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.
- Snapchat is reportedly shuttering Snap Channel for good, will lay off some employees venturebeat.com/2015/10/12/sna… 1 hour ago
- RT @bgurley: People do not understand the severe risk of waiting to long to go public, @arachleff does: blog.wealthfront.com/2016-career-la… http://t.co… 1 hour ago
- I found that piece about Twitter on Facebook. Because reverse chronological dump. 1 hour ago
- Twitter is laying off 336 people. Here's why the company is struggling. - Great in depth analysis vox.com/2015/6/11/8761… 1 hour ago
- Hell, yeah. No more annoying TVs in NYC taxis. Via @sree http://t.co/F3OgtWFfTn 2 hours ago
- Facebook goes after YouTube with video suggestions, floating screen, and dedicated feed October 13, 2015
- Boomtrain raises $12M to expand email and notifications automation platform October 13, 2015
- User engagement is the new user acquisition October 13, 2015
- Pinterest’s Place Pins now display Google Map directions, business info, and reviews October 13, 2015
- Google buys app-hosting service Divshot, will shut it down on December 14 October 13, 2015
- Why authenticity is one of the most important parts of game marketing October 13, 2015
- Watch GamesBeat 2015 conference day two right here October 13, 2015
- LG files for GPay trademark to take on Apple, Google, and Samsung October 13, 2015
- 7 open-source password managers to try now that LogMeIn owns LastPass October 13, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place October 13, 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 look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
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