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.
- Former PayPaler Don Kingsborough joins board of Raise, a gift card sales company. Good move. chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2015/03/02/rai… via @jaredmckiernan 4 hours ago
- Apple boss: We have a human right to privacy via @mdudas telegraph.co.uk/technology/app… 3 days ago
- Outlook app users: anyway to add @tripit calendar to its calendar? 3 days ago
- RT @erikbryn: "in the entire history of the US airline industry, cumulative earnings have been negative $33B" vox.com/2014/8/27/6075… via @m… 3 days ago
- RT @kevinrose: Tim Cook says that the Apple Watch will "replace your cars keys", I disagree, @Uber will replace your car keys 3 days ago
- Valve announces Source 2, Steam Link, and Steam Lighthouse VR technology March 4, 2015
- Dropbox targets global subscribers with new localized payment options powered by Adyen March 3, 2015
- Uber buys maps platform deCarta — its first public acquisition March 3, 2015
- Sony’s PlayStation sales top 20.2 million worldwide March 3, 2015
- Sony has a new Project Morpheus virtual reality prototype — consumer product launches in 2016 March 3, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place March 3, 2015
- Mimosa Endorses Bipartisan Congressional Letter in Support of Opening 10 GHz Spectrum Band for Affordable, High-Speed Internet Access March 3, 2015
- A brief history of Fab, from mega-hype to crash and burn March 3, 2015
- With Autodesk’s Memento, anyone can create 3D models of buildings, sculptures, or other physical objects March 3, 2015
- Chrome 41 launches with new developer features and tools, 51 security fixes March 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?
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Why I'm joining Groupon
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
Monthly Archives: March 2008
I’ve been using my Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS for six months. I use it when hiking and to geotag pictures. I noticed that I haven’t been getting the advertised accuracy level; the accuracy has ranged from 25 to 150 … Continue reading
I was out at AT&T Park yesterday for an exhibition game against the Oakland A’s and was reminded why this is one of my favorite parks in baseball. Although I’ve been to the park many times before, in its various … Continue reading
The Dash portable navigation device I wrote about earlier is now shipping. Dash has dropped the price $200 from the initial pre-order pricing. It’s the first true two-way connected PND on the market, using cellular data for search, traffic and … Continue reading
Tellmes know how to throw a great party. The annual St. Patrick’s Day party was a jolly good time. Colleagues from Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus joined us in the courtyard for limerick and mashed potato sculpting contests. The winning sculpture? … Continue reading
Some interesting reads from the past couple of weeks: Hulu: Great Product, Still Screwed (Silicon Alley Insider) – The much-hyped video site from NBC and News Corp. is now out of beta. Hulu offers free access to full episodes from … Continue reading
I stopped growing early. After what I can only assume was a massive early growth spurt, I capped out at my current 5’3″. The picture above was taken before I entered middle school; using mom as a benchmark, I must … Continue reading
Some interesting items from the last few weeks: Jon Stewart’s pre-Oscar interview on Larry King Live (CNN) – This interview is a perfect example of why people like me are watching The Daily Show for news. Stewart is sharper and … Continue reading