Inside the Chinese Wine Industry: The Past, Present, and Future of Wine in China by Loren Mayshark – BOOK SPOTLIGHT — reecaspieces

  Inside the Chinese Wine Industry: The Past, Present, and Future of Wine in China By Loren Mayshark Genre: Nonfiction Book Description The wine business is one of the world’s most fascinating industries and China is considered the rising star. A hidden secret, the Chinese wine industry continues to grow at an amazing pace and […]

A Night In A Japanese Capsule Hotel Is Intriguing & Terrifying At Once — UPROXX

  Getty Image Do you ever walk into a hotel room and notice something immediately wrong? Maybe the sheets are still dirty. Or there are double beds instead of a king. Or the room is too big. Maybe you just long for your room to be smaller. Like really small. So freaking small that you can’t… […]

Global executives cooling on deals amid trade uncertainty — Financial Post

LONDON — Executives around the world are cooling to the idea of mergers and acquisitions in the face of rising trade tensions, notably between the U.S. and China, a leading adviser on international corporate deals said Monday. In its half-yearly assessment of corporate mergers and acquisitions, or M&A, EY found that only 46 per cent… via […]

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages — Financial Post

  NEW YORK — Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. The banned accounts and Facebook sites exhibited “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” such as working together to make the pages appear more popular than they… […]

Technology on a Leash —

Venkat Iyer is the author of Moong Over Microchips and a certified project management professional. In this piece Iyer discusses how technology could be “a useful servant but a dangerous master”. Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever talk about technology on similar lines in their book Your Happiness was Hacked. The book Your Happiness was Hacked […] […]

Facebook’s New Video-Calling Devices Let Users Co-Stream Music, Video — Variety

  Facebook unveiled Portal, video-communication devices that incorporate several smart-speaker features using Amazon’s Alexa, and provide a way to listen to music and watch videos together with friends. Portal ($199) and the larger-screen Portal+ ($349) will begin shipping in November. The devices made video calling “easier and more like hanging out,” according to Facebook, and can… […]

Sunday in the Park with Brian: Therapy Session #4 (The “Lost in Translation” Version) — Bonnywood Manor

  Note: This is a flashback post from our first trip to Spain. Hopefully, the statute of limitations has run out on any crimes that we may have committed… We’re still traipsing around the Andalusian countryside, avoiding any degree of responsible behavior as well as local authorities, so I don’t have quite the time for […]