Facebook, as we all know, has a gargantuan user base — some 1.59 billion people, to be exact. And as its recent earnings show, the company is doing extremely well, raking in more than $1 billion in quarterly profit for the first time. Last week here in Singapore I spoke with Dan Neary (pictured), Facebook’s Asia-Pacific vice president, about […]
Archives for March 2016
Acquired recently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Backstory is here.
Novelist and long-time South Carolina resident Pat Conroy, pictured above, died Friday. From the Charleston, SC Post and Courier obit: Pat Conroy, the best-selling novelist and proud adoptive son of the Lowcountry who wrote lyrically about Charleston and unflinchingly about The Citadel, died Friday. He was 70. The author of “The Great Santini,” “The Lords […]
The story begins: Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups is starting a fund to pump money into Vietnam, a sign that some foreign investors believe the communist state’s technology scene is set to blossom. The Mountain View, Calif.-based seed investor and startup incubator said Tuesday that it aims to invest $10 million in some 100 to 150 […]
I had a story Wednesday on the front page of our Business & Tech section. You can see it in this image, under the headline “India Welcomes Home Tech Talent.” It’s about Indian-born entreprenuers who are increasingly returning to their home country to build startups. The piece, available online here, begins: BANGALORE, India—Last year, Abhinandan […]
The latest edition of my email newsletter has gone out to subscribers. It’s pasted in below. To get these weekly dispatches delivered to your inbox, sign up here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief — and few people unsubscribe! Hi friends, Thanks for reading Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter where I share my WSJ stories, […]