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.
- Seems @OpenTable might be using deep POS integration to generate lists of top menu items. Great stuff. http://t.co/jLFq5ugw0U 1 day ago
- RT @PaymentsDave: #PayPal busy nurturing partnerships for big play in the ever-changing commerce and omni-channel worlds ... http://t.co/IQ… 1 day ago
- LinkedIn scraper needs to be better about decimal points. twitter.com/linkedinpulse/… 1 day ago
- The @opentable app is one of the few third party apps that support 3D Touch. I'd implement differently but appreciate the effort. 1 day ago
- Fantastic post by @StevenLevy on how Jobs fleeced @CarlyFiorina, and her lack of business acumen medium.com/backchannel/ho… via @fmanjoo 1 day ago
- Veep friend finder app races to 5,000 users in one week, dev says October 4, 2015
- Tor browser co-creator: Experian breach shows encryption may not be security panacea October 3, 2015
- Jet could win the online retail game with old-school ads October 3, 2015
- Data likely stolen from Experian/T-Mobile spotted for sale on dark web, says Trustev October 3, 2015
- Don’t fail fast. Don’t fail early. Just don’t fail. October 3, 2015
- Meet the 27 all-star moderators for GamesBeat 2015 October 3, 2015
- A VC’s guide to the saturated digital health market October 3, 2015
- How humans and robots coexist in our office October 3, 2015
- Schlage’s HomeKit-connected deadbolt lock points toward a key-less future October 3, 2015
- Why Israel is leading fintech innovation October 3, 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?
- Things Apple slammed before implementing them
- If you’re going to own individual stocks, own these three
- Rakesh’s quick guide to investing for the lay person
- 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon resource page
- Investing in Groupon is like investing in a leaky bucket
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Technology's effects on our language
Monthly Archives: January 2012
In December, Facebook had more than 100 million more unique users than Google did when it went public in August 2004. In December 2011, Facebook had 162.5 million unique users in the United States. In August 2004, Google had 61.9 … Continue reading
Chris Dixon ignited a firestorm on his blog when he said it was Twitter’s fault that Google doesn’t index tweets. It’s the fault of both parties, really. Neither has the moral high ground. Twitter does not block Google from crawling … Continue reading
As you may have seen in my VentureBeat post, I’m not a fan of vanity metrics. They are dishonest to consumers and the media. And they’re bad for startups because they shift focus to the next milestone to announce and … Continue reading
This chart illustrates the market capitalization of 3 top tech companies and 4 top media companies. (In billions.) If you add up the 4 media companies, they are roughly half the valuation of Apple. Even the largest of these media … Continue reading