Newley’s Notes 185: Facebook Branding; Alexa and Siri Concerns; Hungry Service 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. 🔌 Last week I shared my […]

Newley’s Notes 184: Smart-Enough Phones; Millionaire Gamers; Wearable ACs; Eager Pooches

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🔌 My latest story, out last Tuesday and teased on the WSJ front page Wednesday: The Hottest Phones for the Next Billion Users Aren’t Smartphones. It begins: NEW DELHI–The hottest phones for the world’s next billion users aren’t made by smartphone leaders Samsung Electronics Co. […]

The Hottest Phones for the Next Billion Users Aren’t Smartphones

That’s the headline on my most recent story, which came out Tuesday. It begins: NEW DELHI—The hottest phones for the world’s next billion users aren’t made by smartphone leaders Samsung Electronics Co. or Apple Inc. In fact, they aren’t even smartphones. Millions of first-time internet consumers from the Ivory Coast to India and Indonesia are […]

Newley’s Notes 183: Apollo 11 Anniversary; FaceApp Fears; Siberian Selfies; Sweater-Wearing Shibas Strutting in Snow

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🇮🇹 Anasuya and I are back in Delhi after an exceptional ten-day-long family holiday in Italy. I’ve been posting some photos on my Instagram feed (@Newley), with more to come. We were in Rome for a few days, then spent a week in Cernobbio, next […]

Newley’s Notes 182: So Long, Jony; Sikh Truck Drivers; Rooney Golazo; Frolicking Beach Dogs

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. ⚠️ Editor’s note: NN will be on summer holiday for the following few weeks. Expect the next edition July 21. Here are ten items worth your time this week: 🍎 1) Apple Design Chief Jony Ive to Depart, Ushering in New Era [WSJ] “Apple Inc. […]

Newley’s Notes 181: Google Maps Trouble; Slack’s IPO; MH370 Mystery; Dogs Practicing Yoga

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🇭🇰 I spent much of last week in Hong Kong, where we held our annual WSJ D.Live tech conference. It’s a gathering of tech executives, venture capital investors, startup founders, WSJ journalists, and more. (And yes, the event happened during the city’s massive protests, injecting […]

Newley’s Notes 180: Streaming Video Wars; Apple’s Privacy Push; YouTube Under Fire; Silly Dogs in Churches

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🆕 My latest story, which came out Tuesday, is about the streaming video wars here in India. 🎥 The headline: Netflix and Amazon Trail a Local Video Rival in India That’s Now Disney-Owned. It begins: To win in India, home to many of the world’s […]

Netflix and Amazon Trail a Local Video Rival in India That’s Now Disney-Owned

That’s the headline on my most recent story, out Tuesday. It begins: NEW DELHI—To win in India, home to many of the world’s next billion internet users, Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are copying the tactics of a video-streaming service built for the local market. Hotstar dominates the Indian market. Launched four years ago by […]

Newley’s Notes 179: DOJ eyes Google; UFO Sightings; Spelling Bee Champs; Terrific Tanukis

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. Here are ten items worth your time this week: 🔍 1) Big scoop by my colleagues Brent Kendall and John McKinnon: Justice Department Is Preparing Antitrust Investigation of Google [WSJ] “The Justice Department is gearing up for an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, a […]