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.
- It's amazing how quickly @Bankoff took a sports blogging network and turned it into a media powerhouse. 5 hours ago
- Congratulations to @karaswisher and @Bankoff. A great combination. 5 hours ago
- Landlord just hit me with a 22% rent increase. #lifeinSF #talkrent 9 hours ago
- Simple and very useful @Target watch feature. http://t.co/VhbiqeYkYL 4 days ago
- Watching people use that @McDonalds touch screen ordering... Clearly the ux and process flow needs a lot of work. 6 days ago
- Senator Elizabeth Warren puts tech crowd to sleep with talk of infrastructure May 27, 2015
- Why EMC’s $1.2B Virtustream purchase could be a big deal in the cloud market May 27, 2015
- Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level May 27, 2015
- Engagement to die for: Snapchat has 100M daily users, 65% of whom upload photos May 27, 2015
- Value-add VCs are not bullsh*t — here’s why May 27, 2015
- Microsoft integrates its How Old face-recognition tool into Bing image search results May 26, 2015
- Tubular Labs adds $7M for video analytics and marketing service May 26, 2015
- Vox Media acquires tech blog Re/code May 26, 2015
- IRS hacked, thieves made off with 100K taxpayers’ data May 26, 2015
- Succeeding in China — where 91% of the 34K mobile games released since October have failed May 26, 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?
- Is it true, as Fast Company wrote recently, that Square is "no longer the high-flying startup it once was" (August 2014)?
- 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
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Let Google Maps do the walking
- Because manholes are round
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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