Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018

(Reuters) - Every scientist hopes for a "Eureka" moment — the jolt of sudden insight when a discovery becomes clear. But great advances always follow regular progress, and while individual researchers might strive for disruption, institutions are most successful when they're consistent and steady. That’s one conclusion of Reuters’ annual ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent

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Apple focuses on speed, parental controls in software upgrades

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday unveiled software upgrades that would let older iPhones run faster, help parents limit their children's screen time and make its Siri voice assistant work more like a rival feature from Amazon.com .

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Qualcomm asks EU court to scrap $1.2 billion antitrust fine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm has asked Europe's second-highest court to throw out a 997 million euro ($1.2 billion) fine levied by European Union antitrust regulators, citing numerous errors in the EU decision.

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Samsung confirms Chinese officials visited sales offices

(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd became the latest company to confirm that investigators from China's State Administration for Market Regulation visited its sales offices in the country last week.

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Big Tesla investors look like firewall for Elon Musk

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk faces votes at Tuesday's shareholder meeting that will challenge his grip on the electric carmaker, but he may be able to count on some powerful friends: big fund managers likely to be fans.

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Senate panel to seek answers from Facebook about data access report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee said on Monday he planned to ask Facebook Inc about a New York Times report that the social media company allowed Apple Inc and other device makers to have "deep" access to users' personal data without their consent.

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Twitter Inc to join the S&P 500, replacing Monsanto

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc. will replace Monsanto in the S&P 500, S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Monday.

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Microsoft to take on Amazon with $7.5 billion GitHub deal

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp  said on Monday it would buy privately held coding website GitHub Inc for $7.5 billion in an all-stock deal to beef up its cloud computing business and challenge market leader Amazon.com Inc .

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eBay could end up with 5 percent stake in Dutch fintech firm Adyen: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - eBay Inc could end up with a stake of up to 5 percent in Adyen as part of a deal the two companies agreed in January that will see the Dutch fintech company become eBay's primary payment processor, a Dutch newspaper reported on Monday.

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France's BlaBlaCar bets on Russia's ride-sharing culture

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Russia has overtaken France as the biggest market for French ride-sharing startup BlaBlaCar, a growth driven by long distances between Russian cities and a culture of giving lifts to strangers, the company's co-founder and CEO told Reuters.

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Source: Reuters