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.
- Live transit info on Apple watch is fantastic use case. http://t.co/k1VJu5bZBM 22 minutes ago
- It seems Best Buy relented and is now accepting ApplePay. 29 minutes ago
- Welcoming @conorsen, the latest investor in the @redesignmobile family. One of the smartest investors I know. 19 hours ago
- Excited to welcome the incredible @ravi as the latest investor in @redesignmobile 21 hours ago
- Museum of obsolete tech, part 2. http://t.co/V9QOs6xRds 1 day ago
- Hands-on with the LG G4 April 28, 2015
- Facebook launches desktop video app ads to drive game installs April 28, 2015
- Forget streaming: Apple should get out of the music business April 28, 2015
- Deep-learning startup Clarifai gets $10M to make business hires, add features April 28, 2015
- LG unveils new G4 smartphone, with pro camera features and curved leather back April 28, 2015
- You can now post comments directly on Dropbox files April 28, 2015
- Video game pioneer Nolan Bushnell to speak at GamesBeat Summit April 28, 2015
- PayPal brings its One Touch payments to the web April 28, 2015
- Germany’s Handy Games chief dives into wearable game design April 28, 2015
- Big-time Hollywood vet heading up virtual reality film production studio April 28, 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
- 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 look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Media requests
- Rakesh Agrawal disambiguation
- Sam Altman will clean your house for $5
- Why Netflix's split won't help with its real problems
Monthly Archives: June 2011
In early May, I bought a Groupon for Robb’s Really Good Food. It’s a food cart in Portland, Ore. Before I got a chance to use it, Robb sold his food cart. (He plans to open a new one.) I … Continue reading
I know there has been a lot of negativity on this blog lately in connection with my coverage of the daily deals space. New readers may be wondering, what the hell? Does this guy like anything? Well, in fact I … Continue reading
That’s right, the CEO of Loopt will personally clean your house for $5. But only if 1,000 people sign up. Only, I haven’t told him about the deal yet. He may not agree, but I’m using his name anyway. Hell, … Continue reading
I admit it. I am in the bag for Virgin America. I have been since before they took off. (Literally.) I once live tweeted a flight to San Diego using their in-flight WiFi. Savvy travelers will recognize that the picture … Continue reading
Here is a sample merchant agreement that I received. This one is from January 2011. Merchant Agreement Date of Agreement: 1/XX/2011 Merchant Name(herein referred to as “Merchant”): This “Merchant Agreement” or “Agreement”, effective as of the above date (“Effective Date”), … Continue reading