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January 11, 2021, 2:30 PM

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Bloomberg:
Germany's Merkel calls Twitter banning Trump “problematic”, arguing speech moderation should happen by law, not corporate decision, a sentiment echoed by France  —  - Chancellor Merkel calls Trump's ban on Twitter ‘problematic’  — France's Beaune says private actors shouldn't have such power
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 …
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Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
A researcher says she archived 99.9% of posts on Parler, many with users' location data, as Apple, Google, and Amazon took the service offline  —  In the wake of the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by scores of President Trump's supporters, a lone researcher began an effort to catalogue …
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 …
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Ashley Gold / Axios:
Facebook says it's freezing all contributions from its PAC through at least Q1 as it reviews its political spending, joining other companies including Microsoft  —  Facebook is halting political spending for at least the first quarter of 2021 following last week's deadly attack on the Capitol.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
LG says Google Stadia and Nvidia's GeForce Now are coming to its latest TVs in the second half of 2021  —  Game streaming comes natively to the TV screen  —  LG has announced that it's bringing two of the leading cloud gaming services, Google Stadia and Nvidia's GeForce Now, to its newest TVs later this year.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Tim Berners-Lee's Inrupt, which helps people control their data, has raised ~$20M to date and is piloting projects with UK's National Health Service and others  —  Tim Berners-Lee wants to put people in control of their personal data.  He has technology and a start-up pursuing that goal.
Wilson Rothman / Wall Street Journal:
As CES kicks off, a look at how the mammoth trade show pivoted to a virtual event this year with ~1,900 exhibitors participating, far shy of 2020's 4,500  —  This week's show will be held online—and exhibitors and attendees aren't quite sure what to expect  —  CES, the world's largest tech show, is quite something to behold.
Alexander Osipovich / Wall Street Journal:
Intercontinental Exchange says its crypto venture Bakkt will go public via a SPAC merger at a $2.1B valuation  —  ICE's Bakkt crypto venture plans to roll out an app for trading and making payments with digital assets  —  Intercontinental Exchange Inc., or ICE, will take its cryptocurrency venture public …

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