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NYT falls for LBS Hype

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The New York Times adds another gee-whiz article to the volumes of ink dedicated to cell phone-based child tracking services. Just in time for the holiday shopping season!

But this is one sci-fi gadget that’s no longer fi, thanks to advanced sci — satellite-based tracking based on Global Positioning System (G.P.S.) technology. — David Pogue

Maybe if ABI and David Pogue get together, they just might be able to meet ABI’s prediction that 20 million cell phone users in North America will be subscribing to “personal locator services” like kid-tracking by 2011.

4 Responses to “NYT falls for LBS Hype”

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  2. Wasn’t there a lot of hype around GPS bracelets a few years ago, in some cases bordering fraudulent claims and products? Even Wherify, cited in the NYT article, used to have a 3D rendering of a bracelet on their site, as this Internet Archive entry shows – things have changed somewhat to more credible products.

    I remember an article in Wired around the subject, but I cannot recall the name of the company or the approximate date where it was published.