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.
- Intuit: the company lobbying hard against tax simplification so we can keep making more money. 30 minutes ago
- Next to @uber, @car2go and @DriveNowUSA are the best transportation innovations. Now need to get regulators to agree. 4 hours ago
- Every time I visit a city with @car2go, I'm reminded how backward SF transportation policy is. @mayoredlee http://t.co/28T3GDDcfw 4 hours ago
- Downtown Seattle breakfast place with a view? 6 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… 6 hours ago
- We are all complicit. We are all Uber. February 1, 2015
- Way more people will be tweeting, posting, during this year’s Super Bowl February 1, 2015
- Here’s what the Super Bowl could look like in 2025 February 1, 2015
- 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
- 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
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Because manholes are round
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Watching American football in Dublin
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Category Archives: wikipedia
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