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.
- Love that @zillow ad features an interracial couple. 23 minutes ago
- RT @RichBTIG: Disney admitting trouble at @ESPN as big cable bundle struggles; Cable Nets HALF of $DIS earnings #goodluckbundle http://t.co… 25 minutes ago
- Many US retailers not ready for fraud-proof cards cnbc.com/2015/07/30/man… 6 hours ago
- United CFO moves to PayPal. Maybe he can bring the same level of service over. 9 hours ago
- Guess those twitter emails are a short-term way to pump MAU; medium-term way to get people to unsubscribe from your emails. 11 hours ago
- Slack starts accepting requests for beta access to its new Linux client August 4, 2015
- Review: The $180 Moto G isn’t a premium smartphone, but it acts like one August 4, 2015
- Glu to make a Nicki Minaj mobile game August 4, 2015
- Netflix now offers paid maternity and paternity leave for the first year August 4, 2015
- Activision Blizzard beats Wall Street’s expectations for Q2 2015 August 4, 2015
- Etsy grew revenue 44% to $61.4M last quarter and lost $6.4M, stock tanks 14% August 4, 2015
- The White House published the entire Iran deal on Medium August 4, 2015
- Google starts selling Project Tango dev kits internationally: coming to 12 countries this month August 4, 2015
- Who can win in mobile app personalization — and who’s in the game? August 4, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place August 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?
- 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
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Custom pictures come to credit cards
- Because manholes are round
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
- Why I'm joining Groupon
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