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.
- Parking meters are a killer use case for Apple pay. Current solutions like @Parkmobile and @pay_by_phone are usability disasters. 5 hours ago
- Apple Pay: Coming To 200,000 Vending Machines And Parking Meters businessinsider.com/apple-pay-comi… 5 hours ago
- #ux what is wrong with this interface? http://t.co/HKajemG3Dg 5 hours ago
- FCC chairman mocks industry claims that customers don’t need faster Internet | Ars Technica arstechnica.com/business/2015/… 7 hours ago
- Apple's market cap increased 2 snapchats or 1/2 @Uber today. Unrelated: Uber is bigger than lowest market cap Dow component. $TRV 7 hours ago
- Apple generated more revenue in one quarter than Google did in all of 2014 January 30, 2015
- A cloud for every industry — real estate, health care, & beyond January 30, 2015
- Industrial Toys launches its Midnight Rises digital graphic novel January 30, 2015
- Why Singapore is hoping to attract U.S. startups January 30, 2015
- Amazon has more reason to become a mobile operator than Google does January 30, 2015
- What to Think, Ep. 39: File sharing frenemies January 30, 2015
- Why Product Hunt went from intimate community to the hottest marketing platform in town January 30, 2015
- Hurrah! Amazon will finally disclose finances for its Amazon Web Services cloud business January 29, 2015
- Google misses in Q4 2014 with $14.48B revenue, $6.88 EPS on slowing ad revenue growth January 29, 2015
- Amazon breaks its losing streak, with EPS of $0.45 on net sales of $29.33B January 29, 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?
- Is it true, as Fast Company wrote recently, that Square is "no longer the high-flying startup it once was" (August 2014)?
- 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
- The death of nuance: Komen, ALS and Uber
- PR tip: Don’t use a celebrity’s death to pitch your company
- You have a friend who is depressed? Here’s what to do
- The smartest question I was asked by an entrepreneur and team member
- Why I retweet racist assholes
- My genius list
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- About Rakesh Agrawal
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
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