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.
- At least my barista was able to explain to customer in front of me how chip cards work. 16 hours ago
- Damn chip card people slowing down my Starbucks experience. http://t.co/GYZyZaQycq 17 hours ago
- Probability, journalists and weather forecasters vox.com/2015/10/7/9472… 17 hours ago
- RT @CFPB: New proposal to ban companies from using #arbitration clauses as a free pass to avoid accountability: go.usa.gov/3u6ZY 19 hours ago
- Tips to enhance your GMV yourstory.com/2015/10/enhanc… I see lots of companies ignoring coupon code repeated use. 20 hours ago
- Why the beautiful, time-tested science of data visualization is so powerful October 8, 2015
- Xbox co-creator wants a home in the Smithsonian for physicist Richard Feynman’s van October 8, 2015
- SendGrid unveils new product that sends emails based on user activity October 8, 2015
- Over half of Instagram’s biggest fans unhappy with Facebook’s new ad frequency October 8, 2015
- Burner integrates its disposable phone numbers with Evernote, Slack, Dropbox, and SoundCloud October 8, 2015
- Panel to explore the super-geek gaming future October 8, 2015
- A to Z: Google just bought the ‘full alphabet’ dot com October 8, 2015
- Facebook finally reveals what its ‘dislike button’ will really look like October 8, 2015
- Google launches its first dedicated public transport app, but for New Delhi residents only October 8, 2015
- Amazon launches Handmade, an Etsy-style portal for artisanal goods October 8, 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?
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- 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
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Technology's effects on our language
- Why I'm joining Groupon
- Google and antitrust: How Google favors its own products
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Last summer, Virgin America ran an incredible deal for air travel. I bought too many and need to get rid of some of them. These are great vouchers that are good for any city in Virgin’s route map. They are … Continue reading
Some of you undoubtedly noticed that I didn’t write up my views on Groupon’s earnings. It’s not because Groupon suddenly proved that I’ve been wrong for the past year. To the contrary, Groupon’s earnings report reinforced everything I believe about … Continue reading
I have a bet with Alex Lawrence that is a derivative of my bet with Paul Kedrosky. If I win my bet with Kedrosky on 5/15, I win the bet with Lawrence. This means that at the end of trading on … Continue reading
Here are some more PR tips for startups: Be out there. Reporters often get story ideas or thoughts for sources by doing Google searches or looking through blogs. If you have a strong presence elsewhere, it increased the odds that … Continue reading
I was in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this week, but managed to get more writing in than I expected. For the first time this week, we saw Groupon drop below 50% of its initial IPO price of $20, closing … Continue reading