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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) talks of quarterly updates to its Office Suite

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Microsoft Corporation(NASDAQ:MSFT_ has said that it is capable of upgrading its Office 2013 suite up to four times a year, benefiting those customers who have switched over to the subscription plan.

This year Microsoft had introduced the software-by-subscription plan for customers who did not want to go in for the traditional perpetual licensing model.

Traditionally Microsoft has stuck to a more measured updates to its office suites, where it is updates every three years.

Kurt DelBene, who heads the Windows Group, said that faster pace of changes would be implemented in Office-by-subscription, which was hinted at when it released Office 365 Home Premium.

“We already have the mechanisms in place to update the [Office 365] service on a quarterly basis,” said DelBene at a technology conference hosted by Morgan Stanley.

“With the client subscription…we’ll have the ability to do that with client business as well, the desktop version of Office.”

The quarterly update schedule has been followed for Office 365’s cloud-based services, including changes to hosted versions of SharePoint or Exchange or Lync, or as the case last October, updates to the Web app versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Analysts however ere a bt sceptical about the company’s ability to implement the update promises immediately and said that it looked like the company was talking more in terms of attaining a goal that it was working towards.

There are still no details as to what the updates will contain and experts speculated that if the changes do come frequently, by necessity they would be minor, with a feature here, a tweaked tool there.

The current form of updates – every three years – involves an entire upheaval of the Office Suite with major changes being made to them. However, maybe quarterly updates might also work as well.

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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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