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Joe Wilcox
Worked at Betanews
Lives in San Diego, Calif.
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Occupation
writer, journalist
Employment
  • Betanews
    Executive Editor, 2011 - 2015
  • ZDE
    Editor, 2006 - 2009
  • Jupiter Research
    Senior Analyst, 2003 - 2006
  • CNET
    Staff Writer, 1999 - 2003
  • CMP
    Reporter, 1997 - 1999
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Male
Birthday
July 11
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
every life is epic
Introduction
I am an award-winning journalist, writer, and real Maniac, being born and raised in Caribou, Maine. But I currently live with my immediate family far from home, in San Diego, Calif.


I am an experienced analyst, consultant, editor, journalist, and storyteller. My communication skills are broader than just the written word. I have appeared on CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and other radio or TV networks or programs discussing technology and its related cultural and business impact.

During the second decade of the Millennium, my main worklife focus is producing original content, which could make you the star. I contend that "every life is epic", and through storytelling show by how much.

I am available for editing, writing, or speaking gigs and can be reached by Gmail, or you can private Circle or Hangout. Be warned, if you want to hire me: My investigative storytelling style is provocative. I want people to think about things from different viewpoints.

They say you can judge someone by their playlist or what they read. I subscribes to:

  • Economist, Nature, and Rolling Stone on iPad
  • New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post on web and digital devices 
  • Entertainment Weekly, Mother JonesNew Yorker, and Vanity Fair in print, on web, and digital devices

But often the most valuable content comes not from paid professionals but people posting to social networks (hehe, Google+), Medium, and blogs.
Bragging rights
Got my driver's license at 25, because I biked (or walked) everywhere.
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Currently
San Diego, Calif.
Previously
Caribou, Maine - Washington, DC - Boston - New York City

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I'm Mad! Some Dude is using My Gmail to open Dating and Deal Site Accounts!

Question: “When is stupidity fraud?” I ask because someone is using my gmail address to sign up for a humungous number of newsletters and websites. At first, I presumed someone trolled me. But that no longer appears to be the case. This guy, presumably…
What should you do when someone misuses your email address to subscribe to deal newsletters or dating and webcam sites? Welcome to the seedy Internet.
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Sighted in #Hillcrest: #BeforeIDie

Walking through San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood earlier this evening, I spotted something new—or at least to me. The “Before I Die…” wall has been there since June 2012. Clearly, I don’t get to that side of University Ave. often enough. There’s…
The "Before I Die..." wall, which adorns the Alibi Dive bar in Hillcrest, Calif., is monument to free speech and public expression.
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Randall Kennedy and I kick off Monday, and August, with a frank chat sure to chill #feminista bones. Forgive us NOT!

Among the topics: Great films released 40 years ago; Moon Unit the cat’s eight-year London-to-Paris adventure; vibrating sunglasses’ worn, ah, lower down; cross-dressing Bill Clinton as First Lady of the United States; Melania Trump’s Trophy Wife moment; and feeding old folks to gators (burp).

#BetteWhite   #MelaniaTrump   #FLOTUS   #MoonUnit   #cats   #trump2016   #Clinton2016   #caffeine  

https://soundcloud.com/frakthat/ep-48-about-as-pure-as-bette-white
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Ep. 48 "About as Pure as Bette White" by Frak That! Podcast
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Look Who I Met a Comic-Con @ChrisGorham

I spent today, with my daughter, at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Finally. My praise to the organization for providing shockingly accessible accessibility services for the temporarily or permanently disabled. Because of corrective eye surgery two days ago, I…
I spent today, with my daughter, at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Finally. My praise to the organization for providing shockingly accessible accessibility services for the temporarily or permanently …
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Imagine #Google suspending EU services in response to #antitrust charges. Case closed, because #PokemonGO went away. 
Yesterday, Europe's Competition Commission expanded its legal assault against Alphabet and major subsidiary Google. Four monopolies are under fire: AdSense, Android, search, and shopping services. Trustbusters allege that Google uses anticompetitive tactics to protect its market dominance, which share ranges from 80 percent to 90 percent in each category. Behind the charges is a hoidy-toity attitude typical of overly-protectionist EU regulators. ...
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Randall Kennedy & I storm the topics—from #HillaryClinton death squads to #Twitter mistaking new #UK #PM for #NSFW actress. #TheresaMay #TeresaMay

