Casino operator Penn Entertainment has cut ties with Barstool Sports, which it fully acquired in February of this year, while separately striking a deal with ESPN to start a new ESPN-branded sportsbook. Penn will launch ESPN BET this fall in the 16 legalized betting states where it has a license. Under the terms of the deal, Penn will pay $1.5 billion to ESPN over 10 years, with the option to...
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Looks like Amazon’s finally made its AI bet.On Monday, model developer Anthropic announced that it had raised as much as $4 billion from Amazon. As part of the deal, Amazon Web Services will become Anthropic’s primary cloud provider, and Anthropic will train and deploy its future models on AWS’ training- and inference-specialized chips, Trainium and Inferentia. What that means isn’t...
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