E-commerce: Facebook launches the Business Suite application for SMEs

Technology: Facebook is continuing its strategy of developing e-commerce on its platforms, by designing new tools for businesses. Facebook is launching a new application for small businesses, allowing you to manage professional pages or profiles on both Facebook and Instagram.  Facebook Business Suite The tool is called "Facebook Business Suite". The platform explains that this app allows businesses to post to Facebook and Instagram at the same time, and manage and receive messages, notifications and alerts in one place. The interface will also measure engagement, visualizing the tool's metrics through an information tab on Facebook and Instagram.

"We first designed Facebook Business Suite for small businesses, but it's a long-term investment, and we hope to make it the primary interface for businesses of all sizes that use Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp," Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post yesterday. “Th…

American Tesla wants to source cobalt from Glencore

Congolese cobalt mines are once again in the spotlight. The automaker Tesla is said to be on the verge of reaching an agreement to source from Glencore. The goal is to secure tons of minerals essential to its activity ...

American Tesla wants to source cobalt from Glencore

The American company Tesla wants to buy cobalt from Glencore to supply its new factories in China and Germany. This is what the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, relayed in stride by several international media, whose sources specify that the agreement between the two parties would relate to an annual supply of 6,000 tonnes of cobalt extracted in the DRC.

If the two companies have not yet confirmed the information, it should be noted that the agreement goes in the same direction as the previous ones concluded by Glencore with Samsung SDI (last February) and the Chinese GEM (in October). For the transaction last February, for example, the Swiss giant agreed with Samsung on an annual independent audit of the extraction and production sites to verify the absence of children in the mines.

In a context where end-users of cobalt (vehicle manufacturers and industrial giants) are regularly accused of encouraging child labor in Congolese mines, all transactions are scrutinized.

According to the American Tesla, buying cobalt from Glencore may reflect a desire to control the supply chain and at the same time secure an ore, whose availability is becoming critical.