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.
- "~80 percent of Chevron customers in the U.S. pay for gas at the pump using a credit or debit card." 20% are still going inside? wow. 17 hours ago
- RT @jrichlive: Amazon had $16M in sales in 1996, the year before its IPO. And it faced perilous market risk: secinfo.com/dr6nd.818y.htm… http://… 17 hours ago
- RT @conorsen: Nice find by @MylesUdland. College mailrooms are becoming capacity-constrained thanks to Amazon Prime. dailycampus.com/stories/2015/1… 17 hours ago
- RT @JonErlichman: Instagram turns 5 today. User growth recap (M=million) Dec '14 300M Mar '14 200M Sep '12 100M Dec '10 1M Oct '10 100,0… 17 hours ago
- Couldn't agree more. twitter.com/ryandawidjan/s… 18 hours ago
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place October 7, 2015
- Predictive intelligence for marketers: 1:1 personalization at scale (webinar) October 7, 2015
- Samsung and Barnes & Noble launch the Galaxy Tab E Nook, a $250 9.6-inch tablet for readers October 7, 2015
- Google unveils Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, its answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles October 7, 2015
- Windows 10 Mobile is coming to Windows Phone devices in December October 7, 2015
- Immortals esports team raises money from an elite investment consortium October 7, 2015
- Saudi prince bumps stake in Twitter to 5.17% October 7, 2015
- AppDirect raises $140M to grow its SaaS app store for enterprises globally October 7, 2015
- LinkedIn debuts metric to help salespeople benchmark their performance October 7, 2015
- The first private moon-landing moves a step closer as Google Lunar Xprize dishes out its first contract October 7, 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
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
Category Archives: city guides
Yahoo! Local has rolled out some new features to increase the Web 2.0-ness of its local search product: RSS feeds. You can subscribe to feeds of all reviews near you. If you find a reviewer you like, you can stay … Continue reading
Matt Cutts points out a great mashup for apartment hunters: Walk Score. One of the most important criteria I have when looking for a place to live is whether I can walk to (or stumble back from) places. Walk Score … Continue reading
In a potentially huge blow to local services like Yelp, CitySearch, and AOLCityGuide, Google is now offering users the ability to leave reviews for businesses they search on. To date, Google has aggregated reviews from those sites and others in … Continue reading
Brady at O’Reilly Radar has a great post on Outside.in. The startup aggregates local blogs, organizes them by neighborhood and plots them on a map. I’ve written before about the importance of being hyperlocal. If I were running a media … Continue reading