I am the CEO of redesignmobile.
I frequently write for VentureBeat. I also talk about technology on Bloomberg TV and CNBC. I have also written for TechCrunch and GigaOm.
I have special expertise in small business, social networking and mobile payments.
I am probably best known for my critique of Groupon and the daily deals space.
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- RT @TradeEconomista: Worthy reminder: Steve Jobs biological father was also a #SyrianRefugee @APPLEOFFIClAL @DisneyPixar https://t.co/2… 2 weeks ago
- The Marriott deal likely means another blow for @AmericanExpress. And my favorite card -- the @StarwoodBuzz AmEx will be no more. :( 2 weeks ago
- Marriott Buying Starwood in Deal Valued at $12.2 Billion bloomberg.com/news/articles/… FUCK. 2 weeks ago
- RT @Eater: In-N-Out Burger sues DoorDash for delivering burgers without its permission eater.com/2015/11/11/971… 2 weeks ago
- Epic partners with SoarTech to make Unreal Engine a tool for governments & militaries December 2, 2015
- Animoca Brands raises $3.4M to fuel growth for branded mobile games December 2, 2015
- Microsoft is reportedly working on a Surface phone, slated for second half of 2016 December 2, 2015
- Greentoe brings its ‘name your own price’ shopping app to Android December 1, 2015
- ‘Father of robotics’ Joseph Engelberger dies at age 90 December 1, 2015
- As Cyber Monday grows, Black Friday sees more digital shoppers December 1, 2015
- 5 fundamentals you can’t ignore with mobile marketing automation (webinar) December 1, 2015
- Facebook’s Zuckerberg will give away 99% of his family’s shares to promote child equality December 1, 2015
- Chrome 47 brings new developer features, over $100,000 in security fixes, and removes the notification center December 1, 2015
- Here’s what playing Halo 5 on HoloLens looks like December 1, 2015
- Why does Tina Fey not use the magnetic strip in her American Express commercials?
- How did Square lose the Apple Pay and Twitter partnerships while Stripe won?
- Is it possible for Square to lower the rate to 1.75% and compete with Amazon?
- Why is Square a popular choice for food trucks in San Francisco?
- How effective is it to have a 5,000-year vision for a company, as Jack Dorsey is said to have for Square?
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- Things Apple slammed before implementing them
- If you’re going to own individual stocks, own these three
- Rakesh’s quick guide to investing for the lay person
- Thoughts on service startups
- My genius product/service list
- My genius list
- A few New Year’s changes to the @rakeshlobster twitter feed
- Bought a smart watch in the past 90 days on an AmEx or Discover? Don’t want it? Get your money back
- PR tip: Don’t use a celebrity’s death to pitch your company
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Custom pictures come to credit cards
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Think Groupon is a technology company? Think again.
- Why I'm joining Groupon
Monthly Archives: August 2006
With the release of Flickr’s geotagging, I wanted to revisit the topic of personal maps. Now that people can geotag pictures, I want the ability to use that data on my maps. If I’m on Google Maps and pull up … Continue reading
At long last, Flickr has released a geotagging interface. Geo tagging is the process of applying longitude and latitude data to assets – in Flickr’s case, to images. Why would you want to do this? It’s easiest to explain with … Continue reading
Today’s crash of ComAir Flight 5191 reminds me how poor a job online news sites (especially those from the mainstream media) do in using the Web. Instead of the plain graphic on the USA Today article referenced above, how about … Continue reading
A friend sent me a link to a Firefox extension called TrackMeNot. It randomly sends searches to the major search engines (Google, Yahoo!, AOL and MSN.) The goal is to pollute the data stream so that it becomes hard to … Continue reading
I’m always looking for ways to improve things. Some things, however, are fine as they are. Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal writes about an $800 toilet seat that uses a combination of water jets and an air drier … Continue reading
When it comes to banking, I do pretty much everything online. I review my statements, pay my bills, download transactions into Quicken, check my account balances, change my address. If I need to do it and there’s a way for … Continue reading