Newley’s Notes 187: AI Startup Questions; WeWork to IPO; Crazy Deepfakes; Grinning Corgis

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AI Startup Boom Raises Questions of Exaggerated Tech Savvy

That’s the headline on my most recent story, which I wrote with my colleague Parmy Olson. It went online yesterday and is in today’s print WSJ. It begins: Startup Engineer.ai says it uses artificial-intelligence technology to largely automate the development of mobile apps, but several current and former employees say the company exaggerates its AI […]

Newley’s Notes 186: RIP Toni M. and David B.; Skype Snooping; Vegetarian Butchers; Adorable Bomb Dogs

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Newley’s Notes 185: Facebook Branding; Alexa and Siri Concerns; Hungry Service Dogs

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Newley’s Notes 184: Smart-Enough Phones; Millionaire Gamers; Wearable ACs; Eager Pooches

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🔌 My latest story, out last Tuesday and teased on the WSJ front page Wednesday: The Hottest Phones for the Next Billion Users Aren’t Smartphones. It begins: NEW DELHI–The hottest phones for the world’s next billion users aren’t made by smartphone leaders Samsung Electronics Co. […]

The Hottest Phones for the Next Billion Users Aren’t Smartphones

That’s the headline on my most recent story, which came out Tuesday. It begins: NEW DELHI—The hottest phones for the world’s next billion users aren’t made by smartphone leaders Samsung Electronics Co. or Apple Inc. In fact, they aren’t even smartphones. Millions of first-time internet consumers from the Ivory Coast to India and Indonesia are […]

Newley’s Notes 183: Apollo 11 Anniversary; FaceApp Fears; Siberian Selfies; Sweater-Wearing Shibas Strutting in Snow

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. 🇮🇹 Anasuya and I are back in Delhi after an exceptional ten-day-long family holiday in Italy. I’ve been posting some photos on my Instagram feed (@Newley), with more to come. We were in Rome for a few days, then spent a week in Cernobbio, next […]

Newley’s Notes 182: So Long, Jony; Sikh Truck Drivers; Rooney Golazo; Frolicking Beach Dogs

Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. ⚠️ Editor’s note: NN will be on summer holiday for the following few weeks. Expect the next edition July 21. Here are ten items worth your time this week: 🍎 1) Apple Design Chief Jony Ive to Depart, Ushering in New Era [WSJ] “Apple Inc. […]