Newley’s Notes 173: False News on WhatsApp – YouTube Under Fire – Rap Grandmas – Puppy Waves

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🚨 Elections here in India, the world’s largest democracy, begin Thursday. They run in several stages through May 19. I had several stories – some election-related, some not – out last week. First, those related to elections. 📰 Online and on Monday’s WSJ front page: […]

Newley’s Notes 172: Apple’s New Services – Zuckerberg Talks Regs – 38 Best Bangkok Restaurants – Strays Run Free

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. Here are ten items worth your time this week: 🍎 1) Apple Pushes Beyond iPhone With Launch of TV, Finance, Gaming, News Services “Apple Inc. unveiled new products for entertainment, financial services, news and videogames as the technology giant vies with competitors that are also […]

Newley’s Notes 171: Apple’s Big Event; EHRs: FUBAR; Best Chrome Extensions; Weimaraner Puppies

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🔧 So: Are you ready for some #KnowledgeWorker #ProTips? Thanks to Mechum for writing in with some suggestions on good Chrome extensions. Yes, Chrome extensions. If, like many folks, you spend a lot your working day in Google’s Chrome web browser – emailing, doing web […]

Newley’s Notes 170: Chinese Apps: Huge in India – Facebook Exec Reshuffle – Theranos Doc – Kratu’s Jaunt

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🆕 My latest story came out Thursday. The headline: India’s Newest Internet Users Are Addicted to These Apps From China. 🔥 “Facebook is boring,” one user told us. Among the apps seeing huge growth especially among local language users in rural areas: Like, Bigo Live, […]

Newley’s Notes 169: India Election Dates — Zuckerberg’s ‘Pivot’ — Elizabeth Warren, Trust Buster? — Ebullient Weiner Dogs

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🚨 Breaking news just out from my WSJ colleague Krishna Pokharel: Indian Election Dates Set for April and May. The big picture: India announced the rolling dates Sunday for national elections, setting the stage for the world’s biggest democracy to decide this spring whether to […]

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 […]