Facebook navigating in a new direction?

In this installment of Investor Beat: the social networking giant explores buying the map app Waze.

By Motley Fool Investor Beat May 10, 2013 4:15PM
According to reports, Facebook (FB) is in talks to buy the navigation app Waze for $1 billion. Waze provides crowd-sourced information on traffic conditions, police presence and car accidents.

What would a Waze deal mean for the future of Facebook?  What would it mean for investors?   In our lead story on Friday's Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts James Early and Matt Koppenheffer tackle those questions.
The Also making news during Friday’s market action, and covered in Investor Beat:
  • Shares of Gap (GPS) rise after the retailer reports strong same-store-sales growth in April.
  • Tesla (TSLA) picks up even more speed, one day after reporting its first-ever quarterly profit.
  • Activist investor Carl Icahn proposes a new buy-out deal for Dell (DELL).
  • Universal Display (PANL) slips after reporting a $5 million quarterly loss.
And we close Friday’s episode with two stocks to watch.  Matt’s got Wal-Mart (WMT) on his radar.  James, meanwhile, has an eye on Breitburn Energy Partners (BBEP).

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