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.
- Good luck having even primary voters understand glass steagall and Dodd frank. #CNNDebate #dvr 1 hour ago
- Chase to stop selling traveler's checks in November. In related news: Chase still sells travelers checks. 4 hours ago
- Great stuff from @expa on design for mobile medium.com/pixel-by-pixel… 5 hours ago
- RT @suzimcc: Great post by @rakeshlobster --> Five mistakes that product managers make bit.ly/1L9yF5K http://t.co/Puu8oRR10c 7 hours ago
- Snapchat is reportedly shuttering Snap Channel for good, will lay off some employees venturebeat.com/2015/10/12/sna… 11 hours ago
- Amazon shuts down Destinations hotel booking service six months after launching it October 14, 2015
- Unpacking the Twitter layoffs: It’s all about who’s calling the shots October 14, 2015
- Gambling on your future is a necessary step for game studios October 14, 2015
- Mark Zuckerberg’s sister officially joins Kleiner Perkins along with Flipboard CTO Eric Feng October 13, 2015
- DeNA West boss: Nintendo announcing mobile game ‘soon’ October 13, 2015
- Magic Leap’s Graeme Devine: ‘Mixed reality’ is one of gaming’s unexplored frontiers October 13, 2015
- Kongregate CEO Emily Greer: There’s nothing small about microtransactions October 13, 2015
- Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces $862M in damages October 13, 2015
- 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
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
Monthly Archives: April 2008
Web 2.0 has brought a lot of innovation in how we connect with people. Sites like flickr, Wikipedia, Facebook and YouTube have unleashed the creativity of hundreds of millions of people across the planet. People have struggled to come up … Continue reading
It seems that every time I walk through an airport, I walk by a plane with a destination more interesting than mine. This is what I saw when I landed in Seattle yesterday. The 757 that brought me there was … Continue reading
This post is to test a new semantic tagging tool from Reuters. The information in the post may or may not be true; I’ll follow up soon with the results. I love the Eagles’ Hotel California. I flew United from … Continue reading
Some interesting stories from the last couple of weeks: Penny Dreadful (New Yorker) — Please, please let’s kill the penny already. It’s one of the nuisances of everyday life. Aside from Lincolnphiles and the companies that make money selling zinc … Continue reading
It’s only April, but I’m ready to crown a winner for stupidest product of the year: Hawaii IPTV. I love most things Hawaii, so I was intrigued when the email hit my Inbox. I’ve written before about how IPTV will … Continue reading
As I was checking out of the spa at Princeville a few weeks ago, the receptionist said “You Welcome,” exactly the same way my friend Wanita does. It got me thinking about the distinctive ways we express ourselves. There is … Continue reading
The Washington Post racked up some very impressive results today, winning six Pulitzer prizes, a record for The Post. The winning stories included an expose on miserable conditions at Walter Reed, coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings and reporting on … Continue reading