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.
- Last night's iPhone recorded @ModernFam completely unrealistic. Claire was able to connect to airport wifi without hassle. Never happens. 9 hours ago
- RT @jdh: My answer to What happens with a startup CEO if the company fails? Is his/her career 'burned'? Are VCs open to give … http://t.co/… 13 hours ago
- RT @pkedrosky: Cute that Apple is holding its Apple Watch event March 9th, the day after we turn our clocks ahead. Ho ho. I get it. 13 hours ago
- More news of substance being traded for viral videos as @scripps lays off investigative reporters poynter.org/news/mediawire… 16 hours ago
- RT @pkedrosky: When launching a new product, always be clear where the spend is going to come from. What are buyers gonna spend less on? 16 hours ago
- Google reverses porn ban on Blogger after backlash February 27, 2015
- Is Tesla Model S P85D The World’s Fastest Sedan? Yes, if… February 27, 2015
- Kobalt, whose tech collects royalties for music royalty, gets $60M from Google Ventures, Michael Dell February 27, 2015
- Learn to program robots for free, on your own time February 27, 2015
- What 2 runaway llamas taught us about net neutrality February 27, 2015
- Backlash against the sharing economy is a sign it’s maturing February 27, 2015
- Tim Cook remembers Nazis’ victims at Israeli Holocaust museum February 27, 2015
- Keen IO has had technical issues lately. So it’s doing an AMA tomorrow February 27, 2015
- Dylan’s Desk: Why the coming messaging economy will be very big business February 27, 2015
- Tumblr CEO Karp struggles to defend net neutrality on CNBC ‘Squawk Box’ February 27, 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
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Groupon resource page
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Why I'm joining Groupon
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
Monthly Archives: October 2007
My friend Jason ran in the Marine Corps Marathon yesterday. The marathon, like many races, uses a chip on runners’ shoes to track times. The Marine Corps Marathon also offered runner alerts: you could sign up before the race to … Continue reading
Crises force people to think differently. Faced with a rapidly moving story, media outlets in Southern California have done an outstanding job in adopting Web 2.0 tools to keep readers informed during the tragedy. SignOnSanDiego, the Web site of the … Continue reading
Very few occupations are constitutionally protected. Journalism is one of them. The first amendment says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the … Continue reading
From the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, a book of pictures of London taken from a balloon. The book covers eight square miles.