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FB launches new mental health resources, tools across apps
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"Facebook is working with mental health experts and organisations around the world to connect people with the support they need, and we're launching new content and tools to encourage people to start conversations about mental health," the tech giant said in a blogpost on Thursday. Amid concerns of social networking giant's effect on children's mental well-being, it opened new 'Emotional Health' resource center on Facebook.
Tech-Companies
Tech Cos block over 11.6 mn transactions for endangered wildlife online  
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These listings included live tigers, reptiles, primates, and birds for the exotic pet trade, as well as products derived from species such as elephants, pangolins, and marine turtles.
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India logs best growth rate in fixed broadband download speed
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The fixed broadband upload speed also witnessed a spike from 35.04 Mbps in July 2020 to 56.47 Mbps in July 2021. The Speedtest Global Index released by Ookla for the month of July ranks India on 68th spot, up by 7 ranks from that of last year in the fixed broadband speed segment.
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Facebook plans to invest $1 billion to empowering creators
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Facebook has announced that it is planning to invest over $1 billion in programmes that give creators new ways to earn money for the content they create on Facebook and Instagram. This investment will include new bonus programmes that pay eligible creators for hitting certain milestones when they use creative and monetisation tools.
Internet
India Internet GMV hits $65 billion in 2020: Report
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His comments came as RedSeer organised "Ground Zero 4.0" event on Friday where Infosys Co-founder Nandan Nilekani discussed the theme of the event "Scaling Up" and how crucial a strategy it is for startups across all sectors. India's consumer Internet economy showed strong resilience in 2020. The overall gross market transaction value dropped earlier last year due to the pandemic but recovered by the end of the year.
Pawan-Goenka
Mahindra and Mahindra to sign term sheet next week for SsangYong stake sale
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Talking reporters on Friday, M&M MD Pawan Goenka said that the company is actively scouting for an investor to take majority stake in SsangYong to keep it going. The new investor would have the majority stake and M&M will have 30 per cent or less if the deal goes through.
Business-Indian Economy-Small businesses-ITR
41% small businesses find it impossible to file ITR by Dec 31: Survey
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The survey showed that 30 per cent of the respondents already filed their returns while around 18 per cent have not filed yet and will comfortably do before the deadline, while 11 per cent believed that it will take significant effort doing it before the month-end.
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Realme Watch S, Watch S Pro launched in India, price starts at Rs 4,999
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The smartwatch PPG sensor for real-time heart-rate monitoring and a SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen level monitoring. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to Android 5.0+ devices with Realme Link app. The smartwatch is equipped with 16 sports modes including Outdoor Run, Walk, Indoor Run, Outdoor Cycle, Aerobic Capacity, Strength Training, Football and more.
Dell-Technologies
Dell leads India's declining external storage market in Q3
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The majority of the decline (third consecutive YoY), in storage spending was due to decreased spending from professional services, government, and manufacturing organisations in Q3 2020, according to IDC's latest 'Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker Q3 2020'.
E-Commerce
Pine Labs raises fresh funding, valuation exceeds $2 billion
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The company, however, did not disclose the amount of fresh investment. Lone Pine's investment follows the strategic investment made by Mastercard in January 2020, when Pine Labs was declared a unicorn. Earlier in December, Pine Labs and Mastercard jointly announced that they will expand their integrated "pay later" solution to five South East Asian markets early next year.