Two Outstanding MH17 Features

I’m back in Singapore after helping with our Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 coverage from Kuala Lumpur. Here are two especially great features, produced by my WSJ colleagues, that I wanted to point out: First, there’s this moving story from Sunday about parents — whose only child was aboard Flight 17 — visiting the crash site […]

An Excellent New Post-Apocalypic Thriller: ‘Snowpiercer’

“Snowpiercer” — a 2013 sci-fi film, directed by South Korean Bong Joon-ho, about people stuck aboard a train circling a frozen-over earth — is just as good as Kottke says. Embedded above and on YouTube here: the trailer. More from Grantland here. If, like me, you enjoy post-apocalyptic thrillers, you should most certainly watch it.

My Q&A with Twitter’s VP of Emerging Markets, Shailesh Rao

It’s online here and in the print edition of today’s Wall Street Journal Asia. It begins: Shailesh Rao has one of the most important jobs at Twitter Inc.: overseeing the company’s revenue in emerging markets. Eight months after the messaging service’s initial public offering, the San Francisco-based company is betting that populous countries in Latin […]

Me on WSJ Live Talking about Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Online here and embedded above is a video segment I did with my WSJ colleague Ramy Inocencio earlier today. I’m here in Kuala Lumpur helping with our coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed Thursday in the east Ukraine region of Donetsk — just a few months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing. […]

A Warning for Southeast Asia’s Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

I wrote a recent WSJ Digits story about how e-commerce in Southeast Asia is set to boom, according to a UBS report: Message for Southeast Asia’s brick-and-mortar retailers: E-commerce companies could soon be eating your lunch. That’s according to a recent study by UBS , which showed the region’s consumers are already flocking to e-commerce […]

Satya Nadella: ‘We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world’

What’s Microsoft’s role in a world that is less and less PC-based and increasingly mobile-focused? Chief Excutive Satya Nadella last week sent a long email to his charges that provided some hints: A snippet: We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world. Computing is ubiquitous and experiences span devices and exhibit ambient intelligence. Billions of […]