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… 5 hours ago
- Uber seems to be getting more aggressive in SF with UberEats: emailing about lunches in 10 minutes or less. 6 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
- 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
- BlackBerry buying Good isn’t just good, it’s smart September 4, 2015
- Creative Commons founder Larry Lessig is running for president: ‘The system is rigged!’ September 4, 2015
- Source: Ele.me’s reported $630M funding was actually ‘less than $400M’ September 4, 2015
- Virtual reality can take us to the world’s greatest museums September 4, 2015
- Toyota partners with MIT and Stanford to see how AI can make driving safer September 4, 2015
- Why a VC who backed Amazon and a labor leader are teaming up for workers’ rights 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 look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Rakesh's quick guide to investing for the lay person
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Why I'm joining Groupon
- Think Groupon is a technology company? Think again.
- Groupon resource page
Monthly Archives: August 2008
While watching the Olympics, I was struck by a gorgeous animated ad. A lobster conducts an orchestra of other sea creatures playing Gershwin. As soon as I recognized Rhapsody in Blue, I knew it had to be a United Airlines … Continue reading
I’ve long advocated that news organizations geotag the news. But I’ve been skeptical of automated systems for doing this. Google News recently provided a terrific example of what can happen when you use entity extraction for such a task: In … Continue reading
The New York Times ran a great profile of fake news purveyor Jon Stewart this weekend. According to a 2007 Pew poll, Stewart was tied with real newsmen Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Andersen Cooper and Dan Rather for #4 as … Continue reading