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.
- RT @RWMann: @rakeshlobster @rdoddala @jameswester And if in the 1960s, the Moon would still be made of green cheese.... 53 minutes ago
- Great piece by @mhelft including an interview with Google SVP @sundarpichai. Must read. forbes.com/sites/miguelhe… $GOOG 53 minutes ago
- People will age out of linear within 10-15 years, especially the demos that non-pharma advertisers care about. 2 hours ago
- The newspaper (!) does better than network news in demos. (Though not absolutes) people-press.org/2012/09/27/sec… 3 hours ago
- Cuban is using the "network news" to make an argument against network neutrality? What's that demo-- 70+? facebook.com/video.php?v=85… 3 hours ago
- Retail could do to health care what Uber has done to taxis February 28, 2015
- Driving adoption: Why mobile video is critical to Lyft’s advertising mix February 28, 2015
- How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years February 28, 2015
- Uber says it was hacked — last spring February 28, 2015
- The Azerbaijan litmus test: Can money and government create a tech hub? February 28, 2015
- Survey: 38% of small merchants may not be ready for switch to EMV credit cards February 28, 2015
- Facebook’s ‘active’ users aren’t so active anymore, says survey data February 28, 2015
- What color is #TheDress? Facebook is analyzing your answers to this question, too, of course February 27, 2015
- Google launches a dashboard to update developers on the status of Cloud Platform services February 27, 2015
- GameStop continues diversifying by picking up 163 RadioShack locations to sell phones 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon resource page
- A wow experience from United Airlines. Wow.
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
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