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 all of this). #blogthis  

People’s wallets used to expand with each passing year. Now, the opposite is happening: many of the wallet’s contents have been siphoned out by the smartphone.

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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 for the time being, and that an enormous amount of work will be required to move everyone over to v6. The reward is similarly amorphous – things will "work better" in the "long term."

So what do we need to do to kick-start this? We've already had a "World IPv6 Day" and that seemed to come and go with little fanfare.

What is the end user experience or service that IPv6 enables which will result in a groundswell of popular support for moving to IPv6? Or is this one of those things that just won't happen without a public mandate?

#blogthis

The UK government has come in for sharp criticism for failing to do more to make Britain convert to the net’s new addressing scheme.

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BitTorrent’s Plan for 2013? Go Legit

BitTottent Plans to "Go Legit" in 2013?

Er – I don't mean to burst their bubble, but from my PoV the main users of BitTorrent are people who probably can't get access to the content they are torrenting via legitimate means. See this episode of "The Oatmeal" for a quick primer: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones. This issue is exacerbated even further when you consider all the international usage – e.g. Hulu doesn't stream outside the U.S. not because of technical reasons but because the rights holders have only licensed Hulu for North American distribution. European and other distribution rights are licensed to other provers. As long as this byzantine web of content distribution rights continues to exist, peer-to-peer file sharing will never be able to "go legit" and if they didn't exist then BitTorrent wouldn't need to exist anyway… #woolythinking  

BitTorrent, the start-up behind the popular peer-to-peer file-sharing system of the same name, has a resolution for 2013: to align itself with the entertainment industry and legally distribute movies,…

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Keep calm and trust HTML5 – the video is out: http://vimeo.com/54188798 – notes, slides and screencast…

Keep calm and trust HTML5 – the video is out: http://vimeo.com/54188798 – notes, slides and screencast are on the blog: http://christianheilmann.com/2012/11/23/keep-calm-and-trust-html5-chris-heilmann-hackernews-meetup/

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GM extends EV drivability with apps

Very cool example of m2m that incorporates a smartphone experience to do something useful – give EV drivers information that helps them get the most out of their vehicles. Would like to see an API on top of this though to enable this to plug in to existing navigation or mapping apps.

Ahead of its first new electric-vehicle launch, GM’s OnStar division announces apps to help drivers plan trips and charge their vehicles. Read this article by Wayne Cunningham on CNET.

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Over the Air 2013, 27th-28th September 2013

Very excited to be in the planning stages for Over the Air 2013! #ota13

36 Hours of Mobile Development

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Space net used to control robot

And yet more news on BBC about the future of the #InterplanetaryInternet ! There's definitely a thing going on about this. /cc +Hadley Beeman +Douglas Schepers +Ariel Waldman 

Astronauts on the International Space Station use an experimental version of interplanetary internet to control a robot on Earth.

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Google search page background images are going away. I guess I was the only one who thought these were neat? I am going to miss my Tower Viewer. Maybe I should start using Bing? #grumblegrumble  

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Google Plus Plus Plus

Ok – I realized recently that I hadn’t posted on this blog since January of this year. However, I have been very active in putting my voice out there in other social media. I’ve been active on Twitter, I’ve been active on Facebook, and (surprisingly, to me) I’ve been increasingly active on Google+. I say surprisingly because I, like many others, was initially pretty skeptical of Google’s foray into the social networking scene. However, after using it for quite a while, I’ve found myself gravitating over there for the kind of expression that used to take place on my Blog. Google+ seems to work well for longer-form content, and especially as as a place to generate discussion. There also seems to be a good critical mass of people there. However, I’m not comfortable having Google+ be the only record of my longer-form posts. So, as an experiment, I’ve installed the Google+ plug-in and as of today I’ll be automatically importing new (public) messages I post to Google+ into my blog here. This through the magic of the Google+ API. That way I figure I can have the best of both worlds: people can view, comment on or link to any of my posts on Google+ or here and I can keep a record of everything I’ve said here in my self-hosted WordPress instance.

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How to build a video link to Mars

Great article on BBC on interplanetary communications: "Mars to Earth: How to send HD video between planets" http://bbc.in/StPewZ

Brought back to mind a lunch-time table discussion we held at W3C  #tpac  last week in Lyon (with +Hadley Beeman +Douglas Schepers and others..)  The discussion was about the interplanetary Web. Can we imagine a Web that could extend across multiple planets, and if so how would this Web be different than the "World Wide Web" we currently know…and what (if any) changes would be required to underlying Web technologies?

Looks like there is plenty of work on the Interplanetary Internet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplanetary_Internet) and potentially some work at the Web level going on at ESA (http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMFQJHWP0H_index_0.html)... Anything else going on out there? Any +NASA projects?

Paging +Ariel Waldman

#blog  

Mars Rover Curiosity is sending us HD photos – but will we one day be able to receive HD video from the Red Planet?

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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.

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