Tuesday, October 19, 2004

How quick is the SPOT Watch?

I just received (at 9:15am EDT) the following news flash on my watch:  "More than 100 killed or wounded in attack on Iraqi National Guard."  When I get an alert like this, my watch beeps as it's "important & instant news".  I just hit some of the major news websites and see nothing on this story yet which means it's not worthy of top billing, or the SPOT watch is close to real time.  I noticed this type of speed in news a few weeks ago when my watch told me about an earthquake.  Once I got the news on my watch, I checked Yahoo! and noticed that the same exact text was published only 5 minutes prior.

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