Mike Allen and Axios, Profiled in Buzzfeed

Over at Buzzfeed, Steven Perlberg profiles Mike Allen and Axios, the news organization he co-founded just a year ago: Axios has bigger ambitions than changing Washington’s news diet. Led by Allen’s fellow Politico alum Jim VandeHei, the company has a broad audience in mind: tens of millions of smart people who seek out quick news […]

Newley’s Notes 119: Morning Message Overload; Our Greece Trip; Wookies Channel Pee-Wee

Edition 119 of my email newsletter went out on yesterday. To join the list, simply enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. If you like this newsletter, please invite others to sign up. 📝 What I Wrote […]

The Internet Is Filling Up Because Indians Are Sending Millions of ‘Good Morning!’ Texts

That’s the headline of my newest story, an A-hed out yesterday. It begins: Google researchers in Silicon Valley were trying to figure out why so many smartphones were freezing up half a world away. One in three smartphone users in India run out of space on their phones daily. The answer? Two words. “Good Morning!” […]

Newley’s Notes 118: Hot CES Gadgets; Facebook’s Big Change; HQ Trivia is Killing It

Edition 118 of my email newsletter went out on Sunday. To join the list, simply enter your email address here. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. If you like this newsletter, please invite others to sign up. 💬 What I Wrote […]

My Favorite Email Newsletters of 2017

In an age of information overload, email newsletters remain an excellent way to keep abreast of topics you’re interested in without having to try to monitor the daily output of traditional media outlets, tweets from every corner of the world, various cable news shows, streaming content, Facebook posts, blogs and more. After all, email simply […]

5 Most Popular Newley.com Posts from 2017

Here are the five most popular Newley.com posts from last year, measured by number of visits. What proved to be most-clicked were largely my personal dispatches about matters like the late, great Ashely, and our various travels: Ashley, 2008–2017 – A tribute to our beloved Bangkok street dog, who died on March 7. My Top […]

💡 Newley’s Notes 117: A Browser You’ve Never Heard of Challenges Google; 2018 Tech predictions; ‘Kylo Ren challenge’

Edition 116 of my email newsletter went out yesterday. 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 edition of Newley’s Notes. If you like this newsletter, please invite others to sign up. I hope everyone’s 2018 is […]

A Browser You’ve Never Heard of Is Dethroning Google in Asia

That’s the headline of my newest story, out today. It begins: JAKARTA, Indonesia—A mobile browser rarely used in the West has outflanked Google’s Chrome in some of Asia’s fastest-growing markets, giving owner Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. an advantage in the race among technology giants to capture the next generation of internet users. Hundreds of millions […]