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. 16 hours ago
- Scariest words to tech companies: "San Francisco public hearing". twitter.com/maxrogo/status… 16 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 16 hours ago
- Great stuff from @semil on seed investing // via @hunterwalk blog.semilshah.com/2015/10/04/ref… 16 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. 16 hours ago
- Microsoft unveils Surface Book: a 13.5-inch laptop starting at $1,499 October 6, 2015
- Dice Summit to focus on the art of engaging players October 6, 2015
- Meet Microsoft’s Windows 10 budget phone: the $139 Lumia 550 October 6, 2015
- Microsoft announces the new Surface Pen stylus October 6, 2015
- Understanding the two-step approach to mobile user acquisition October 6, 2015
- Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 4: Same size, bigger screen starting at $899 October 6, 2015
- Its power with carriers growing, Apple may one day build e-SIMs into iPhones October 6, 2015
- Atlassian splits up JIRA, launches JIRA Software and JIRA Core October 6, 2015
- Microsoft unveils Display Dock, a Lumia accessory that turns your Windows 10 phone into a PC October 6, 2015
- Microsoft unveils its next flagship smartphones, the Lumia 950 and 950XL 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
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals - merchant FAQ
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- 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
- Google Maps: extreme close up with Street View
Monthly Archives: September 2007
Two of my favorite pictures: See the complete album on flickr, including the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the North American Sandsculpting Championship in Virginia Beach. Of course, there’s a map.
One of the things I love about Facebook is that I don’t get any spam through the system. Sure, I get some friend requests from people I don’t really know and periodically get asked if I want to become a … Continue reading
In the world of blogs, email feedback and focus groups, it’s easy to think you’re getting all the feedback you need to run your business. Very few Web companies bother to meet their customers face-to-face. Two notable exceptions are Yelp … Continue reading
The New York Times announced that they’re killing the subscription requirement to access their columnists effective at midnight tonight. It’s about time. I’ve written before about the absurdity of the Times buying AdWords to promote its content while locking its … Continue reading
Sprint has released an enhanced version of its search that allows users to tap into their phone’s location when doing searches. The search feature is powered by Microsoft’s Live Search. The first time user experience isn’t exactly intuitive. When doing … Continue reading