The company also found that more cellphones were lost in Philadelphia than anywhere else in the United States, followed by Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach and Newark. Los Angeles ranked 27th.
Lookout zeroed in on the data for a few cities in the United States and internationally, creating nifty interactive maps to show its findings. In Philadelphia, phones often were left behind in pizza shops. In San Francisco, coffee shops were the most common venues for lost phones. Internationally, those in London most often misplaced their phones in the pub; in Cologne, phones could be traced to vegetarian or vegan restaurants; and in Tokyo, owners lost their phones while visiting "historic sites" and ramen joints, natch.
All of which is a helpful reminder to hang on to your precious phones after Instagramming, Tweeting, Facebooking, etc., your meals at the dinner table. Lest we forget, one of the most famous lost phones of all time, a prototype of Apple's iPhone 4, was left by an Apple software engineer in -- where else? -- a bar in Redwood City.