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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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Siemens sees scale, data privacy as winners in digital race

MUNICH Germany's Siemens sees its broad industrial base and respect for customers' data privacy as giving it the edge in a race to attract businesses to its factory software platform, rather than those of rivals.

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After U.S. decision, France says will continue to defend net neutrality

PARIS France will continue to defend "net neutrality" irrespective of what other countries may do, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday, after a United States commission voted to ditch rules on the issue.

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U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. | Video

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SAP says one-off item to reduce 2017 tax bill

FRANKFURT German business software group SAP SE said on Friday lowered the forecast for its expected effective tax rate in 2017 to reflect the impact of an intra-group transfer of intellectual property rights.

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U.S. panel urges regulators to monitor financial innovation risks

WASHINGTON A U.S. regulatory panel on Thursday called for watchdogs to closely monitor risks created by financial innovation, warning that "fintech" and virtual currencies such as bitcoin threaten to disrupt the traditional financial services industry.

Online shopping won't grow forever, says Unibail boss creating malls giant

SYDNEY/PARIS Online shopping has its limits and physical stores will never go out of fashion, says the CEO of Unibail-Rodamco which is betting $16 billion on buying Westfield to create a global mall giant.

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Apple grants $390 million to Finisar to boost laser chip production

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had awarded $390 million to optical components maker Finisar Corp to boost production of laser chips that power iPhone X's features such as Face ID, Animoji and portrait mode photos.

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Deutsche Telekom, EWE to invest 2 billion euros in German fiber buildout

BERLIN Deutsche Telekom is partnering with EWE AG [LANDWE.UL] to invest 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in building out a superfast glass-fiber broadband network in northwestern Germany, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Behind bitcoin boom, Japanese retail investors pile in

TOKYO Japan's army of retail investors, no strangers to high risk bets in the past, have emerged as a major force in bitcoin's spectacular rally, now accounting for an estimated 30-50 percent of trading in the cryptocurrency as it spikes to record highs.

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Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

BEIJING Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

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