Yahoo Japan and Line set to merge

Image copyright Tomohiro Ohsumi Japan’s biggest search engine and messaging app are set to merge under a deal agreed by their parent companies. Yahoo Japan is the country’s biggest search engine, and has e-commerce and online banking subsidiaries. Line is the country’s dominant messaging app, and is also popular in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Analysts

Xbox’s boss: Years before game streaming is mainstream

It will take many years before streaming video games becomes mainstream, the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has said. The best gaming experience was still on a console or PC, Mr Spencer told BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak. His comments come just before Google launches its video game streaming service Stadia on 19 November 2019. Xbox

Uber’s paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uber is seeking a five-year licence from Transport for London to continue operating in the city On 24 November, after a nervous wait, Uber will learn whether its licence to operate in London is to be renewed. The impending decision has revived debate over whether the data-driven basis for

General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour’s John McDonnell pledged “free broadband for the country” if the party gets elected Labour has promised to give every home and business in the UK free full-fibre broadband by 2030, if it wins the general election. The party would nationalise part of BT to deliver the