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 @RichBTIG: Disney admitting trouble at @ESPN as big cable bundle struggles; Cable Nets HALF of $DIS earnings #goodluckbundle http://t.co… 4 hours ago
- Many US retailers not ready for fraud-proof cards cnbc.com/2015/07/30/man… 10 hours ago
- United CFO moves to PayPal. Maybe he can bring the same level of service over. 13 hours ago
- Guess those twitter emails are a short-term way to pump MAU; medium-term way to get people to unsubscribe from your emails. 15 hours ago
- Twitter has managed to create emails more useless than linkedin's barrage of spam. http://t.co/kXI8W3JvBT 15 hours ago
- Samsung Pay on TV lets you buy apps and games with your credit card, debit card, and PayPal August 5, 2015
- Yuri Milner’s DST Global raises $1.7B for its fifth fund — without Russian money August 5, 2015
- Fintech’s future is fast and furious August 5, 2015
- Slack starts accepting requests for beta access to its new Linux client August 4, 2015
- Review: The $180 Moto G isn’t a premium smartphone, but it acts like one August 4, 2015
- Glu to make a Nicki Minaj mobile game August 4, 2015
- Netflix now offers ‘unlimited’ paid maternity and paternity leave for the first year August 4, 2015
- Activision Blizzard beats Wall Street’s expectations for Q2 2015 August 4, 2015
- Etsy grew revenue 44% to $61.4M last quarter and lost $6.4M, stock tanks 14% August 4, 2015
- The White House published the entire Iran deal on Medium August 4, 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?
- 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
- The smartest question I was asked by an entrepreneur and team member
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Custom pictures come to credit cards
- Because manholes are round
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Why I'm joining Groupon
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
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Category Archives: mobile
[Note: I will be adding screenshots. Check back in about an hour.] eBay is trying to revolutionize local commerce. eBay’s new product, eBay Now, allows consumers to have same-day delivery of products found at local retailers. It weaves together eBay’s … Continue reading
IDC’s 2011 shopper survey shows shockingly high usage of smart phone scanning tools to scan bar codes and QR codes. Nearly 1/3 of those surveyed said they had scanned a bar code. A common use of this technology is to … Continue reading
That’s right, the CEO of Loopt will personally clean your house for $5. But only if 1,000 people sign up. Only, I haven’t told him about the deal yet. He may not agree, but I’m using his name anyway. Hell, … Continue reading
Facebook’s much awaited Places product finally launched this week. It’s the first step toward bringing friend finding to the masses. People have been using Facebook to do this for years; posting their location in freeform status updates that their friends can … Continue reading
On my last trip, I had the opportunity to try United’s mobile check-in and mobile boarding passes. The promise is paper-free check in. It sounds really great, but it’s not quite there. Partly it’s due to United’s horrible user interface, … Continue reading