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.
- What do people think of Facebook Moments? Seems vaguely like Color, without the over-limiting, illiquid real-time restriction. 9 hours ago
- Steep Discounts a Boon for Customers, but a Gamble for Start-Ups nytimes.com/2015/07/30/tec… Great stuff from @fmanjoo /via @hunterwalk 17 hours ago
- Yelp shares plunge 28% after earnings loss cnbc.com/2015/07/28/yel… 17 hours ago
- Playing Taboo with my GF: "It's an internet company that is failing..." She got it in one guess. 18 hours ago
- LG made 1.2 cents in profit for every phone it sold last quarter engadget.com/2015/07/29/lg-… 19 hours ago
- U.S. likely to scale back planned limits on intrusion-software exports July 30, 2015
- Samsung plans to ‘adjust’ Galaxy S6 and S6 edge pricing in response to poor quarterly earnings July 30, 2015
- Samsung profits drop for fifth straight quarter, company blames tough mobile business environment July 30, 2015
- Windows 10 tips for gamers: How to save your bandwidth, do a clean install, and more July 30, 2015
- White House calls for upgrade to law protecting consumer cloud data from law enforcement July 30, 2015
- Dream killer: 4 nasty truths about U.S. fintech July 30, 2015
- B2C marketing automation vendor BlueShift lets ecommerce marketers reach “segment-of-one” personalization July 30, 2015
- More Instagram ads on the way, but Facebook promises to tread lightly July 29, 2015
- Catawiki raises $82M to grow its online auction house for collectibles such as dinosaur bones July 29, 2015
- GitHub confirms that it has raised $250M, led by Sequoia Capital July 29, 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
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Because manholes are round
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- If you're going to own individual stocks, own these three
Category Archives: web 2.0
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
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
You’ve got a competitor with deep pockets, huge brand recognition and a lot of traffic that is interested in your content. What do you do? Here are two very different approaches: GateHouse Media is suing The New York Times Co., … Continue reading
I’ve long advocated that news organizations geotag the news. But I’ve been skeptical of automated systems for doing this. Google News recently provided a terrific example of what can happen when you use entity extraction for such a task: In … Continue reading