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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) previously unveiled its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, which it hopes will give it a greater presence in the rapidly expanding market for smartphones. Phones running the new software will be available on AT&T’s network starting on Nov. 8, said Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, at a news conference in New York. Later in the year, the phones will be available from T-Mobile, and in 2011, from Verizon and Sprint. AT&T will initially offer three phones, at $200 each.

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.

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Gymboree Corp. (NASDAQ:GYMB) previously reported that Gymboree is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Gymboree related to Gymboree's agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Partners, LLC. The proposed transaction is valued at approximately $1.8 billion. Under the terms of the definitive agreement entered into by the parties, it is anticipated that affiliates of Bain Capital will commence a tender offer to acquire all the outstanding stock of Gymboree for $65.40 per share in cash. If the tender offer is successfully completed, it is anticipated that the transaction will close by year end.

The Gymboree Corporation, a specialty retailer, operates stores that offer apparel, accessories, and play programs for children in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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Ending a 3-year-old lawsuit, Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) has recently settled with a North Carolina company that claimed Dell knowingly shipped thousands of faulty computers. Attorneys for Round Rock-based Dell and Advanced Internet Technologies Inc. recently agreed to dismiss the lawsuit, according to a filing with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The filing comes two weeks after the two parties reached a preliminary agreement on the terms of the settlement. Dell officials have said that financial details of the agreement will be kept confidential. AIT’s lawsuit, filed in 2007, accused Dell of shipping at least 11.8 million faulty computers and instructing employees to conceal the problem from users. Dell’s OptiPlex computers shipped during a three-year period had a potential to malfunction 97 percent of the time because of faulty capacitors, the suit alleged.

Dell Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and supports computer systems, as well as provides related services worldwide.

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Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXA) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. recently reported that the Food and Drug Administration failed to approve Adusuve Staccato, their inhaled treatment for agitation caused by schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Alexza Pharmaceuticals is based in Mountain View, Calif., and Valeant is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. The companies have been collaborating since February.

Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of novel proprietary products for the acute treatment of central nervous system conditions.

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