Walmart Looks to Scale Back in U.K. and Brazil, With an Eye on India

That’s the headline of a story just out with my colleagues Sarah Nassauer and Luciana Magalhães: It begins: The world’s biggest retailer has concluded it can’t take on the whole world by itself. Walmart Inc. is in discussions to give up control over hundreds of stores in the U.K. and Brazil, two big markets where […]

Newley’s Notes 131: India’s Tech Market; Hong Kong Trip Notes; Exuberant Black Labs

Edition 131 of my email newsletter went out on Monday. If you’d like NN delivered to your inbox, 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. 🇭🇰 We’re back in Delhi after an action-packed four days in […]

Newley’s Notes 130: Zuckerberg Testimony Takeaways; Apple Leakers; Goats On Bridges

Edition 130 of my email newsletter went out last week. If you’d like NN delivered to your inbox, 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. Here are ten items worth your time this week: 😶 1) […]

Newley’s Notes 129: My Ode to ‘Wild Wild Country;’ Amazing Satellite Images; on Work and Creativity

Edition 129 of my email newsletter went out last week. If you’d like NN delivered to your inbox, 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. An administrative note: I’m changing the NN format slightly to provide […]

Cryptocurrency Mania Comes to the Premier League?

File under: Life in 2018, cryptocurrency edition: My favorite Premier League team, Arsenal, now shows ads at its grounds for Cashbet Coin, which bills itself as the club’s “official cryptocurrency partner.” I did a little digging. Apparently I missed this Reuters story from January: English soccer team Arsenal is entering the cryptocurrency world by signing […]

Newley’s Notes 128: China and 5G; Smartphones and our Eyes; Earthworm Jerky

Edition 128 of my email newsletter went out last week. If you’d like NN delivered to your inbox, 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, in which I share the best of what I write and […]

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh docu-series ‘Wild, Wild Country’ — Yes, It’s That Good

I really enjoyed the new Netflix docu-series “Wild Wild Country,” which you may have heard about. It was released last month and has been garnering some positive reviews and tons of online buzz. It’s the story, told over six, hour-long episodes, of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his devotees, known as Rajneeshis. Thousands of the disciples, from […]

Newley’s Notes 127: Uber Quits SE Asia; Facebook Gets Unfriended; Smoldering T-Rexes

Edition 127 of my email newsletter went out last week. If you’d like NN delivered to your inbox, 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, in which I share the best of what I write […]

Newley’s Notes 126: Say Hi to Our Puppy, Ginger!; Facebook’s CA Problem; Toto’s ‘Africa’ FTW

Edition 126 of my email newsletter went out a couple weeks back (I’m late it posting it here). If you’d like NN delivered to your inbox, 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, in which I […]