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IBM ups ante in race to quantum computers

IBM is increasing the pressure on Google in the battle to commercialise quantum computing technology. Quantum computers hold the promise of being able to solve difficult problems from fields

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Are US tech giants overvalued?

In the past few years, much has been made of the performance of the “Fang” stocks in the US. The acronym refers to four high-growth technology companies – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (now Alphabet). The shares of all four

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Banks need to fear Amazon’s finance ambitions

Banks around the world have spent the past few years preparing for competition from small, nimble technology start-ups. It turns out the real threat may be Jeff Bezos. Financial institutions have parried the threat from fintech firms by

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Software hasn’t come close to eating the world

Software is so disappointing. It was supposed to – in the words of one sage – eat the world, the implication being that it would be modern, brilliant, liberating, hip and fun (assuming it didn’t make you and your job obsolete

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Dropbox introduces new pricing tiers

Dropbox has introduced a new cloud-based file-sharing option for individual business users and a new feature for marketing and creative workers to share projects, seeking to lure more paying customers ahead of an expected public share

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Tech giants scramble to keep regulators at bay

Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators. The two-day retreat in Monterey

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