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.
- Took peek at a friend's IRA today, couldn't believe the horrible products she was sold by @Chase. 4.5% front end load, 96 bps domestic stock 14 minutes ago
- PSA: If your investments are being managed by @chase @MorganStanley etc, 99% chance you're getting hosed. Try Wealthfront or Betterment. 15 minutes ago
- somehow their system managed to deduct 230k miles for a SFO-LHR-LIS-SFO saver award. took forever to get it fixed. 1 hour ago
- Uber Acquires Part Of Bing’s Mapping Assets techcrunch.com/2015/06/29/ube… Interesting implications for futures of both. Key Q: What happens 2 Here? 9 hours ago
- In DC, public servants leave for private sector to get rich. In SV, private sector leaves for public service. Huge props to @shervin 23 hours ago
- Google open-sources its software for making trippy images with deep learning July 1, 2015
- 2 Google self-driving car accidents in June show why humans don’t belong behind the wheel July 1, 2015
- PayPal acquires international money transfer service Xoom for $890M July 1, 2015
- Attention, YouTube: Facebook offers first video ad split July 1, 2015
- Despite the need to, 80% of marketers can’t personalize their marketing (study) July 1, 2015
- Xbox Live down for many on Xbox One, Xbox 360 (updated) July 1, 2015
- 5 years after Ping, Apple’s social efforts still miss the mark July 1, 2015
- Magic Leap hires new content chief to bolster its defense against Microsoft’s HoloLens July 1, 2015
- Google Cloud Console for Android and iOS is now available to everyone July 1, 2015
- Europe’s game developers favor PC over iOS and Android July 1, 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?
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Technology's effects on our language
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
Monthly Archives: August 2007
It’s not even Labor Day and my local Costco already has Christmas merchandise out, complete with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” playing nearby. Only 116 shopping days left!
Yesterday, I wrote about how The New York Times is having to look at handling corrections in an era where their archives are becoming increasing accessible to search engines. I decided to take a closer look at how the Times … Continue reading
The New York Times public editor writes this week about an increasing problem: incorrect information from the Times that lives forever in search engines. The Times has started surfacing its archived content in a way that search engines can crawl. … Continue reading
After leaving AOL, I decided to get some personal cards printed. Instead of going the conventional route, I went with Moo. It’s a great little company out of the UK that lets you print cards with full-color pictures on the … Continue reading
I find that increasingly companies are asking me to answer surveys after speaking to their call center agents. Whether it’s a credit card company, insurance company or travel provider, they want to know how satisfied I am. Many times, I … Continue reading
The Times reports today that the percentage of homes with cell phones and no landline now exceeds the percentage of homes that have a landline and no cell phones. It’s been about four years since I paid a landline phone … Continue reading