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.
- 'Naive' Swedes are renting homes to Airbnb hookers - The Local thelocal.se/20160208/naive… via @garyleff 13 hours ago
- RT @TimFernholz: The @NewYorker buying Twitter ads to promote its article about how Twitter is dying kind of undercuts the thesis https://t… 14 hours ago
- RT @BloombergTV: Proof that even queens take part in the sharing economy... #QueenBey amp.twimg.com/v/fcb83c8c-991… 14 hours ago
- Congratulations, David! One of the sharpest entrepreneurs I've met. twitter.com/DavidSacks/sta… 14 hours ago
- RT @rsarver: Good post from @mvellank "Putting The Collapse In Tech Valuations Into Context" mahesh-vc.com/blog/understan… 14 hours ago
- Opera accepts $1.2B offer from Chinese firms hungry for its booming mobile ad business February 10, 2016
- Hauck & Aufhäuser Acquires Share in the Naga Group AG February 10, 2016
- Sweden’s Stugan game accelerator gets its first mobile game launch February 10, 2016
- Facebook paid 210 security researchers $936,000 in 2015, high-impact bugs grew by 38% February 10, 2016
- WorldRemit raises $45M to grow its mobile-first money-transfer service globally February 10, 2016
- Google has quietly launched its answer to AWS Lambda February 10, 2016
- Google’s self-driving car AI can qualify as a driver, U.S. regulators say February 10, 2016
- The esports industry has a lot to learn from the daily fantasy sports mess February 10, 2016
- Early-stage companies, get ready to be punched in the face February 10, 2016
- Amazon adds zombie apocalypse reference to its AWS terms February 10, 2016
- 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
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Let Google Maps do the walking
- Because manholes are round
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
- Watson vs. Google
- About Rakesh Agrawal
- Fare Guard - a (bad) option on low airfares
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