Waze founder speaks candidly about being under Google's umbrella
The Information, Bardin opened up a bit more. He talked a bit about the new pressure that has been placed on himself and his team since becoming part of the Google empire. While Waze has been left to run independently, and he no longer needs to worry much about making money, his perspective on the business has changed, saying:First, Bardin joked that he's not too worried about making money now that the company has the backing of Google; but, eventually during the interview with Jessica Lessin, editor of
That is a big question, and a huge shift in perspective for a team of just a handful of people. Obviously, Google must believe that the business can scale, or else it wouldn't have spent around $1 billion for the company and its product.