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. 8 hours ago
- The @tsa confiscated my pants. http://t.co/LKNH0trZd0 2 days 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
- The coming iPhone 6s might cool off hot iPhone 6 sales all too soon July 6, 2015
- Mozilla’s plans for Firefox: More partnerships, better add-ons, and faster updates July 6, 2015
- 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
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- 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
- Rakesh's quick guide to investing for the lay person
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
Monthly Archives: April 2007
In New Orleans for my second post-Katrina Jazz Fest.
This is a half Earth Day/half bad marketing rant. If you’re running a conference and want to give out T-shirts, make the designs something people will want to wear. I’m talking to you, Search Engine Strategies. Your T-shirt is so … Continue reading
Every week, I get an email from United Airlines telling me about their e-fares for the coming weekend. Almost every week, I ignore this email because the information isn’t relevant to me. This week’s email includes fares from Burbank to … Continue reading
I got an unpleasant surprise today – an avalanche of spam in 90 minutes. And technically, I was the one sending it. Or at least that’s what the mailservers thought. Our current email system was created in a time when … Continue reading
I added a video clip from The Simpsons to the Marge Simpson discovers Google post. It’s also below. Enjoy.
The American Institute of Architects has a compilation of 150 structures as part of the online exhibit America’s Favorite Architecture. As with any such “top” list, there’s bound to be disagreement, but the site is worth exploring. The list is … Continue reading
Today’s Wall Street Journal has a story on the hassles of buying online and picking up in store (subscription required). The story includes experiences where the item isn’t available, orders are canceled and other inconveniences. It fairly accurately reflects my … Continue reading