By Me Today: China Tech Firms are Leading Asia’s Mobile Money Race

The story begins: NEW DELHI—Silicon Valley is home to the world’s most influential consumer-tech firms, but China’s online corporate titans are way ahead in the race to build mobile-payment services in many of the world’s fastest-growing consumer markets. China’s digital-payments market, by far the world’s largest, is dominated by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. […]

By Me Today: Google Wants a Piece of Mobile Payments in India

The story begins: Alphabet Inc.’s Google is aiming for a piece of India’s booming—but increasingly crowded—mobile-payments business. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant on Monday launched its first-ever smartphone app that lets users transfer money to individuals and businesses in the country without the use of a credit or a debit card, a crucial factor […]

Story of the Day, Arkansas Pug Tuxedo Edition

The AP reports: A former administrative assistant to an Arkansas county official has pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card after prosecutors accused her of using public money to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her pet pug. Lest you think all the purchases were frivolous, among them were not just diamond […]

#️⃣ Newley’s Notes 104: Social Media and Harvey, Decade of Hashtags, ConfirmShaming

Edition 104 my email newsletter, Newley’s Notes, went out on Sunday. To subscribe, simply enter your email address at this link. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest issue of Newley’s Notes, a newsletter in which I share my Wall Street Journal stories, posts from my […]