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Re: Geo location to IP mapping

  • From: Kevin Pawloski
  • Date: Mon May 15 13:51:49 2006
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IP location services are a niche service, they won't work in the broad sense of things. Sites that need to make lawyers happy, such as MLB.com will work well with IP location services. MLB.Com basically says they won't broadcast Dodger home games in the LA area on their website. (Or any team in their home market) Obviously there are ways to hide your location, but as long as the services offers reasonable results there will be demand for these services. Remember most of these IP location services were originally founded for advertisting reasons, not anti-fraud.

Kevin

On 5/15/06, Brian Wallingford <brian@meganet.net> wrote:

I'm not quite comfortable with the idea of building a market audience
based on data with at best dubious accuracy.

On Mon, 15 May 2006, Martin Hannigan wrote:

:At 12:49 PM 5/15/2006, Brian Wallingford wrote:
:
:><cough> scam_snake_oil_etc </cough>
:
:
:How so?




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