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Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

GUIYANG, China Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces.

Q&A: Explaining the fight over U.S. 'net neutrality' regulations

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is poised to vote on Dec. 14 to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by former President Barack Obama.

Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid: sources

Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.

Air New Zealand, Swiss travel platform Winding Tree in blockchain tie-up

NEW YORK Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it has teamed up with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology that could help the national flag carrier of New Zealand improve the efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking.

Digital currencies will not replace physical money soon: Bank of Japan official

TOKYO Financial technology is fast revolutionizing the banking industry but digital currencies will not replace physical money any time soon, a senior Bank of Japan (BOJ) official said on Wednesday.

Meg Whitman stepping down as HP Enterprise CEO

Meg Whitman on Tuesday announced that she will step down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co , ending a 6-year tenure that included overseeing one of the biggest corporate breakups in history.

U.S. commission recommends tariffs to curb Samsung, LG washer imports

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool Corp .

TiVo wins set-top box patent case against Comcast

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled in favor of Rovi Corp, which is now known as TiVo Corp, and prohibited Comcast Corp from importing and selling certain types of Rovi's Xfinity X1 set-top boxes.

Salesforce forecasts profit below expectations

Salesforce.com Inc forecast fourth-quarter profit slightly below market expectations, hurting its shares even as profits and revenues rose on the back of strong demand for its cloud-based sales and marketing software.

Mellanox shares jump 11 percent after Starboard stake purchase

JERUSALEM Israeli chip maker Mellanox Technologies saw its shares surge on the Nasdaq on Tuesday after activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP bought a 10.7 percent stake to influence strategy.

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