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Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Z10 gets its first software update

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Barely a month after its launch, the Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Z10 smartphone, on which the company is depending a lot to turn its fortune around, has already received its first software update.

The OTA update addresses five major areas designed to improve the functioning of the phone.

One of the areas that the update is expected to address is in the performance of third party applications so that developers can create apps that will run as fluid as the OS itself. In fact, the update has helped coders behind WhatsApp finally push out an ETA on the BB app, which they say will now hit the phone in March for sure, Think Digit said.

The update also improves the low-light performance of the Z10’s camera, which has been compared in many reviews as matching the iPhone 5’s camera.

Since BlackBerry is all about keeping in touch while email, among others, the update fixes the Gmail calendar on the new smartphone along with improved call logging in the Hub. The update also makes it easier to import contacts from various online sources.

The other two updates are focussed on improving browser and media playback and also battery life.

The best part about this is that it shows that the technology guys at the back-end are devoting themselves to identifying the shortcoming in the smartphone and have set themselves to rectify as soon as they can.

Customers can only be happy with this prompt response.

 

 

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Big Movers: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc(NASDAQ:MACK), Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX), Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY)

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Lakeway, NY — (MARKET NEWS CALL) — 12/17/2014— thenextbigtrade.com, an investment community with a special focus on updating investors with recent news on the U.S. stock market about the small and penny stocks, issues news alert on Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc(NASDAQ:MACK), Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX).

Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY)’s shares decreased 0.86% to $4.59. The company on Dec. 3 announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Novartis International Pharmaceutical Ltd. to regain full worldwide rights to binimetinib, a MEK inhibitor in three Phase 3 trials.  This agreement is conditional on the closing of transactions announced by Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) on April 22, 2014, which are expected in the first half of 2015, and remain subject to regulatory approval. Array had previously granted Novartis worldwide exclusive rights to develop and commercialize binimetinib under a 2010 License Agreement, which will terminate and be superseded by a new set of agreements between the parties.

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Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc(NASDAQ:MACK)’s shares gained 2.02% to $10.08. The company on Dec. 12 announced data from multiple presentations at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, TX. Presentations include preclinical research and clinical data on MM-398, MM-302 and MM-121.

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Presentations on Merrimack’s nanoliposomal platform include an abstract detailing clinical data from a cohort of ER/PR-positive metastatic breast patients treated with MM-398, a nanoliposomal encapsulation of irinotecan, in a cross-indication translational study investigating potential predictive response markers for MM-398 therapy.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX)’s shares fell 1.17% to $13.57. The company on Dec. 4 announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,901,349 on December 2, 2014. The patent, which expires in 2024, claims a method of treating hyperphosphatemia comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an orally administrable form of ferric citrate to a subject, wherein the orally administrable form is prepared from a ferric citrate having a BET active surface area greater than about 16 sq. m/g. The patent also claims a broad category of orally administrable forms covering Auryxia, as well as other oral formulations that could be developed in the future.

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Traders Favroite: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG)

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Lakeway, NY — (US MARKET BUZZ) — 12/17/2014— thenextbigtrade.com, an investment community with a special focus on updating investors with recent news on the U.S. stock market about the small and penny stocks, issues news alert on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG).

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)’s shares fell 0.81% to $2.46. The company announced that President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will present at the J.P. Morgan 13th Annual Tech Forum at International CES on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. PST in Las Vegas.

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Additionally, the company on Dec. 15 announced James A. Clifford (69) has joined the company as senior vice president of Global Operations, reporting to President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. Clifford will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of AMD’s end-to-end manufacturing and supply chain strategy.

DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS)’s shares decreased 1.35% to $0.80. The company on Dec. 1 announced that it has repaid all remaining principal and interest of its 5% Convertible Notes due 2014, in accordance with the terms of the notes and the indenture governing the notes.

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Additionally, the company on Dec. 1 also announced that its 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, scheduled for, and convened on December 1, 2014, was adjourned due to lack of requisite quorum. The Company has set a new record date of Nov. 4, 2014 and only shareholders as of Nov. 4, 2014 are entitled to and are being requested to vote at the Meeting in person or by proxy.

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG)’s shares declined 1.44% to $2.73. The company on Dec. 16 announced that it has been named to the 2014 Food Logistics FL100+ list. Food Logistics is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain. The publication’s 11th annual FL100+ list profiles innovative technology and software providers who influence the global food and beverage supply chains.

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Additionally, the company on Dec. 4 announced that it has executed a multi-year contract for its ReliOn integrated fuel cell solution and GenFuel hydrogen services to be used with a major North American telecommunications provider.

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Special News: VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS), Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:SNTA), Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IDIX)

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VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS)’s shares jumped 0.62% to $4.86. The company on June 12 announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc., Actavis, Inc., and Actavis PLC, collectively referred to as Actavis.

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The lawsuit was filed in response to an Abbreviated New Drug Application, or ANDA, filed by Actavis. In its application, Actavis seeks to market and sell generic versions of the currently approved doses of Qsymia® (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) capsules CIV prior to the expiration of U.S. Patents 7,056,890, 7,553,818, 7,659,256, 7,674,776, 8,580,298, and 8,580,299, which are listed in the FDA’s Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, or the Orange Book. VIVUS filed the lawsuit on the basis that Actavis’s proposed generic products infringe each of these patents held by VIVUS.

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ:SNTA)’s shares decreased 0.23% to $4.40. The 52 week trading range for the company is $3.70 – $7.85. The company is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing small molecule drugs to severe the medical conditions of the patients with cancer and inflammatory diseases. As of December 31, 2011, it had two drug candidates in clinical trials for treating multiple types of cancer and several drug candidates in the preclinical-stage of development.

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Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IDIX)’s shares gained 0.84% to $24.06. The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, on June 16 has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty to current shareholders of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IDIX) and other violations of state law by the board of directors of Merck & Co., Inc. (“Merck”), in a transaction valued at approximately $3.85 billion. Under the terms of the transaction, shareholders of Idenix would receive $24.50 in cash for each share of Idenix they own.

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