Amazon AWS Shuts Social Media Platform Parler

Saturday Morning Amazon pulls the plug off Parler

Parler’s CEO John Matze said the site “will likely be down longer than expected,” adding that “most people with enough servers to host us have shut their doors to us.” Apple suspended the Parler app from the App Store on Saturday, following Google who removed it from the Google Play Store on Friday.
Parler goes offline following suspensions by Amazon, Apple, and Google
The site went offline shortly after midnight, Pacific Time, in the early hours of January 11.
From an interview with Fox Business this Monday, CEO John Matze said
I’ll have come up with brand new servers our wise Parler will be out of business.
Parler was the 1# App on Apple’s IOS Store and Google Play Store, Which receives so many great reviews, Parler, a Social Media competitor to Twitter and Facebook.  Which a platform that advocates free speech on their platform.  Apple’s discussion to take off the platform was the fact that after the DC Riot event happened after Jan 6th.  Following Google’s removal of the Play Store.
Source from the Verge this week.
Amazon told Parler of its decision late Saturday, in a letter to chief policy officer Amy Peikoff. Its Amazon Web Service (AWS) “cannot provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others,” the letter to Peikoff states, adding that Parler “poses a very real risk to public safety.”
Which, I myself that registered to Parler.  I can confirm any of the members on Parler did not organize the DC rally.   Nor it show a threat to public safety whatsoever!  There was no evidence on the platform that encouraged violent attempts.

What this week shows that Big Tech giants do not like competition

Nor the freedom of ideas.  Amazon, Apple, and Google.  Honestly!, censorship does work somehow this comes to shows hosting your platform on Amazon’s AWS is not safe for small businesses.  Which discourages anyone that wants to start their platforms from the ground up.  Have your site hosted on Amazon is a clear sign not to use AWS!  You can host your platform yourself off your own host. Which I recommend small business to do it!

Making the Best of Cyber Week 2020 Deals, Cyber Monday Aftermath

Black Friday Season is long from over and Cyber Monday is out of the way …….. or is it?

Cyber Week is just the beginning.  Sales are still all over the interwebs, with online stores such as Overstock, WalMart, Amazon, and many, many more going full throttle for your retail dollars.

If anyone has missed both Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals,  don’t worry you can still breathe easy. You still have enough time to shop for yourself, kids and loved ones, and everyone special in your life this holiday season.   But remember to purchase your gifts as soon as possible because even these  extended sales won’t last forever.

Source coming from Bloomberg this week mention:

"Zalando added more than 1 million customers during 
“Cyber Week,” Europe’s largest online fashion retailer 
said, with gross merchandise volume growing by 35%. 
The share of business generated via its partner program, 
where Zalando does not take ownership of merchandise 
sold through its websites, grew to 30% compared with 20% 
a year ago".
With Amazon, Overstock, and Wal-Mart setting new records for retail sales in Q4, Amazon is currently the #1 retail champion so far this season in online sales.

Overstock

A strong competitor, Overstock offers  1000’s of items to choose from, ranging  from clothing and shoewear to electronics & home furniture.  You’ll even find huge selections of accessories like rugs and home decor items to choose from.  Overstock’s Cyber-Week Sale is offering up to 70% off storewide through Friday.

Wayfair

Wayfair’s reputable deals have never disappointed me. What a great shopping experience for home and office.  So many choices,  from furniture to bed & bath, decor pillows to appliances.  Wayfair Cyber Week has up to 80% discount on over 8,000 items store wide.  Living room seating up to 70% off and if you’re looking for an area rug for a room you can get a very cozy 80% off!  The sale ends this Thursday.

Newegg & Amazon Electronic Deals

Electronic sales can become difficult to shop.  Sorting through massive selections can be challenging and difficult. But whether you’re looking for that perfect laptop, desktop, or tablet, it all comes down to your personal needs and wants. And those things vary greatly from one person to the next.  Both websites offer unique items for novices and pros.
Newegg offers a diverse A to Z product selection for all shoppers, newbies & pros alike.  Newegg is also a go-to site for those computer builders with so many parts on sale all the time making tech upgrades economical.
 Amazon is also widely popular for great electronics deals,  don’t get me wrong. I love Amazon because you can find almost anything at a low cost.  With ever-changing technology, Amazon doesn’t disappoint with ever-changing product offerings to keep us happy. With or without Amazon Prime Membership, your purchase comes with free shipping over $25.
So there you have my top 4 websites for this week’s cyber shopping deals.  I hope you enjoy the read, I’d love to hear your take.  Make sure to leave your comments down below,  If there’s anything I’m missing, let me know – I can’t wait to hear from everybody!