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Amazon’s Cloud Unit to Offer Quantum Computing From 3 Tech Companies – Wall Street Journal

Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud division said Thursday it has launched a commercial service that allows millions of customers to experiment with quantum computing platforms produced by three technology companies.The launch follows a test period of about eight months of the service with academic institutions and companies including Fidelity Investments Inc.Amazon Braket, part of Amazon Web Services,…

Beirut Explosion Likely Sparked by Maintenance at Warehouse, According to U.S. Assessment – The Wall Street Journal

BEIRUT—Maintenance work likely led to the explosion of a large cache of ammonium nitrate that devastated a large part of the Lebanese capital last week, a U.S. government assessment concluded, according to a person familiar with the matter. The assessment adds to the emerging picture of what caused the Aug. 4 blast that killed more…

Rival Moguls Remember Sumner Redstone’s Determination, ‘Business Thuggery’ – Wall Street Journal

Media mogul Sumner Redstone is remembered by his friends, business partners and competitors for his tenacity and relentlessness as he built one of the nation’s largest entertainment empires. Mr. Redstone, who turned his family’s movie-theater company into a global business spanning television, movies, radio and books that is now ViacomCBS Inc., died Tuesday at age…

Trump Announces Israel, UAE Will Establish Diplomatic Relationship

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‘Fortnite’ Creator Aims to Bypass Apple, Google Fees

“Fortnite” creator Epic Games Inc. is launching a new payment system for mobile players that bypasses the fees Apple Inc. and Google charge developers, a move that appears to violate the companies’ app store rules and reflects growing pushback over the marketplace power the tech giants hold. Epic on Thursday said it is giving “Fortnite”…

New Travel Restrictions Across Europe…

ROME—European countries are reimposing restrictions and checks on holidaymakers in the region, in response to rising coronavirus infections among people traveling within the continent. Italy on Thursday became the latest country to introduce mandatory coronavirus testing on travelers from European countries with rising infections. Most European countries now advise their citizens against going to Spain,…