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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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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.

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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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Foxconn profit below forecast on soaring operating costs, shares fall

TAIPEI Foxconn posted second-quarter net profit well below expectations as a rise in component costs and unsold inventory weighed on the performance of the Apple supplier and world's top contract electronics maker, analysts said.

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Nvidia rolls out new chip technology for filmmakers

Nvidia Corp on Monday released a new generation of chips aimed at helping expand its business among movie makers and other graphics professionals.

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Gene-editing startups ignite the next 'Frankenfood' fight

In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world's biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering - a crop with "edited" DNA.

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Qualcomm settles anti-trust case with Taiwan regulator for $93 million

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million, and has also pledged to invest $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years. | Video

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