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.
- So far, all the @redesignmobile investors have invested before learning what the product is. Launch is Wednesday. #startuplife 1 hour ago
- Good thing GF is doing driving back from Monterey. Got two investors with a tweet and a phone call. #startuplife 2 hours ago
- Not only did my GF insist on coming back early, she argued with my user flows. And was right. P.s. She is an accountant not a techie. 2 hours ago
- When you're so excited about launch that you cut short a romantic getaway to finalize details. And she totally understands. #startuplife 3 hours ago
- RT @redesignmobile: redesign | mobile is launching soon! Follow @redesignmobile for updates. 13 hours ago
- Skype for iPhone gets Apple Watch support, but no voice or video calling just yet April 25, 2015
- Plug-In hybrid HUMMERs headed for the South Pole on biodiesel April 25, 2015
- Why Google’s Project Fi could be the beginning of the end for Verizon and AT&T April 25, 2015
- My Apple Watch arrived today. Here are my first impressions April 24, 2015
- IPO Scorecard: Apigee’s down round gives win to early-stage VCs April 24, 2015
- The 5 best Apple Watch apps for the enterprise (so far) April 24, 2015
- Research firm Newzoo teams up with Chinese mobile-intelligence company April 24, 2015
- One game studio plans on releasing 10 Apple Watch games before June April 24, 2015
- Pinterest’s predictive board picker on iOS and Android cuts repinning time by 10% April 24, 2015
- GamesBeat weekly roundup: E-sports on ESPN 2, Steam sells mods, and the mobile worth of Kate Upton April 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)?
- 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
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Groupon's cost of revenue is soaring
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Category Archives: television
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