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April 15, 2014 at 6:47am
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What cell phones will look like in the decades ahead

According to a recent flash-forward episode “Grey’s Anatomy,” that is.

What cell phones will look like in the decades ahead

According to a recent flash-forward episode “Grey’s Anatomy,” that is.

April 6, 2014 at 12:21pm
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'City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City'

‘City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City’

That’s the name of a new Wall Street Journal documentary:

The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was once the densest place on earth, a virtually lawless labyrinth of crime, grime, commerce and hope. A Wall Street Journal documentary tracks its colorful legacy 20 years after its demolition.

The link above leads to the doc on WSJ.com,…

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March 30, 2014 at 10:06pm
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How I’ve helped with our Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 coverage

How I’ve helped with our Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 coverage

Yesterday marked three weeks since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.

For the latest news, keep an eye on our streaming MH370 coverage.

Meanwhile, I spent some in time Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere helping with our coverage, and wanted to share a few of the stories I worked on.

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March 26, 2014 at 11:15am
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Belatedly, my story on Singapore startups

Belatedly, my story on Singapore startups

Silicon Valley East? My @WSJD story on venture capital flowing to Singapore’s startups: http://t.co/LrUzFMfD46 pic.twitter.com/5Qaqo5bcUp

— Newley Purnell (@newley) February 26, 2014

I’ve been remiss in sharing some of my recent stories here.

In case you you missed it last month, I wrote an in-depth piece on Singapore’s increasingly lively startup scene.

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February 22, 2014 at 12:40pm
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Our Story on WhatsApp in Asia

Our Story on WhatsApp in Asia

Quick note to share a WSJ story I helped out on Thursday about challenges Facebook may face in Asia following its acquisition of WhatsApp:

Facebook Inc. ‘s $19 billion deal for WhatsApp in part is a move to bolster the U.S. company’s position abroad.

But in Asia—which has the world’s largest, and possibly most avid, social-media audience—Facebook still has its work cut out for it.

That is because…

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February 9, 2014 at 7:51pm
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Singapore’s getting its first BItcoin ATM

That’s the subject of a story I wrote Friday for The Wall Street Journal‘s Digits.

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7:14pm
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Following Thailand protest news: blogs, my Twitter lists, local media, and more
Since I’m now in Singapore covering technology newsacross Southeast Asia, my posts about the…View Post

Following Thailand protest news: blogs, my Twitter lists, local media, and more

Since I’m now in Singapore covering technology newsacross Southeast Asia, my posts about the…

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February 2, 2014 at 9:13pm
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Programming note: I’ve joined The Wall Street Journal

Friends, I’m delighted to tell you that I’ve joined The Wall Street Journal/WSJD. (I tweeted the news a few weeks back, and wanted to share it here, as well.)

I’ll be working as Tech Reporter, Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. I’m excited to work with…

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January 25, 2014 at 1:12pm
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'Bangkok Shutdown' update: Court says government can delay Feb. 2 election — but will it?
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that contentious…View Post

'Bangkok Shutdown' update: Court says government can delay Feb. 2 election — but will it?

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that contentious…

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January 15, 2014 at 5:53pm
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'Bangkok Shutdown' day 3 update: overnight violence, Feb. 2 elections to go forwardHere’s the latest:
Two people were hurt in a shooting early this morning. And separately, the…View Post

'Bangkok Shutdown' day 3 update: overnight violence, Feb. 2 elections to go forward

Here’s the latest:

  1. Two people were hurt in a shooting early this morning. And separately, the…

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