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: 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