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.
- Other plus of @StarwoodBuzz keyless: app shows room number. I always forget mine or confuse with last hotel. 2 hours ago
- Kind of cool being able to use my iPhone to open door at @WHotels. http://t.co/kRZjhhWuJL 3 hours ago
- Early adopter distortion: I'm following more on periscope than are following me. Vastly different from twitter ratio. 4 hours ago
- When you use Google Maps they now pull up info derived from your email. In this case, hotel reservation info. http://t.co/RoxLu4JJtq 4 hours ago
- If you are headed to nyc this weekend, there are some spectacular rates in @HotelTonight 4 hours ago
- Here’s how Sling TV, sports streaming, and standalone services will impact pay-TV March 27, 2015
- Facebook announces Nuclide, an open-source IDE based on GitHub’s Atom text editor March 27, 2015
- Pebble’s new smartwatch hits $20M in Kickstarter preorders March 26, 2015
- Playstudios recruits Shaquille O’Neal to pump up its social casino games March 26, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place March 26, 2015
- Microsoft acquires and shutters PowerPoint collaboration startup LiveLoop (confirmed) March 26, 2015
- With Alibaba shares spun off, Yahoo shifts focus to its own stock price March 26, 2015
- Purdue scientists say that a virtual nose may keep motion sickness at bay (update) March 26, 2015
- Sunrun’s journey shows that there is rarely a straight line to success March 26, 2015
- MomentCam, with 200M downloads, wins Facebook’s first Fb Start mobile app contest March 26, 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)?
- A simple fix to an Uber-related security issue
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- My technology adoption history
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Sam Altman will clean your house for $5
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- 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