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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 …
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:
Parler becomes the number one app on Apple's App Store in the US; Gab claims it is 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:
A group of Amazon staffers, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, calls on the company to stop providing AWS services to Parler  —  - A group of Amazon corporate employees is calling on the company to stop providing cloud services to Parler, a social media app popular with Trump supporters …
Shawna Chen / Axios:
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.
The Verge:
Twitter says it has permanently suspended Trump's @realDonaldTrump account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”  —  The president's preferred megaphone is gone  —  Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump Friday days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol leaving four dead.
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Miguel Cordon / Tech in Asia:
Mynt, the fintech arm of Filipino carrier Globe Telecom, says it has raised $175M in multiple tranches, bringing it post-money valuation close to $1B  —  The Philippines' Globe Fintech Innovations (Mynt), the fintech arm of telco major Globe and operator of e-wallet service GCash …
Evan Ackerman / IEEE Spectrum:
Q&A with Aaron Saunders, VP at Boston Dynamics, on teaching robots to dance and how that informs the company's approach to robotics for commercial applications  —  A week ago, Boston Dynamics posted a video of Atlas, Spot, and Handle dancing to “Do You Love Me.”

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