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Instagram to nudge users from its platform with ‘take a break feature’
Since last few weeks all Facebook owned platforms, especially Instagram, has been facing relentless flak over its adverse impact on teenagers. Now Instagram, whose user base largely constitutes of teenage population, has decided to take things in its hand to fix this contentious issue. The photo sharing platform has said that it will soon launch ‘take a break’ feature that will encourage its users to take temporary break from the platform. However, there is still some ambiguity over exactly when will Instagram will roll out these feature and will it be available only in the U.S. and across the world (Click here)
Tesla’s German ambition
Elon Musk’s Tesla is inching closer to make Germany a key hub for its EV car manufacturing. Last week, Musk held a county fair style party outside its Berlin Giga factory, which is at the last lap of construction. Although the plant is still waiting for environmental clearance, Musk said at the event that the German plant will aim to produce between 5,000 to 10,000 cars by end of 2022.
Facebook to ban ads that seeks to sell Amazon rainforest illegally
After an investigation revealed that people were using Facebook to sell plots in Amazon rainforest, the social media giant said it will do everything possible to quell such ads. Several NGOs in Brazil have claimed that Facebook ads have played a large role in the deforestation of Amazon forest (Click here)
‘Meituan’ is the latest Chinese company to face the regulatory crackdown
China’s ongoing crackdown against big tech companies is showing no sign of abating. Online delivery giant Meituan is the latest Chinese company to face the regulator’s wrath. China’s antitrust body has leveled a penalty of 3.44 billion yuan ($543.3 Mn) on Meituan for anti-competition practices. Since last few months all the big Chinese tech companies including Alibaba and Tencent have been facing severe crackdown (Click here).
Hubble Telescope captures image of two galaxies merging with each other
Over the last decade, Hubble Telescope has brought stunning images and photos of our talismanic universe that has left the entire mankind stunned. Carrying forward this awe-inspiring story further, Hubble Telescope has now brought forth yet another stunning image of our universe. In its latest endeavor, the telescope has captured the images of two galaxies that are literally merging together to become one. This is obviously due to the gravity, the scientist claimed. These two galaxies are located nearly 100 million light years away from the earth (Click here).