Google's acquisition of Waze hints at a future for location applications in which users can gain real-time, crowdsourced information about businesses or public transportation, an article in Fourth Source says. "Google will be able to tell you what coffee is being enjoyed at that cafe down the road, whether you’ve just missed the no.7 bus back home, or if that new shop that just opened is a hit. Yes, some of these things are possible using just the reviews feature, but not in real time," the article said.

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