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Green Signal to Flipkart-Walmart Deal & Facebook Lands in Another Controversy: 4 Things to Know Today

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1. The kart is now officially in the mart! We are of course talking about the Walmart-Flipkart deal. India’s anti-trust regulator, CCI (Competition Commission of India) has finally given the green signal for the biggest merger in the e-commerce industry.

2. In other news, Flipkart is ready to take on Amazon Pantry with its Supermart. After its arch rival Amazon launched an online grocery segment, Flipkart had set up a 150,000 square foot centre online grocery store in Bengaluru.

3. Facebook lands itself in another soup. Much to the horror of Indonesia Earthquake survivors, the social media giant started popping animated balloons and confetti as they posted the word ‘Selamat’ to confirm their safety.

4. Beware! Hackers might be sending fake WhatsApp messages on your behalf. Researchers at an Israeli cybersecurity firm have spotted a flaw in the instant messaging app which allows hackers to modify and send fake messages.

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