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.
- RT @Chris_DL: New version of BBC News Headlines for @Pebble in color, with timeline! New design will also be available on Aplite. http://t.… 4 hours ago
- RT @bryce: when we had a female associate we met a lot of female founders. now that we have an asian associate, we're meeting a lot of asia… 5 hours ago
- RT @BrianNorgard: Twitter corp dev deserves serious credit for the @periscopeco swoop. And they did it well before the hype cycle! Smart. 5 hours ago
- RT @AmerBanker: Gmail Bill Pay a Bigger Threat to Banks than Google Wallet bit.ly/1H0LETX #payments http://t.co/QN5vRaYsTE 5 hours ago
- Ff @ktbenner one of the most knowledgeable finance types in tech media. 5 hours ago
- RadiumOne is in dire financial circumstances, sources say — company denies it March 28, 2015
- Ellen Pao loses Kleiner case, but says if she helped women and minorities in VC, then ‘battle was worth it’ March 28, 2015
- Follow these 7 steps if you’re talking to a possible acquirer March 27, 2015
- What to Think, Ep. 47: The future of cities with swarms of driverless cars March 27, 2015
- Google responds to Wall Street Journal allegations: Microsoft visited the White House more than we did March 27, 2015
- Intel considers $10B-plus acquisition of programmable chip maker Altera, report says March 27, 2015
- Kleiner Perkins wins on all claims in Ellen Pao case (updated) March 27, 2015
- Georgia kills anti-LGBT bill as tech giants protest Indiana law March 27, 2015
- IBM acquires ‘certain assets’ from web crawling startup Blekko March 27, 2015
- This guy invented a machine just for picking up ketchup blobs March 27, 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
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
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Category Archives: web 2.0
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