Cash May Be King in India, but Google Is Prince of Mobile Payments

That’s the headline on my latest story, out today. It begins: NEW DELHI–The leading player in the battle for mobile payments in India isn’t either of China’s pioneers, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. or Tencent Holdings Ltd. It isn’t Apple Inc., Visa Inc. or even PayPal Holdings Inc. It’s Google. The Alphabet Inc. unit has for […]

NN191: Apple vs. Netflix; What’s Up With WeWork?; Ascendant Analog; Motocross Dogs

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Newley’s Notes 190: Facebook Dating; New iPhones; Vaping Risks; Puppy Pool Party

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Newley’s Notes 189: Our Amazon-Gojek Scoop; Spying via LinkedIn; Mr. Bubz Anniversary

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Amazon Holds Talks With Indonesian Ride-Hailing Startup Gojek

That’s the headline on my newest story, out yesterday, a scoop with my colleagues Julie Steinberg and Jon Emont. It begins: Amazon.com Inc. and Indonesian ride-hailing startup Gojek Group have held preliminary talks on a partnership, according to people familiar with the matter, which could expand the online retail giant’s services into a populous new […]

Newley’s Notes 188: Troubling Goods on Amazon; Call-Out Culture; Best Productivity Books; Dogs Playing with Piglets

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Newley’s Notes 187: AI Startup Questions; WeWork to IPO; Crazy Deepfakes; Grinning Corgis

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AI Startup Boom Raises Questions of Exaggerated Tech Savvy

That’s the headline on my most recent story, which I wrote with my colleague Parmy Olson. It went online yesterday and is in today’s print WSJ. It begins: Startup Engineer.ai says it uses artificial-intelligence technology to largely automate the development of mobile apps, but several current and former employees say the company exaggerates its AI […]

Newley’s Notes 186: RIP Toni M. and David B.; Skype Snooping; Vegetarian Butchers; Adorable Bomb Dogs

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. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. Here are ten items worth your […]