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January 11, 2021, 12:30 AM

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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.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
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 …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
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 …
Steven Sinofsky / @stevesi:
[Thread] A look back at the state of tech and mobile industries during the first iPhone keynote 14 years ago, the importance of which took years to sink in  —  Today is the 13th anniversary iPhone announcement—easily one of the greatest launch events and moments of technology change in history. What was the “world” like at the time? When something changes the world so much it seems obvious in hindsight. That was not at all the case. 1/ https://twitter.com/...
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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