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 could uber improve this interface? http://t.co/XGusy98Nhj 2 hours ago
- Trying to buy a SIM in Santiago as a Spanish-challenged American. Sales guy pulls up Google Translate on his phone. 5 hours ago
- Watch an Entire Flight Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Disabled Little Girl | Mediaite mediaite.com/online/watch-a… via @garyleff 18 hours ago
- A stay-at-home parent on the upsides (and challenges) of distributed work | redesign | mobile redesignmobile.com/2015/04/29/don… 18 hours ago
- RT @redesignmobile: The @AmericanExpress Centurion lounge in Vegas is a hit with adults and kids redesignmobile.com/2015/04/29/the… 1 day ago
- Nervana open-sources its deep-learning software, says it outperforms Facebook, Nvidia tools May 6, 2015
- Google likely to tout workplace features of new Android ‘M’ OS at I/O dev conference in late May May 6, 2015
- E-sports makes $612M from its 134M viewers worldwide, SuperData finds May 6, 2015
- Lionsgate’s Peter Levin on how the game industry often botches a ‘straight-forward idea’ May 6, 2015
- Sherpaa carries in $2.25M for employer telemedicine platform May 6, 2015
- Why Kabam is shifting to the deep end of mobile games with big budgets May 6, 2015
- Own a drone? The U.S. government wants you to use this app before you fly May 6, 2015
- iPhone 6 Plus powers U.S. phablet sales spike in Q1, report May 6, 2015
- Chartbeat raises $15.5M and announces two products for publishers May 6, 2015
- Why Samsung is entering the mobile app store war May 6, 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
- 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- A wow experience from United Airlines. Wow.
Monthly Archives: April 2008
Web 2.0 has brought a lot of innovation in how we connect with people. Sites like flickr, Wikipedia, Facebook and YouTube have unleashed the creativity of hundreds of millions of people across the planet. People have struggled to come up … Continue reading
It seems that every time I walk through an airport, I walk by a plane with a destination more interesting than mine. This is what I saw when I landed in Seattle yesterday. The 757 that brought me there was … Continue reading
This post is to test a new semantic tagging tool from Reuters. The information in the post may or may not be true; I’ll follow up soon with the results. I love the Eagles’ Hotel California. I flew United from … Continue reading
Some interesting stories from the last couple of weeks: Penny Dreadful (New Yorker) — Please, please let’s kill the penny already. It’s one of the nuisances of everyday life. Aside from Lincolnphiles and the companies that make money selling zinc … Continue reading
It’s only April, but I’m ready to crown a winner for stupidest product of the year: Hawaii IPTV. I love most things Hawaii, so I was intrigued when the email hit my Inbox. I’ve written before about how IPTV will … Continue reading
As I was checking out of the spa at Princeville a few weeks ago, the receptionist said “You Welcome,” exactly the same way my friend Wanita does. It got me thinking about the distinctive ways we express ourselves. There is … Continue reading
The Washington Post racked up some very impressive results today, winning six Pulitzer prizes, a record for The Post. The winning stories included an expose on miserable conditions at Walter Reed, coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings and reporting on … Continue reading