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.
- Dropbox: the first dead decacorn | Thoughts from Alex Danco alexdanco.com/2015/08/24/dro… via @chamath 10 hours ago
- Wow. @hillferguson out at paypal. A big loss of consumer behavior expertise. 12 hours ago
- The two aviation geeks behind the startup Flightradar24 know where almost every flight is on.wsj.com/1WSGCCs via @WSJ 2 days ago
- 6 things I learned from riding in a Google Self-Driving Car theoatmeal.com/blog/google_se… 2 days ago
- Robert Reich: The sharing economy will be our undoing salon.com/2015/08/25/rob… Interesting perspective. 2 days ago
- Cyberattackers target U.K. crime agency with DDoS attack days after arrests September 1, 2015
- PayPal launches PayPal.me to compete with Square’s Cashtags September 1, 2015
- Google faces civil lawsuits in Europe as new platform launches to assess damage claims September 1, 2015
- How to read Hillary Clinton’s emails on Google, tech dinners, and Internet freedom September 1, 2015
- HTC job cuts: make that 2,300 + 600 September 1, 2015
- Japan’s Line rolls out a cute Android launcher because it’s not cute enough already September 1, 2015
- LinkedIn’s messaging tool gets new chat-like interface, support for emojis, stickers, and GIFs September 1, 2015
- U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks September 1, 2015
- Former federal agent Shaun Bridges admits $820,000 bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe September 1, 2015
- Mobile + web apps: It’s all about the blend September 1, 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
- LivingSocial merchant agreement
- Revised Groupon merchant agreement
- Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals – consumer FAQ
- Shop Talk: A conversation with a Groupon merchant
- Custom pictures come to credit cards
- Answers from the Insurance Information Institute on Airbnb
- Yelp advertiser agreement
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Category Archives: television
Today’s announcement by Netflix of changes to its longrunning service will do little to solve the very significant challenge in front of Netflix streaming: content licensing. In his blog post, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings compared his company’s challenges to those … Continue reading
Netflix just became the number one provider of subscription entertainment content in the United States, with 22.8 million subscribers. Comcast now comes in at number 2, with 22.76 million. And the trend lines indicate that Netflix will continue to grow. … Continue reading
Netflix is edging a step closer to its name with a test of streaming only service in the United States. The new offering allows users to purchase a net-only subscription for $7.99 a month. Adding DVD rentals is an option … Continue reading
This year has seen the biggest push yet to bring the Internet (or parts of it) to the biggest screen in the house. The newly revamped Apple TV started arriving in stores and homes last week. Logitech is announcing the … Continue reading
Last week, Google announced Google TV, a product that marries the Web with TV. It’s a product category that I’ve been excited about for several years. But creating new product categories is hard. Retail is hard. Doing both together is … Continue reading
I recently wrote 10 reasons why hulu is better than a DVR. Here are six advantages that DVRs have over hulu. You get higher quality video. If you have an HD source, chances are the video quality on your DVR … Continue reading