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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Housing development proposed for Glenmore area again denied recommendation | Local Government

At a board meeting in October, Supervisor Donna Price, who represents the Scottsville District, asked the board to send the project back to the Planning Commission for a recommendation before it comes back before the board, which supervisors supported.

In addition to the decrease in density from two gross units per acre and 2.5 net units per acre to 1.6 gross units per acre and 1.9 net units per acre, the design and alignment of one of the main roads has been reconfigured to discourage traffic from entering and exiting Breezy Hill on Running Deer Drive.

More than 230 community members, nearly all against the proposed development, have reached out to commissioners and staff via email with concerns about the proposal. Many of the concerns were around language in the area’s Master Plan that says “it is essential that all of the U.S. 250 improvements be constructed before new development

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China Display Maker Ditches U.S. to Seek $1.8 Billion Local IPO

(Bloomberg) — Chinese flexible display maker Royole Corp. is seeking to raise as much as 12 billion yuan ($1.8 billion) in an initial public offering on Shanghai’s Star Market board after its U.S. listing plan was shelved, according to people familiar with the matter.



a close up of a computer: A Royole Corp. Flexpai smartphone sits on display during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Dozens of companies will give presentations at the event, where attendance is expected to top 180,000, with the trade war between the U.S. and China as well as Apple's sales woes looming over the gathering.


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A Royole Corp. Flexpai smartphone sits on display during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Dozens of companies will give presentations at the event, where attendance is expected to top 180,000, with the trade war between the U.S. and China as well as Apple’s sales woes looming over the gathering.

The company plans to file the application to China’s Nasdaq-style trading venue as soon as December, said the people who asked not to be identified as the matter is not public. Royole could see its valuation rise to over $8 billion, said the people,

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How a Local News Anchor Became an Unemployment Hero

Sometimes, when reporters ask questions at press conferences, they maintain a cool, disinterested composure. McCloy, however, looked distressed, as if she herself were one of the people she was describing. “It could be me,” she told me. “Advertisers could pull out. We could all lose our jobs.”

Melissa DeRosa, the secretary to the governor, told McCloy they’d look into it. And then, to McCloy’s surprise, DeRosa called her and told her to send information on anyone who couldn’t get through to the unemployment office. “Something I said must have struck a chord,” McCloy said.

DeRosa may have been expecting one or two names, but McCloy spent four hours compiling the nearly 200 emails she’d received and sent them on. The station also aired a segment about the encounter. “If you need help, please email Anne at [email protected],” the anchor said at the end

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Columbia student housing tower developer clashes again with local design board | Columbia Business

COLUMBIA — A long proposed high-rise student apartment tower planned for downtown Columbia next to Richland Library faced fresh criticism from local regulators last week, with the developer warning that time for the 17-story project to go forward is running out.

Developers of The Edge, the student housing project that features 679 beds atop a 405-space parking garage, brought a redesigned building before the city’s Design/Development Review Commission.

The developers said they considered the changes fairly minor and oriented toward making the $80 million project more affordable in an economy when companies are looking to cut costs.

“We are under new constraints,” said Jay Case, operating partner of CRG Real Estate.

Several members of the panel, however, thought the changes added up almost to a revised design. The panel declined to approve the redesign during their meeting. Instead, the board will hold a work session with the designers to make

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McGuire adjusts design of new North Buffalo Community Center | Local News



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A revised rendering of the planned North Buffalo Community Center, with changes by McGuire Development Co. in response to community concerns.






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An older rendering of the planned North Buffalo Community Center, before changes by McGuire Development Co. in response to community concerns.




In essence, one of McGuire’s own partners – who has been involved in the project for the past 18 months – now wants the city to block the plan.

On its other side, the developers are pulling the proposed building back from St. Lawrence Avenue by 26 feet, aligning it with the existing gym that will be retained and integrated into the project, while creating more open space and improving the transition to the adjacent homes. The team also narrowed the driving lanes, introduced an area of pervious pavers on the ground in place of a hard surface and shifted some of

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