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.
- Restaurant Calls Out Lying Yelper by Posting Surveillance Footage -- Grub Street grubstreet.com/2015/03/lying-… 3 hours ago
- Periscope feed spam already. http://t.co/lVJ8okPhSx 9 hours ago
- Other plus of @StarwoodBuzz keyless: app shows room number. I always forget mine or confuse with last hotel. 13 hours ago
- Kind of cool being able to use my iPhone to open door at @WHotels. http://t.co/kRZjhhWuJL 14 hours ago
- RT @mdudas: Epic 50% collapse at @UOPX. Biggest con-game in education is overpriced, for-profit universities with poor outcomes: http://t.c… 17 hours ago
- Brave Frontier publisher Gumi of Japan announces layoffs just three months after IPO March 27, 2015
- When pigs fly: BlackBerry posts surprise Q4 profit, though Grim Reaper still lurks March 27, 2015
- Hailo protests against driverless cars by projecting cabbies’ faces onto London landmarks March 27, 2015
- Keep hate alive: Chinese TV CEO compares Apple to Hitler March 27, 2015
- Why businesses can’t ignore SMS (Hint: 90% of people read a text message within the first 3 minutes) March 27, 2015
- The immersive future: Intel and Kolor create YouTube’s first interactive, 360-degree video March 27, 2015
- Martech, meet salestech: HubSpot’s acquisition of Rekindle pushes marketing automation out to sales March 27, 2015
- You can now buy HTC’s new flagship smartphone online — if you live in the U.S. March 27, 2015
- Talk of biotech bubble rattles Wall Street March 27, 2015
- Here’s how Sling TV, sports streaming, and standalone services will impact pay-TV March 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)?
- 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Sam Altman will clean your house for $5
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Yelp advertiser agreement
Monthly Archives: May 2011
Temporary housing site Airbnb is raising a $100 million round at a valuation exceeding $1 billion, according to TechCrunch. Airbnb is a great example of creating new markets through simplification. People have been selling rooms and temporary space through sites … Continue reading
Netflix just became the number one provider of subscription entertainment content in the United States, with 22.8 million subscribers. Comcast now comes in at number 2, with 22.76 million. And the trend lines indicate that Netflix will continue to grow. … Continue reading