Privacy Shield Seems Safe, but Have a Backup Plan

The Privacy Shield data transfer agreement between the U.S. and EU is likely to remain intact under the Trump administration, experts say, but American businesses can still take steps to ensure they’re protected if the deal fails.

Tencent: Raising the Bar for China’s Most Valuable Company

Whether China’s most valuable company can keep getting bigger depends on whether it can sell advertising as effectively as Facebook. So far it is progressing well, but expectations are also rising fast.

AT&T, Verizon Pull Ads From Google Over ‘Hate’ Videos

AT&T and Verizon Communications pulled much of their advertising from Google over concerns that their ads may have run alongside controversial videos, extending the financial impact of a controversy.

Stop Looking at Your IT Department as a Cost Center

IT departments say they're seen as a "sieve in the budget," as a home for "tech nerds." In fact, IT departments are becoming increasingly strategic. Have you recognized that?

Smart Lights Are a Bright Idea, With Alexa and Siri

Reliable voice control makes smart lighting easier than ever. Geoffrey A. Fowler explains the right—and wrong—ways to improve your home lighting with connected bulbs, plugs and switches.

Publicis and Microsoft Link Up Products for Data Push

Publicis and Microsoft expand a partnership that connects the ad giant’s Cosmos data product with Microsoft’s Azure cloud service.

LinkedIn Wants to Hook Users With ‘Trending Storylines’

Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn plans to add a stream of links to news and posts from the site that is curated by editors, in a bid to convince customers to linger longer on the professional social network.

Tencent Profit Gets Boost From Online Games, Advertising Revenue

The world’s most valuable emerging-market stock said revenue and earnings surged in the fourth quarter amid growth from platforms such as its popular WeChat application.

Game Publisher Tencent Warns of Risks Even as Profit Jumps

Tencent Holdings warned it faces stiff competition in maintaining rapid growth of its core gaming and content businesses, despite notching a surge in quarterly revenue as the Chinese internet giant continues to expand abroad.

As E-Sports Grows, Videogame Companies Battle Cheaters

Videogame companies, including Ubisoft Entertainment and Activision Blizzard, are fighting back against gamers who cheat, some with unapproved software they buy online.