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.
- The pictures added to Yelp reviews of Memories Pizza in Indiana are priceless. yelp.com/biz_photos/mem… 1 hour ago
- "I ordered an extra large pizza with EXTRA HUGE SAUSAGE and they said I could not have sausage at all, since I was a male." -- Yelp review. 1 hour ago
- Homophobic pizza restaurant in Indiana gets trashed on yelp. (With some defenders.) yelp.com/biz/memories-p… 2 hours ago
- RT @hunterwalk: The World Will Only Get Weirder (or more provocatively, The End of Rules) stevecoast.com/2015/03/27/the… http://t.co/RIShgxdlDX 6 hours ago
- RT @pkedrosky: The combined market cap of Dell, Microsoft, Intel & Cisco peaked at around 45% of Nasdaq 100 capitalization — & has since fa… 6 hours ago
- Mobile ad spending to hit $100B in 2016 and become the biggest digital ad market April 2, 2015
- Citi analyst: iPhone sales are going to blow expectations away — again April 2, 2015
- BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe production will double to meet demand April 2, 2015
- 6 mobile marketing strategies that need to die April 2, 2015
- Salesforce buys mobile authentication startup Toopher April 2, 2015
- The EU sets the stage for formal antitrust charges against Google April 2, 2015
- This is how you purchase digital currencies April 2, 2015
- Angry Birds in the park? Aireal’s augmented-reality tech for businesses could make it ‘real’ April 1, 2015
- Tesla may have won April Fools’ Day with Apple Watch parody April 1, 2015
- OpenStack hardware startup Nebula shuts down April 1, 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
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Think Groupon is a technology company? Think again.
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
Monthly Archives: January 2007
You can do a lot of things with your pictures these days – turn them into notecards, magnets, calendars, mugs, puzzles, stamps, T-shirts. With all the gimmicks credit card companies use to try to get you to pick their plastic … Continue reading
Farecast is one of my favorite sites for checking out airfares. It’s a data junkie’s dream – Farecast does for airfares what Zillow does for real estate data. You can slice and dice airfare data in a number of different … Continue reading
I’ve noticed lately how many of my friends and colleagues have adopted Gmail addresses. Although Gmail is still a very distant 4th place (after Yahoo!, MSN and AOL) when it comes to the broad Internet audience, it seems to have … Continue reading
The folks at Yahoo! Research have used flickr’s APIs to create a new way to look at the world. The TagMaps take tags from flickr and plot them on Yahoo! maps. The current implementation is slow and the display of … Continue reading