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.
- Even @uber didn't grow organically. Lots of great marketing and double-sided market building in action. Big props for @travisk and team. 17 minutes ago
- RT @damicocj: @rakeshlobster it doesn't just work. it's necessary/essential. 20 minutes ago
- Marketing works, folks. The idea that a great product on its own will blow up is bullshit. At least not for most products. 22 minutes ago
- Apple Pay makes up > 2/3 of $ spent ... using contactless payment across the three major U.S. card networks $AAPL via @jonfortt 23 minutes ago
- Answer to: How would you improve this St. Regis hotel bath collection? redesignmobile.com/2015/01/28/red… cc @stregishotels 43 minutes ago
- Messaging app Kik passes 200M users January 28, 2015
- Israel lures more investment from China with new $102 million VC fund from Singulariteam January 28, 2015
- Marketers: Think tech has changed your job already? Brace yourself January 28, 2015
- Google Play’s download dominance over Apple grew in 2014 January 28, 2015
- Fingerprint acquires kids’ mobile game companies Scribble Press and Cognitive Kid January 28, 2015
- Uber teams up with Metromile to insure drivers both on, and off duty January 28, 2015
- Let us now praise the genius of Apple CEO Tim Cook January 28, 2015
- Loyalty rewards company Lootsie raises $3.5M in seed funding January 28, 2015
- UserTesting lands $45.5M to reveal why users do the things they do January 28, 2015
- Uber taps Metromile to let UberX drivers pay-per-mile on their car insurance January 28, 2015
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- 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
- Thoughts on service startups
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
Monthly Archives: May 2008
Saw this odd juxtaposition of a Corona manual typewriter and Windows Vista Home Premium at a Noe Valley sidewalk sale today.
I was meeting some colleagues and partners last night for the Pistons playoff game. As we sat down for drinks, we realized that we’d left the tickets at our hotel – more than an hour away from the Palace. Six … Continue reading
In my comment on Clay Shirky’s speech on the cognitive surplus, I mentioned the effect of increased content production on consumption patterns. I didn’t mention the Internet’s perpetual motion machine. I was reminded of that when I reviewed the post … Continue reading
Microsoft’s Virtual Earth has a phenomenal addition to Live Search Maps that allows users to create virtual aerial tours. Here’s an example using pictures from my trip to Kauai: The tours can be exported as a video file and uploaded … Continue reading