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.
- May you never have to deal with the @CAfranchisetax board. The IRS is a joy by comparison. 7 hours ago
- Good thoughts on how to make decisions by @angusdav Committing to decisions - Providence Business News pbn.com/Committing-to-…? 2 days ago
- RT @chchien: the pain continues for SF renters. 1BR now $3460 on average. prices are having a negative impact on startup ecosystem http://t… 2 days ago
- Nordstrom's customer service reputation also applies to Nordstrom Bank. Couldn't have been more polite when I accidentally missed a payment. 2 days ago
- RT @stevesi: Meera Joshi CEO of NYC Taxi commission saying "city is better off with services like Uber and Lyft" due to competition. On @S… 2 days ago
- Honda Fuel-Cell vehicle U.S. sales date gets a little fuzzier March 6, 2015
- Udacity launches Nanodegree program for iOS developers March 6, 2015
- Women claim their place in the game industry March 6, 2015
- Why email marketing is still in style — and thriving March 6, 2015
- What to Think, Ep. 44: Using big data to improve your March Madness bracket March 6, 2015
- No Nexus 6, no Google wireless service for you, claims report March 6, 2015
- Sony’s latest VR prototype proves we’re just waiting on the games March 6, 2015
- Facebook beefs up its recommendations for mobile games March 6, 2015
- Google’s mobile network is a science project, not a threat to Big Telco March 6, 2015
- WibiData lays off employees, switches CEO in new focus on analytics app March 5, 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)?
- A simple fix to an Uber-related security issue
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Why I'm joining Groupon
- How do you pay for a ride on SF Muni with a $20 and a $1?
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
Monthly Archives: May 2007
Mahalo launched yesterday to much fanfare. The reference tool comes from Jason Calacanis, the entrepreneur behind Weblogs, Inc. and the founder of the Silicon Alley Reporter. Billed as “the world’s first human-powered search engine”, Mahalo is a cross between Wikipedia … Continue reading
Google today released Street View, allowing users to zoom in to street level in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Denver and Las Vegas. (I can’t help but think Denver was selected to get a dig in at Mapquest.) It’s the … Continue reading
One of the features promised when Google’s My Maps launched was that the content created would be searchable by users. I stumbled upon this feature in action while searching Maps today. This map was created by a local bar, showing … Continue reading
I was up in New York City over the weekend and got to see my favorite dosa vendor. Thiru Kumar runs NY Dosas, a dosa cart in Washington Square Park. It has good, cheap eats. ($5 for lunch in NYC.) … Continue reading
Google announced GPS support on the Blackberry 8800. This is a huge move. It’s great that a major U.S. carrier, Cingular AT&T, is allowing free access to location data. I would have expected them to disable GPS access. I love … Continue reading
EQO launched a new Voice over IP service for cell phones this week. The downloadable software allows you to make cheap international calls from your cell phone. A call from the U.S. to London on EQO costs 2.3c per minute, … Continue reading