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.
- Do you live in Venice, Italy? Please let me know if you do. 3 hours ago
- RT @stevesi: What's going on in Greece reminded me of this from a trip just a few years ago. http://t.co/Vd9iUMxGBd 3 hours ago
- AppleWachPay-ed at Trader Joe's. This could catch on. 16 hours ago
- GF switched from @ZIRX to @luxevalet because zirx forgot water. Never mind that luxe doesn't do water. #expectations #branding 18 hours ago
- Consumer features on Twitter are getting so much better. Great job @kevinweil ! 21 hours ago
- The first band played on Beats 1 calls Zane Lowe “an absolute legend” for playing their song June 30, 2015
- 90% of your mobile users suck (here’s how to fix that) June 30, 2015
- Mag Interactive acquires U.K. mobile game studio Delinquent June 30, 2015
- BrightEdge now automatically flags the out-of-the-ordinary in your website content June 30, 2015
- SuperAwesome’s new ‘compliance as a service’ platform promises kid-safe ads June 30, 2015
- Two major roadblocks inhibiting a single customer view June 30, 2015
- Apple Music streaming service launches with iOS 8.4 June 30, 2015
- iHeartRadio says it isn’t afraid of Apple Music June 30, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place June 30, 2015
- Square launches payroll service for small businesses 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
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Because manholes are round
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Technology's effects on our language
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
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Category Archives: mobile
[Note: I will be adding screenshots. Check back in about an hour.] eBay is trying to revolutionize local commerce. eBay’s new product, eBay Now, allows consumers to have same-day delivery of products found at local retailers. It weaves together eBay’s … Continue reading
IDC’s 2011 shopper survey shows shockingly high usage of smart phone scanning tools to scan bar codes and QR codes. Nearly 1/3 of those surveyed said they had scanned a bar code. A common use of this technology is to … Continue reading
That’s right, the CEO of Loopt will personally clean your house for $5. But only if 1,000 people sign up. Only, I haven’t told him about the deal yet. He may not agree, but I’m using his name anyway. Hell, … Continue reading
Facebook’s much awaited Places product finally launched this week. It’s the first step toward bringing friend finding to the masses. People have been using Facebook to do this for years; posting their location in freeform status updates that their friends can … Continue reading
On my last trip, I had the opportunity to try United’s mobile check-in and mobile boarding passes. The promise is paper-free check in. It sounds really great, but it’s not quite there. Partly it’s due to United’s horrible user interface, … Continue reading