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Newley’s Notes 44: GrabTaxi —> Grab; Your Purpose in Life; ‘Gilmore Girls’; Taco Literacy

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Hi friends, 


It’s earnings season, and various tech companies have been releasing their quarterly results in recent days. 


Google parent company Alphabet had a huge quarter, with the stock popping, pushing the firm past Apple as the world’s most valuable public company, at least for now. 


Amazon, meanwhile, posted its biggest quarterly profit yet — but the stock fell, with sales falling short of expectations


Stat of the week: messaging app WhatsApp now has one billion users. That means one in every seven people on the face of the planet uses the platform. Astounding when you consider something like half of the globe is still not connected to the web. 


On to the update. 


What I wrote in The Wall Street Journal:


Why Southeast Asia’s GrabTaxi Is Removing ‘Taxi’ From Its Name. Uber’s main rival in the region wants to communicate that it offers services like private car rides, not just taxi booking.  


What I wrote at


5 Questions That Will Help You Figure Out Your Purpose in Life — A look at an interesting YouTube video, and a book recommendation. 


Five items that are worth your time this week:


1. If you are lucky enough to be a student at the University of Kentucky, you can now take a class called “Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the US South.” 


Per the syllabus, required reading includes “Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food,” “Tacopedia,” and “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” Here’s an interview with the professor, Steven Alvarez.  


2. How did monkeys get across the Atlantic, way back when, from Africa to South America


3. Huge news for fans — ahem, Anasuya — of “Gilmore Girls.” The series is officially returning — to Neflix, no less — with the original stars and creator. 


4. The new Apple TV is excellent for many reasons, chiefly among them the integration of Siri, which allows you to search for shows or movies by voice, rather than by typing. But there are also some cool apps; here are a few


5. Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, perhaps the world’s best manager, is leaving Bayern Munich for Manchester City. Man City have big money, big ambitions, and now a seriously big time, big name coach. Are they a dynasty in the making


Thanks for reading Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter where I share my WSJ stories, posts from my blog, and various interesting links. 


Have a great week!

— @Newley


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Not Sure What to Read in the ‘New Yorker’? Subscribe to this Email Newsletter

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An email newsletter* I recently discovered and am loving: “The New Yorker Minute.

It’s a weekly rundown of the gems in each issue — and a guide to what you can skip.

Each Wednesday, subscribers receive a summary of material in the week’s issue, broken down into sections like “read this,” “window-shop these,” and “skip without guilt.”

There are also pointers regarding short stories, poetry and cartoons.

*Longtime readers know I really love email newsletters — and send out a weekly one myself.

Newley’s Notes #4 Just Went Out to Subscribers

In this week’s edition: The Etsy IPO, Hillary’s emails, #WeaselPecker, dangerous fajitas and more.

You can read it here.

Be sure to sign up.

Subscribe to My New Email Newsletter, Newley’s Notes

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Last Sunday I sent out the first edition of my new email newsletter*, called — you better believe it — Newley’s Notes.

You can read that dispatch here.

To be added to the list, enter your email address here.

I’ll use the brief dispatch, probably sent every Sunday, to:

  • Share links to my recently published WSJ stories
  • Highlight notable technology industry news, especially concerning tech in Asia
  • Point out other interesting stuff related to books, sports, music, science, journalism and more — much like the material I link to in my periodic links posts.

Note that the newsletter will not simply be a regurgitation of what you see on this site. It’ll point to some items but will mostly link to other stuff.

*Long-time readers will recall that I’ve blogged about email newsletters several times in the past — as long ago as January 2002, in fact! — so I’m excited to be kicking off one of my own at long last.

Some of My Favorite Email Newsletters

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Last fall I began using email newsletters* to keep abreast of the day’s biggest business and economics stories.

Since I’ve been spending a lot of time in class, mostly away from news sites, I’ve come to appreciate these daily email compilations. Here are a few I like:

  • Reuters Counterparties. This “curated snapshot of the best finance news and commentary” is a stand-alone Reuters Web site edited by Felix Salmon and Ryan McCarthy. You can sign up for the daily newsletter by selecting Counterparties here.
  • Quartz, the new-ish business news site, has a good roundup called the Quartz Daily Brief. (The site hasn’t been loading properly for me for a few days, but you should be able to find the newsletter via the home page.)
  • The Marketplace Newsletter includes links to the well known radio show‘s most most-viewed articles, provides a mid-day update on the markets, and has links to its various episodes.
  • The Bloomberg Most Popular daily email contains just that — the site’s most popular stories of the day. You can sign up here.

In addition, I like two newsletters that don’t focus exclusively on business journalism, but that are generally informative:

*Yes, email newsletters! Remember those? Good ol’ email: Still the Web’s killer app?

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