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.
- #ux how would you improve this page? Hint: consider how much I travel. http://t.co/5m25fKtoP8 33 minutes ago
- Window shot. http://t.co/4RS1o1GDWV 1 hour ago
- .@uber pool rides to airport should only be paired with other rides to airport, not long detours through south San Francisco. 4 hours ago
- RT @bgurley: Here is why UberPool is so important to Uber's strategy: abovethecrowd.com/2015/01/30/ube… #MyLatestATC 17 hours ago
- Wonder how many women have been hit on in @lyft line and @uber pool. I bet it is >single digit percentage of rides. 17 hours ago
- Why some of tech’s greatest minds are still missing the Internet of Things picture January 31, 2015
- WhatsApp’s highly anticipated calling feature shows up for some users January 31, 2015
- The Pirate Bay is back online after almost two months January 31, 2015
- The iPhone may be starting to steal Android’s lower-income customers January 31, 2015
- Want a new tech job in 2015? Here’s what to look for January 31, 2015
- This week on VentureBeat: An Apple Watch, the Super Bowl, Snapchat’s future, & more January 31, 2015
- Without broadband under Title II, Verizon will get off scot-free for ‘supercookies’ January 30, 2015
- New Apple and IBM enterprise app delivers a lot of utility January 30, 2015
- Deep learning startup Clarifai goes beyond image recognition, now offers video analysis January 30, 2015
- Tencent grabs the digital rights to NBA basketball in China January 30, 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon resource page
- Because manholes are round
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
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