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REUTERS RANKINGS
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Most Innovative
Universities – 2018
Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. | Video

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Taiwan's Foxconn calls Sino-U.S. trade spat a 'tech war'

TAIPEI Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, on Friday said the U.S. and Chinese governments are engaged in a technology war, not a trade war, describing the spat as the biggest challenge the Taiwanese company is facing.

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EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules to rein in tech giants

BRUSSELS Google , Facebook , Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favor of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday.

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Teradata sues Germany's SAP, alleging it stole trade secrets

FRANKFURT SAP SE , Europe's most valuable technology company, was sued on Wednesday by U.S. company Teradata , which accused it of stealing trade secrets, copyright infringement and anti-trust violations.

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Amazon's Alexa will now butler at Marriott hotels

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Marriott International Inc to help increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo, in an attempt to expand its presence in the hospitality industry. | Video

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EU copyright reforms draw fire from internet luminaries as key vote looms

BRUSSELS Europe's attempts to force Google, Microsoft and other tech giants to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for internet content have triggered criticism from internet pioneers ahead of a key vote on Wednesday.

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Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet company's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com. | Video

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Amazon to add over 1,000 jobs in Ireland in country's biggest staff boost this year

DUBLIN Amazon will add more than 1,000 new jobs in Ireland over the next two years, the U.S. online retail giant said on Monday, taking its workforce to more than 3,500 in a country that continues to be a magnet for major technology firms.

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Behind flashy IPO of Japan's Mercari lies a thriving thrift economy

TOKYO When flea market app Mercari makes its market debut on Tuesday, it will mark the appearance of one of Japan's rarest beasts: a tech unicorn.

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Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

COLLEGE STATION, Texas A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will help bring local identities to American whiskeys. | Video

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Europe's Most Innovative Universities – 2018

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