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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) will commence the sale in India of personal computers that run on the free operating system Ubuntu, through its line of two Inspiron-series budget models, according to the Economic Times. Dell is India’s second largest computer vendor, and currently sells PCs loaded with Microsoft’s Windows.
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Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) reports that the Profile 1007 evaluation met its primary endpoint, showing that Xalkori significantly improved progression-free survival when compared with pemetrexed or docetaxel, in previously treated patients suffering from anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Profile 1007 marks the first randomized Phase 3 trial in ALK-positive advanced NSCLC patients; the adverse events seen on crizotinib and chemotherapy in Profile 1007 were generally consistent with their respective known adverse event profiles. Full efficacy and safety data from this evaluation will be featured at an upcoming medical congress.
Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): Brightpoint’s (NASDAQ:CELL) subsidiary, Brightpoint North America L.P., has reached distribution and services agreements with Duracell Powermat, LLC., under which BrightPoint Americas will supply a comprehensive, end-to-end suite of product lifecycle services for Duracell Powermat’s branded wireless charging products. The range of the products goes from receivers, mats, bundles to accessories throughout the U.S., which include retail distribution, portfolio management, transportation management, reverse logistics and a hosted e-commerce solution which supports end user consumer sales and fulfillment. Duracell Powermat arose from two industry-defining pioneers: Duracell and Powermat and is a division of Procter & Gamble.
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) unit Pratt & Whitney and South African Airways Technical have reached an agreement to collaborate on JT9D-7R4G2 repair work at SAAT’s facility in Johannesburg. The UTX division will also partner with SAAT to expand the facility’s aftermarket services in the future.
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