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.
- Great overview of Apple Music vs. Spotify ft.com/cms/s/2/1c1338… Looks like streaming rev = CD/record revenue 36 minutes ago
- MUCH smarter approach than groupon. http://t.co/bFDtfGT6Je 2 hours ago
- Do you live in Venice, Italy? Please let me know if you do. 7 hours ago
- RT @stevesi: What's going on in Greece reminded me of this from a trip just a few years ago. http://t.co/Vd9iUMxGBd 8 hours ago
- AppleWachPay-ed at Trader Joe's. This could catch on. 21 hours ago
- Mark Zuckerberg explains why Facebook is investing in artificial intelligence and virtual reality June 30, 2015
- How to make sure you don’t get charged for Apple Music June 30, 2015
- Firefox 39 arrives with Hello link sharing, smoother animation and scrolling on OS X, better Android pasting June 30, 2015
- Google updates Gmail with … wait for it … emojis June 30, 2015
- The Pebble Time is likable — but smartwatches have left it behind June 30, 2015
- Mobile ad tech takes center stage at Cannes Lions Festival June 30, 2015
- SalesMesh 3.0 now allows sales reps to team up outside of Salesforce June 30, 2015
- Pinterest rolls out buyable pins on iPhone and iPad in the U.S., with Android and desktop support coming later June 30, 2015
- Windows 10’s latest preview adds even more Xbox gaming features June 30, 2015
- Trion Worlds chief: You got MMOs? Bring ’em to our platform June 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?
- How effective is it to have a 5,000-year vision for a company, as Jack Dorsey is said to have for Square?
- 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
- 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
- Social media and the new world of work — my take
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Technology's effects on our language
- Because manholes are round
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
Monthly Archives: October 2006
I’ve been playing with Google’s Custom Search engine lately. In short, it lets you build custom search engines around a given topic. You can create your own search engine around toys, HDTV, restaurants, travel Web site — whatever interests you. … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of talk about the copyright issues that YouTube faces with the vast volume of clips that aren’t authorized by content creators. We’ve seen a number of licensing agreements for content. YouTube has also pulled unauthorized Comedy … Continue reading
YouTube has begun to remove Comedy Central clips from shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. It’s unfortunate. Colbert’s show has been one of the leaders in embracing the Internet and engaging with viewers online. The Internet audience, … Continue reading
It seems that more and more news stories these days are just the results of what publicists, leakers and political operatives spoonfeed to reporters, with very little investigation. Take the latest salvo in the ugly campaign for Virginia Senate between … Continue reading
Google’s blog has a plea for users to not use Google as a verb. Just as we’re not supposed to Jet Ski or Xerox, Google’s lawyers would appreciate it if we stick to using Google as a noun. There is … Continue reading
I was driving home tonight and heard a promo on XM for tonight’s World Series broadcasts. Listeners have their choice of four programs: The Detroit feed The St. Louis feed The network feed The Spanish language feed It’s another indicator … Continue reading