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SPOT from MS: Data Where and When You Need It
SPOT from MS: Data Where and When You Need It

(January 13, 2003) - Microsoft has just announced a technology that is sure to represent the most successful step yet towards it vision of "information anywhere, anytime, on any device." Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) will deliver up-to-the-minute stock reports, sports scores, and all sorts of other data directly to personal items as small as wrist watches and cell phones.

Interestingly enough, the bandwidth being used to support this technology is the same kind of radio technology that currently supports piped-in music such as Muzak. It will be seen within the next year in over 100 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

About Derek Ferguson
Derek Ferguson, founding editor and editor-in-chief of .Net Developer's Journal, is a noted technology expert and former Microsoft MVP.

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