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.
- Last night's iPhone recorded @ModernFam completely unrealistic. Claire was able to connect to airport wifi without hassle. Never happens. 11 hours ago
- RT @jdh: My answer to What happens with a startup CEO if the company fails? Is his/her career 'burned'? Are VCs open to give … http://t.co/… 14 hours ago
- RT @pkedrosky: Cute that Apple is holding its Apple Watch event March 9th, the day after we turn our clocks ahead. Ho ho. I get it. 14 hours ago
- More news of substance being traded for viral videos as @scripps lays off investigative reporters poynter.org/news/mediawire… 17 hours ago
- RT @pkedrosky: When launching a new product, always be clear where the spend is going to come from. What are buyers gonna spend less on? 17 hours ago
- Sprint teases Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with new photos February 27, 2015
- Google reverses porn ban on Blogger after backlash February 27, 2015
- Is Tesla Model S P85D The World’s Fastest Sedan? Yes, if… February 27, 2015
- Kobalt, whose tech collects royalties for music royalty, gets $60M from Google Ventures, Michael Dell February 27, 2015
- Learn to program robots for free, on your own time February 27, 2015
- What 2 runaway llamas taught us about net neutrality February 27, 2015
- Backlash against the sharing economy is a sign it’s maturing February 27, 2015
- Tim Cook remembers Nazis’ victims at Israeli Holocaust museum February 27, 2015
- Keen IO has had technical issues lately. So it’s doing an AMA tomorrow February 27, 2015
- Dylan’s Desk: Why the coming messaging economy will be very big business February 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Groupon resource page
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Why I'm joining Groupon
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
Monthly Archives: April 2012
I didn’t write any posts this week! I spent the first part of the week in Chicago chatting with current and former Groupon employees and with the folks at edo Interactive, Braintree and GrubHub. GrubHub has a very interesting product … Continue reading
This contains a summary of my work this week. I had two very important non-Groupon stories this week, on Facebook and Twitter. My work Secrets of Facebook’s success: Virality — Facebook’s photo tagging feature was an important driver of its growth. … Continue reading
Since the mid-90s, I’ve been a frequent traveler. I’ve flown more than a million miles and stayed the equivalent of several years in hotel rooms. All of this can take a big toll on friendships and relationships. I recently came … Continue reading
Back in the day, I used to like to tinker with software and set configurations and such. The picture above is me working on my Commodore 64 a long, long time go. Back then, I rocked BASIC. I even wrote … Continue reading
I have this bet with Paul Kedrosky: If Groupon’s market cap falls below $6 billion on any day on or before June 3, I win. If Groupon’s market cap stays above $6 billion until after June 3, Paul wins. Market … Continue reading
Dear Andrew: As you may have heard, I am coming back to Chicago in the next couple of weeks for another round of Groupon research. Although you didn’t take me up on my invitation the last time I visited Chicago, … Continue reading