Support for IonQ Grows

Quantum computing is still in its infancy—industry experts are still undecided on the fundamentals, such as what qubit technologies are the cheapest and easiest to scale. Quantum computers have been built with superconducting qubits, using…

Next Generation Quantum Computers

In the past week, two new quantum computers have been launched, each claiming to be the most powerful quantum computer to date. D-Wave, the quantum computing heavyweight, made the Advantage quantum system available over the cloud on…

A Spotlight on Xanadu

Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc., a Canadian quantum startup, has placed the world’s first photonic quantum computer onto the cloud. In contrast to quantum computers that rely on expensive and fragile qubits, Xanadu’s computer uses photons…

Q-CTRL Can’t Do It Alone

One of the biggest problems in quantum computing is keeping qubits stable. Any amount of noise, from increases in temperature to disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field, can cause qubits to decohere. Most companies are attempting to fix…

Massive Government Investments in Quantum

U.S.-based Rigetti Computing, a smaller company competing with the likes of Google and IBM to construct usable quantum computers, has been hired by the United Kingdom to build that country’s first quantum computer. The deal, a £10 million…

SEC Updates Accredited Investor Definition

On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to change the definition of "accredited investor." The amendments expand the list of entities that qualify as accredited investors. Most notably, the net worth…

Zapata’s Orquestra

Zapata Computing, which spun out of Harvard in 2017, has launched an ambitious unified Quantum Operating Environment, Orquestra. Orquestra offers one location to use any quantum hardware or software, creating a convenient work environment…

Built-to-Order, Not One-Size-Fits-All

Seeqc, which recently spun-out of superconductor developer Hypres, is working on developing essential hardware building blocks for eventual quantum computers. Instead of manufacturing a quantum processor that functions like a traditional…

Quantum Simulation

Bull SAS (Bull) is a French computer company with a long history. From the 1960s to 1980s, Bull was merged with or in some ownership relation with large American companies such as General Electric and Honeywell. In 2014, Bull was purchased…

IBM’s Collaborative Q Network

On July 17, 2020, Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) became a Quantum Hub in IBM’s Q Network. The Q Network is a network of companies, academic institutions, and research labs with access to IBM’s advanced quantum computing systems and…

1 Million-qubit System on the Horizon

Photonic quantum computers—the kind that startup PsiQuantum Corp. has been developing—have always been thought of as a moonshot technology, even in the quantum computing business. But now, Microsoft and others are investing $215 million…

Slow and Steady

IonQ, Inc., a College Park, Maryland company, builds quantum computing processors using trapped ion technology. Trapped ions are not a conventional way to obtain qubits because they make for a slower quantum computer. But trapped ions have…

Rigetti Computing a Prime Target for Acquisition

Rigetti Computing, a Berkely, California-based company and one of the larger players in the Quantum Computing world, builds quantum computers and sells its services through their Quantum Cloud Services platform. Although competing with…

Hot Qubits

Newsouth Innovations, the Tech Transfer and Innovation Office of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia, believes that they have uncovered a way to perform quantum computing with hot qubits. While hot is a relative term,…

A New Angle on Quantum Computing?

On June 22, startup Horizon Quantum raised $3.34 million on a promise to democratize development of quantum computing software. Horizon Quantum has developed a program that can inspect source code and determine where a quantum computer…

The Coolest Company in the Universe

ColdQuanta, a University of Colorado spinoff, uses lasers to cool atoms to near absolute zero for quantum computing applications. By cooling the atoms down to use them as qubits, ColdQuanta enables the creation of large lattices of…

SBTech Acquires DraftKings

As one of the US's premier sports betting companies, DraftKings knows all about reducing risk. Their recent merger* with SBTech, a primarily European sports betting technology provider, is a cautious move intended to diversify revenue…

Sports Betting Overview

SMT Sports Betting Purpose: The SMT Sports Betting sector seeks to provide context to the customer's patent publication No. 20180005492 and patent No. 9905082. Scope of Analysis: The sector limits its examination to patents dealing with…

DraftKings versus FanDuel

DraftKings and FanDuel, two of the largest players in the fantasy sports world, once had an estimated 90% of the market.  After the Supreme Court case invalidating PASPA, which kept sports betting illegal, these two companies with…

Acquiring Expertise

Scientific Games, a Nevada company, has been in the gambling business for a while but cannot rest on their prior accomplishments.  After the landmark Supreme Court case in early 2018 that invalidated the Professional and Amateur…

Litigation Troll

It wouldn't be America without frivolous lawsuits.  One of the most notorious offenders was Joao Bock Transaction Systems, which waged a ten year long war on the banking community. Defendants had often complained that Joao Bock was a…

Churchill Downs: Kentucky Derby and more

Churchill Downs, the owner of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, is in one of the best positions to profit from legalized sports betting.  Churchill Downs already has one of the top online-sports wagering websites, TwinSpires, but they…

Sports Analytics Overview

Scope: Sports analytics is broken up into two main categories: Data Analytics, and Data Application.  Data Analytics includes not only processing of the collected data, but also includes synchronizing data from multiple data sources…

Blast Motion at every level

Just last year, Blast Motion was approved for use in minor league games, and their sensors were attached to bats to monitor swing data.  This year, Blast Motion was used by 85% of MLB teams and has almost become the industry standard…

GumGum doubles in size

GumGum Sports, a newer player in the sports analytics scene, doubled its size in 2018, and shows no sign of slowing down.  GumGum's claim to fame is that they analyze the amount of time that a logo or ad is on the screen, providing…

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