In today’s business news: The Trump business backlash continues, there’s a Keurig for ice cream and Las Vegas can’t catch a break. Let’s get into it.
What a week. In just seven days, the Trump brand has gone from divisive to radioactive. Businesses can’t sever ties fast enough and mainstream platforms have silenced the president’s accounts. And today, Trump became the only president in American history to be impeached twice.
“The attacks on our Capitol killed a police officer, left four rioters dead, exposed lawmakers to Covid-19 and threatened the constitutional transfer of power,” the city said. “They were a national abomination. We’re reviewing whether legal grounds exist in light of these new circumstances to terminate concessions with the Trump Organization.”
The company said the shift was informed by feedback from its hosts as well as government officials. Airbnb did not say if it would implement any restrictions in state capitals, where the FBI has warned armed protests are being planned.
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”This case is about Parler’s demonstrated unwillingness and inability to remove … content that threatens the public safety such as by inciting and planning the rape, torture, and assassination of named public officials and private citizens.”
HOW ABOUT A TREAT?
That was a lot of heavy news, let’s check in with the lovely nerds over at CES to see what kooky futuristic gadgets they’ve got to lighten the mood…
Hallelujah. The greatest minds of my generation have finally delivered: The world now has a Keurig for ice cream. It’s called ColdSnap, it costs $1,000 and it gives you soft serve on demand, so it’s pretty much up there with the Model T and the iPhone in terms of innovation if you ask me.
Speaking of the Consumer Electronics Show…
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WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
- Intel ousted CEO Bob Swan after a rocky two-year run and named Pat Gelsinger as his successor. The news sent Intel shares up 8%.
- Dollar General will pay workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
- Netflix has doubled the number of Black employees at the company in the past three years, according to its first-ever inclusion report.
- An Australian dairy processor officially rebranded a cheese snack that shared its name with a racial slur.