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How to create your own URL shortener

This article from The Next Web is a good write-up of different options available for creating your own URL shortener. I’m a big fan of short URLs, but I think one of the draw-backs can be that they create a

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Quartz

I am starting to really love +Quartz! Here is a news provider that is reporting on stuff I'm interested in, as a fantastic well-designed (responsive, #html5 ) Web site with innovative features such as infinite scrolling, links to their sources,

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What’s ‘Over the Air’? Think overnight hackathon meets developer conference | Telefónica Digital Hub

I finally managed to put together a blog post on the +Telefonica Digital blog about last month's +Over the Air event.  #blogthis   #ota13 The ‘Over the Air’ event series feels more like a festival than a tech event.

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SXSW PanelPicker

Hello Google+ peeps! It's shameless self-promotion time, I'm afraid. I've put a panel submission into next year's South by Southwest #sxsw  panel picker and I would really appreciate your support in voting it up. Personally I think this panel is

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Getting started with building Firefox OS apps – Tools, Touch and Responsive Thinking

Another instalment of the video series I recorded with +Christian Heilmann on #FirefoxOS  – this time touching on developer tools, responsive design and some of the elements that developers need to worry about on mobile – e.g. touch events. (Also see

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Wrangling Over ‘Do Not Track’

Can We Stop the Tracking Already? I cannot believe this nonsense is still going on. I had to check my watch – yes indeed, it's now 2013, and we still don't have a viable do-not-track specification. This should have been

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This great article neatly skewers Apple’s claim that iMessages are encrypted “so no one but the sender…

This great article neatly skewers Apple’s claim that iMessages are encrypted “so no one but the sender and receiver can see ore read them.” This was  claim I as immediately sceptical about when it was made so it’s nice to

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Overall a very good program of talks this morning at +LeWeb London focusing on the “Sharing Economy.”…

Overall a very good program of talks this morning at +LeWeb London focusing on the "Sharing Economy." I think the idea of the sharing economy aligns well with the core values of the Web. But one thing no speaker has

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One take-away from last week’s Mobilism conference that I did not get to ruminate on during +Jeremy Keith’s…

One take-away from last week's Mobilism conference that I did not get to ruminate on during +Jeremy Keith's fine panel was just the bare fact that responsive design has arrived. Last year's Mobilism was full of pitches for responsive design

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Should We Put A QR Code On The Planet Money T-Shirt? : NPR

I don't get how so many people can be so vehemently opposed to the QR code, and not only that, but that people somehow view the QR code as being a weapon of "marketing." In my mind, the QR code

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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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