📨 Newley's Notes 98: Alibaba --$--> Lazada; Facebook TV; Cookie Dough Parlors

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📨 Newley's Notes 98: Alibaba --$--> Lazada; Facebook TV; Cookie Dough Parlors
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Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest issue of Newley’s Notes, a newsletter in which I share my Wall Street Journal stories and other writings, along with links about technology, business and life.

📝 What I Wrote in The WSJ
–> Alibaba Pumps Another $1 Billion Into Southeast Asia’s Lazada. A story with Liza Lin on how the Chinese internet giant is upping its bet on the Singapore-based e-commerce startup.
–> Meanwhile, I mentioned that my colleague Eric Bellman and I were doing a Facebook Live video on Apple in India. You can find it on the WSJ Facebook page here. It’s also embedded on Newley.com.
💬 What I Wrote at Newley.com
–> Photos: iPhones, Assembled-in-India, are Here – A closer look at the images I posted on Twitter earlier.
📲 5 Must-Reads in Tech
1. Facebook wants to get into TV… The social network is talking to folks in Hollywood, with original programming possibly coming this summer, my WSJ colleagues report. 
2. …and says it now has a staggering two billion users. That’s bigger than the population of any country, and more than a quarter of the world’s population. Perhaps most remarkable of all: It only hit 1 billion in late 2012.
3. The iPhone was launched 10 years ago. Recode has 10 charts showing the device’s impact. In a post on my blog back then, I noted some of its features, which now seem laughably meager: “The price will be $499-599, which, yes, is steep — but perhaps not so bad when you consider it’s not only a phone, bus also a 2 MP camera, an MP3 player, a Web browsing device, and…[is] essentially a computer.”
4. Women in tech talked about unwanted advances from a prominent VC, The Information reported. More have come forward to speak of sexual harassment by other well-known investors, meanwhile. 
5. The EU fined Google $2.7 billion for allegedly favoring, in search results, its own shopping comparison service. 
💫 1 Fun Thing
1. America’s latest dessert fad: Safe-t0-eat cookie dough parlors, according to the New York Times. One, in NYC’s Greenwich Village, is called  (yes, that’s “dough,” spelled all fancy-like). 
What’d I miss? Just hit reply to send me links, rants, raves, juicy news scoops and anything else.
Thanks for reading.
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Newley  
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