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Joe Wilcox
Worked at Betanews
Lives in San Diego, Calif.
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Work
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
everything is an opportunity
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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Oh how he has grown! My wife and I met this fine feline and his owner several years ago, when he was a spry, scurrying, skinny kitten. The setting sun so camouflaged the short-hair that, initially, I missed him while shooting Shy (not her real name) in…
A ginger cat sits on front steps to a home in San Diego's University Heights district. His pose compliments a stone cherub closer to the wooden fence.
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Five years ago, Jan. 15, 2012—also a Sunday—our Maine Coon, Kuma, glanced up at me quizzicality before shimmying under the back gate and into oblivion. We never met eyes again. I still feel guilty about his loss. The cat and I had developed a bond of…
On Jan. 15, 2012, our Maine Coon, Kuma, glanced up at me quizzicality before shimmying under the back gate and into oblivion. He vanished.
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I have a similar last look memory. You don't realize how deep their claws are into you until they are gone.
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I love my #iPhone, BUT something is rotting in the #Apple orchard. http://betanews.com/2017/01/09/the-problem-with-iphone/
Today we arrive at the first of two 10-year anniversaries regarding iPhone: Steve Jobs unveiling the handset six months before its release -- unusual for Apple's then-CEO to pre-announce something, but necessary, with the federal regulatory rigmarole that cellular devices go through. Jobs and his management team brought the smartphone to market at great risk: Established and entrenched manufacturers, mainly Nokia, had huge distribution channels a...
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I agree but got further: iTunes, OS X, Apple Store, and iPod all came the same year and combined are foundation for everything else -- particularly iPhone, which inherited direct capabilities from iTunes and iiPod; operating system derived from OS X; and massive manufacturing and distribution network set up for iPod.
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I would never guess that the grey metal Master & Dynamic MW60 headphones purchased in December 2015 would match my new 15.4-inch MacBook Pro a year later. But here they are, together, shot on Dec. 30, 2016, using Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF35mmF2 R…
I would never guess that the grey metal Master & Dynamic MW60 headphones purchased in December 2015 would match my new 15.4-inch MacBook Pro a year later.
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Happy New Year! I am surprised there are enough furballs in the neighborhood to keep this series going, but here we are—after a month break—with the eighth consecutive beastie since Christmas. Today’s find is a new sighting, along Campus Ave. beyond…
A seemingly chubby cat basks in the late afternoon sun in the San Diego neighborhood of University Heights. Photo shot using iPhone 7 Plus zoom lens.
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Willow approaches me meowing, as her housemate Roman circles behind. She is the only female among owner JoAnn’s four felines, whom I met on Christmas Day 2016, while walking down Campus Ave. from my father-in-law’s apartment. The 65 year-old accountant…
Willow is one of four cats from the same household that gets four hours of supervised outdoor time each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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My wife and I are busy bees, following the death of her dad last week. We’re cleaning out his apartment, which is as much the contents of a life—for the meaning they represent. Following some chores at home, on Jan. 14, 2017, we walked down Cleveland Ave.…
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Sorry to hear of your loss
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With great sadness, I must report the passing of my father-in-law exactly one month after his 95th birthday. Bob often insisted that he would live to be one-hundred-and-eleven, and I wondered if he might. Aged as the retired engineer might be, he…
In memory of my father-in-law, who died one month after his 95th birthday, I revise my 1978 poem originally titled "Lay Me Down". May he rest in peace.
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From all of us to you and yours, the best possible at this time.
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During Consumer Electronics Show 2017 yesterday, in licensing partnership with MQA, music streamer Tidal announced the new audio-fidelity tier
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A few months ago, I adopted a new, personal slogan—and it is my motto for 2017: “Everything is an opportunity”. Think of it as an adaptation of old adage: “Make your own luck”, which I Googled today out of curiosity. There’s some good advice from several…
Joe Wilcox's motto for 2017: "Everything is an opportunity". Think of it as an adaptation of old adage: "Make your own luck".
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I lied, but not deliberately. One year ago today, I wrote: “Apple Lost My Heart to Google in 2015“, explaining that “my mainstays at the start of 2016: Chromebook Pixel LS, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Huawei Watch. I abandoned Apple and there are no plans to…
Standing at the precipice of 2017, I am satisfied with my return to the Apple lifestyle. I can trust Apple, flaws and all. To Google, I am a commodity.
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The third cat in JoAnn’s troupe is Roman. If you missed them, Herman and Comet are the other two of the four. I met her and the friendly furballs on Christmas Day this year. They get four hours of outdoor run-around time each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.…
"Roman I thought was such a prestigious name. Almond was such a stupid name", owner JoAnn says about her elderly shelter cat.
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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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Watch music videos on your Android device for free! Access VEVO's entire catalog of 50,000 music videos from more than 11,000 artists.Downlo

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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