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Boris’s Bikes and Open Data

photo credit: Charlotte Gilhooly I’m an early adopter, or possibly a serial alpha tester. I’m always willing to give something new a go, especially when it comes to new ways to get around my city, London. I was first off

Posted in London, mobile 2.0, Web 2.0

Mobile Web Apps will Beat Native Apps

Since upgrading my iPhone to the 2.0 software, I’ve dived into Apple’s app store and I’ve been making a point of trying out apps from across the store but focusing on content creation tools (such as the excellent WordPress app

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Posted in London, Mobile Web

Open Business Models at Mobile 2.0 Europe

Open Business Model Panel at Mobile 2.0 Europe moderated by Mike Butcher It’s the final panel at Mobile 2.0 Europe, featuring panelists from Blyk (Leif Fågelstedt), Admob (Laurence Aderemi), GetJar (Ilja Laurs), Bango (Ray Anderson) and Fjord (Chris Liu) and

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OnePulse: So Far, not so Good

Update on the Barclaycard OnePulse. Apparently, getting an application out to me in the mail is too difficult for these guys because I haven’t received it yet. I also don’t quite understand why I have to re-apply for this card.

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Posted in London, Technology

Customer Service

Some get it. Some don’t. It’s not always who you expect. Today I marched down to the FedEx store to send my ailing Powerbook 12″ laptop off to be fixed / upgraded (that’s another story — hopefully to be documented

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Posted in London

Last.fm Purchased by CBS

Just came across this news item this morning. Very interesting news, I think. I saw these guys present at Future of Web Apps and I have to say it’s a great application of “user generated content” — in this case,

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Victorian iPod on Display at Tower Bridge?

Well – it’s more like a Victorian Walkman, but I still though it was cool. This pocket-sized device (manufactured in 1926) unfolds into a miniature phonograph. Amaze you friends, confound your enemies! It was on display on the upper deck

Posted in London, Technology

Laptops in the Tube

Here’s an interesting trend: I am seeing more and more laptop usage in the Tube these days. To the New-Yorker in me, it would be unthinkable to get out my laptop and start typing away on any kind of public

Posted in London, Mobility

Pasta Mobiles? It’s Science!

The London Science Museum is featuring an exhibit called “Dead Ringers?” which highlights the problem that discarded phones pose to the environment. By their count, 1712 mobiles a day are upgraded, and if not properly recycled they can leak poisonous

Posted in London, Mobility

Mobile Monday London (redux)

Wow! I think I tapped some kind of latent market demand, because Mobile Monday London looks like it’s really set to take off. So far 61 people have expressed interest in the event and joined the Yahoo group we are

Posted in London, Mobile Monday

Who is Daniel K. Appelquist?

I'm an American Ex-Pat living in London. I'm a father of two and husband of one. I am the Open Web Advocate for Telefónica Digital, focusing on the Open Web Device. I founded Mobile Monday London, Over the Air and the Mobile 2.0 conference series.

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.

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