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 stuff from @expa on design for mobile medium.com/pixel-by-pixel… 55 minutes ago
- RT @suzimcc: Great post by @rakeshlobster --> Five mistakes that product managers make bit.ly/1L9yF5K http://t.co/Puu8oRR10c 2 hours ago
- Snapchat is reportedly shuttering Snap Channel for good, will lay off some employees venturebeat.com/2015/10/12/sna… 6 hours ago
- RT @bgurley: People do not understand the severe risk of waiting to long to go public, @arachleff does: blog.wealthfront.com/2016-career-la… http://t.co… 6 hours ago
- I found that piece about Twitter on Facebook. Because reverse chronological dump. 6 hours ago
- How Nexon accidentally invented microtransactions October 13, 2015
- Surface Book is out of stock on the Microsoft Store, but you can still preorder from Amazon October 13, 2015
- Zendesk acquires cloud business intelligence startup BIME Analytics for $45M October 13, 2015
- Intel beats in Q3 2015 with $3.1B in profit, $14.5B in revenue October 13, 2015
- Chrome 46 launches with new developer features, simplified page security icon October 13, 2015
- Facebook goes after YouTube with video suggestions, floating screen, and dedicated feed October 13, 2015
- Boomtrain raises $12M to expand email and notifications automation platform October 13, 2015
- User engagement is the new user acquisition October 13, 2015
- Pinterest’s Place Pins now display Google Map directions, business info, and reviews October 13, 2015
- Google buys app-hosting service Divshot, will shut it down on December 14 October 13, 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?
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- Things Apple slammed before implementing them
- 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
Monthly Archives: March 2008
I’ve been using my Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS for six months. I use it when hiking and to geotag pictures. I noticed that I haven’t been getting the advertised accuracy level; the accuracy has ranged from 25 to 150 … Continue reading
I was out at AT&T Park yesterday for an exhibition game against the Oakland A’s and was reminded why this is one of my favorite parks in baseball. Although I’ve been to the park many times before, in its various … Continue reading
The Dash portable navigation device I wrote about earlier is now shipping. Dash has dropped the price $200 from the initial pre-order pricing. It’s the first true two-way connected PND on the market, using cellular data for search, traffic and … Continue reading
Tellmes know how to throw a great party. The annual St. Patrick’s Day party was a jolly good time. Colleagues from Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus joined us in the courtyard for limerick and mashed potato sculpting contests. The winning sculpture? … Continue reading
Some interesting reads from the past couple of weeks: Hulu: Great Product, Still Screwed (Silicon Alley Insider) – The much-hyped video site from NBC and News Corp. is now out of beta. Hulu offers free access to full episodes from … Continue reading
I stopped growing early. After what I can only assume was a massive early growth spurt, I capped out at my current 5’3″. The picture above was taken before I entered middle school; using mom as a benchmark, I must … Continue reading
Some interesting items from the last few weeks: Jon Stewart’s pre-Oscar interview on Larry King Live (CNN) – This interview is a perfect example of why people like me are watching The Daily Show for news. Stewart is sharper and … Continue reading