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One of the latest technology innovations now being discussed at trade shows and by some of the visionaries in our industry is "location-aware" applications. Location-aware applications are becoming increasingly attractive due to widespread dissemination of wireless networks and the emergence of small and cheap locating technologies. For example, location-aware applications could enable businesses to provide effective, dynamically personalized customer service directly or through intelligent portals. A personal digital assistant (PDA) coupled with a global positioning system (GPS) opens the way for applications that automatically trigger the delivery of information relevant to the user's current location.

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