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.
- Live transit info on Apple watch is fantastic use case. http://t.co/k1VJu5bZBM 1 hour ago
- It seems Best Buy relented and is now accepting ApplePay. 1 hour ago
- Welcoming @conorsen, the latest investor in the @redesignmobile family. One of the smartest investors I know. 20 hours ago
- Excited to welcome the incredible @ravi as the latest investor in @redesignmobile 23 hours ago
- Museum of obsolete tech, part 2. http://t.co/V9QOs6xRds 1 day ago
- Validic raises another $12.5M for health integration platform, Kaiser buys in April 28, 2015
- How to get, keep, engage, and monetize mobile users (webinar) April 28, 2015
- Inside Wooga’s mobile gaming hit factory in Berlin (photo gallery) April 28, 2015
- Google Now for Android gets support for 70 more apps April 28, 2015
- Hands-on with the LG G4 April 28, 2015
- Facebook launches desktop video app ads to drive game installs April 28, 2015
- Forget streaming: Apple should get out of the music business April 28, 2015
- Deep-learning startup Clarifai gets $10M to make business hires, add features April 28, 2015
- LG unveils new G4 smartphone, with pro camera features and curved leather back April 28, 2015
- You can now post comments directly on Dropbox files April 28, 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
- 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
- Social media and the new world of work — my take
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Media requests
- Rakesh Agrawal disambiguation
- Sam Altman will clean your house for $5
- Why Netflix's split won't help with its real problems
Monthly Archives: November 2006
I was flying into Atlanta yesterday and as the plane descended to the runway, I noticed that one of the buildings on the ground with a giant bullseye on it – Target. Next to it, there was a building with … Continue reading
I’m spending most of this week watching focus groups. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job. It’s a chance to see how real people react to the products that we create. I get to hear from people who … Continue reading
I’ve had more and more friends texting me lately and I’ve had to explain to them how much I hate text messaging. It’s inconvenient, unreliable and costly. Here’s a typical exchange: “R u there already” “Y, u” “Omw” This exchange … Continue reading
If you believe the incessant media hype, today is the biggest online shopping day of the year. Not true. Cyber Monday is a fiction created by a flack for the retail industry perpetuated by much of the mainstream media. But … Continue reading
My favorite MP3 player this year is small, lightweight, doesn’t hold a lot of songs and doesn’t come from Apple. You can only get it Target. A testament to Target’s marketing savvy, it also doubles as a $50 gift card. … Continue reading
The U.S. Mint will be issuing new dollar coins starting around President’s Day. With the failures of the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollars it’s unlikely that the new presidential coins will do any better. The presidential series has the … Continue reading