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.
- Seems @OpenTable might be using deep POS integration to generate lists of top menu items. Great stuff. http://t.co/jLFq5ugw0U 1 day ago
- RT @PaymentsDave: #PayPal busy nurturing partnerships for big play in the ever-changing commerce and omni-channel worlds ... http://t.co/IQ… 1 day ago
- LinkedIn scraper needs to be better about decimal points. twitter.com/linkedinpulse/… 1 day ago
- The @opentable app is one of the few third party apps that support 3D Touch. I'd implement differently but appreciate the effort. 1 day ago
- Fantastic post by @StevenLevy on how Jobs fleeced @CarlyFiorina, and her lack of business acumen medium.com/backchannel/ho… via @fmanjoo 1 day ago
- Veep friend finder app races to 5,000 users in one week, dev says October 4, 2015
- Tor browser co-creator: Experian breach shows encryption may not be security panacea October 3, 2015
- Jet could win the online retail game with old-school ads October 3, 2015
- Data likely stolen from Experian/T-Mobile spotted for sale on dark web, says Trustev October 3, 2015
- Don’t fail fast. Don’t fail early. Just don’t fail. October 3, 2015
- Meet the 27 all-star moderators for GamesBeat 2015 October 3, 2015
- A VC’s guide to the saturated digital health market October 3, 2015
- How humans and robots coexist in our office October 3, 2015
- Schlage’s HomeKit-connected deadbolt lock points toward a key-less future October 3, 2015
- Why Israel is leading fintech innovation October 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?
- How effective is it to have a 5,000-year vision for a company, as Jack Dorsey is said to have for Square?
- Things Apple slammed before implementing them
- If you’re going to own individual stocks, own these three
- Rakesh’s quick guide to investing for the lay person
- 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Groupon resource page
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
Monthly Archives: June 2008
Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten has a hilarious piece making the case for copy editors, who are rapidly becoming an endangered species in newsrooms across the country. Here’s how newsrooms have typically worked: A reporter writes a story. Presumably, they … Continue reading
Some interesting reads from the past few weeks: Top Car Dealer Says High Gas Prices Are Good for the U.S. Auto Industry (WSJ) — The CEO of AutoNation views high gas prices as just what we need to spur innovation … Continue reading
In journalism school, you’re taught that newspapers are the first draft of history. Today it’s common for news outlets to scoop themselves on their Web sites. But even that may not be fast enough when news breaks. Lost Remote reports … Continue reading
Google’s Panoramio has launched one of the most exciting advances in online pictures since flickr added geotagging. A new “Look around” feature shows you when pictures are available from other angles. In the screenshot below, you can see the dome … Continue reading
North Oaks tells Google Maps: Keep out – we mean it (Star Tribune) — A suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota has demanded that Google remove all images from Street View, citing its laws against trespassing. The city’s roads are privately … Continue reading