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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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Serbia turns to tech industry to fight economic stagnation

BELGRADE Serbia, a country that claims inventor Nikola Tesla as one of its most famous sons, is looking to technology to help lift itself out of decades of economic stagnation following the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

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Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'

Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.

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Cisco's software push fuels quarterly beat, strong forecast

Cisco Systems Inc topped Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue and profit and forecast first-quarter sales above estimates on Wednesday, as the network gear maker's transition to a software-focused company gains traction.

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India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

NEW DELHI India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.

Israel launches three-year program to boost cyber industry

JERUSALEM The Israeli government said on Wednesday it is investing 90 million shekels ($24 million) to shore up the country's cyber security industry as a global leader.

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Former Baidu executive Lu to helm Y Combinator's new China unit

BEIJING U.S. startup incubator Y Combinator said it is establishing a China unit, its first dedicated overseas office, which will be headed by Baidu Inc's former chief operating officer Qi Lu.

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Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019

Sprint Corp said Tuesday it has partnered with phone manufacturer LG Electronics Inc to launch a 5G smartphone in the first half of next year, marking the first 5G device deal for the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier.

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'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter

WASHINGTON Financial technology companies that lend online are sounding a cautious note on a U.S. banking regulator's plan to offer them special federal charters because of concerns over legal challenges and requirements that are more onerous than expected.

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NIO seeks to raise $1.8 billion in biggest U.S. listing by China automaker

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO on Monday filed for a $1.8 billion initial public offering of its American depositary shares, the biggest U.S. listing by a Chinese automaker.

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Exclusive: Sequoia China to raise $6 billion in new fund with state-owned partner - sources

HONG KONG Sequoia Capital China is teaming up with a state-owned venture capital (VC) fund and e-commerce powerhouse JD.com to raise up to 40 billion yuan ($5.81 billion) for a new investment firm to focus on late-stage tech investments, sources said.

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