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Joe Wilcox
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Lives in San Diego, Calif.
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Caribou, Maine - Washington, DC - Boston - New York City
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every life is epic
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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.
Work
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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
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July 11
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Married
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Early Micro Fourth Thirds and oddballs like the Sigma DP1 led affordable, mirrorless cameras to popularity. Among the key benefits: Convenience of a rangefinder, like the one used on Day 87, but for much less cost; physically smaller size; and lenses that…
Early Micro Fourth Thirds and oddballs like the Sigma DP1 led affordable, mirrorless cameras to popularity. Among the key benefits: Convenience of a rangefinder, like the one used …
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Neko is primarily an indoor cat, but we do take him out for brief jaunts in the apartment complex courtyard. While he’s not trim, our bulky boy can still climb when motivated. Here he finds his way down from one of the trees, after shimmying up in chase…
Neko is primarily an indoor cat, but we do take him out for brief jaunts in the apartment complex courtyard. While he’s not trim, our bulky boy can …
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When choosing photos for this series, I weigh many considerations, such as: Image quality and appeal, composition, and story behind the image or the one about the shooter. Today’s selection is soft and doesn’t represent the high IQ typical of Matt…
When choosing photos for this series, I weigh many considerations, such as: Image quality and appeal, composition, and story behind the image or the one about the shooter. …
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Today’s selection comes with a question: Does the effect appeal to you? Computer scientist by day, photographer the rest of the time, Pedro Szekely is a fan of HDR—high dynamic range—techniques for shooting and processing images. Done right, the…
Today’s selection comes with a question: Does the effect appeal to you? Computer scientist by day, photographer the rest of the time, Pedro Szekely is a fan of …
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File today’s selection under category “less is more”. Joe Dammel borrowed a friend’s Nikon D3000 to shoot self-titled “Mickey’s Dining Car” on Oct. 26, 2011. The original was a “7-shot HDR image” that nearly two years later demanded re-processing “to…
File today’s selection under category “less is more”. Joe Dammel borrowed a friend’s Nikon D3000 to shoot self-titled “Mickey’s Dining Car” on Oct. 26, 2011. The original was …
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What would you pay to protect your brand? Should you have to? #sucks #dotsucks
As someone whose name also is his brand (welcome to 21st-century journalism), I watch with interest the new .sucks top-level domain, which is available for select preregistration through May 29—the only time to surely secure your.sucks. Today, I looked to a reputable registrar to see what joewilcox.sucks would cost me. Cough, cough: $3,797.99 now, during the so-called Priority Access (e.g., Sunrise) period, or $407.98 when general pre-reg starts ...
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Very interesting post, and very interesting to see where this is going. Thanks for including my opinion +Joe Wilcox​. 
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My cats want to know what you think about dot sucks domains. I am particularly interested in anyone concerned about protecting their brand, which could be your name.

For example, I considered pre-registering joewilcox.sucks for a little insurance but reputable registrars want $3,800! You may have read that big brands pay much more.

I am on tight deadline trying to pull together a story. I am interested in reaction from brand experts or people/companies with brands to protect.

Is it necessary to worry about paying beau coup bucks to secure applewatch.sucks, if you're Apple? Or google.sucks? Or johnsmith.sucks, if that's you? How much is too much too pay?: Does dot com plus social matter more for brands? Or do they need to protect turf by grabbing one of the many new top-level domains?

Bottom line: What would you do or recommend if a brand expert?

#dotsucks  
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I wouldn't worry about it - you can't possibly buy all the domains that would be offensive to your brand -- what about applesucks.com, appleblows.org, etc.  You can use existing rules to have domain names infringing on trademarks/etc taken down, but that won't cover everything (MikeRoweSoft for example).
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Yesterday, I made the mistake of ordering Harmon Kardon Nova speakers from Amazon Warehouse, which advertised: “Used, Like New. Item will come in original packaging. Packaging may be damaged. All accessories are present and undamaged”. Present, yes.…
Yesterday, I made the mistake of ordering Harmon Kardon Nova speakers from Amazon Warehouse, which advertised: “Used, Like New. Item will come in original packaging. Packaging may be …
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Basically, never buy from Amazon. IMO.
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Bing topping 20 percent U.S. search share is no cause for celebration.

#google   #microsoft   #yahoo   #search   #bing  
Yahoo's search deal with Microsoft just gets worse by the day. Six years ago, when announced, I called the agreement
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I doubt they are 20%. Microsoft pretty much invented paying analytics firms to drum up favorable results. I (and a lot of people) fell for Windows NT/Server as being the next big thing. All the while, Linux was the real winner of the server market.

I look at my own website stats. No one comes in from Bing. I don't even bother with their webmaster tools or anything. They could remove me from their index, and I wouldn't even notice...
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Surprise. Surprise. #shopping   #privacy  
I best be watchful, for my wife is smarter than she pretends to be. If not, she's the mother of all coincidence. Because by all appearances, the woman used the vendor online tracking everyone suspects to snake a great discount from Amazon. Maybe you can turn to advantage persistant invasion of your privacy.
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Yeah, yeah, blame me.

Excuse me while I download the file PayPal just emailed that will allow me to reset my account password; they claim my account might be compromised by eco-terrorists!

#security #phishing
 
It's your own fault phishing scams are successful
There is no need for cybercriminals to launch sophisticated attacks, or exploit vulnerabilities, to gain access to valuable information; a simple phishing email is all that's needed to convince a worrying number of people to hand over their login credentials. This is just one of the findings of a new security report due to be published by Verizon.
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In making today’s selection, I set out looking for a dramatic view of our planet—perhaps surging storms below. But self-titled “Sun Over Earth” wins the Day for composition, perspective, and sense of being there. NASA explains: “The bright sun greets the…
In making today’s selection, I set out looking for a dramatic view of our planet—perhaps surging storms below. But self-titled “Sun Over Earth” wins the Day for composition, …
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The Hour
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The Hour takes us behind the scenes of a broadcast news room in London during the mid 50s, with a highly competitive, sharp witted and passi

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Apple vs. Samsung: the real battle for mobile supremacy
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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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