BlackBerry inventors pump $100 million into quantum technologies

A BlackBerry salesperson displays a BlackBerry Z10 during the launch of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone in MumbaiBy Himank Sharma (Reuters) – BlackBerry inventors Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin are pairing again to launch a $100 million 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. He said he wanted Waterloo to become the hub of quantum technology. …