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 […]

NN 152: More Bad News for Google; Tesla’s Big Quarter; Old People in 1929; Paper Airplane Bible

Here are ten items worth your time this week: 🔍 1) Another big Google story, following our recent piece about the company exposing user data: How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’ [NY Times] – After being accused of sexual misconduct, “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing […]

NN 151: Google Data Bombshell; Alexa: Creepy?, Emotional Support Squirrels

The latest edition of my email newsletter, below, went out on Sunday. Subscribe to get future dispatches in your inbox before they’re posted here. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🕉️ Shubho Durga Puja from New Delhi! Durga Puja, an important Hindu holiday in West Bengal and other places, is just […]

NN 150: China Spy Attack; Hi-Fi Cafes; Banksy’s Hoax; Dachshunds Chasing Kangaroos

The latest edition of my email newsletter, below, went out on Sunday. Subscribe to get future dispatches in your inbox before they’re posted here. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. This marks, amazingly, the 150th edition of my modest newsletter. I launched NN in Feb. 2015, or about three and a […]