Apple’s Big Cash Winners: Shareholders

Apple announced a $38 billion tax windfall for the U.S. government this week, but the biggest beneficiary of the company’s response to tax-system changes will likely be its shareholders.

Google and China’s Tencent Find Being Friends Has Benefits

Google and Tencent will license each other’s technology patents, a deal that could help the former broaden its toehold in China and accelerate the global expansion of the latter.

New Type of Cyberattack Targets Factory Safety Systems

Hackers who attacked a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia last year gained control over a safety shut-off system that is critical in defending against catastrophic events.

IBM Revenue Grows for the First Time Since 2012

International Business Machines Corp. reported higher revenue for the first time in 23 quarters and signaled continued growth into 2018, giving Chief Executive Ginni Rometty breathing space as she tries to turn around the century-old tech giant.

Amazon Narrows Choices for Second Headquarters to 20

Amazon named 20 metropolitan areas as finalists for its second headquarters after reviewing 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Qualcomm Secures Antitrust Approvals for NXP Deal

Qualcomm won antitrust approval in the European Union and South Korea for its $39 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, agreeing to a package of measures to assuage regulators’ competition concerns.

Bloomberg Plans to Discontinue Financial Commentary Brand Gadfly

The move is part of the company’s effort to consolidate its news service’s opinion offerings.

IBM’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings: What to Watch

International Business Machines is scheduled to announce fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes Thursday.

For These Young Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame

A trip to Silicon Valley is something of a rite for ambitious Chinese startups and investors looking for inspiration in global tech’s mecca of innovation. But a visit last week failed to impress. Silicon Valley’s allure is fading.

What’s Bitcoin Worth? A New Plan to Bring Discipline to Crypto Prices

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is launching a service to bring bitcoin data to hedge funds and other trading firms, in the latest sign that cryptocurrencies are being taken seriously by Wall Street.