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.
- Next to @uber, @car2go and @DriveNowUSA are the best transportation innovations. Now need to get regulators to agree. 58 minutes ago
- Every time I visit a city with @car2go, I'm reminded how backward SF transportation policy is. @mayoredlee http://t.co/28T3GDDcfw 1 hour ago
- Downtown Seattle breakfast place with a view? 3 hours ago
- RT @vmarks: @rakeshlobster Jeebus that's awful. 1) remember you as user. 2) remember your FF accounts. 3) don't use so much of the screen f… 3 hours ago
- RT @UXDJB: @rakeshlobster throw it away and start from scratch- this app is all kinda hosed 3 hours ago
- Latest Samsung Galaxy S6 leak shows a surprisingly iPhone 6-like design February 1, 2015
- Gaming Live launches its game livestreaming beta as a Twitch alternative February 1, 2015
- The Chief IoT Officer: The most important CxO you still haven’t hired February 1, 2015
- Jeff Bezos’ brilliant advice for anyone running a business February 1, 2015
- Why deep linking isn’t enough for mobile app integration February 1, 2015
- 4 Super Bowl tech ads to see before kickoff February 1, 2015
- How to build a world-saving startup February 1, 2015
- Drones need software, too February 1, 2015
- Building data science teams: The power of the technology stack January 31, 2015
- Snapchat’s first episode of Literally Can’t Even is a train wreck — and that’s not a bad thing January 31, 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
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- Because manholes are round
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- My genius list
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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