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.
- RT @Devindra: @rakeshlobster Jobs did it anonymously bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/lau… 3 hours ago
- Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money ... Jobs was not known for philanthropy. cnbc.com/id/102539600 3 hours ago
- Another item for @AppMeerkat / @periscopeco wish list: let me pin current question I'm answering so new entrants get context. 4 hours ago
- LIVE on #Periscope: Ask me anything periscope.tv/w/VvafTTU4NDM5… 4 hours ago
- Like most live demos, that didn't work. The @WHotels keyless entry still has a fair amount of flakiness in it. 4 hours ago
- Calling all CMOs, calling all CMOs (come to Boston) March 27, 2015
- Slack discloses its user database was hacked, but only after turning on two-factor authentication March 27, 2015
- Product Hunt CEO: Livestreaming apps aren’t just a fad March 27, 2015
- Vine bumps video quality from 480p to 720p HD March 27, 2015
- Cracker’s David Lowery updates his Silicon Valley relationship status: It’s complicated (interview) March 27, 2015
- GamesBeat weekly roundup: Getting to know DeNA, touring Square Enix, and bad EverQuest ideas March 27, 2015
- Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place March 27, 2015
- Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pricing: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon March 27, 2015
- The joy of specs: Sony’s $840 augmented-reality glasses are now on sale in 10 countries March 27, 2015
- The DeanBeat: Even for a second-generation game designer, being an indie is a survival journey March 27, 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?
- Is it true, as Fast Company wrote recently, that Square is "no longer the high-flying startup it once was" (August 2014)?
- A simple fix to an Uber-related security issue
- 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
- The death of nuance: Komen, ALS and Uber
- 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
Monthly Archives: September 2011
The third amendment to Groupon’s S-1 shows significant changes. Although the prospectus is cleaner and better reflects the company’s financial position, it brings to light more bad news about an already troubled offering. The most significant new issue I see … Continue reading
This is the last in a multi-part series on Google and antitrust. Part 1: Competing in Web search against Google would be extremely hard Part 2: How Google favors its own products Part 3: Looking at the good and bad effects of monopolies Disclosures: I … Continue reading
This is the second in a multi-part series on Google and antitrust. Part 1 looked at how difficult it would be for a new player to start in Web search today. Part 1: Competing in Web search against Google would be … Continue reading
This is the first in a multi-part series on Google and antitrust. Part 1: Competing in Web search against Google would be extremely hard Part 2: How Google favors its own products Part 3: Looking at the good and bad effects of monopolies … Continue reading
Today’s announcement by Netflix of changes to its longrunning service will do little to solve the very significant challenge in front of Netflix streaming: content licensing. In his blog post, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings compared his company’s challenges to those … Continue reading