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.
- RT @trengriffin: People who try to explain market price changes by naming a single factor crack me up. mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKC… Markets are … 10 hours ago
- RT @Techmeme: PayPal launches Commerce, a toolkit for integrating buy buttons into apps, in closed beta techcrunch.com/2016/02/11/pay… https://t.c… 14 hours ago
- RT @rdoddala: Facebook wants what twitter's got and twitter wants what facebook's got! https://t.co/hPerpfpgSw 15 hours ago
- RT @digiphile: .@Facebook prompted me about #DemDebate with a hashtag. cc @chrismessina youtube.com/watch?v=o56pLq… https://t.co/UWXrLsJ0Dl 15 hours ago
- As much as I love my @amazonecho , it is invaluable to those with disabilities. Especially when paired with home automation. 15 hours ago
- Marvel’s Peter Phillips answers the call to speak at GamesBeat Summit 2016 February 12, 2016
- The DeanBeat: Farewell to #GamerGate February 12, 2016
- Betcade shows off the look of its Android app store for real-money gambling February 12, 2016
- Rapidly growing Chinese mobile market poses a challenge to Western businesses February 12, 2016
- Tech’s 10 biggest losers and 5 biggest winners this earnings season February 12, 2016
- RunKeeper acquired by sportswear giant Asics February 12, 2016
- Viral all-star OK Go picks Facebook over YouTube to launch new music video February 12, 2016
- BitTorrent launches $4.95 annual subscription to remove ads from uTorrent February 12, 2016
- 7 marketing hacks to roar through the downturn February 12, 2016
- Google self-driving car effort expands hiring, posts manufacturing jobs February 12, 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 sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Technology's effects on our language
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- The chart every member of Congress should see
Monthly Archives: September 2006
MapQuest introduced their take on draggable maps. The maps themselves are nicer than Microsoft’s and Yahoo’s, but not at the same level as Google’s, both in terms of appearance and performance. One big disappointment: If you do a search using … Continue reading
ESPN pulled the plug on its mobile offering yesterday. The service offered an ESPN branded cellphone. This comes as no great surprise. Among Mobile ESPN’s challenges: ESPN is not a telecommunications brand. Limited selection of handsets. Limited range of price … Continue reading
I feel guilty every Sunday when I get The Washington Post. The routine is the same. The first thing I do is get rid of the classifieds — six sections of newsprint whose only value to me is the exercise … Continue reading
I hate to check bags. I hate the wait to see if the airline has lost my bag. And the wait to talk to the overworked agents who have to deal with grumpy customers. Because of the idiotic new “security” … Continue reading
Today brought stories such as “Authorities say easing ban on liquids won’t endanger fliers”. I fully agree, but only because the ban didn’t do anything to make fliers safer in the first place. Another USA Today story talks about airport … Continue reading