NN 159: Apple’s India Woes; Year’s Best Longreads; NYC Diners; Silly Dog Pics

Here are ten items worth your time this week: 😐 1) Literally Just A Big List Of Facebook’s 2018 Scandals [Buzzfeed News] “If you thought 2018 was tough for you, imagine being a staffer in Facebook’s public relations department.” 🔖 2) Best of 2018 [Longform] “We recommended 1,138 articles articles this year. These were our […]

The 10 Best Books I Read in 2018

Here’s the best of what I read in 2018. As in previous round-ups, some of these titles came out this year, while others were published in years past. Nonfiction “Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World,” by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope. The first of two astoundingly good books […]

Merry Christmas from New Delhi

I hope your holiday was full of food, friends, family, and festivities. Ginger got a candy cane dog toy, which, because she is a #PowerChewer, lasted all of ten minutes!

India’s Biometric Feat: Big Boon or Big Brother?

That’s the headline of my most recent story, online here and in Saturday’s print Wall Street Journal. It begins: Last July, after virtually every adult in India was connected to the world’s biggest biometric identity database, one of the government officials behind it issued a challenge. R.S. Sharma, who oversees the country’s telecom regulatory agency, […]

iPhone Falls Flat in World’s Largest Untapped Market

That’s the headline of my most recent story, which I wrote with my WSJ colleague Tripp Mickle. It’s on the front page of Wednesday’s print paper and online here. It begins: NEW DELHI–Amit Rajput, who runs a counter selling iPhones in a busy electronics shop here, cuts a lonely figure. He is lucky to sell […]

NN 157: Microsoft’s Ascent; Facebook Emails; Obscure Trade Journals; Dogs at Weddings

Here are ten items worth your time this week: 📈 1) How Microsoft Quietly Became the World’s Most Valuable Company [WSJ] “Microsoft Corp. tried through the years to compete in a range of buzzy consumer businesses, but it was Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s focus on selling humdrum yet fast-growing computing services to companies that allowed […]

NN 156: Gene Editing; Standing Desk Doubts; Year’s Best Books; Cheese Advent Calendars

📹 In NN 154 I mentioned a blog post I wrote about a climbing documentary on Neflix I liked called “Valley Uprising.” I’ve got another Netflix doc to recommend: “Get Me Roger Stone.” It came out last year but Anasuya and I just watched it last night. It’s about the career of the notorious (a […]

One Year with our Adopted New Delhi Street Dog, Ginger

November 4th marked one year since we adopted Ginger. If you missed my post from March, here’s the backstory and some pics of her as a puppy. This was the day we got her: To recap: She is a New Delhi street dog and displays many of the characteristics of desidogs (also known as Indogs […]

🍗 NN 154: Flipkart CEO Out; More Facebook Revelations; Turkey Day Bonus: Aunt Cece’s Pecan Pie Recipe

Here are ten items worth your time this week: ⛔ 1. By me and my colleague Sarah Nassauer: Walmart’s Flipkart CEO Steps Down in Wake of Misconduct Allegation. Binny Bansal, an India startup icon, is out. 💰 2. Also by me, with my colleague Corinne Abrams: India’s Top Payments App Faces Challenge From Google and […]

Walmart’s Flipkart CEO Steps Down in Wake of Misconduct Allegation

That’s the headline of my most recent story, which I wrote with my colleague Sarah Nassauer, out Tuesday. It begins: Walmart Inc. said the chief executive of Flipkart Group, its Indian e-commerce business, resigned following an independent investigation into a personal misconduct allegation. Binny Bansal, one of the co-founders of Bangalore-based Flipkart, decided to step […]