Great buzz around waze's announcement

We just returned from Oreilly's Where 2.0 conference in San Jose where we announced the starting of waze in the US. We also demoed the already fully operational israeli waze were the community created a complete dynamic map from scratch, real time traffic with 98% coverage and a traffic-based routing that tens of thousands of drivers rely on daily to pick the best route.

The announcement got some great coverage, the driver generated model just makes natural sense. When pitching we kept getting the "oh - It's so simple, why wasn't it done before? " It was  also very apparent in most of the reviews. Here are a few: Rafe Needleman from Webware (CNET) , Anthony Ha from VentureBeat , Ben Parr from Mashable

Noam, our CEO did the five minute demo format at the Launch Pad event. Here's noam presenting:

On the social media front, we made it to being #1 on Digg. Cool!

A bit hard to see, but it's right there at the top: