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Jeff Bezos-backed 3D-printing company MakerBot acquired for $403M

Minnesota-based 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys today acquired MakerBot for $402 million based on Stratasys’ stock price in a deal that could accelerate the arrival of 3D printers to the mainstream market. It’s also good news for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who had invested in MakerBot during a $10 million round via his investment arm Bezos Expeditions…. Read More

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Bezos, CIA invest $30M in quantum computing startup

Jeff Bezos has put money into a robot factory worker, a 10,000 year clock and private car service. And he’s not done yet. Bezos Expeditions and In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of the CIA, announced Thursday a $30 million investment in D-Wave Systems, a Vancouver-based company that develops quantum-computing applications. D-Wave Systems integrates computer science and physics… Read More