Amazon Web Services Bolsters Bet on Local Cloud, Homegrown Chips

(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing division is adding products that help customers maintain local control of their data, a bet that could help it fend off rivals Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.



a stack of flyers on a table: The logo for Amazon Web Services on a smartphone.


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The logo for Amazon Web Services on a smartphone.

Amazon Web Services has a wide lead in selling on-demand software services, a business built on the economies of scale provided by vast server farms in data centers. Last year, the company went small, for the first time selling services for customers’ own data centers. The move acknowledged demand from customers requiring faster processing and the need to meet regulatory requirements by storing information inside their own walls.

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AWS bolstered that bet on Tuesday, kicking off its annual customer conference with two new variants of Outposts, the server rack product it started selling a year ago. While prior versions required customers to buy

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NFL Week 12 prop bet lines and picks from advanced computer model

Before you make any prop bets for Week 12 of the NFL season, you NEED to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,800 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It is a sizzling 19-10 on top-rated NFL picks this season, returning almost $800. The model also enters Week 12 on an incredible 115-75 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is WAY UP.

After simulating every Week 12 game 10,000 times and examining the hundreds of player props from William Hill

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Twitch viewers can bet their channel points on predictions

Twitch has introduced a new feature called Predictions for creators who want to encourage viewer participation on their channels. Predictions allow creators set events wherein viewers can use their Channel Points to predict an outcome. For instance, the host can broadcast a pizza-eating challenge with a prediction asking viewers if they think they can finish a table-sized pizza in 15 minutes. Viewers can then bet their Channel Points on either of the two possible outcomes the host typed in — say, “Yes” and “Definitely not” — and win a proportionate share of Channel Points from the total pool.

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Users can earn Channel Points on the platform by watching, following and subscribing to channels. They can then use those points to unlock features, such as the use of certain emotes or the ability to highlight their messages in chat. While the points have no monetary value, viewers in Denmark, Luxembourg,

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