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IBM's Leap into the Future! 🔮 

IBM is unveiling its Quantum Heron processor with a whopping 133 qubits! It's like the Olympics of processors, and IBM just scored a gold medal in the quantum high jump.

But what's a quantum computer, you ask? Imagine a computer that doesn't just think in black and white (like our classic 0s and 1s) but in a rainbow of probabilities.

Now, don't get me wrong. Quantum computers are still the cool kids in the science lab, literally. They operate at a chill few fractions of a degree above absolute zero. So, while they're not ready to replace your trusty laptop just yet, they're on the brink of revolutionizing computing as we know it.

IBM's not just brewing up futuristic tech; they're playing the long game with a 10-year roadmap. They're aiming for 'quantum at scale' - a term that should have quantum enthusiasts and tech gurus alike giddy with excitement.

And get this. IBM’s quantum leap isn't a solo mission. They've got their sights set on a collaborative future, where quantum computers complement our current tech, opening up new possibilities in computation that we can only dream of today.

They aren’t just hoarding these quantum marvels; they're sharing the love through cloud services. Imagine accessing a quantum computer while in your pajamas!

The future's looking quantum, and while we're not quite at the point of cracking AES encryption over breakfast, IBM's laying the groundwork for some serious computational power.

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☄️ Asteroids ☄️

Elon Musk is looking to raise 1/44 of a Twitter for his AI company, xAI. In other words, the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and X is seeking $1 billion in funding for his next venture. 🤑❌ 

Grand Theft Auto VI trailer breaks MrBeast’s record for most YouTube views in 24 hours 🎥💡

Twitch is shutting down in Korea. They’re operating costs were 10 times higher than in most countries. 🔐💰️ 

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💰 Wednesday Wires 💰

Kyron Learning secures $14.6M to expand its conversational AI technology.  The new capital will further develop the platform’s generative AI capabilities and build out its K-12 math curriculum. 🤑📖

EnCharge raises $22.6M to commercialize its AI-accelerating chips. They’re accelerating chips to face off against hardware from titans of industry. 💪💻️ 

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