NN 168: Amazon Grocery Stores; Facebook Moderator Woes; Best Personality Quiz; K9 Kenobi

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. "There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” – Vladimir Lenin 🔮 That quotation came to mind over the last few days, when we simultaneously saw: Pakistan return a captured Indian pilot after clashes between the two nuclear-armed countries, the […]

NN 167: My Newest Page One Story; Non-Secret Google Nest Mic; Oscars Re-Cap; Elizabeth Holmes’s ‘Wolf’

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 📰 A story I wrote with my colleagues Rajesh Roy and Dustin Volz ran on the front page of Friday’s WSJ. The hed: U.S. Campaign Against Huawei Runs Aground. And the lede: Washington has hit an unlikely roadblock in its extraordinary global push to sideline […]

NN 164: #IndiaTechLash; Super Bowl Roundup; Slack IPO; Golden Retrievers Sledding

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. ⚠️ Last week I wrote a story about a trend I’ve mentioned before: India’s government pushing back against U.S. tech titans. Maybe I’ll call it #IndiaTechLash. (Got a better phrase? Hit me up.) The hedline of a story Tues. I wrote with a colleague: Amazon, […]

NN 162: Netflix Price Hike; Massive Theorbos; Dancing Dogs

Here are ten items worth your time this week: 🎥 1) Netflix Raises Prices on All of Its Subscription Plans [WSJ] “Netflix, which last raised its prices in late 2017, will increase the cost of its most popular plan by 18% to $13 a month, from $11. That plan allows users to stream on two […]

NN 161: Our Uber CEO Interview; Interstellar Bodies; Weed Worries; Harry Potter Puppies

Here are ten items worth your time this week: 📹 1) For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too [The Intercept] “Beginning in 2016, according to one source, Ring provided its Ukraine-based research and development team virtually unfettered access to a folder on Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service that contained […]

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 […]

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 […]

🍗 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 […]

🕯️ NN 153: New Apple Gadgets; Netflix Intrigue; Reggie’s Leap

Here are ten items worth your time this week: 💰 1. Everything Apple announced at its Brooklyn event [Quartz] – TLDR: New iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini. My WSJ colleague Tripp Mickle has the context on Apple’s corporate strategy here: raising prices: The announcements amplified Apple’s recent strategy of boosting total revenue by jacking […]