Almost the end of the week: here is your welcome dose of growth inspiration. In this edition: Europe’s 1000 fastest-growing companies, beginner’s guide to Conversion Rate Optimization, Google’s new quantum computing chip, Uber’s flying taxis, technology visionaries and Amazon Alexa opening up to developers.
Europe’s 1000 fastest-growing companies. 78 of the companies on the list are based in London, making the British capital a hub for innovation and commerce. Paris is second with 45 companies, followed by Milan with 34 and 32 in Berlin.
Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation.