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Today’s news: Parler sues Amazon after being banned from Amazon Web Services, Google freezes political donations, and new research reveals how people subscribe to streaming services.

Parler is suing Amazon, alleging antitrust violations after the e-commerce giant banned the far-right social media app from AWS

The far-right social media platform Parler said that it was suing Amazon, alleging antitrust violations after Amazon banned the website from using its AWS service. 
Amazon says that Parler does not efficiently police threats of violence on its platform.
The lawsuit comes after many consider the role that tech companies play in enabling those seeking to incite violence.
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Google joins Microsoft and Facebook in freezing all political contributions following the Capitol siege

Google said that it would halt political contributions following the deadly siege of the US Capitol building last week. 
Facebook and Microsoft also said that they would freeze political contributions.
The moves come as brands like Marriott and Morgan Stanley stop donations to Republican lawmakers who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s certification.
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New research shows the average US household now subscribes to 4 streaming services — and it could lead to a major shift in the market

Travis Clark reports new findings from Ampere Analysis showing that the average US household subscribes to four services.
In both US and western Europe, 10% of streaming homes subscribe to five or more services.
The boom could result in the bundling of streaming services.
Read the full story here.

  Top CEOs want Trump to be impeached after the deadly Capitol riot, according to a new survey by Yale

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