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.
- Strangest Google auto suggest I've ever seen. (Last item.) http://t.co/WQKbz0wXJc 5 hours ago
- 2/3 of experts, who were unknowingly given the same sets of fingerprints twice, came to a different conclusion on the second occasion. yikes 5 hours ago
- #ux #apple what is wrong with this login screen? http://t.co/5TXNhH8qfB 6 hours ago
- RT @thepointsguy: Amex Platinum or Popular Travel Card: Which Is Better?; bit.ly/1CD2ZCj http://t.co/XWbtTNCHnq 6 hours ago
- RT @DavidSacks: "Shake Shack Economy" - With rising affluence, there will be a gourmet version of everything. newyorker.com/magazine/2015/… via @p… 6 hours ago
- The CMO’s guide to crushing sales kickoff January 25, 2015
- 5 temptations to hire at your startup — and why you shouldn’t January 25, 2015
- CEO fight club: Why one software exec became an MMA cage fighter January 25, 2015
- Why future tablets won’t burn your lap (interview) January 25, 2015
- It’s a startup’s job to make the European dream come true January 25, 2015
- Are early stage startup valuations determined at random? January 25, 2015
- Microsoft’s Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about open source January 25, 2015
- When to talk to CorpDev January 24, 2015
- Sony: North Korea ate our Q3 homework January 24, 2015
- The Backed Pack: An at-home brewery, a vintage gaming system & a wireless phone charger January 24, 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)?
- 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
- The death of nuance: Komen, ALS and Uber
- 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 look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Junk journalism: media flaming fear and irrationality
Category Archives: television
Today’s announcement by Netflix of changes to its longrunning service will do little to solve the very significant challenge in front of Netflix streaming: content licensing. In his blog post, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings compared his company’s challenges to those … Continue reading
Netflix just became the number one provider of subscription entertainment content in the United States, with 22.8 million subscribers. Comcast now comes in at number 2, with 22.76 million. And the trend lines indicate that Netflix will continue to grow. … Continue reading
Netflix is edging a step closer to its name with a test of streaming only service in the United States. The new offering allows users to purchase a net-only subscription for $7.99 a month. Adding DVD rentals is an option … Continue reading
This year has seen the biggest push yet to bring the Internet (or parts of it) to the biggest screen in the house. The newly revamped Apple TV started arriving in stores and homes last week. Logitech is announcing the … Continue reading
Last week, Google announced Google TV, a product that marries the Web with TV. It’s a product category that I’ve been excited about for several years. But creating new product categories is hard. Retail is hard. Doing both together is … Continue reading
I recently wrote 10 reasons why hulu is better than a DVR. Here are six advantages that DVRs have over hulu. You get higher quality video. If you have an HD source, chances are the video quality on your DVR … Continue reading