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.
- Tech sexism and daily deals in one video. You probably don't want to do business with these guys. youtube.com/watch?v=2F47P9… 6 hours ago
- Will be interesting to see relative performance of ali baba-less $YHOO compared with $AOL. Which sinks faster? 7 hours ago
- Why Google’s MVNO is unlikely to make a huge impact | redesign | mobile redesignmobile.com/2015/01/27/red… cc @amir @BenedictEvans 13 hours ago
- RT @pkedrosky: Advising a startup that their best strategy should be to "grow as fast as Uber" is breathtakingly stupid in its No Shit, She… 15 hours ago
- What service startups do I use and want to re-use? blog.agrawals.org/2015/01/27/tho… @uber @shyp @swapbox @trycaviar @Homejoy 15 hours ago
- BRS Labs to Showcase Behavior-Based SCADA Analytics During DistribuTECH January 28, 2015
- News aggregator Anews raises $2.7M for further international expansion January 28, 2015
- Bloomberg Business’ new site design is beautifully bizarre — and it’s begging for haters January 28, 2015
- Choosing the right big data execution framework: Why one size doesn’t fit all January 28, 2015
- eBay appears to be planning an Apple Watch app January 28, 2015
- Microsoft’s HoloLens broke my brain January 28, 2015
- Seeking higher daily engagement, Yahoo CEO hints at messaging product January 28, 2015
- Study: Girls outperform boys in math and science all over the world January 28, 2015
- The Pirate Bay relaunch will reportedly require less staff, angry crew members want to launch spinoff January 27, 2015
- Tim Cook says iPad sales will remain gloomy for next couple of quarters January 27, 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
- Thoughts on service startups
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Communicating amongst friends: how technology changes human relationships
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- Yelp advertiser agreement
- About Rakesh Agrawal
Monthly Archives: October 2006
I’ve been playing with Google’s Custom Search engine lately. In short, it lets you build custom search engines around a given topic. You can create your own search engine around toys, HDTV, restaurants, travel Web site — whatever interests you. … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of talk about the copyright issues that YouTube faces with the vast volume of clips that aren’t authorized by content creators. We’ve seen a number of licensing agreements for content. YouTube has also pulled unauthorized Comedy … Continue reading
YouTube has begun to remove Comedy Central clips from shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. It’s unfortunate. Colbert’s show has been one of the leaders in embracing the Internet and engaging with viewers online. The Internet audience, … Continue reading
It seems that more and more news stories these days are just the results of what publicists, leakers and political operatives spoonfeed to reporters, with very little investigation. Take the latest salvo in the ugly campaign for Virginia Senate between … Continue reading
Google’s blog has a plea for users to not use Google as a verb. Just as we’re not supposed to Jet Ski or Xerox, Google’s lawyers would appreciate it if we stick to using Google as a noun. There is … Continue reading
I was driving home tonight and heard a promo on XM for tonight’s World Series broadcasts. Listeners have their choice of four programs: The Detroit feed The St. Louis feed The network feed The Spanish language feed It’s another indicator … Continue reading