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.
- Is there a site that IDs the dramatizations in "based on a true story" movies? (Watched "the walk" last night; loved it.) 5 hours ago
- After GM (ignition switches) and VW (emissions) hard to trust OEMs with driverless cars. twitter.com/davidsacks/sta… 5 hours ago
- Seems @OpenTable might be using deep POS integration to generate lists of top menu items. Great stuff. http://t.co/jLFq5ugw0U 2 days ago
- RT @PaymentsDave: #PayPal busy nurturing partnerships for big play in the ever-changing commerce and omni-channel worlds ... http://t.co/IQ… 2 days ago
- LinkedIn scraper needs to be better about decimal points. twitter.com/linkedinpulse/… 2 days ago
- Bitcoin flounders in Australia as regulatory worries bite October 4, 2015
- Mattel and Google teamed up to make VR kid-friendly. They got pretty darn close October 4, 2015
- When Lean startups can be dangerous October 4, 2015
- Study: Brands that message more, sell more October 4, 2015
- How tech helped the NBA’s Golden State Warriors win a championship October 4, 2015
- How to turn a city into a startup hub October 4, 2015
- China to hasten roll-out of car charging network: Xinhua October 4, 2015
- Blizzard hopes Legacy of the Void ending will satisfy StarCraft II fans October 4, 2015
- How Uber is rewiring your customer’s brain and what you can do about it October 4, 2015
- Veep friend finder app races to 5,000 users in one week, dev says October 4, 2015
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- 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
- You have a friend who is depressed? Here’s what to do
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
- Groupon resource page
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Investing in Groupon is like investing in a leaky bucket
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
Monthly Archives: March 2007
Google revamped its mobile search offering, simplifying the search process. Before, you had to enter a search term and then select which index they wanted to search: Web, mobile, local or images. Now you can type in a search term … Continue reading
Google is offering flight status information via SMS. Just send your flight number (e.g. UA 484) to GOOGLE (466453) and you get a return message with flight departure and arrival times, gate information and the airline’s phone number. (With most … Continue reading
A terrific presentation from Andrew Tomkins of Yahoo! Research at ICWSM today. He mentioned Yahoo’s Taglines – another way of visualizing flickr data. Flickr photos and the top tags for each day float by. (It gets better if you start … Continue reading
Today’s WSJ has a story that vividly illustrates the tradeoffs that technology can offer between privacy and security (subscription required). The story explores how the increased data that cars collect can be used: That data could be crucial to guiding … Continue reading
I’m in Vail over the weekend and then Boulder for the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. If you’re around, message me.