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. 5 hours ago
- Looking forward to trying @VirginAmerica new Hawaii service ... even more so now that they'll have fast internet. 7 hours ago
- Great news for travelers: @VirginAmerica to 8-10x internet speed, allow streaming video on 10 new planes. virginamerica.com/cms/about-our-… 7 hours ago
- .@hunterwalk is an amazing interviewer 21 hours ago
- .@kevingibbon: pattern matching is overweighted in Silicon Valley. (Intvu with @hunterwalk.) amen. I know Cs and Ds who work at FB. 21 hours ago
- Branch founder Josh Miller leaves Facebook August 27, 2015
- Mirrativ is DeNA’s mobile livestreaming app — and it has potential beyond gaming August 27, 2015
- Twitch’s partner contracts will keep most livestreamers from also using YouTube Gaming August 27, 2015
- Chrome will start automatically pausing less important Flash content on September 1 August 27, 2015
- Facebook sets new record: 1 billion people on the site in a single day August 27, 2015
- Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with improved context menus, easier feedback sharing August 27, 2015
- Google’s new DHU emulator helps developers test Android Auto apps from their computers August 27, 2015
- Samsung starts testing its Apple Pay competitor in the U.S. August 27, 2015
- The Pirate Bay is down, and CloudFlare can’t help 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 sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Rakesh's quick guide to investing for the lay person
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Groupon resource page
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Because manholes are round
Category Archives: city guides
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Brady at O’Reilly Radar has a great post on Outside.in. The startup aggregates local blogs, organizes them by neighborhood and plots them on a map. I’ve written before about the importance of being hyperlocal. If I were running a media … Continue reading