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.
- In DC, public servants leave for private sector to get rich. In SV, private sector leaves for public service. Huge props to @shervin 11 hours ago
- Speaking of @dominos, this is a 5-year chart I didn't expect google.com/finance?q=dpz&… Increased "restaurant" spend out of recession? $DPZ 13 hours ago
- Uber is worth ~8x another company that has lots of drivers around the world: $DPZ google.com/finance?q=dpz&… 13 hours ago
- Apple Music coming to @sonos (eventually) cultofmac.com/327634/apple-m… 15 hours ago
- RT @thatadamguy: Dear @iTunesMusic & @iTunes: People are wondering where iTunes 12.2 is. You have Twitter accounts. An update + apology wou… 15 hours ago
- India will pass U.S. to become world’s second largest smartphone market by 2017 July 1, 2015
- Why you lose revenue when you treat IT operations as a cost center July 1, 2015
- Of course. There is now a Hacker News for deep learning July 1, 2015
- 10 myths about enterprise adoption of Docker July 1, 2015
- BPM’Online’s updated CRM offers one end of the sales tool spectrum July 1, 2015
- How we scaled data science to all sides of Airbnb over 5 years of hypergrowth July 1, 2015
- Apple Music was made for Gen Z July 1, 2015
- Microsoft launches an updated Windows 10 SDK preview for developers July 1, 2015
- Only 33% of app marketers use in-app messaging, but they get 3.5X higher retention June 30, 2015
- With Beats 1, Apple censored the s*** out of a great idea June 30, 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?
- How effective is it to have a 5,000-year vision for a company, as Jack Dorsey is said to have for Square?
- 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 sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
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