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.
- It's amazing how quickly @Bankoff took a sports blogging network and turned it into a media powerhouse. 7 hours ago
- Congratulations to @karaswisher and @Bankoff. A great combination. 7 hours ago
- Landlord just hit me with a 22% rent increase. #lifeinSF #talkrent 11 hours ago
- Simple and very useful @Target watch feature. http://t.co/VhbiqeYkYL 4 days ago
- Watching people use that @McDonalds touch screen ordering... Clearly the ux and process flow needs a lot of work. 6 days ago
- Mobile web market will triple in size to $850B by 2018, says Digi-Capital May 27, 2015
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren puts tech crowd to sleep with talk of infrastructure May 27, 2015
- Why EMC’s $1.2B Virtustream purchase could be a big deal in the cloud market May 27, 2015
- Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level May 27, 2015
- Engagement to die for: Snapchat has 100M daily users, 65% of whom upload photos May 27, 2015
- Value-add VCs are not bullsh*t — here’s why May 27, 2015
- Microsoft integrates its How Old face-recognition tool into Bing image search results May 26, 2015
- Tubular Labs adds $7M for video analytics and marketing service May 26, 2015
- Vox Media acquires tech blog Re/code May 26, 2015
- IRS hacked, thieves made off with 100K taxpayers’ data May 26, 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
- 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
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
Monthly Archives: July 2007
It’s a sure sign that I’ve been spending a lot of time interviewing that when I saw the story about the guy who bought something at all 171 Starbucks in Manhattan in one day I turned it into an interview … Continue reading
PepsiCo is planning to clarify labels to tell consumers that its Aquafina water is actually bottled from public water supplies. According to the CNN story, the labels will be changed from “Bottled at the source P.W.S.” to “The Aquafina in … Continue reading
Yesterday was my travel day from hell. I arrived at National Airport around 11 to catch a noon flight to Philadelphia. Because of a ground stop at Philadelphia they pushed back the flight to 12:45. We boarded the bus toward … Continue reading
The Post’s Rob Pegoraro has a story this week on two products I’ll never buy. One is the Samsung Jitterbug, a feature-free cellphone. The other is the HP Printing Mailbox. It connects to a regular telephone line and prints emails … Continue reading
Upstart traffic measurement company Quantcast has released some impressive data on the effect of the Facebook platform on audience growth. The company measured pre- and post-Facebook platform usage on three popular companies: Slide, HOTorNOT and RockYou. All three have seen … Continue reading
I’ve seen many tries at personalization in the last decade. Most don’t work very well. Among the best personalization systems are Netflix’s and Amazon’s recommendations engines. There’s another to add to the list, and it comes from an unlikely source: … Continue reading