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The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017
Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

WASHINGTON Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.

Swiss watchdog to treat some cryptocurrency offerings as securities

ZURICH Many digital currency issues, known as initial coin offerings (ICOs), will be treated as securities under regulatory guidelines published on Friday by Switzerland, which has become a global leader in the hot fundraising method.

Hyperinflation meets tech: Cash-scarce Venezuela sees boom in payment apps

CARACAS Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash. | Video

China's ZTE says is trusted partner after U.S. concern

BEIJING Chinese telecoms equipment group ZTE Corp hit back on Thursday against concerns from U.S. lawmakers that it is a vehicle for Chinese espionage, saying it was a trusted partner of its U.S. customers, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Israeli startup CommonSense Robotics raises $20 million

TEL AVIV Israel's CommonSense Robotics, whose technology enables retailers to offer quick and affordable grocery deliveries, said on Thursday it has raised $20 million in an early-stage investment round, bringing its total funding to $26 million.

Nokia starts review of digital health business, cuts jobs in Finland

HELSINKI Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business and announced more than 400 job cuts in its home country.

Applied Materials first-quarter results, current-quarter forecast beat on chip demand

Applied Materials Inc reported first-quarter profit and revenue above Wall Street estimates as the world's largest semiconductor equipment maker benefited from higher demand for flat panel displays and chips used in electronic items.

Walmart goes to the cloud to close gap with Amazon

SAN BRUNO/SUNNYVALE, Calif. One of Walmart Inc's best chances at taking on Amazon.com Inc in e-commerce lies with six giant server farms, each larger than ten football fields. | Video

U.S. senators concerned about Chinese access to intellectual property

WASHINGTON China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators and spy chiefs warned on Tuesday at a Senate hearing.

Shareholder Deason sues Xerox in U.S. to block Fujifilm deal

Xerox Corp shareholder Darwin Deason asked a court on Tuesday to block the company's merger with Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp , claiming the U.S. photocopier maker's board failed shareholders by approving a deal that undervalues the company.

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Kwanjeong Library is seen at the Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji AUNI

Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities

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Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2017

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