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.… 5 hours ago
- Shorted $WU yesterday based on my love for Facebook Messenger Money. 7% overnight return. Long way down. @davidmarcus 14 hours ago
- Testing (really) Facebook Messenger Money. http://t.co/bV8abnMJSE 23 hours 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 look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Because manholes are round
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- Airbnb's changes don't go far enough
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
Category Archives: wikipedia
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In journalism school, you’re taught that newspapers are the first draft of history. Today it’s common for news outlets to scoop themselves on their Web sites. But even that may not be fast enough when news breaks. Lost Remote reports … Continue reading
WIRED has a story about companies rewriting their history on Wikipedia. The story is based on Wikipedia Scanner, a tool from Cal Tech grad student Virgil Griffith that allows you to look up anonymous Wikipedia edits from a specific company’s … Continue reading
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.
Mahalo launched yesterday to much fanfare. The reference tool comes from Jason Calacanis, the entrepreneur behind Weblogs, Inc. and the founder of the Silicon Alley Reporter. Billed as “the world’s first human-powered search engine”, Mahalo is a cross between Wikipedia … Continue reading