Competitor Sues Waze for Using Its Proprietary Data

A competitor to Waze claims in a lawsuit the driving directions app stole its data, unjustly beefing up its product before selling to Google. In a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court, traffic information app maker PhantomAlert claims it discovered the theft when it found its proprietary information on Waze, which Google purchased in 2013 for a little less than $1 billion.