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IBM Q4 financials buoyed by Red Hat wins

IBM’s latest financials reveal the tech giant’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat is already positively impacting its bottom line.

IBM closed Q4 with solid growth in its cloud and software businesses, helping to end a five-quarter streak where the company posted consecutive falls in revenue. 


TSB signs hybrid cloud strategy partnership with IBM Services

Announcement follows Bank’s pledge to invest £120 million to transform digital channels over the next three years TSB today announced it has selected IBM Services as its partner to accelerate the Bank’s ambition to become a truly digital business with IBM cloud capabilities. The services agreement will see IBM build and manage TSB’s private cloud… Read More


Delta, Goldman Sachs latest additions to IBM quantum computing network

IBM is on track to lead the quantum computing revolution with the news that over 100 organisations have signed up to the company’s initiative to advanced practical uses of the technology.

The latest members to the program, which gives participants access to quantum experts, developer tools and cloud-based quantum systems via IBM Q Cloud, include Delta Airlines, Wells Fargo and Stamford University.


Volvo to trace cobalt used in electric car batteries on blockchain

European car giant Volvo has announced it will start using blockchain-tracked cobalt in electric car batteries, having reached an agreement with Chinese and South Korean suppliers.

China-based CATL and South Korea-based LG Chem, also members of the blockchain network, will provide battery equipment for new Volvo and Polestar models for the next decade.

By deploying blockchain to track cobalt used in batteries, Volvo wants to prove to customers that the material is extracted in conflict-free zones and not in areas known to exploit child labour. 


Google officially claims quantum supremacy, ignores IBM criticism

Google recently sent the internet in a frenzy after the company claimed in a leaked research paper to have achieved “quantum supremacy”. At the time the quantum community fiercely debated Google’s claim.

While the draft paper was swiftly pulled offline, Google has doubled down by officially releasing a peer-reviewed version in Nature which reiterates its achievement. Crucially, the article repeats the controversial claim that the problem its Sycamore processor solved would take Summit, the world’s most powerful supercomputer, 10,000 years to complete.

If true, this would effectively mean Google had satisfied John Preskill’s original definition of quantum supremacy, described as the milestone where quantum computers can perform tasks that classical computers cannot.



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