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.
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- Nice, the high-performance computing company Amazon just acquired, has a heck of a customer list February 14, 2016
- Chris Milk’s startup Vrse is slowly building a collection of the top VR video around February 14, 2016
- Locate this! The battle for app-specific maps February 14, 2016
- Microsoft patents a modular PC with stackable components February 13, 2016
- Top dating apps are just waiting to be hacked — analysis February 13, 2016
- How tech’s big 3 are getting ready to read your emotions February 13, 2016
- Europe’s new laws could cost you 4% of your revenues February 13, 2016
- Blizzard cofounder Frank Pearce: 25 years of making games isn’t enough February 13, 2016
- Bits are beating atoms: The Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon shuffle February 13, 2016
- 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
- MovieBeam's (sort of) video on demand
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Custom pictures come to credit cards
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Getting out of your cell phone contract for free
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
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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