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.
- Google's new timeline is interesting, creepy and incomplete. venturebeat.com/2015/07/27/han… 10 hours ago
- eBay Now rapid-delivery service shut down - CNET cnet.com/news/ebay-now-… There was no chance in hell this was going to work. 16 hours ago
- Interesting load balancing by @lyft. Would you wait 10 minutes to save $6. For me, varies by circumstance. http://t.co/aM18kjwLOY 1 day ago
- RT @mdudas: The 2016 version of Monopoly comes with an EMV card reader. Critical to prevent against "Do not pass Go" fraud... https://t.co/… 2 days ago
- RT @BrianRoemmele: 💳 ➡️ 💻 Discovered a fascinating method that allows @Stripe to be used as a payment method for retail POS systems. It … 2 days ago
- Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service in the U.K., first market outside the U.S. July 28, 2015
- LinkedIn is taking steps to reduce the number of emails users get July 28, 2015
- Amazon Web Services launches its Aurora database engine out of preview July 28, 2015
- Circa CEO Matt Galligan launches consultancy to help startups with product design and ideation July 28, 2015
- OnePlus raises the curtain on its second phone, the OnePlus 2 July 28, 2015
- Before you fault your salesperson, make sure your process isn’t broken July 28, 2015
- London’s Deliveroo devours $70M in fresh funding to grow its premium meal-delivery service globally July 27, 2015
- Opternative launches online eye exams, so you can get a prescription right from your desktop July 27, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place July 27, 2015
- Hands on with Google Maps’ Your Timeline: Fascinating, but freaky July 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?
- How effective is it to have a 5,000-year vision for a company, as Jack Dorsey is said to have for Square?
- If you’re going to own individual stocks, own these three
- 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
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Touch-and-go credit card payments
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
- Because manholes are round
Monthly Archives: August 2007
It’s not even Labor Day and my local Costco already has Christmas merchandise out, complete with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” playing nearby. Only 116 shopping days left!
Yesterday, I wrote about how The New York Times is having to look at handling corrections in an era where their archives are becoming increasing accessible to search engines. I decided to take a closer look at how the Times … Continue reading
The New York Times public editor writes this week about an increasing problem: incorrect information from the Times that lives forever in search engines. The Times has started surfacing its archived content in a way that search engines can crawl. … Continue reading
After leaving AOL, I decided to get some personal cards printed. Instead of going the conventional route, I went with Moo. It’s a great little company out of the UK that lets you print cards with full-color pictures on the … Continue reading
I find that increasingly companies are asking me to answer surveys after speaking to their call center agents. Whether it’s a credit card company, insurance company or travel provider, they want to know how satisfied I am. Many times, I … Continue reading
The Times reports today that the percentage of homes with cell phones and no landline now exceeds the percentage of homes that have a landline and no cell phones. It’s been about four years since I paid a landline phone … Continue reading