Was Waze a Good Deal for Google?

Google made headlines recently with its acquisition of Israeli mapping start-up Waze. The deal's received mixed reviews, especially due to the price tag, which is rumored to be north of $1 billion -- quite the payout for a company with little-to-no revenue. So what gives? Should Google shareholders be concerned, or did Google once again prove it's one of the smartest tech conglomerates around? Fool contributor Andrew Tonner weighs in the deal in the video below.

As one of the most dominant Internet companies ever, Google has made a habit of driving strong returns for its shareholders. However, like many other web companies, it's also struggling to adapt to an increasingly mobile world. Despite gaining an enviable lead with its Android operating system, the market isn't sold. That's why it's more important than ever to understand each piece of Google's sprawling empire. In The Motley Fool's new premium research report on Google, we break down the risks and potential rewards for Google investors. Simply click here now to unlock your copy of this invaluable resource.

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