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Quintiles President & COO John Ratliff to Leave Company at End of 2013
Quintiles today announced that John Ratliff has resigned his position as president and chief operating officer (COO) effective December 31, 2013. He has also resigned his role as a member of the Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. board of directors. Business Wire India

Toshiba Launches New Embedded NAND Flash Memory Modules Using 19nm Second Generation Process Technology
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of new embedded NAND flash memory modules integrating NAND chips fabricated with 19nm second generation process technology Business Wire India

HOYA Group to Set up a Joint Venture with Wassenburg Medical Devices in the Field of Endoscopy
HOYA (TOKYO:7741) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in Wassenburg Group, an Automated Endoscope Reprocessing (AER) market leader in the Netherlands. The planned closing date is November 1, 2013. Business Wire India

Transform or Die: Companies Must Continually Adapt to the Changing Global Economic Environment or Risk Failure, Says Ram Charan
Seismic transformation of economic opportunity and geopolitical power from advanced countries in the North to countries of the South is taking place at breakneck speed. What is this context in which corporations of the future will thrive or decline? Business Wire India

Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President, Sonoma State University (SSU), and the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center Board of Advisors, Sanford I. Weill, Chairman, announced today that Zarin Mehta will join the Green Music Center (GMC) at SSU in a leadership role. Mr Business Wire India

NYSE Euronext Update on Acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange
NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) today provided the following statement and timeline for the completion of its pending acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses. Business Wire India

DreamWorks Studios Acquires the Film Rights to Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Highly Anticipated Book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
DreamWorks Studios has closed a preemptive deal to acquire the film rights to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin’s soon-to-be-released book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, it was announced today by Stacey Snider, Partner and Co-Chair at DreamWorks Studios Business Wire India

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Calls for Collaboration and New Funding to Accelerate Access to Education
Educate A Child (EAC) and its partners are on track to bring more than two million out of school children into education programmes a year on from its launch, and plan to reach ten million by the end of the 2015 school year. EAC is a program of Education Above All (EAA). Business Wire India

Hines and Goldman Sachs Partner with Pontiac Land on High-Profile Residential Project Including MoMA Expansion
Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Pontiac Land Group of Singapore has joined Hines and the Goldman Sachs Real Estate Principal Investment Area in the ownership of 53 W. 53rd Street, the iconic residential condominium development to be constructed adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Business Wire India

Hilton Worldwide Completes Over 2,400 Volunteer Projects During Annual Global Week of Service
Hilton Worldwide celebrated the company’s annual volunteer campaign completing more than 2,400 volunteer projects in over 700 cities in 72 countries throughout the month of October Business Wire India

Original or Counterfeit? OPTIGA™ Trust Security Solutions from Infineon Protect Small Electronic Devices and Accessories against Product Piracy
Every year, product plagiarism inflicts billions of dollars in damages to businesses. Such counterfeiting is not limited to luxury goods and lifestyle products; it also is prevalent in small electronic devices or even printer cartridges Business Wire India

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