How Germany is approaching quantum computing

Dusseldorf Until now, the world of quantum computing seemed to be ordered in binary form. The US on one side, China on the other. Both countries regularly report new breakthroughs in quantum computing development. In the future, their computers should be able to solve problems that high-performance computers fail to solve. In Europe, on the … Read more

This is how WhatsApp shopping should work

Dusseldorf For many retailers, WhatsApp was a lifesaver when they had to close their stores in lockdown. The traditional Schäffer department store in Osnabrück, for example, equipped each department with its own smartphone so that employees could stay in touch with customers via the chat app. Bicycle dealer Rose Bikes from Bocholt was even able … Read more

The elite partner of the German industry

Santa Clara, Munich At the photo shoot in Munich at the end of June, Roland Busch and Jensen Huang initially joked about their height. The photographer struggled to get the tall CEO of Siemens and the much smaller founder of Nvidia in an image that was beneficial to both. Busch and Huang clearly tried to … Read more

Impact start-up SPRK uses artificial intelligence to fight food waste

Alexander Piutti Founder Alexander Piutti wants to use SPRK’s technology to prevent food surpluses. (Photo: SPRK) Dusseldorf It doesn’t matter when you walk to the supermarkets: Both barbecued meat and potatoes for stew are always available in large quantities. However, not everything is bought with the same frequency. When it rains, less roast meat goes … Read more

Cloud market leader AWS creates 600 jobs in Germany

AWS logo The cloud provider is significantly expanding its workforce in Germany. (Photo: Reuters) Dusseldorf Cloud specialist AWS has significantly expanded its operations in Germany – due to the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are investing in digitization. This is noticeable when looking for staff: 600 new jobs will be created during the year, said Klaus … Read more

Start-ups and tech giants are fighting for a new market

Wafer sorting machine at Infineon Artificial intelligence chips are able to process data faster and more efficiently in some areas than Intel or AMD processors known from computers and laptops. (Photo: Bloomberg) Munich, Tokyo Chips are more sought after than ever before. One category is highly sought after: artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductors. According to the … Read more

Miriam Meckel: Ambient Computing: The Alternative to the Metaverse

In 1989, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly said, “Anyone who comes too late will be sentenced to life.” A proposal that could give Vladimir Putin food for thought right now. But the opposite can also be true: if you arrive too early, life will punish you – for example in widespread rejection by customers … Read more

Personio becomes the second most valuable German start-up

Munich In January alone, Personio software start-up managed to become a $ 1 billion unicorn. Founder Hanno Renner has now reached the next milestone: In a new round of financing, the Munich-based company raised another $ 270 million and, valued at more than $ 6 billion, became the second most valuable German start-up behind Celonis … Read more

Coronavirus worries cause start-up collapse in China

Beijing Due to the coronavirus lockdown and stricter regulations, start-up funding in China collapsed in the first five months. Nearly 30 percent fewer companies were registered in the four largest cities Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen compared to the previous year. Only half of the companies were established in the economic metropolis of Shanghai compared … Read more