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Re: Looking for verification that Google and Akamai have the geo-ip for set correctly
From: "Martin Hannigan" <martin () theicelandguy com>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 01:31:28 -0500

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Neil <kngspook () gmail com> wrote:

Or maybe they just shouldn't rely on it so much.

It annoys me at the hoops I have to jump through to change the
language on Google-owned properties when they think I'm coming from
Czechoslovakia or Malaysia or some such...  Some, like Blogger, still
don't do it right...

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Like what? I have found that interacting with your favorite search engine is
generally easy and interactive as long as you know where to look. I think
that's really the problem at hand, the interaction and where you actually do

Overall, geo location has turned out to be a somewhat valuable tool in terms
of language, fraud, and localization. I think that it's important to
continue to urge improvements in this technology, not divestment.

NoSoObOp: Renesys ought to be playing in this space. :-)



Martin Hannigan                               martin () theicelandguy com
p: +16178216079

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