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.
- Pretty much every piece of technology I've seen in @SkyMall catalog has been junk. 7 hours ago
- Tweeted without comment: loop pay, as seen in last (?) @skymall catalog. http://t.co/1lWe0lhtFG 8 hours ago
- That @softcard sponsored terminal, of course, triggered Apple pay on my phone. Can't win for trying. 9 hours ago
- Spotted @softcard in the wild ish. http://t.co/qufevGmN6n 9 hours ago
- Of course directionality should be limited to prevent driver redlining. 9 hours ago
- Twitter launches new group Direct Messages and video features January 27, 2015
- WitKit launches collaboration platform with ‘unbreachable’ data January 27, 2015
- Twitter’s new postcode targeting could help politicians chase local votes in the U.K. election January 27, 2015
- Chinese online food delivery service Ele.me bags new venture round of $350M January 27, 2015
- The week Silicon Valley and Europe tried to avoid open warfare January 27, 2015
- Engage.cx nabs $2.9M to ‘reinvent CRM’ January 27, 2015
- Colu raises $2.5M to use the blockchain for something other than Bitcoin January 27, 2015
- Eggcyte creates the Egg to store data when your smartphone runs out of space January 27, 2015
- Roadie raises $10M and launches its peer to peer delivery network January 27, 2015
- Auschwitz Museum takes to YouTube to mark 70 years since the liberation by Soviet troops January 27, 2015
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- 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
- Why I retweet racist assholes
- Social media and the new world of work — my take
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Groupon's other funny numbers
Monthly Archives: November 2007
In the last week or so, I’ve seen a few of our favorite geek topics appear in pop culture. Twitter provided key clues in CSI. The Simpsons finally got Tivo. Doonesbury featured Pandora. Tuesday’s Jeopardy! had as the Final Jeopardy! … Continue reading
Pictures from my trip to Lake Tahoe and Reno are online. Highlights of the trip were Emerald Bay, Virginia City and the National Automobile Museum in Reno. The museum is really the only thing in Reno I found worthwhile. Here … Continue reading
My friends who’ve seen me walk around with a GPS as I take pictures on vacation or hikes think I’m a little bit odd. But apparently, I’m not the only one. In the 15 months since Flickr officially supported geotagging, … Continue reading
Google’s latest changes to My Maps allows you to collaborate on personal maps with others in much the same way you can share a Google Document or Spreadsheet. You can also allow anyone to edit a map. Group editing is … Continue reading
Yup, that’s an Ethernet jack above the urinal. I saw this at my friend Kieran’s pub, The Local in Minneapolis. No, I didn’t try plugging in. Here’s what the jack is really used for.