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. 20 hours ago
- Scariest words to tech companies: "San Francisco public hearing". twitter.com/maxrogo/status… 20 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 20 hours ago
- Great stuff from @semil on seed investing // via @hunterwalk blog.semilshah.com/2015/10/04/ref… 20 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. 20 hours ago
- IA map shows human-intelligence tech is surging October 6, 2015
- Hands-on with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book October 6, 2015
- Facebook now lets you doodle on photos October 6, 2015
- Postmates takes on UberEats with launch of 15-minute food delivery service October 6, 2015
- Internet of Things to be used in 1.9B devices by 2020 October 6, 2015
- Introducing Stephen Kleckner, our new games-gadgets writer October 6, 2015
- Upvoted is Reddit’s new standalone site for original content, and it’s live now October 6, 2015
- Steve Jobs’ management legacy at Apple can be glimpsed in recently disclosed SEC letters October 6, 2015
- Fuse opens up its app creation tool to help developers and designers collaborate October 6, 2015
- Google Domains adds 90 new top-level domains, custom email addresses 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
- Best practices for businesses considering Groupon, LivingSocial or Google Offers
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- 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
Category Archives: newspapers
Grim This chart shows U.S. newspaper print revenue in nominal dollars. Grimmer Take the same data and adjust it for inflation. Now we’re nearly at 1950 levels. (2011 dollars) Grimmest Now take the inflation adjusted data and do a per … Continue reading
I had several people comment to me this week that they would like to see more timely updates in response to breaking news on companies. For example, the Yelp S-1 was released on Thursday and I probably won’t post my … Continue reading
One of the great innovators in online journalism, Jim Romenesko, resigned from his position at the Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank of sorts. Among journalists, Romenesko practically invented blogging. Some reporters who claimed to never had read a blog … Continue reading
The Washington Post’s technology columnist, Rob Pegoraro, announced yesterday that he is leaving his position. The proximate cause is management deciding that the sort of review and analysis of technology that I’ve been doing for most of those 17 years … Continue reading
Today marks the launch of a groundbreaking new app called Color. The app, available for iPhone and Android, has users automatically share pictures with those around them. Take a picture and people in close proximity can see them. No logins, … Continue reading
The New York Times today came out with its long awaited digital subscription pricing. Beginning immediately in Canada and March 28 in the United States and the rest of the world, heavy users of the New York Times will be … Continue reading
Apple has built an incredibly valuable distribution platform. It’s perfectly reasonable for them to say “if you make money using our platform, we want a piece of it.” Distribution costs money. Facebook charges developers on its platform 30% for using … Continue reading