Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma is a freelance journalist interested in the intersection between business, technology and society. He worked for a number of years in the IT industry in India before shifting careers to journalism. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and his work has been published in Active Trader, India Abroad, InvestorPlace and Forbes. Connect with him on Twitter for updates and/or story ideas. You can also email him at rakeshsharmak@yahoo.com for tips or feedback.

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DraftKings, FanDuel Ad Campaign Gives TV Networks Double Win

DraftKings, FanDuel Ad Campaign Gives TV Networks Double Win

Viewers have been inundated by TV ads from fantasy sports sites which are spending millions of dollars in advertising from networks that happen to be investors.

Is It Time To Go Long On Alibaba?

Is It Time To Go Long On Alibaba?

Alibaba's stock tanked last week on disappointing results and bad news about China's economy. Are these signs of longer-term trouble or a buying opportunity?

Will Google's Renewed Push for Android One Succeed in India?

Will Google's Renewed Push for Android One Succeed in India?

Google is making major investments to revive its flagging Android One smartphones in India. But can it succeed with this aggressive pricing strategy for phones loaded with Android One?

Alibaba Targets Cloud Services Market: Should Amazon Be Worried?

Alibaba Targets Cloud Services Market: Should Amazon Be Worried?

Alibaba recently announced its intentions to overtake Amazon's cloud business. But the Chinese e-commerce giant has a long road ahead.

Amazon Buckles to EU Pressure -- Will Google, Apple, Others Follow Suit?

Amazon Buckles to EU Pressure -- Will Google, Apple, Others Follow Suit?

In a major concession to EU regulators, Amazon has agreed to start paying local taxes in European jurisdictions. Could the European operations of other U.S. tech giants be next?

India's Economy Is Surpassing China, So Investors Should Look at These Funds

India's Economy Is Surpassing China, So Investors Should Look at These Funds

India is on a growth trajectory. How can investors participate in the country's growth story without burning up their cash in the myriad complexities of the world's largest democracy?

Google Is Betting YouTube Will Make You Want to Buy Things

Google Is Betting YouTube Will Make You Want to Buy Things

Google is debuting a new feature to shorten your path to purchasing a product you see advertised on YouTube, by linking the ads straight to sales websites.

Technology Will Help Target Boost Sales, but It Won't Solve Walmart's Problems

Technology Will Help Target Boost Sales, but It Won't Solve Walmart's Problems

Walmart and Target are both planning to spend billions to beef up their respective online divisions. Only one of them is likely to get a good return on the investment.

Facebook, Twitter Win if European Wireless Carriers’ Ad-Blocking Plan Passes Muster

Facebook, Twitter Win if European Wireless Carriers’ Ad-Blocking Plan Passes Muster

In a move clearly targeted at Google, wireless carriers in Europe are reportedly planning to block mobile ads. But they could face backlash, and possibly a no-go from EU regulators.

Collaborative Robots Forge New Markets -- and M&A -- For Robotics

Collaborative Robots Forge New Markets -- and M&A -- For Robotics

The market for robots is expanding beyond traditional manufacturing to small businesses and enterprises. This could mean new markets and more M&A in the future.