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.
- "At least 36 brokerages cut their price targets"... it's always nice when analysts look in the rearview mirror to make their forecasts. 2 hours ago
- I'd be tempted to buy a drone to capture the footage of the FAA shooting it down. 2 hours ago
- The FAA says it will shoot down your drone if you fly within 36 miles of the Super Bowl yahoo.com/tech/faa-says-… 2 hours ago
- RT @panzer: An algorithmic Twitter (execution crucial, obv) is a better, more useful Twitter to a wider variety of people https://t.co/JjwW… 2 hours ago
- Loving my PUT (YELP) YELP INC FEB 19 16 $29 2 hours ago
- Indiegogo lays off some employees in restructuring February 6, 2016
- The Pirate Bay now uses Torrents Time to let you stream all its movies and TV shows February 5, 2016
- Watch us play Unravel, an adorable puzzle platformer from Electronic Arts February 5, 2016
- LinkedIn sheds $11 billion on stock’s worst day since debut February 5, 2016
- Big in Tehran: Inside Iran’s $140M console and PC market February 5, 2016
- Ubisoft hypes up Trackmania Turbo’s VR capabilities with 360-degree video app February 5, 2016
- Hacker hijacks Dridex botnet to serve free antivirus February 5, 2016
- BMW-backed valet startup, Zirx, kills off consumer business to focus on enterprise February 5, 2016
- Twitter says it’s ‘suspended over 125,000 accounts’ related to terrorism February 5, 2016
- BlackBerry confirms layoffs, says 200 affected (updated) February 5, 2016
- 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 look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Why small businesses are snapping up the daily deal
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Watching American football in Dublin
- Technology's effects on our language
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