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Subject:  Location technology Date:  6/19/2000  2:37 PM
Author:  markehb Number:  3018 of 8787

A recent Computer Letter featured "location technology" as a key trend that will be driven by the move to wireless. Basically, the theory goes that for m-commerce to be really effective, a consumer will need to be located via this technology, and then matched up with a range of potential produsts/services that are relevant to that consumer. ie you are driving about looking for a pizza, and your cellphone buzzes with a 25% coupon for a pizza round the corner.
Companies involved in this include Qualcomm, MSFT, Nokia etc etc, but it strikes me that some kind of databases will be crucial.

Hence my interest in MapInfo, who have recently done a deal with Oracle to provide them with location services for their e-biz applications. Does anyone have any insights into this company and its potential in the m-commerce space?
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