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.
- Do you live in Venice, Italy? Please let me know if you do. 43 minutes 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 1 hour ago
- I always thought call centers prioritized account cancellation requests. (You know, for save attempts.) @ATT can't do that right. 12 hours ago
- AppleWachPay-ed at Trader Joe's. This could catch on. 14 hours ago
- GF switched from @ZIRX to @luxevalet because zirx forgot water. Never mind that luxe doesn't do water. #expectations #branding 16 hours ago
- Square launches payroll service for small businesses June 30, 2015
- Cisco acquires cloud security company OpenDNS for $635M June 30, 2015
- Mobile product execs from Evernote, Workday, and Yelp to share their knowledge with MobileBeat 2015 attendees June 30, 2015
- Rooomy launches so you can see what white furniture would look like in your new living room June 30, 2015
- Intel Capital invests in $39M round for certificate and key management startup Venafi June 30, 2015
- Email marketing: How to maximize the most reliable digital channel with technology (webinar today) June 30, 2015
- Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Tibco, RStudio form the R Consortium under the Linux Foundation June 30, 2015
- E.U. will abolish mobile roaming charges by June 2017 and net neutrality will be ‘enshrined’ in law June 30, 2015
- Financial planning software company Adaptive Insights raises $75M June 30, 2015
- Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban and friends pour $7M into e-sports platorm Unikrn 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
- Because manholes are round
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Technology's effects on our language
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
Monthly Archives: December 2006
I like ads. At least some ads. When I’m watching programs that I’ve recorded, I sometimes will rewind just to see an ad. These are usually ads from creative advertisers like Target and Apple. Occasionally, I want to share ads … Continue reading
Imagine a Tivo that could only record one channel, would only record shows that the networks thought you might be interested in, charged you every time you wanted to watch something and then would delete it whenever it wanted. Doesn’t … Continue reading
Comcast is testing the release of movies on settop boxes at the same time they are released on DVD, according to The New York Times. The tests are being conducted in Pittsburgh and Denver. The big winners in such a … Continue reading
News organizations are actively playing the SEO/SEM game. If you do a search for “Iraq War“, “taco bell“, “litvinenko“, you will get both organic results and sponsored links from major news sites. The sites take different approaches to where they … Continue reading
Metro is now offering access to real-time information on trains on its redesigned mobile site (http://content.wmata.com/mobile). This is the same information that’s displayed on station platforms, indicating the time until the next several trains. You can bookmark the pages for … Continue reading
I’m in the process of hiring two Senior Product Managers for AOL Search. The people I hire will be working on two very exciting and truly innovative products that have the potential to significantly improve the way more than 40 … Continue reading