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.
- Seems @OpenTable might be using deep POS integration to generate lists of top menu items. Great stuff. http://t.co/jLFq5ugw0U 1 day ago
- RT @PaymentsDave: #PayPal busy nurturing partnerships for big play in the ever-changing commerce and omni-channel worlds ... http://t.co/IQ… 1 day ago
- LinkedIn scraper needs to be better about decimal points. twitter.com/linkedinpulse/… 1 day ago
- The @opentable app is one of the few third party apps that support 3D Touch. I'd implement differently but appreciate the effort. 1 day ago
- Fantastic post by @StevenLevy on how Jobs fleeced @CarlyFiorina, and her lack of business acumen medium.com/backchannel/ho… via @fmanjoo 2 days ago
- 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
- Tor browser co-creator: Experian breach shows encryption may not be security panacea October 3, 2015
- Jet could win the online retail game with old-school ads October 3, 2015
- Data likely stolen from Experian/T-Mobile spotted for sale on dark web, says Trustev October 3, 2015
- Don’t fail fast. Don’t fail early. Just don’t fail. October 3, 2015
- Meet the 27 all-star moderators for GamesBeat 2015 October 3, 2015
- A VC’s guide to the saturated digital health market October 3, 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?
- 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
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Investing in Groupon is like investing in a leaky bucket
- Groupon resource page
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Technology's effects on our language
Monthly Archives: August 2007
One of my guilty pleasures is watching the Family Feud. Those who know the show can skip the rest of this paragraph. The Family Feud is an American TV show that pits two families (in teams of five) against each … Continue reading
The New York Times has opened its My Times customized home page to the public. (via Techcrunch) Anyone who has used My Yahoo!, Pageflakes, Netvibes or iGoogle will find the look and feel very familiar. The default modules include Journalist’s … Continue reading
You see a sign advertising gas at $3.09 a gallon. You pull in and fill up. After filling up, you realize that you were charged $3.59 a gallon for the same grade of gas. Bait and switch? Sounds like it. … Continue reading
In the latest incarnation of widgets that let users slice-and-dice content, Google Maps is now allowing users to embed maps on Web sites. Several of Google’s other properties allow users to embed content, including YouTube’s embeddable videos and Picasa’s slideshows. … Continue reading
The Los Angeles Times weighed in on the new Google News feature which allows sources quoted in stories to respond. After a bizarre lead — “Many publishers consider the Internet, and Google in particular, a greater threat to their livelihoods … Continue reading