Joel Falconer

Joel Falconer

Experienced editor and technology, business and productivity writer who enjoys focusing on emerging tech like Bitcoin and the possibilities of the future. Available for work.

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment's plan for a life after World of Warcraft is paying off. Here's how the company did it.

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The Future of Money

When it comes to money, there’s a lot of change going on. Money is one of society’s most embedded, ancient institutions; it doesn’t change quickly. Technology, on the other ...

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Bitcoin: Alive and here to stay? Or slowly fading away? - The Next Web

Bitcoin, the infamous pseudonymous cryptocurrency with no centralized authority, has had a tumultuous history so far. In 2011, especially, the currency hit new highs and lows – with ...

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25 Mbps Broadband Speeds by 2019: Stupidest Policy Ever?

With an election one week away in Australia, the incumbent Labor Party's latest piece of propaganda is a spoof of the opposition's proposed broadband infrastructure policy -- one that ...

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Australia's Mandatory Internet Filter Has Finally Been Killed

Today, the Australian Federal Government has announced that it will no longer pursue the Cleanfeed, a mandatory ISP filtering program riddled with problems and ethical concerns. It ...

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7 Lies Productivity Gurus Tell You

To many, the meteoric rise of blogs about productivity in the mid-2000s was inexplicable and came out of left field. It probably shouldn’t have been a surprise. Products like Stephen ...

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A Journey into the Dark Corners of the Deep Web

I’ll never forget the time that I came across a huge archive of old BBS text files, back when cell phones were still bricks and dialup was the norm. There were hundreds of them, and ...

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Bitcoin, the Peer-to-Peer Currency that Hopes to Change the World ...

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer currency with no centralized authority, that provides some level of anonymity to its users. Those behind it claim that it has the potential to change the ...

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Humanity Plus: How Transhumanism Could Change the Human Race

Human technology is an incredible phenomenon. It's something that grows exponentially: for every advance we make, our next advances are more varied and easier to attain. Our inventions ...

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Joseph Robert Lewis: With Digital Publishing, There's Room for ...

Joseph Robert Lewis is a writer. He's not your local Starbucks writer in hipster clothes, staring lovingly at his Macbook Pro and failing to break 100 words a day. He's a professional. His ...

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How Two Uni Friends Started DesignCrowd & Built a Multi-Million ...

DesignCrowd is a design crowdsourcing service -- a site where buyers can list a job for a logo, web design or other visual end product and receive a number of options from designers ...

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What is the Technological Singularity? - The Next Web

Moore's Law has been around for 46 years. It's a descriptor for the trend we've seen in the development of computer hardware for decades, with no sign of slowing down, where the number ...

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10 Awesome Webfonts You Can Get For Free - SitePoint

Everyone’s decking their websites out in Proxima Nova and Adele now that services like Typekit make webfonts easy to use and the standard web-safe set look increasingly dated. But what if you don’t want to throw down recurring money for a service like that, or your client doesn’t want to add an additional expense to […]