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.
- Uber Acquires Part Of Bing’s Mapping Assets techcrunch.com/2015/06/29/ube… Interesting implications for futures of both. Key Q: What happens 2 Here? 1 hour ago
- In DC, public servants leave for private sector to get rich. In SV, private sector leaves for public service. Huge props to @shervin 15 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 17 hours ago
- Uber is worth ~8x another company that has lots of drivers around the world: $DPZ google.com/finance?q=dpz&… 17 hours ago
- Apple Music coming to @sonos (eventually) cultofmac.com/327634/apple-m… 19 hours ago
- Watch the first full trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’ July 1, 2015
- Automating the customer journey: Making marketing personal AND scalable July 1, 2015
- IE falls below 55% market share as Chrome and Firefox gain July 1, 2015
- Fast-growing data analytics company Looker hires former Box exec Jen Grant (Q&A) July 1, 2015
- Windows 7 passes 60% market share ahead of Windows 10’s debut July 1, 2015
- This is Facebook’s new logo July 1, 2015
- Gree lifts ad revenue 90% in Kingdom Age by optimizing its virtual currency exchange July 1, 2015
- Marketing meets IT: Building cross-functional harmony in a complicated world (webinar) July 1, 2015
- Office 365 enterprise users get Skype for Business meeting, conferencing, and calling features in preview July 1, 2015
- Zynga’s NaturalMotion revs up its first look at CSR2 mobile racing game July 1, 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
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Technology's effects on our language
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
Monthly Archives: February 2011
One of the things that people often ask me is how does someone goes about creating innovative product concepts. What are the research methods and tools to use? One of the most powerful tools is just watching what customers do … Continue reading
Jeopardy! contestants Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter got a spanking the likes of which they’ve never seen by Watson, an IBM supercomputer, last night. How would Watson do against that other font of knowledge — Google? Watson is optimized to … Continue reading
Apple has built an incredibly valuable distribution platform. It’s perfectly reasonable for them to say “if you make money using our platform, we want a piece of it.” Distribution costs money. Facebook charges developers on its platform 30% for using … Continue reading
Today we saw the unveiling of Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad-based newspaper, The Daily. It looks very different from apps from the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. The impression is distinctly more of a magazine … Continue reading