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 @qualityrye: Reservations transparency = listing "sold out" seats vs. "not offered" seats vs. how many seats left. Nice, @tock http://t.… 9 hours ago
- Shorted $WU yesterday based on my love for Facebook Messenger Money. 7% overnight return. Long way down. @davidmarcus 17 hours ago
- Testing (really) Facebook Messenger Money. http://t.co/bV8abnMJSE 1 day ago
- I'm up to 4 incredible products this year: @amazonecho @mypebblebee @googlephotos Apple Watch / cc @elatable 1 day ago
- I'm loving @mypebblebee. Great way to keep track of my keys. http://t.co/FTqi6lOxZV 1 day ago
- AOL to manage Microsoft ads: Why increased consolidation is good news July 3, 2015
- Ophan: Inside the Guardian’s data-driven newsroom July 3, 2015
- Cannes Lions: Advertising and marketing execs slowly learning to love their new tech overlords July 3, 2015
- Apple, BlackBerry, and Google: The next round of gadget leaks has begun July 3, 2015
- GamesBeat weekly roundup: Nintendo gets catty, mobile MOBA, and gaming rebellions July 3, 2015
- This is the rare PlayStation console built by Sony and Nintendo July 3, 2015
- The DeanBeat: 22 industry leaders sound off on gaming July 3, 2015
- Achieve Lending seeks $500K in crowdfunding for student loan search engine July 3, 2015
- Uber blames French woes on poor communication, but it has nothing to do with poor communication July 3, 2015
- Uber suspends UberPOP in France, citing safety and legal concerns July 3, 2015
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- 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
- Why I retweet racist assholes
- Rakesh's quick guide to investing for the lay person
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- How do you pay for a ride on SF Muni with a $20 and a $1?
- Because manholes are round
- How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience -- and why they won't
- Reading license plates with Google Street View
Category Archives: television
Today’s announcement by Netflix of changes to its longrunning service will do little to solve the very significant challenge in front of Netflix streaming: content licensing. In his blog post, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings compared his company’s challenges to those … Continue reading
Netflix just became the number one provider of subscription entertainment content in the United States, with 22.8 million subscribers. Comcast now comes in at number 2, with 22.76 million. And the trend lines indicate that Netflix will continue to grow. … Continue reading
Netflix is edging a step closer to its name with a test of streaming only service in the United States. The new offering allows users to purchase a net-only subscription for $7.99 a month. Adding DVD rentals is an option … Continue reading
This year has seen the biggest push yet to bring the Internet (or parts of it) to the biggest screen in the house. The newly revamped Apple TV started arriving in stores and homes last week. Logitech is announcing the … Continue reading
Last week, Google announced Google TV, a product that marries the Web with TV. It’s a product category that I’ve been excited about for several years. But creating new product categories is hard. Retail is hard. Doing both together is … 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