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January 10, 2021, 3:00 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 …
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:
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 …
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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Washington Post:
As Trump searches for a new social network after his Twitter ban, a shift from mainstream platforms would mark a retreat to insular conservative communities  —  Twitter's decision to ban President Trump mere days before the end of his term sparked a fierce political backlash among …
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.
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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/...
Miguel Cordon / Tech in Asia:
Mynt, the fintech arm of Filipino carrier Globe Telecom, says it has raised $175M in multiple tranches, bringing its 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 …

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