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.
- Why Google’s MVNO is unlikely to make a huge impact | redesign | mobile redesignmobile.com/2015/01/27/red… cc @amir @BenedictEvans 2 hours ago
- RT @pkedrosky: Advising a startup that their best strategy should be to "grow as fast as Uber" is breathtakingly stupid in its No Shit, She… 4 hours ago
- What service startups do I use and want to re-use? blog.agrawals.org/2015/01/27/tho… @uber @shyp @swapbox @trycaviar @Homejoy 4 hours ago
- This is a pair of jeans made by a 3D body scanner. That zipper is fully unzipped. Utter junk from @acustom. http://t.co/jKl1oI0YB2 5 hours ago
- I was thinking of starting #ux series on Twitter. But that might take me through end of year. 6 hours ago
- Tim Cook: ‘2015 will be the year of Apple Pay’ January 27, 2015
- Tim Cook says the Apple Watch will hit stores this April January 27, 2015
- You’re spending more time playing mobile games than ever before January 27, 2015
- SimCity BuildIt, FIFA, and EA Access lead Electronic Arts to record digital revenues January 27, 2015
- Apple Mac sales jumped 15% to 5.52M units last quarter, missing expectations January 27, 2015
- Apple breaks its sales records with 74.5M iPhones in Q1 2015, but iPad sales decline 21% to 21.4M January 27, 2015
- Apple announces monstrous quarter on strength of worldwide iPhone sales January 27, 2015
- EA was No. 1 publisher on Xbox One, PS4 in 2014 as Dragon Age: Inquisition sets record for BioWare January 27, 2015
- Yahoo raised mobile revenue 23% last quarter, will spin off remaining Alibaba stake January 27, 2015
- The future of marketing automation depends on data analytics at scale January 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)?
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Thoughts on service startups
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Yelp advertiser agreement
Monthly Archives: June 2009
Seen over the weekend: ads for bing and Yahoo! on Google search results for “Michael Jackson”. The bing ad led to bing’s xRank page for Michael Jackson. The Yahoo! ad bizarrely led to a Yahoo! shopping results page for Michael … Continue reading
Coming back from Berlin yesterday, I decided to take public transit. I took BART from SFO to Embarcadero station, where I had to switch to Muni to get home. The fare was $1.25 (after a paper BART to Muni transfer … Continue reading
I’ve written before about how the Associated Press blew it in the early days of the Web by choosing to not play in the online news space. More than a decade later, AP still has tremendous assets that it can … Continue reading