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.
- Interesting that @zirx is trying to stem the tide of red ink in the on-demand valet business. 6 hours ago
- The @tsa confiscated my pants. http://t.co/LKNH0trZd0 1 day ago
- Potential excuses: @TSA confiscated my pants; shit, i was really sleepy this morning and didn't notice; I'm on TV, this is what we wear. 2 days ago
- FWIW, that's also how I do TV appearances when I'm at a remote camera. 2 days ago
- Dare from GF: Fly to London in business on @virginatlantic class wearing this, she will pay me $500. Who would do it? http://t.co/SLBljCFosq 2 days ago
- Shyp revives Goodwill partnership to come to S.F., L.A., NYC, and Miami July 6, 2015
- E3 2015 recap: Future of triple-A, VR innovation, and indie surprises July 6, 2015
- Microsoft launches Skype for Business app for Windows Phone, most Lync 2013 users will get an automatic update July 6, 2015
- VB Webinar: Is CMO vs. CIO the new Sales vs. Marketing? July 6, 2015
- Microsoft rebrands Xbox Music as Groove, Xbox Video as Movies & TV July 6, 2015
- Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao apologizes amid continued uproar: ‘We screwed up’ July 6, 2015
- You can now add your birthday to your Twitter profile July 6, 2015
- Esports documentary will debut with live StarCraft competition July 6, 2015
- Microsoft offers researchers $500K and HoloLens development kits to make holographic computing useful July 6, 2015
- With Tossup, Microsoft wants to help you poll friends and gather opinions July 6, 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?
- How effective is it to have a 5,000-year vision for a company, as Jack Dorsey is said to have for Square?
- Rakesh’s quick guide to investing for the lay person
- 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Rakesh's quick guide to investing for the lay person
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Because manholes are round
Monthly Archives: September 2006
MapQuest introduced their take on draggable maps. The maps themselves are nicer than Microsoft’s and Yahoo’s, but not at the same level as Google’s, both in terms of appearance and performance. One big disappointment: If you do a search using … Continue reading
ESPN pulled the plug on its mobile offering yesterday. The service offered an ESPN branded cellphone. This comes as no great surprise. Among Mobile ESPN’s challenges: ESPN is not a telecommunications brand. Limited selection of handsets. Limited range of price … Continue reading
I feel guilty every Sunday when I get The Washington Post. The routine is the same. The first thing I do is get rid of the classifieds — six sections of newsprint whose only value to me is the exercise … Continue reading
I hate to check bags. I hate the wait to see if the airline has lost my bag. And the wait to talk to the overworked agents who have to deal with grumpy customers. Because of the idiotic new “security” … Continue reading
Today brought stories such as “Authorities say easing ban on liquids won’t endanger fliers”. I fully agree, but only because the ban didn’t do anything to make fliers safer in the first place. Another USA Today story talks about airport … Continue reading