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January 10, 2021, 11:45 PM

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BuzzFeed News:
Parler CEO confirms that Amazon will suspend Parler's AWS account on Jan. 10 at 11:59PM PST, says Parler may be unavailable on the internet for up to a week  —  Amazon notified Parler that it would be cutting off the social network favored by conservatives and extremists …
Bruce Haring / Deadline:
Parler CEO says the company has been dropped by “every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers”, which could end the business  —  Parler CEO Mark Matze said today that his company have been dropped by virtually all of their business alliances after Amazon …
New York Times:
Apple has suspended Parler from the App Store, saying Parler “has not taken adequate measures” to address threats to people's safety on its platform  —  The companies pulled support for the “free speech” social network, all but killing the service just as many conservatives are seeking alternatives to Facebook and Twitter.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
On January 6, Parler became the number one app on Apple's App Store in the US; Gab claimed its service was seeing 10,000+ new users sign up every hour  —  Users are surging on small, conservative, social media platforms after President Donald Trump's ban from the world's largest social networks …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Axios:
A list of platforms that banned or limited Trump-affiliated accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Apple, Snapchat, TikTok, Shopify, Pinterest, and more  —  Platforms are rapidly removing Donald Trump's account or accounts affiliated with pro-Trump violence and conspiracies, like QAnon and #StoptheSteal.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Stripe will no longer process payments for Trump's campaign website and fundraising efforts, after violations of policies against encouraging violence  —  Financial-technology company's move follows last week's riot at the Capitol  —  Stripe Inc. will no longer process payments …
Washington Post:
Trump searches for a new social network after his Twitter ban, as a source says the president will spend the final days of his term railing against Big Tech  —  Twitter's decision to ban President Trump mere days before the end of his term sparked a fierce political backlash among …
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Hyunjoo Jin / Reuters:
Report: Hyundai and Apple plan to sign a partnership deal on autonomous electric cars by March and start production in the US as early as 2024  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and Apple Inc plan to sign a partnership deal on autonomous electric cars by March and start production as early …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Baidu announces it has formed a strategic partnership with Chinese automaker Geely to create a standalone electric vehicle company  —  - Chinese internet giant Baidu has formed a strategic partnership with automaker Geely to create a standalone electric vehicle company.
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