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Red Blends Are More Popular Than Ever With U.S. Wine Drinkers

Cabernet Sauvignon is the undisputed top-selling red wine varietal in the United States, but the second-most-popular choice is far less specific. That would be red blends, now sitting at No. 2 on Nielsen’s measured U.S. off-premise channel numbers. However, the agency has been tracking red blends shipments as its own category only for the past …

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China’s Struggles

CEO Daily lands late this morning, as your correspondent has just landed back in Hong Kong from China’s Yunnan province. The three hour flight involved swapping Faustian bargains: cool alpine breezes and blocked Internet access at one end versus oppressive humidity and unrestricted Internet access at the other. At the Hong Kong airport, it was …

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Hardware Security Keys: A Seatbelt for the Internet?—Cyber Saturday

Stina Ehrensvärd is creating “a seatbelt for the Internet.” The CEO and founder of Yubico, a startup that designs online account-securing fobs, says as much as she enthusiastically slaps a package on a table at Fortune’s offices. Inside the plastic container: Her latest product. It’s the first Lightning-port compatible hardware security key. Translation: the first …

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12 Books on Business and Journalism to Add to Your Fall Reading List

If September brings back nostalgic memories of freshly sharpened pencils and plenty of new books, then you can still look forward to the latter with this list of some of the most anticipated nonfiction works on business and journalism being published this fall. Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, by Mike Isaac Available Sept. 3 …

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Jingles All the Way: How Sonic Branding Is Helping Companies Get Heard in the Voice Computing Age

Mastercard’s chief marketing officer, Raja Rajamannar was searching for the perfect earworm—a sound that could stick in people’s brains but never be annoying. The tune would be customized for 210 countries, for every buying situation. It would be slightly different—but instantly recognizable—whether it punctuated the end of a commercial, graced the inside of the corporate elevator, …

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Local Guides, Less Plastic: How China’s Tourism Industry Is Trying to Improve Its Sustainability

Typical tourism is not environmentally-friendly: Air travel emits carbon, hotels and resorts burn through water and energy, and overcrowding of natural wonders diminishes biodiversity. Sustainable tourism—centering on tourists lowering their carbon footprints, promoting local jobs, and learning about the place they are visiting—has emerged in response to traditional tourism’s harmful side effects, and in China, …

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Apple Accuses Google of ‘Stoking Fear Among All iPhone Users’ Over Its Recent Account of an iOS Hack

Apple issued a rebuttal Friday to a recent report by Google’s Project Zero that a massive iPhone hack had potentially compromised thousands of iPhone users per week over the past two years. “Google’s post, issued six months after iOS patches were released, creates the false impression of ‘mass exploitation’ to ‘monitor the private activities of …

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Vaping-Related Lung Illness Likely Caused by Chemical Exposure, Says CDC

Sudden, serious lung illnesses that have struck people who used vaping devices have been tied in many cases to products that contain THC, the main active ingredient in marijuana, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Health authorities have identified 450 cases of lung disease in people who used vaping products and have …

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