A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers’ advertisements on objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the tech giant.
Samsung Electronics’ chief executive said that officials see challenges in restructuring the sprawling Samsung conglomerate, with a continuing review revealing “adverse implications” to switching to a holding-company structure.
Urban bike-sharing programs in the U.S. have often been a sinkhole for investors, with low takeup rates and high operating costs requiring public subsidies. Chinese startups think they have a solution.
Google’s commitment to better police the millions of websites and videos across its advertising network is complicated by the very scale and diversity that has made the network so attractive to marketers.
Businesses, particularly tech firms, are watching closely a case to be argued in the Supreme Court next week challenging a system that has led to a concentration of patent cases in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions such as eastern Texas.
As ambitious as they are, China’s tech firms are behind the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft when it comes to artificial intelligence. With the resignation of Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, their ability to retain top foreign talent is in question.
Microsoft agreed to license a batch of patents to Toyota as part of the software giant’s effort to leverage its vast intellectual-property portfolio to become a key provider of connected-car technology.
Countries in continental Europe said they won’t for now adopt new U.S. and U.K. rules barring most electronic gear from the cabins of flights from the Middle East and North Africa—opening up an unusual split among Western security authorities over airplane safety.
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.
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.