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.
- Pretty much every piece of technology I've seen in @SkyMall catalog has been junk. 1 hour ago
- Tweeted without comment: loop pay, as seen in last (?) @skymall catalog. http://t.co/1lWe0lhtFG 2 hours ago
- That @softcard sponsored terminal, of course, triggered Apple pay on my phone. Can't win for trying. 3 hours ago
- Spotted @softcard in the wild ish. http://t.co/qufevGmN6n 3 hours ago
- Of course directionality should be limited to prevent driver redlining. 3 hours ago
- Massive minutes-long Facebook outage that brought the world to its knees appears to be over January 27, 2015
- Uber suspends service in New York, New Jersey, & Connecticut due to Blizzard 2015 January 27, 2015
- Follow these Twitter meteorologists for up-to-the-minute East Coast blizzard updates January 27, 2015
- Police can’t have it both ‘Waze’ on expectation of privacy in public January 27, 2015
- Watch out, Facebook: Snapchat will feature video from major brands (report) January 27, 2015
- Here’s how to nail product-market fit January 27, 2015
- With innovators from around the globe digging in, moon travel may be only 20 years away January 27, 2015
- These 7 weed startups are the toke of the town January 27, 2015
- Minecraft is building blocky stacks of cash for Microsoft January 26, 2015
- Apple to report strong earnings on record iPhone sales tomorrow January 26, 2015
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- 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
- Social media and the new world of work — my take
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- Because manholes are round
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
Monthly Archives: April 2007
This is a half Earth Day/half bad marketing rant. If you’re running a conference and want to give out T-shirts, make the designs something people will want to wear. I’m talking to you, Search Engine Strategies. Your T-shirt is so … Continue reading
Every week, I get an email from United Airlines telling me about their e-fares for the coming weekend. Almost every week, I ignore this email because the information isn’t relevant to me. This week’s email includes fares from Burbank to … Continue reading
I got an unpleasant surprise today – an avalanche of spam in 90 minutes. And technically, I was the one sending it. Or at least that’s what the mailservers thought. Our current email system was created in a time when … Continue reading
I added a video clip from The Simpsons to the Marge Simpson discovers Google post. It’s also below. Enjoy.
The American Institute of Architects has a compilation of 150 structures as part of the online exhibit America’s Favorite Architecture. As with any such “top” list, there’s bound to be disagreement, but the site is worth exploring. The list is … Continue reading
Today’s Wall Street Journal has a story on the hassles of buying online and picking up in store (subscription required). The story includes experiences where the item isn’t available, orders are canceled and other inconveniences. It fairly accurately reflects my … Continue reading