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.
- Playing Taboo with my GF: "It's an internet company that is failing..." She got it in one guess. 27 minutes ago
- LG made 1.2 cents in profit for every phone it sold last quarter engadget.com/2015/07/29/lg-… 57 minutes ago
- Cool new trick from Google local. This is what you can do when you have meaningful data - unlike Yelp techcrunch.com/2015/07/28/goo… via @hunterwalk 17 hours ago
- If I invented a drinking game for investor calls, the trigger word would be "color." 18 hours ago
- Trade from earlier today. PUT (YELP) YELP INC FEB 19 16 $29 @NRellas 19 hours ago
- Twitter says ‘just trust us,’ stock plummets over 13% July 29, 2015
- Why I’m not ready to switch from Mac to Windows 10 July 29, 2015
- Ad network MobileFuse lights up video ads for ‘receptive moments’ July 29, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place July 29, 2015
- Deloitte and Coupa Form Strategic Alliance to Help Drive Procurement Transformation July 29, 2015
- Google Translate now provides instant visual translations in 27 languages on iOS and Android July 29, 2015
- IDC: Tablet shipments decline for third quarter in a row, leaders Apple and Samsung lose market share again July 29, 2015
- AltspaceVR raises $10.3M to grow its virtual reality platform for shared experiences July 29, 2015
- Xbox chief hopes Halo: The Master Chief Collection will boost China console sales July 29, 2015
- Predictive marketer Radius lands $50M so companies can optimize for the world they want July 29, 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Because manholes are round
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Think Groupon is a technology company? Think again.
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
Monthly Archives: August 2007
One of my guilty pleasures is watching the Family Feud. Those who know the show can skip the rest of this paragraph. The Family Feud is an American TV show that pits two families (in teams of five) against each … Continue reading
The New York Times has opened its My Times customized home page to the public. (via Techcrunch) Anyone who has used My Yahoo!, Pageflakes, Netvibes or iGoogle will find the look and feel very familiar. The default modules include Journalist’s … Continue reading
You see a sign advertising gas at $3.09 a gallon. You pull in and fill up. After filling up, you realize that you were charged $3.59 a gallon for the same grade of gas. Bait and switch? Sounds like it. … Continue reading
In the latest incarnation of widgets that let users slice-and-dice content, Google Maps is now allowing users to embed maps on Web sites. Several of Google’s other properties allow users to embed content, including YouTube’s embeddable videos and Picasa’s slideshows. … Continue reading
The Los Angeles Times weighed in on the new Google News feature which allows sources quoted in stories to respond. After a bizarre lead — “Many publishers consider the Internet, and Google in particular, a greater threat to their livelihoods … Continue reading