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.
- At least my barista was able to explain to customer in front of me how chip cards work. 18 hours ago
- Damn chip card people slowing down my Starbucks experience. http://t.co/GYZyZaQycq 18 hours ago
- Probability, journalists and weather forecasters vox.com/2015/10/7/9472… 19 hours ago
- RT @CFPB: New proposal to ban companies from using #arbitration clauses as a free pass to avoid accountability: go.usa.gov/3u6ZY 21 hours ago
- Tips to enhance your GMV yourstory.com/2015/10/enhanc… I see lots of companies ignoring coupon code repeated use. 21 hours ago
- AWS launches Amazon IoT, a cloud service for Internet of Things data October 8, 2015
- More than half of Google searches now happen on mobile devices October 8, 2015
- Mozilla Firefox will drop support for NPAPI plugins by the end of 2016, but will keep Flash around October 8, 2015
- Amazon launches EC2 Container Registry for storing container images October 8, 2015
- CEO John Chen: BlackBerry may bail on handset business if it’s not profitable in a year October 8, 2015
- Martech and adtech continue their inexorable Big Smush™ October 8, 2015
- Amazon’s hot Lambda service gets Python and VPC support October 8, 2015
- Cheetah’s global strategy pays off: Helping mobile-first businesses go global before their competitors October 8, 2015
- Amazon introduces RAM-heavy x1 and burstable t2.nano instances October 8, 2015
- Amazon launches Kinesis Analytics, a tool to process data coming in fast October 8, 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?
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Because manholes are round
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Technology's effects on our language
Monthly Archives: January 2007
I’m on vacation next week and in Dublin the following week.
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