Summer Travel Guide: Must-Have Gadgets and Accessories for Jetsetters

Summer is (almost) here, and hopefully you bought those plane tickets a long, long time ago. But there’s still time to buy last minute gadgets and accessories that will ensure you travel in style and (ideally) stress-free. Allbirds Comfortable Shoes If you’ve walked around the San Francisco Bay Area even once in the last few […]

Facebook Could Fix the News Industry With Micropayments—Unless Kik Does It First

It’s a problem that’s long flummoxed media outlets, and also one that’s increasingly frustrating consumers: The inability to pay a small sum, such as 25 cents or $1, to read an article online. Yet a breakthrough could be near, as big web platforms like Facebook and Kik are building technology that could mean a new […]

Huawei Wants to Play Nice With Google and Microsoft, But Has Its ‘Last Resort’ Ready

Huawei is an electronics powerhouse that has relied on partnerships with Google and Microsoft to help boost its global business. But the Chinese company must now face the possibility of a future without its American partners. Microsoft removed Huawei laptops from its online store on Friday, marking the latest move against Huawei after it was […]

How Your Privacy Will Be Protected in the 2020 Census

Every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a nationwide survey that sets the terms for the country’s democracy. The questionnaire yields rich data, including people’s names, street addresses, ages, races, ethnicities, and other details. People’s responses help determine dynamics of power, such as how seats are apportioned in the House of Representatives, where voting […]

Why Can’t Drug­stores Quit Cigarettes?

Ever since CVS Health ditched tobacco products in 2014–sacrificing $2 billion in sales to bolster its image as a health company–Rite Aid and Walgreens have been facing pressure to follow suit. The companies recently raised their minimum tobacco sales age from 18 to 21–aiming to reduce minors’ access to them. But the moves came soon […]

Trump’s Huawei Ban: A Bane for Apple?

Greetings from Hong Kong. Clay Chandler, filling in for Alan, with CEO Daily’s weekly Sino-Saturday edition. When the Trump administration slapped punitive tariffs on Chinese imports last July, Apple was the only major American tech firm granted an exemption. Because US consumers are so addicted to their iPhones, and because so many Chinese workers are […]

Is Molecular Whiskey the Futuristic Booze We’ve Been Waiting For?

Tasting whiskey usually means enjoying flavors created from the interaction between spirit and barrel over an extended period of time. However, some companies are rethinking this traditional narrative. Endless West, a San Francisco-based startup, recently launched a spirit made without the use of tried and true techniques, like barrel aging, in a process the company […]