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.
- Five mistakes that product managers make | Rakesh Agrawal's blog blog.agrawals.org/2015/10/05/fiv… @uber @airbnb @nextdoor get it right. 14 hours ago
- Scariest words to tech companies: "San Francisco public hearing". twitter.com/maxrogo/status… 14 hours ago
- Hey Ads, People Are Just Not That Into You - WSJ wsj.com/articles/hey-a… Internet advertising is the classic tragedy of the commons v/@mdudas 15 hours ago
- Great stuff from @semil on seed investing // via @hunterwalk blog.semilshah.com/2015/10/04/ref… 15 hours ago
- DriveNow to Suspend Operations in SF Bay Area us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=984409c0f17… Idiocy of SF city government in action. DN was huge innovation. 15 hours ago
- Microsoft unveils the Microsoft Band 2 for $249, available October 30 October 6, 2015
- How marketing teams are using Agile to get more done — and feel saner for it (webinar) October 6, 2015
- Microsoft unveils wearable holograms in HoloLens October 6, 2015
- Ninja Metrics uses analytics to boost Springboard’s retail and e-commerce revenues October 6, 2015
- How to drive ad revenue with precise location targeting (webinar) October 6, 2015
- How to watch Microsoft’s 2015 hardware event October 6, 2015
- Airbnb, Instacart, Kickstarter launch campaigns to fund refugee relief October 6, 2015
- Localytics introduces ‘Predictions’ to counter the biggest problem for mobile publishers today — churn October 6, 2015
- Twitter debuts Moments, a feature that curates the best tweets from major events October 6, 2015
- LinkedIn is redesigning Groups and launching a standalone iOS app October 6, 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?
- 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
- Five mistakes that product managers make
- A sample Groupon merchant agreement
- A look at Groupon's extremely lopsided merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Custom pictures come to credit cards
- The terrible numbers that Groupon doesn't want you to focus on
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
Monthly Archives: August 2007
It’s not even Labor Day and my local Costco already has Christmas merchandise out, complete with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” playing nearby. Only 116 shopping days left!
Yesterday, I wrote about how The New York Times is having to look at handling corrections in an era where their archives are becoming increasing accessible to search engines. I decided to take a closer look at how the Times … Continue reading
The New York Times public editor writes this week about an increasing problem: incorrect information from the Times that lives forever in search engines. The Times has started surfacing its archived content in a way that search engines can crawl. … Continue reading
After leaving AOL, I decided to get some personal cards printed. Instead of going the conventional route, I went with Moo. It’s a great little company out of the UK that lets you print cards with full-color pictures on the … Continue reading
I find that increasingly companies are asking me to answer surveys after speaking to their call center agents. Whether it’s a credit card company, insurance company or travel provider, they want to know how satisfied I am. Many times, I … Continue reading
The Times reports today that the percentage of homes with cell phones and no landline now exceeds the percentage of homes that have a landline and no cell phones. It’s been about four years since I paid a landline phone … Continue reading