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.
- Dude the whole thing was a terrible prescription drug interaction. Not that anyone knows or cares. 5 hours ago
- Uber’s transportation revolution is part of something much bigger- redesign | mobile redesignmobile.com/2015/04/29/red… 3 days ago
- RT @redesignmobile: Excited to announce the launch of @redesignmobile redesignmobile.com The nature of work is changing and we will hel… 4 days ago
- LIVE on #Periscope: AMA about redesignmobile periscope.tv/w/VyJ6FzU4NDM5… 4 days ago
- RT @bornonjuly4: Congrats @rakeshlobster for your successful launch of @redesignmobile cc @cherian_abraham 4 days ago
- Google acquires scheduling app Timeful and plans to integrate it into Google Apps May 4, 2015
- Android games will make more money than iOS games by 2018 thanks to China May 4, 2015
- Microsoft reportedly plans to launch a couple of fancy Windows 10 Lumia phones May 4, 2015
- Everything Microsoft announced at Ignite 2015 May 4, 2015
- Google+ launches Collections, a Facebook-Pinterest hybrid for sharing content May 4, 2015
- Learn how Zipcar drives explosive growth May 4, 2015
- Microsoft previews organizational analytics in Office Delve, coming later this year May 4, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place May 4, 2015
- Now all Windows users can try Office 2016 and its new desktop co-editing feature May 4, 2015
- Microsoft will release public preview of SQL Server 2016 this summer May 4, 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 – consumer FAQ
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Because manholes are round
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
Monthly Archives: October 2006
I’ve been playing with Google’s Custom Search engine lately. In short, it lets you build custom search engines around a given topic. You can create your own search engine around toys, HDTV, restaurants, travel Web site — whatever interests you. … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of talk about the copyright issues that YouTube faces with the vast volume of clips that aren’t authorized by content creators. We’ve seen a number of licensing agreements for content. YouTube has also pulled unauthorized Comedy … Continue reading
YouTube has begun to remove Comedy Central clips from shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. It’s unfortunate. Colbert’s show has been one of the leaders in embracing the Internet and engaging with viewers online. The Internet audience, … Continue reading
It seems that more and more news stories these days are just the results of what publicists, leakers and political operatives spoonfeed to reporters, with very little investigation. Take the latest salvo in the ugly campaign for Virginia Senate between … Continue reading
Google’s blog has a plea for users to not use Google as a verb. Just as we’re not supposed to Jet Ski or Xerox, Google’s lawyers would appreciate it if we stick to using Google as a noun. There is … Continue reading
I was driving home tonight and heard a promo on XM for tonight’s World Series broadcasts. Listeners have their choice of four programs: The Detroit feed The St. Louis feed The network feed The Spanish language feed It’s another indicator … Continue reading