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.
- #ux how would you improve this page? Hint: consider how much I travel. http://t.co/5m25fKtoP8 15 hours ago
- Window shot. http://t.co/4RS1o1GDWV 16 hours ago
- .@uber pool rides to airport should only be paired with other rides to airport, not long detours through south San Francisco. 19 hours ago
- RT @bgurley: Here is why UberPool is so important to Uber's strategy: abovethecrowd.com/2015/01/30/ube… #MyLatestATC 1 day ago
- Wonder how many women have been hit on in @lyft line and @uber pool. I bet it is >single digit percentage of rides. 1 day ago
- 4 Super Bowl tech ads to see ahead of the big day February 1, 2015
- How to build a world-saving startup February 1, 2015
- Drones need software, too February 1, 2015
- Building data science teams: The power of the technology stack January 31, 2015
- Snapchat’s first episode of Literally Can’t Even is a train wreck — and that’s not a bad thing January 31, 2015
- Why some of tech’s greatest minds are still missing the Internet of Things picture January 31, 2015
- WhatsApp’s highly anticipated calling feature shows up for some users January 31, 2015
- The Pirate Bay is back online after almost two months January 31, 2015
- The iPhone may be starting to steal Android’s lower-income customers January 31, 2015
- Want a new tech job in 2015? Here’s what to look for January 31, 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
- 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
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Groupon resource page
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- My genius list
Monthly Archives: January 2008
The movers came today and loaded up all my stuff for the move West. I laughed out loud when I looked at the inventory and saw “paper eater” as the description for my shredder. And I think she packed the … Continue reading
That question seems to be on a lot of people’s minds these days, thanks to the newly announced $150 billion stimulus package. “I would like my check and I think everybody else feels the same way,” said David Wyss Chief … Continue reading
You turn the key and the engine goes vroom. That’s how you start a car. In the more than 10 years since I started driving, there have been a lot of change in cars. I’ve seen the addition of safety … Continue reading
Busy with CES and the new job this week, so I didn’t get to do a whole lot of reading. These caught my eye: CES Video: Gadget of the day (Los Angeles Times) – Taser has introduced a stun gun … Continue reading
A few years ago at the TV Critics Association press tour my friend Neal asked NBC head Jeff Zucker why there weren’t any South Asians on ER. Anyone who has been to a hospital knows that they’re full of South … Continue reading
“The Spirit of Pigcinnati,” Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Kentucky. Creative Commons image by flickr user richmanwisco. USA Today reports that the government is wasting $110 million each year flying empty planes, another great example of Congressional pork. The “Essential” Air … Continue reading
This week’s interesting reads: Some thoughts on pricing (Redeye VC) – First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman examines pricing strategies. He starts with pricing of soda in a hotel and found a range of $1 to $4.50. The overall range is … Continue reading