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OpenTable Unveils 2015 Summer Road Trip Restaurant Guide
As millions of Americans take to the roads to explore locales near and far this season, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to unveil the 2015 Summer Road Trip Restaurant Guide. Compiled by OpenTable insiders across the nation, the guide highlights culinary destinations along some of the country’s most popular road trip routes and is designed to make sure vacationers don’t pass by a single savory stop in their summer travels. See the full release to learn more about the guide.
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Allergan Accelerates Transformation to Branded Growth Pharma Leader by Divesting Global Generics Business to Teva for $40.5 Billion
Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) on July 27 announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will acquire Allergan’s global generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion. Allergan will receive $33.75 billion in cash and $6.75 billion in Teva stock. In addition, Allergan retains 50% of Teva’s future economics from generic lenalidomide (Revlimid). The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of Allergan and Teva and is strongly supported by the management teams of both companies. See the full release to learn more about the transaction.
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Legacy Recordings and Columbia Records Celebrate Johnny Mathis’s 80th Birthday with Release of Johnny Mathis: The Singles on Sept. 25
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Columbia Records will celebrate the 80th birthday of legendary crooner Johnny Mathis with the release of Johnny Mathis: The Singles, a definitive four disc anthology, on Sept. 25. Born Sept. 30, 1935, a then-teenaged Johnny Mathis signed with Columbia Records in 1956, first entering the Pop charts with his inaugural Columbia single, “Wonderful! Wonderful!” the following year. Peaking at #14, “Wonderful! Wonderful!” laid the foundation, and predicted the future, for one of the most remarkable careers in pop music history, leading to a string of singles successes which includes perennials like “It’s Not For Me To Say,” “Chances Are,” “The Twelfth of Never” and many others. See the full release to get the complete track listing and pre-order the CD.
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Angelina Jolie Pitt to Direct First They Killed My Father, an Unflinching Portrayal of War Through the Eyes of a Child, as a Netflix Original Film
Angelina Jolie Pitt will direct an adaptation of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, a harrowing and poignant memoir from Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime. Jolie Pitt will direct and produce the Netflix Original Film from a script she co-adapted with Ung. Acclaimed Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh, director of the Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language film The Missing Picture, will also be a producer. The film will be made available to members of the world’s leading Internet TV network in late 2016 and will be submitted to major international festivals. See the full release to learn more about the production.
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Windows 10 Available in 190 Countries as a Free Upgrade
Microsoft Corp. announced that Windows 10 became available Wednesday, July 29 as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana, an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for a familiar, yet more personal and productive, experience. The most secure Windows ever, Windows 10 is delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with innovations and security updates. Windows 10 offers one experience that will become available on the broadest range of devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, HoloLens and more — with more than 2,000 devices or configurations already in testing. The new Windows Store and Windows Software Development Kit also become available Wednesday, opening the door to new and innovative app experiences on Windows 10. See the full release to learn more about Windows 10.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.