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.
- looks like my call on $FIT was right. 14 hours ago
- Looking forward to trying @VirginAmerica new Hawaii service ... even more so now that they'll have fast internet. 16 hours ago
- Great news for travelers: @VirginAmerica to 8-10x internet speed, allow streaming video on 10 new planes. virginamerica.com/cms/about-our-… 16 hours ago
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- Consumer rollout of HTC’s Vive virtual reality system delayed August 28, 2015
- Apple Music executive Ian Rogers reportedly leaving the company August 28, 2015
- European payments processor iZettle raises $67M and launches a cash advance service for SMBs August 28, 2015
- Line delays IPO plans until ‘earnings and market conditions improve’ August 28, 2015
- Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard joins the S&P 500 August 28, 2015
- Xiaomi’s reported move to in-house chips could spell trouble for Qualcomm August 28, 2015
- Twitter launches Music on Vine to help you discover and create music August 28, 2015
- How to bring users back to your app with real-time bidding tools August 28, 2015
- Google rejects ‘unfounded’ EU antitrust charges of market abuse August 27, 2015
- Branch founder Josh Miller leaves Facebook August 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?
- 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
- Donald Trump is right
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon resource page
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- How do you pay for a ride on SF Muni with a $20 and a $1?
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
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