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 […]

Fake News Is Rampant on WhatsApp as Indian Elections Loom

That’s the headline on my newest story, out yesterday. It begins: NEW DELHI — In India, viral fake news is lighting up Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging app as the world’s biggest democracy prepares for national elections in the coming weeks. Efforts by WhatsApp and the government to stop the spread of misinformation are having little […]

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, […]

India’s Newest Internet Users Are Addicted to These Apps From China

That’s the headline on my latest story, out yesterday. It begins: NEW DELHI—Some of China’s quirkiest social-media firms are signing up hundreds of millions of consumers in India, tech’s biggest untapped market, looking to capture users who aren’t already locked into Facebook , Twitter or other American apps. Chinese content-sharing apps such as Bigo Inc.’s […]

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 […]

India Wants Facebook to Curb Fake News Ahead of Elections

That’s the headline of my most recent story, which I wrote with my colleague Rajesh Roy. It begins: NEW DELHI—India is pushing Facebook Inc. to do more to combat fake news ahead of coming national elections, underscoring global scrutiny on the social-media titan. A closed Indian parliamentary panel on Wednesday asked Joel Kaplan, the company’s […]

Uber Partner Picks Up $1.5 Billion From SoftBank

That’s the headline on a story out Wednesday that I wrote with my colleague Saurabh Chaturvedi. It begins: SINGAPORE—Southeast Asian ride-hailing company Grab Holdings Inc. has raised $1.46 billion in fresh funding from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp., which it will use to fuel its expansion beyond transportation services. That brings the total from Grab’s latest […]