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TLDR: Slack In India, ONDC, Ecommerce, Meta COO, Binance, EU Antitrust Probe, Whatsapp, Ad Tech, Gaming

Here is a quick newswrap of all the latest developments in tech policy

Slack Launched In India, Will Set Up ‘Digital HQ’ Workplace collaboration platform Slack has been launched in India and is looking to gain the market as Indian companies switch back to working from office and hybrid work. Media reports say that its survey of 2,000 Indian ‘knowledge workers’ found a strong preference for flexibility in terms of hours and location, and the company said that its service will enable this for workers amid high attrition and the ‘war for talent’. [Read more]  Cooperatives can now be part of GeM as buyers, says govt Registered cooperative societies in India can be part of the GeM portal (government e-marketplace). They are now allowed to procure and sell products through the online marketplace. This is pitched as a move to benefit sellers by accessing a wider customer base and allowing members of cooperatives to procure at competitive rates. As customers of goods, the cooperatives will in turn benefit micro and medium scale small enterprises, as per the government. [Read more] Sheryl Sandberg steps down as Meta COO after 14 years Sheryl Sandberg, Meta’s number 2 executive who joined in 2008 and led its advertising business since its inception while also facing heat for policies and decisions of the social media platform, has resigned after 14 years. She was with the company through some of its most public controversies including Cambridge Analytica (2017) and the Capitol Hill ‘riot’ in 2021. [Read more]   Binance raises $500 million for Web3 and blockchain investments Binance’s venture capital…

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