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 @mblumenthal: @rakeshlobster Great question. Problem is Nokia sucks as much as TeleAtlas fixing stuff. Some signs of improve, not enough… 5 days ago
- Who is Nokia Here most valuable to? Apple, Uber, Facebook... ? @mblumenthal 5 days ago
- A Call for New Type of Mapping Platform ... Fun day dreaming. Google is best positioned to provide this. theinformation.com/A-Call-for-New… 5 days ago
- RT @MaxCRoser: What the History of Camera Sales Looks Like with Smartphones Included (Source: bit.ly/1EqUYC7) http://t.co/Esaxx1D7… 6 days ago
- RT @RakeshAgrawal: What Uber is killing (it's not the taxi industry) detroitnews.com/story/opinion/… via @reillybrennan http://t.co/XG5BddZ8nU 6 days ago
- Snapchat signs deal for a second season of ‘Literally Can’t Even’ April 19, 2015
- Elon Musk: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 landing failed due to ‘slower than expected throttle valve response’ April 19, 2015
- The Backed Pack: A VPN secure box, a comfortable keyboard, & a clever waking solution April 18, 2015
- 5 things to do if you let a customer down April 18, 2015
- The Pirate Bay opens up registration to new users, months after coming back online April 18, 2015
- Startups, prioritize growth (but not at the expense of profitability) April 18, 2015
- WhatsApp now has 800M monthly active users April 18, 2015
- Wallet Wars: The fight to dominate payments is just beginning April 18, 2015
- We’re not talking about what VR is doing to our eyes … and our brains April 18, 2015
- We just got a closer look at Microsoft Office 2016, and here are the features we like April 18, 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)?
- 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
- Why I retweet racist assholes
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- How do you pay for a ride on SF Muni with a $20 and a $1?
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- More bad news for newspapers: hotels going green
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Bought a smart watch in the past 90 days on an AmEx or Discover? Don't want it? Get your money back
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Category Archives: media
In the most recent round of AP getting in a huff about search engines and aggregators stealing traffic that they feel rightly belongs to them, there’s a fundamental problem they’re ignoring: AP chose not be in the online news business. … Continue reading
American newspapers are in trouble. So far this year, the Rocky Mountain News and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer have shuttered their presses. Tribune is in bankruptcy. My first employer, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, is also there. Publishers have threatened to … Continue reading
This picture should send shivers down the spines of executives at USA Today headquarters in McLean, Va. For at least as long as I’ve been traveling for business (13 years and counting), a USA Today in front of the hotel … Continue reading
I read two thought-provoking pieces this week on the decline of newspapers from voices outside the newspaper business and one Really Dumb Idea from a voice on the inside. Author Clay Shirky, Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable: When someone demands … Continue reading
I recently wrote 10 reasons why hulu is better than a DVR. Here are six advantages that DVRs have over hulu. You get higher quality video. If you have an HD source, chances are the video quality on your DVR … Continue reading