By Me Earlier This Week: Interview with FireEye CEO David DeWalt

The story begins: Network security company FireEye Inc. is seeing strong demand for its services amid a series of high-profile cyberattacks, and would like to grow more quickly, but is inhibited by a need to satisfy investors, the company’s chief executive said. “Once you’re public, Wall Street wants to see earnings,” David DeWalt told The […]

By Me Yesterday: Google Access Disrupted in Vietnam

The story begins: Access to Google Inc. ’s Vietnam website was disrupted briefly Monday, the company said, with some users redirected to a website appearing to sell a service used for cyberattacks. “For a short period today, some people had trouble connecting to google.com.vn, or were being directed to a different website,” a Google spokesman […]

My Interview with Minsi Chung at Covering Business

My former Columbia classmate Minsi Chung interviewed me for Covering Business, the Journalism School’s financial reporting-focused site. You can find the interview here. We talked about getting exclusives in Southeast Asia, discussed some of my recent stories, touched on wider tech trends and more.

Subscribe to My New Email Newsletter, Newley’s Notes

Last Sunday I sent out the first edition of my new email newsletter*, called — you better believe it — Newley’s Notes. You can read that dispatch here. To be added to the list, enter your email address here. I’ll use the brief dispatch, probably sent every Sunday, to: Share links to my recently published […]

By Me Today: Google Capital’s Coming to India

The story begins: More evidence of global investors’ growing interest in India’s startups: Google’s new investment arm is setting up shop in the country. In what will mark the first such expansion outside the U.S., Google Capital — a wing of the tech giant that invests in mid-stage technology companies — is interviewing candidates for […]

Anasuya’s New Documentary on Myanmar’s Rohingya People

I’m proud to share a documentary produced by Anasuya Sanyal — aka my amazing wife — that recently aired on Singapore’s Channel NewsAsia. It’s about the struggles faced by the Rohingya people of Myanmar and a controversial government program designed to offer them citizenship. The show is called “Between Two Worlds,” and is embedded above […]

By Me Yesterday: Singapore’s Reviewing Airbnb-Related Regulations

The story begins: Singapore is reviewing guidelines governing the kind of short-term rentals used by home sharing companies like Airbnb, underscoring the regulatory uncertainties the fast-growing startup faces as it expands abroad. At question in wealthy, tightly controlled Singapore: Should home owners be allowed to rent out their residences for short periods of time, as […]

Everything You Need to Know about Personal Finance in 833 Words

For his last Sunday WSJ column, Brett Arends provides some simple rules on personal finance: Smart money moves aren’t more complicated than you think. They’re simpler. Cut through all the jargon and pontificating and technical stuff, and everything you really need to know about personal finance fits into less than 1,000 words—no more than three […]

Another Novel I Really Loved: Adam Johnson’s ‘Orphan Master’s Son’

Back in September, I wrote I post called “A Novel I Really Loved: Adam Johnson’s ‘Parasites Like Us’”: At the airport on my way to a recent beach getaway I picked up a copy of Adam Johnson‘s “Parasites Like Us.” It is a remarkably good novel. Though the book was published ten years ago, I […]

An Album You Must Listen to: Sturgill Simpson’s ‘Metamodern Sounds In Country Music’

I first heard about Sturgill Simpson on the NPR “All Songs Considered” best of 2014 podcast. You just have to listen to his album that came out this year, “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.” (It currently has 282 ratings on Amazon, 248 of which are five-stars.) Here’s NPR’s take: In case you need a clue […]