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.
- “Why Zirtual’s Demise Makes Me Glad I Turned Down Millions in Funding” — @lkr medium.com/female-founder… 20 hours ago
- Uber seems to be getting more aggressive in SF with UberEats: emailing about lunches in 10 minutes or less. 21 hours ago
- ZIRX gets strategic investment from BMW, launches parking service for enterprises venturebeat.com/2015/09/02/zir… 1 day ago
- Great comment from @joshelman on the big challenge with Twitter. producthunt.com/live/josh-elma… 1 day ago
- Digital ordering startup @Olo launches 'Dispatch,' connecting restaurants with delivery companies video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video… (advisor) 1 day ago
- CEOs: If your startup is expanding to a new market, you should be there September 5, 2015
- Netflix vs. Amazon Video: How they differ and who has the upper hand September 5, 2015
- Arbitrator’s ruling in case of music composer Marty O’Donnell v. Destiny developer Bungie September 5, 2015
- Lyft, Uber poach key Twitter engineers, managers amid turmoil September 5, 2015
- Ex-Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell wins epic legal fight with former bosses September 5, 2015
- Google releases technical specifications for its Cardboard v2 virtual reality headset September 5, 2015
- Why HomeKit deserves some serious love during Apple’s iPhone event next week September 4, 2015
- Twitter now suggests users to follow in your home timeline on iOS and Android September 4, 2015
- Microsoft is using Bing to discourage Windows 10 users from downloading Chrome and Firefox September 4, 2015
- Hands-on with the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 September 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?
- How effective is it to have a 5,000-year vision for a company, as Jack Dorsey is said to have for Square?
- Donald Trump is right
- 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
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Rakesh's quick guide to investing for the lay person
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Groupon resource page
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- How not to design an ATM
- Think Groupon is a technology company? Think again.
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