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.
- The two aviation geeks behind the startup Flightradar24 know where almost every flight is on.wsj.com/1WSGCCs via @WSJ 7 hours ago
- 6 things I learned from riding in a Google Self-Driving Car theoatmeal.com/blog/google_se… 7 hours ago
- Robert Reich: The sharing economy will be our undoing salon.com/2015/08/25/rob… Interesting perspective. 13 hours ago
- Looking forward to trying @VirginAmerica new Hawaii service ... even more so now that they'll have fast internet. 2 days ago
- Great news for travelers: @VirginAmerica to 8-10x internet speed, allow streaming video on 10 new planes. virginamerica.com/cms/about-our-… 2 days ago
- Japan’s top-grossing mobile game Monster Strike pulled from Apple app store August 30, 2015
- Minecraft creator has existential meltdown on Twitter, then gets stung by Jellyfish August 30, 2015
- The next iPhone: The new features we expect to see September 9 August 30, 2015
- Ashley Madison courted several buyers, landed none before attack August 29, 2015
- New photos reportedly show Apple iPhone 6S Force Touch screen and larger front camera August 29, 2015
- The drone revolution: How unmanned aerial vehicles will transform the economy August 29, 2015
- Until Dawn gets its first bug-fix update August 29, 2015
- ArenaNet makes Guild Wars 2 free as it preps paid Heart of Thorns expansion August 29, 2015
- How to know when your startup is ready to acquire its first company August 29, 2015
- Apple reportedly threatens $20M suit if Drake video stream appears on Tidal August 29, 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?
- Donald Trump is right
- 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
- You have a friend who is depressed? Here’s what to do
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Rakesh's quick guide to investing for the lay person
- How do you pay for a ride on SF Muni with a $20 and a $1?
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- About Rakesh Agrawal
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Why Netflix's split won't help with its real problems
Monthly Archives: May 2007
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
Google today released Street View, allowing users to zoom in to street level in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Denver and Las Vegas. (I can’t help but think Denver was selected to get a dig in at Mapquest.) It’s the … Continue reading
One of the features promised when Google’s My Maps launched was that the content created would be searchable by users. I stumbled upon this feature in action while searching Maps today. This map was created by a local bar, showing … Continue reading
I was up in New York City over the weekend and got to see my favorite dosa vendor. Thiru Kumar runs NY Dosas, a dosa cart in Washington Square Park. It has good, cheap eats. ($5 for lunch in NYC.) … Continue reading
Google announced GPS support on the Blackberry 8800. This is a huge move. It’s great that a major U.S. carrier, Cingular AT&T, is allowing free access to location data. I would have expected them to disable GPS access. I love … Continue reading
EQO launched a new Voice over IP service for cell phones this week. The downloadable software allows you to make cheap international calls from your cell phone. A call from the U.S. to London on EQO costs 2.3c per minute, … Continue reading