• IonQ claims it has built the most powerful quantum computer yet

    27 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Trapped-ion quantum computing startup IonQ today announced the launch of its latest quantum computer, which features what IonQ calls “32 perfect qubits with low gate errors.”
    Using IBM's preferred quantum benchmark, IonQ expects to hit a quantum volume of 4,000,000. That's a massive increase over the double-digit quantum volume numbers that IBM itself recently announced and it's a pretty extraordinary claim on IonQ's side as this would make its system the most powerful quantum computer yet.
    The company has never used this metric before. Through a spokesperson, IonQ also noted that it...
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  • How the CEO of a startup challenging the dominance of Microsoft Powerpoint conquered his quarantine mornings

    How the CEO of a startup challenging the dominance of Microsoft Powerpoint conquered his quarantine mornings

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

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    At the start of the pandemic, Prezi CEO Jim Szafranski, like many others, decided to make a big change: He cut out caffeine completely.
    He said he's been caffeine-free for six months now. He's also "dramatically" reduced his alcohol intake, and has begun eating healthier. He said these were concrete changes he could make during a time of uncertainty.
    The payoff? He said he's finally become a morning person - which is fortuitous, considering his meetings begin at 6:30 a.m.
    That's not new to the pandemic; Szafranski has always begun his day that early to meet with...
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  • Does Your Startup Really Need Microservices?

    Does Your Startup Really Need Microservices?

    27 days ago - By Business 2 Community

    Does your startup need Microservices?
    It seems impossible to be in the tech industry and not at least have heard the term “microservices” in the past few years. Companies like Google, Amazon, and Airbnb have all touted this method of delivering software as possibly the best and most efficient way to build and scale applications.
    When thinking of ways to stay competitive in crowded marketplaces, startups often look to what the tech giants are doing and may see adopting a microservices architecture as a differentiator. If you're in this position you may want to proceed with caution. While...
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  • A 16-year-old who just sold a basketball trading card for a record-breaking $1.81 million shares his best strategies for making bank as a card collector and reseller

    A 16-year-old who just sold a basketball trading card for a record-breaking $1.81 million shares his best strategies for making bank as a card collector and reseller

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Andrew Park, who just turned 16 years old, bought a basketball trading card of Giannis Antetokounmpo for $40,000 in July 2017. He then sold it in September 2020 for $1.81 million , the highest amount that a basketball card has ever sold for in history.
    This wasn't the teen's first success in this business, either: The veteran card reseller has been making serious coin from his card collections since he was 11 years old, and he'd previously raked in more than $1 million from his hobby-turned-business before his latest sale made history.
    Back in December 2019, Park...
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  • Startup IonQ drastically ups the quantum computing ante

    Startup IonQ drastically ups the quantum computing ante

    27 days ago - By Fortune

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    IonQ says it has built the world's most powerful quantum computer , as measured by a common industry metric.
    On a machine featuring 32 qubits-the quantum equivalent of classical computing's bits-IonQ says it has achieved “an expected” quantum volume greater than 4 million. The figure vaults ahead of the previous record: a quantum volume of 128 announced just one day prior by Honeywell , the industrial conglomerate.
    Peter Chapman, IonQ's chief executive...
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  • More Than 1 Million People Have Registered To Vote Through Snapchat, 65% Of Them Under 24

    More Than 1 Million People Have Registered To Vote Through Snapchat, 65% Of Them Under 24

    27 days ago - By Forbes

    Snapchat's user base skews younger than its rivals, making them more likely to vote for Biden.
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  • $192 million quantum computing startup IonQ just claimed to hit a milestone that it says make its systems more powerful than those from rivals like Honeywell, IBM, and Google

    $192 million quantum computing startup IonQ just claimed to hit a milestone that it says make its systems more powerful than those from rivals like Honeywell, IBM, and Google

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Quantum computing startup IonQ claims to have crossed a key milestone that major competitors like Google, IBM, and Honeywell have yet to breach, according to a Thursday announcement.
    The company - which is valued at $192 million, per PitchBook, and backed by investors like Lockheed Martin, Samsung Electronics, and Amazon - unveiled a new hardware system that it says tops a quantum volume of more than 4 million, which dramatically surpasses competitors.
    The technology is incredibly complex, but essentially quantum volume is a metric used by Honeywell, IBM, and others...
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