Monthly Archives: December 2012

USPTO Preliminarily Rejects Apple’s ‘Pinch-to-Zoom’ Patent

I blogged about this in 2008 (http://www.torgo.com/blog/2008/04/beyond-point-and-click.html) and opined that patenting gestures was not a good idea. Glad to see the USPTO agrees with me. #blogthis Another Apple patent is in the spotlight tonight, after the United States Patent and

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Effort to Clarify Mobile App Data Rights Hits Snags

Digital  #privacy , and especially mobile privacy, always seem to be in the popular headlines these days. Does this mean that people are becoming more aware of digital privacy issues? My anecdotal view is that they are, but I'm wondering

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Disruptions: How My Smartphone Emptied My Pockets

This article seems describe a trend that I think will define the #mobilewallet : use of multiple applications and services that are brought together on a mobile phone (rather than a single mobile wallet application or experience that will unify

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UK condemned on net address shift

UK Government Called Out on Non-Support of IPv6 The problem with #ipv6  is that it's like Y2K with no (or at any rate an extremely amorphous) deadline. We all know that limping along with IPv4 will basically continue to work

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Who is Daniel K. Appelquist?

I'm an American Ex-Pat living in London and dealing with the increasing complexities of parenting in the digital world. I am the Open Web Advocate for Telefónica, focusing on the Firefox OS project. I am a founder and co-organizer of the Over the Air hack day series as well as a founder of Mobile Monday London & Mobile 2.0. I'm a former .com CTO and subsequent .com refugee. I like a good burger.

If you are so inclined, you may find my public key on Keybase.io.

The opinions expressed here are my own, however, and neither Telefónica nor any other party necessarily agrees with them.

My books:
Mobile Internet for Dummies
XML and SQL

For more info, see my Linkedin profile.

More (probably than you ever wanted to know) about Torgo.

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