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.
- Great advice from @joshelman on product hunt live producthunt.com/live/josh-elman 1 day ago
- RT @ReutersTech: Instagram adds features to keep up with young, messaging users reut.rs/1PJvpP8 1 day ago
- Restaurant recommendations by Uber? Using mass data to make recommendations viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2015/09/01/hil… 1 day ago
- “DoorDash Inks First Non-Restaurant Delivery Deal With 7-Eleven (Sans Slurpees)” forbes.com/sites/emilyinv… 1 day ago
- How long has Google been letting you scroll through recent tweets in search results? 1 day ago
- Google Classroom gets a Chrome extension so teachers and students can open sites together September 2, 2015
- Google Docs gets Google search integration, speech recognition, and automatic chart generation September 2, 2015
- Android developers can now build Chrome custom tabs into their apps September 2, 2015
- Epic’s Unreal Engine virtual reality demo hits Oculus Rift, PS4’s Morpheus, and Vive September 2, 2015
- Adobe announces newly integrated mobile analytics tools September 2, 2015
- FTC settles with Machinima for paying YouTube influencers to endorse Xbox One September 2, 2015
- Hulu wants to charge you an extra $4 per month to remove ads, but it doesn’t even work for all shows September 2, 2015
- GamesBeat 2015 adds Nexon’s chief Owen Mahoney as a speaker September 2, 2015
- Want to crack mobile marketing? Get users to turn on location services first September 2, 2015
- Microsoft Azure launches GS-Series virtual machines with high-performance storage, cuts prices for D-Series, DS-Series September 2, 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 look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Look at the logo Google News puts next to Groupon
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Google Offers merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Rakesh's quick guide to investing for the lay person
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
Monthly Archives: September 2007
Two of my favorite pictures: See the complete album on flickr, including the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the North American Sandsculpting Championship in Virginia Beach. Of course, there’s a map.
One of the things I love about Facebook is that I don’t get any spam through the system. Sure, I get some friend requests from people I don’t really know and periodically get asked if I want to become a … Continue reading
In the world of blogs, email feedback and focus groups, it’s easy to think you’re getting all the feedback you need to run your business. Very few Web companies bother to meet their customers face-to-face. Two notable exceptions are Yelp … Continue reading
The New York Times announced that they’re killing the subscription requirement to access their columnists effective at midnight tonight. It’s about time. I’ve written before about the absurdity of the Times buying AdWords to promote its content while locking its … Continue reading
Sprint has released an enhanced version of its search that allows users to tap into their phone’s location when doing searches. The search feature is powered by Microsoft’s Live Search. The first time user experience isn’t exactly intuitive. When doing … Continue reading