BlackBerry inventors pump $100 million into quantum technologies

Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO of Research In Motion, speaks during BlackBerry's DevCon at the Moscone West Center in San FranciscoBy Himank Sharma (Reuters) – BlackBerry inventors Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin are pairing again to launch a $100 million (66 million pounds) fund to incubate and commercialize quantum science technologies capable of spearheading the next wave of computing. Lazaridis, who stepped down as co-CEO of BlackBerry in January, 2012, is known for his passion for physics. Last year, he launched the Quantum-Nano Centre, a research facility in Waterloo, Canada, to promote discoveries in emerging technologies underpinning quantum computing. …


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