Parler website is back online and promises to ‘resolve any challenge’

Brahm Buck
  • The website of controversial social media platform Parler was back online Sunday, following a nearly week-long outage after it was booted from Amazon Web Services and kicked off Apple and Google’s app stores.
  • The website popped back up on Sunday with a message from CEO John Matze, asking “Hello, world. Is this thing on?”
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The website of controversial social media platform Parler was back online Sunday, following a nearly week-long outage after it was booted from Amazon Web Services and kicked off Apple and Google’s app stores.

Amazon, Google and Apple cut ties

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Tim Cook: Parler could return to App Store if it steps up moderation

Brahm Buck
  • Apple may add Parler back to its App Store if the app steps up its moderation efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Fox News Sunday.
  • Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege after it found the network did not adequately police content that promotes violence. 
  • Google and Amazon also both removed Parler from their platforms. 
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Conservative-leaning social media app Parler could return to the Apple App Store if it steps up its moderation, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview on Fox News Sunday. 

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30 Sugar Land, Missouri City shopping destinations that opened in 2020 or are coming in 2021

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This list is noncomprehensive. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper staff)

In Community Impact Newspaper‘s 2021 Annual Community Guide, we featured 30 shopping destinations, including beauty stores, education providers, food and beverage businesses, and health and fitness locales, that opened in 2020 or are coming soon in 2021. These listings were compiled from our monthly Impacts page and are noncomprehensive.

BEAUTY

1. Cherry Blow Dry Bar

9101 Sienna Crossing Drive, Ste. 190, Missouri City

281-778-0059

www.cherryblowdrybar.com

2. Clean My Teeth

6130 Hwy. 6, Missouri City

832-447-7244

www.cleanmyteeth.com

3. House of Blu’s

3708 McHard Road, Ste. C, Missouri City

281-229-4932

https://houseofblushairstudio.glossgenius.com

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The 17 behavior biases that secretly control how you shop

Brahm Buck

Covid-19 has radically changed the nature of shopping. In what analysts called a “holiday shopping season like none other,” brick-and-mortar stores took a brutal blow in late 2020, but the shopping season itself became longer than ever. Some things do not change, however.

In a paper published in November 2020 by the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers show that, amidst all the upheaval, there are certain biases guiding shoppers’ purchasing decisions, regardless of how or where they shop — 17 biases, to be exact.

Co-authors Victor Stango and Jonathan Zinman write “no one exhibits all 17.” Yet “almost everyone”

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Top 10 deals to shop during MLK Jr. weekend

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In the mood to shop? Although there’s a three-day weekend happening, you might be too busy napping and bingeing Netflix to uncover the very best deals among the thousands upon thousands across the web. No need — the work is done. We narrowed down the vast array of holiday weekend sales to bring you the top 10 bargains. So whether you want a massive new TV

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