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Me with Giorgio Chiellini

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๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi friends,

Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.

โšฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Image of the week, above: that time in 2015 I bumped into the great Giorgio Chiellini in Jakarta. Chiellini, you may have seen, just captained Italy in their Euro 2020 championship win over England. I still can’t believe I actually have a photo with him ๐Ÿ™‚ More on the Azzurri’s success below…

๐Ÿšจ โœ๏ธ Programming note: NN will be on summer holiday beginning next week. It’ll be back in your inbox in mid-August!

Here are 10 items worth your time this week:

1) ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿงค Italy beat England to win Euro 2020. Defender Chiellini, pictured with yours truly above, was outstanding, as usual. But goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was out of this world: He made the winning penalty save and was named player of the tournament – a first for a goalkeeper. Epic. And he’s only 22!

2) ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ The Biden administration issued an advisory cautioning U.S. businesses in Hong Kong that the “new legal landscape” here could “adversely affect businesses and individuals” as Beijing asserts control.

3) ๐Ÿงญ โ€œRoadrunner,โ€ the new documentary about Anthony Bourdain, has just come out – and features an AI speaking in Bourdain’s voice.

4) ๐Ÿš€ Richard Branson flew into space. Is a new era of private spaceflight upon us?

5) ๐Ÿ’ป Longread of the week: Cal Newport on making remote work last.

6) ๐ŸŽฅ Here is a lovely collection of old movie posters.

7) ๐Ÿ“Ž Microsoft is bringing Clippy back.

8) ๐Ÿงธ Toys based on dead startups.

9) ๐Ÿ“ป Radiooooo is a “musical time machine” that spans the globe. Super cool.

10) ๐Ÿ”‰ Emergency alarm sounds from around the world, rated.


๐Ÿฆด Dog-related video of the week:

Just like kids.


๐Ÿ’ก Quote of the week:

โ€œEnjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.โ€ – Robert Brault


๐Ÿ‘Š Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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