• Quantum computing startup D-Wave reached a major milestone - and says it did so in a more practical way than Google

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The quantum computing startup D-Wave reached a major milestone in February.
    Quantum computing is a relatively new field in which special properties of quantum mechanics - most basically, the ability of quantum bits to exist in multiple states simultaneously - allows machines to process exponentially more information, faster than even the most powerful supercomputers today.
    It has the potential to help solve problems in chemistry, materials science, food production, drug discovery, economics, and even climate change, although experts say that it will be about five to...
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  • Walmart's mysterious new fintech startup just made some high-profile hires. Here's what experts predict these moves mean for the new venture

    Walmart's mysterious new fintech startup just made some high-profile hires. Here's what experts predict these moves mean for the new venture

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Walmart isn't just slicing the surface of fintech. All signs indicate that it is diving in deep on a mysterious new venture that will heavily feature efforts around consumer-focused banking services.
    The clues are all there. Walmart just poached two top executives from Goldman Sachs who held key roles within its burgeoning consumer business, Marcus. That news came just over a month after the retailer announced it would launch a fintech venture with investment firm Ribbit, while remaining mum on any details, including the project's name.
    Walmart declined to provide a...
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