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.
- Twitter feature I want most: ability to search bios of all my followees and followers. 14 hours ago
- iPhone 6s users: peeking at an email should mark it read. Yeah/nea? 14 hours ago
- At least my barista was able to explain to customer in front of me how chip cards work. 5 days ago
- Damn chip card people slowing down my Starbucks experience. http://t.co/GYZyZaQycq 5 days ago
- Probability, journalists and weather forecasters vox.com/2015/10/7/9472… 5 days ago
- Salesforce Ventures plans to invest $100M in European enterprise startups October 13, 2015
- China’s second largest ecommerce company just arrived in Silicon Valley October 13, 2015
- Dropbox and Adobe team up to make ‘working with PDFs simple’ October 13, 2015
- France’s Doctolib raises $20.5M from Accel and BlaBlaCar founder to fuel European expansion October 13, 2015
- Snapchat is reportedly shuttering Snap Channel for good, will lay off some employees October 13, 2015
- Twitter is suspending accounts that share sports GIFs or highlights without permission October 13, 2015
- Brianna Wu: Women in tech discussion is ‘about making better games’ October 13, 2015
- How Disney became successful in mobile by being itself October 13, 2015
- Medium makes Responses the default comment tool, adds new troll controls October 12, 2015
- Hands-on with Google Street View on Cardboard: Goodbye, productivity October 12, 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
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Facebook platform gets Journal ink
- Netflix throws away the disc in the US
- Because manholes are round
Monthly Archives: June 2012
I have a new bet with Felix Salmon of Reuters tied to an exit for Square. I win the bet if: Square is acquired on or before December 31, 2012 by anyone other than PayPal. Felix wins the bet if: … Continue reading
This post is an excerpt from a forthcoming book on Groupon. It’s a question I’m asked quite often by friends, family, journalists and once by a Groupon employee. Apparently, it’s plausible that I would. When I posted on April Fool’s … Continue reading
Groupon shares dropped to a new all-time low today as its lockup ended, releasing a torrent of new shares on to the market. Thirty minutes into the trading session, Groupon had already traded 75% of its average daily trading volume. … Continue reading