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Facebook Unveils Substack Rival Product

Facebook is serious for its video creators

In highly expected news, Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its newsletter product called Bulletin. The launch marks Facebook’s foray into the newsletter subscription space where Substack is the undisputed leader. The social media said that in the initial months it won’t take any cut from writers’ revenue. The newsletter subscription space has been witnessing lot of action, with Twitter recently acquiring Revue.


China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has just raised $4 Bn

Didi Chuxing raises $13 billion in fresh round.


Didi Chuxing’s parent company Xiaoju Kuaizhi has raised $4Bn in its blockbuster IPO listing on NYSE. This is the largest foreign IPO listing on NYSE since Alibaba’s listing in 2014. However, Didi did not witness any great upside in its valuation during the listing. This perhaps reflected investor’s cautious attitude about the cab hailing industry since Uber’s unimpressive IPO listing last year.


Microsoft’s new AI tool offers coding suggestions to software developers

Microsoft’s subsidiary company Github and OpenAI have joined hands to launch an AI tool that delivers coding suggestion for programmers. Microsoft has said that this new AI tool can offer suggestions for any programming language. But it works best for languages like Javascript, Python and Typescript languages.


Uber has become the latest company to opt for hybrid work model

Uber CEO picture
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Ride hailing giant Uber has become the latest high profile company to opt for hybrid work model. Uber’s Chief People Officer has just dashed out a mail to all its employees that henceforth they will have to return to the office 50% of the time in a calendar month. However, the ride-hailing company claims that its hybrid model is far more flexible than other companies.


Amazon opens cooling center to beat the rising temperature

Temperatures are rising northwards in Seattle and Amazon has implemented a unique idea to beat the heatwave. The ecommerce giant has built a cooling center in its expansive Seattle headquarter. The cooling center can accommodate as many as 1,000 people on one go. According to reports, scores of people are taking shelter in Amazon’s newly constructed cooling center.

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