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.
- Simple and very useful @Target watch feature. http://t.co/VhbiqeYkYL 18 hours ago
- Watching people use that @McDonalds touch screen ordering... Clearly the ux and process flow needs a lot of work. 2 days ago
- First time I've seen this touch screen ordering and payment kiosk at McDonald's. http://t.co/IJTw6FZIOb 2 days ago
- Of 200 apps installed on my phone, 49 of them have Watch apps. Pretty incredible for a brand new platform. 2 days ago
- Love that uber has finally added terminals and doors. Huge improvement for airport rides. http://t.co/Jhfh023FtF 3 days ago
- Facebook wants to build a $1B data center facility in Fort Worth, Texas May 23, 2015
- Patriot Act may be here to stay, Washington source says May 23, 2015
- Munchery cooks up an $85M round at a $300M valuation (confirmed) May 22, 2015
- Google’s buy button could give Amazon a run for its money May 22, 2015
- Facebook Messenger games could goose its Payments business May 22, 2015
- Zynga Poker’s struggles hurt overall market as players flee to social casino games May 22, 2015
- Casting doubt on the role of wearables and engagement platforms in health care May 22, 2015
- Here’s how Google’s Mobilegeddon is hitting SMBs May 22, 2015
- The ESPN moment: esports needs dedicated streaming platforms May 22, 2015
- PayPal’s vision for the future of digital payments May 22, 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Because manholes are round
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Category Archives: newspapers
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