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This sounds like it would have been done during the dot-com era, when there was a boom in multinational e-commerce websites. It's really hard to be specific about it though. What I'm thinking of is an e-commerce site which guesses the user's location by their IP address or a Web browser setting, and when they land on the generic front page, automatically ...


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I think that this article may be a good start. Couldn't find a document backing it up but the post is from 9/18/07 and clearly reads: Sprint and Microsoft Debut Location-Aware Local Search ...The GPS location-aware that's going to automatically figure out what city you mean when you're searching for "Sushi Restaurants" isn't actual GPS—it's ...


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