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.
- In DC, public servants leave for private sector to get rich. In SV, private sector leaves for public service. Huge props to @shervin 11 hours ago
- Speaking of @dominos, this is a 5-year chart I didn't expect google.com/finance?q=dpz&… Increased "restaurant" spend out of recession? $DPZ 13 hours ago
- Uber is worth ~8x another company that has lots of drivers around the world: $DPZ google.com/finance?q=dpz&… 13 hours ago
- Apple Music coming to @sonos (eventually) cultofmac.com/327634/apple-m… 15 hours ago
- RT @thatadamguy: Dear @iTunesMusic & @iTunes: People are wondering where iTunes 12.2 is. You have Twitter accounts. An update + apology wou… 15 hours ago
- India will pass U.S. to become world’s second largest smartphone market by 2017 July 1, 2015
- Why you lose revenue when you treat IT operations as a cost center July 1, 2015
- Of course. There is now a Hacker News for deep learning July 1, 2015
- 10 myths about enterprise adoption of Docker July 1, 2015
- BPM’Online’s updated CRM offers one end of the sales tool spectrum July 1, 2015
- How we scaled data science to all sides of Airbnb over 5 years of hypergrowth July 1, 2015
- Apple Music was made for Gen Z July 1, 2015
- Microsoft launches an updated Windows 10 SDK preview for developers July 1, 2015
- Only 33% of app marketers use in-app messaging, but they get 3.5X higher retention June 30, 2015
- With Beats 1, Apple censored the s*** out of a great idea June 30, 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?
- 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 sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
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Category Archives: daily deals
This post is an excerpt from a forthcoming book on Groupon. It’s a question I’m asked quite often by friends, family, journalists and once by a Groupon employee. Apparently, it’s plausible that I would. When I posted on April Fool’s … Continue reading
Groupon shares dropped to a new all-time low today as its lockup ended, releasing a torrent of new shares on to the market. Thirty minutes into the trading session, Groupon had already traded 75% of its average daily trading volume. … 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
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
From this morning, a search on Groupon returned these results: I think I’ve made the Groupon and Enron comparison myself. In both cases, you had high-flying companies that focused on short-term growth while ignoring the underlying risks of what they … Continue reading
Groupon was forced to restate fourth quarter earnings, sending its stock down 6% in after-hours trading. This surprised me as much as my $2 investment in the Mega Millions jackpot not paying off. The reasons for Groupon’s restatement were higher … Continue reading