Among the other topics: Roomier airplane middle seats for the increasing number of extra-wideload passengers; lies clothiers tell to make you feel thinner; #PokemonGO; #BattlestarGalactica and #Stargate movie remakes; sliming #Ghostbusters; #VladimirPutin, man of the people; and much more.

https://soundcloud.com/frakthat/ep-41-birthday-bliss
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Ep. 41 "Birthday Bliss" by Frak That! Podcast
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My New Specs #OliverPeoples

Today, I shot a new profile pic, cropped from the selfie original that you see. Last month, the local LensCrafters unbelievably broke my Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck frames, which the shop doesn’t sell. Strange, since the framemaker and optical store are…
Joe Wilcox models Oliver Peoples O'Malley eyewear. The cropped version of the original shown is his new profile pic across social media.
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I got my last pair of glasses at Costco... Really surprised at the quality and selection of frames. They don't have a lot of frames, but they're all really great brands. Extras like the anti-reflective coating are inexpensive. The eye exam only took 15 minutes -- they use a high tech device to get the Rx, and the doctor just verifies it. So it's not like "does this look better or does this look better" for 30 minutes. The computer nailed it! They told me it examines your eye muscles as the "balloon" image goes in and out of focus. I guess this is the future. Even doctors will be out of jobs. An optometrist can see 2-3 times as many patients a day.
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Randall Kennedy and I are in full, offensive mode in a podcast thematically tying together #ClintonKaine and #SummerOlympics.

https://soundcloud.com/frakthat/ep-49-toxic-waste

#Clinton2016 #Rio2016 #WildBeasts #AphaFemale #BeachVolleyball #feminism #EColi #Speedo
Randall Kennedy and Joe Wilcox tie together two seemingly unrelated events—the Clinton-Kaine campaign and Summer Olympics—into single theme “toxic waste”. Joe kicks off the podcast by proposing Wild Beasts’ tune “Alpha Female” as the Democratic ticket’s theme song. Randall likes the selection for Tim Kaine, whom he describes as a beta male and the anti-Trump. The jabs are never ending thereafter until they start talking about the Rio Olympics, wa...
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Randall Kennedy and I talk about buried thumbs, New Mexico treasure hunts, quest for the next US president, #PokemonGO  and more! #dnc2016  #Trump2016 #ComicCon   #RussianHackers   #HarryPotter   #StarTrekBeyond  
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Frak That Ep. 46 "Treasure Hunt" by Frak That! Podcast
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Red Shirts Mark My Comic-Con Blues #SDCC2016 #ComicCon

I won’t attend all, or even most, of San Diego Comic-Con as planned this week. SDCC is the only event I look forward to all year. But an opportunity came to undergo corrective surgery in one of my eyes (the other follows in a few weeks) sooner than…
I won’t attend all, or even most, of San Diego Comic-Con as planned this week. SDCC is the only event I look forward to all year. But an opportunity …
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Expanding the #antitrust case to four #Google monopolies is big trouble. #AdSense #EuropeanCommission
Alphabet Admirals Sergey Brin and Larry Page had better tell Captain Sundar Pichai to close the watertight doors—lest the search and advertising ship sink in the North Sea, where depths reach 700 meters (2,300). Brrrr. Are the lawyers handing out life preservers? Will paralegals man the water pumps?
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Why not the United States is obvious: Google has paid off the United States. Currently-employed Googlers work at the Pentagon. The former FTC commissioner wrote Google propaganda. 282 members of Congress have received contributions from Google. Hillary has a strong relationship with an Alphabet CEO, and so this isn't going to change when the Obama administration leaves office.
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Randall Kennedy and I discuss gay Sulu; Wimbledon pee breaks; baby as assault weapon, bug bars; and more.

#StarTrekBeyond #BlondeOnBlonde #Trump2016 #Brexit 
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Ep. 40 "Pop-Culture Visions" by Frak That! Podcast
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It's often repeated that the future of mobile will boil down to Apple versus Google, or iPhone and Android. But that’s far too broad. It's S

10 reasons to get excited about the Nokia N8
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'Star Trek' aired 45 years ago today [videos]
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Who bought iPad 2?
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What's wrong with Google TV?
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iTunes pricing is out of control
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