January 30, 2004

YAIP (yet another internet patent): geoLocation

quova, inc. has announced that it has secured a US patent related to geoLocation. in case you don't already know, geoLocation is a technology that determines the geographic location of website visitors basically by doing a db lookup of a visitor's IP (data usually based on WHOIS, etc.). i'm not a lawyer and don't know how this will play out but it smells like it could spell the end of my freebie geoLocatorCFC and others like it: oh boy.


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