorcycles

Image from Waze

PH the worst place to drive, Waze survey reveals

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The Waze Driver Satisfaction Index analyzed the driving experience of its millions of monthly active Waze users in 39 countries and 217 metros, and the Philippines gets a score of 3.02

MISERABLE CONDITIONS. Traffic along Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong on August 15, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

No more lines for gov't permits? P422M automation budget sought

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:37 AM

This what we need—a combined Google and Waze for a public wanting to get data or service from the government in a manner that is fast and in many cases free says Senator Ralph Recto

#FridayFeels: Nag-book ka ngunit kulang

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What would Waze tell you when driving around Metro Manila?

Avoid these 4 EDSA Southbound chokepoints

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Thinking Machines demonstrates how Waze data can be used to identify traffic choke points on a single road for a single direction

Image from Thinking Machines

Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

Dec 31, 2016 - 2:26 PM

There are many worthy applications you can spend your time on but we ve narrowed our list of must keep apps for 2017

Ex-'Top Gear' hosts currently a voice option on Waze

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:22 PM

The option to have Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond and James May tell you where to go on Waze is part of the promotional efforts for their new show

ON TRACK. Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson gestures as he arrives at the Ticketpro Dome for the Clarkson, Hammond and May Live Show held in Johannesburg on June 10, 2015. File photo by Stefan Heunis/AFP

What Heart Evangelista has to say about those 'Chiz for Waze' jokes

Apr 12, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Some social media users have commented that Chiz s speaking voice sounds like something you d find on Waze Here s what his wife Heart has to say on the matter

Lost Israel troops stray into camp, sparking bloody clashes

Mar 01, 2016 - 4:32 PM

UPDATED Two Israeli soldiers mistakenly end up at the Qalandiya refugee camp while using navigation app Waze

A picture taken on February 29, 2016 in the West Bank city of Beit Jala shows a general view of the West Bank biblical city of Bethlehem (R) separated from Jerusalem by the Israeli controversial separation barrier. / AFP / THOMAS COEX

Google, Disney team up for Star Wars tie-in

Nov 24, 2015 - 3:06 PM

The tweaks to the various Google products make up Google and Disney s Awaken the Force Within campaign

THE GOOGLE-STAR WARS TIE-IN. Screen shot from https://www.google.com/starwars/

Metro Manila has ‘worst traffic on Earth’ – Waze

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:56 PM

The 2015 Global Driver Satisfaction Index conducted by the navigation app Waze reveals that the Philippines is among the countries with the worst driving experiences

File photo by Kevin de la Cruz / Rappler

Platforms are conquering the business world – Internet experts

May 02, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Platforms are creating a world where every consumer is now also a producer

Doughnuts at your fingertips

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Krispy Kreme Philippines launches a mobile app as part of its digital investment to please more smartphone savvy customers – a first from a doughnut chain

Jakarta's bad traffic in numbers

Mar 24, 2015 - 8:05 PM

We know that Jakarta’s traffic is bad But how bad is it really?

JAKARTA TRAFFIC. Jakarta authorities are just the latest to target Uber, an app that has sparked protests from taxi drivers in several countries as it allows customers to hail private rides via their phones. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 12, 2014

Nov 12, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Bodies of Indonesians murdered in Hong Kong arrive home surprising police raid of Gameloft office restrictions on motorcycles in Jakarta and more

JAMMED. Motorcycle riders could soon be banned from two major roads in Jakarta. File photo by EPA

Waze announces gov't data exchange program

Oct 02, 2014 - 1:33 PM

With at least 15 partners around the world Waze aims to improve traffic conditions by partnering with local governments to provide people with information

CONNECTED CITIZENS. Waze, the people who use it, and local governments are teaming up to try and improve traffic. Image from Waze.

A guide for navigating Metro Manila

Sep 02, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Navigate the streets of Metro Manila with the right websites and apps

Google to buy navigation app Waze

Jun 12, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Google did not disclose how much the deal cost but Israeli media said it would exceed 1 3 billion

GOOGLE BUYS WAZE. Google acquires Waze in a billion-dollar deal.

Google close to Waze acquisition

Jun 10, 2013 - 12:56 PM

While no deal has been finalized Google is potentially offering US 1 3 billion for Waze

GOOGLE GETTING WAZE? Google looks to be ready to acquire Waze for a hefty sum. Screen shot from Waze blog

Waze 3.6 gets road closure crowdsourcing

Feb 28, 2013 - 1:03 PM

Waze 3 6 brings road closure information gathering to the crowds

CROWDSOURCING THE ROAD. Waze 3.6 adds crowdsourcing functionality for road closures. Photo from Waze.

10 iOS apps for getting around holiday traffic

Dec 26, 2012 - 1:25 PM

If you think driving around the metropolis is a real pain because of traffic getting around the city during the holiday season is worse Here are some apps that can help the Metro Manila driver navigate and get around the metropolis during the season

MMDA and Waze apps: Your traffic companions

Nov 20, 2012 - 2:50 PM

Looking for better road information for Metro Manila? You ll want to check out the MMDA and Waze apps

COMBINED AWESOME. Learn about how these two apps can work together to get you out of literal jams.