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.
- Chase to stop selling traveler's checks in November. In related news: Chase still sells travelers checks. 3 hours ago
- Great stuff from @expa on design for mobile medium.com/pixel-by-pixel… 4 hours ago
- RT @suzimcc: Great post by @rakeshlobster --> Five mistakes that product managers make bit.ly/1L9yF5K http://t.co/Puu8oRR10c 5 hours ago
- Snapchat is reportedly shuttering Snap Channel for good, will lay off some employees venturebeat.com/2015/10/12/sna… 9 hours ago
- RT @bgurley: People do not understand the severe risk of waiting to long to go public, @arachleff does: blog.wealthfront.com/2016-career-la… http://t.co… 9 hours ago
- Unpacking the Twitter layoffs: It’s all about who’s calling the shots October 14, 2015
- Gambling on your future is a necessary step for game studios October 14, 2015
- Mark Zuckerberg’s sister officially joins Kleiner Perkins along with Flipboard CTO Eric Feng October 13, 2015
- DeNA West boss: Nintendo announcing mobile game ‘soon’ October 13, 2015
- Magic Leap’s Graeme Devine: ‘Mixed reality’ is one of gaming’s unexplored frontiers October 13, 2015
- Kongregate CEO Emily Greer: There’s nothing small about microtransactions October 13, 2015
- Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces $862M in damages October 13, 2015
- How Nexon accidentally invented microtransactions October 13, 2015
- Surface Book is out of stock on the Microsoft Store, but you can still preorder from Amazon October 13, 2015
- Zendesk acquires cloud business intelligence startup BIME Analytics for $45M October 13, 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?
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- Things Apple slammed before implementing them
- 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
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Because manholes are round
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
Category Archives: wikipedia
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The Wall Street Journal has some interesting comparisons that highlight Wikipedia’s skew toward pop culture. Additional comparisons are in the story, along with a trivia quiz.
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