Google wants to sell quantum computing in the cloud

From Engadget - July 17, 2017

Google declined to comment to Bloomberg, but it has not been shy about wanting to make its quantum computing practical. It's really down to specifics: it's now clearer how Google will take those first steps toward commercial quantum computer use.

However it achieves that goal, it will likely want to hurry. IBM is already offering access to a specialized quantum computing platform, and it's building a general-purpose quantum computer for business use. Microsoft is interested in the subject, too. There's a chance that the first company to make a viable business out of quantum computing will have a major (if short-term) advantage over its rivals, since it will have processing power that its competition just ca not match.Google may be a cloud superpower now, but there's no guarantee that it will maintain that stature in the quantum era.


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