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New Tools and Features, Innovative Challenges, Corporate Strategies, and Acquisition Agreements - Research Report on Facebook, Micron, Verizon, Intel, and IBM

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Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Facebook Inc. Research Report

On September 9, 2013, Facebook Inc. (Facebook) announced the availability of two tools, Keyword Insights API (application programming interface) and Public Feed API. According to the Company, Keyword Insights API aggregates the total number of posts that mention a specific term in a given time frame, and can also display anonymous, aggregate results based on gender, age, and location, while the Public Feed API displays a real-time feed of public posts for a specific word. The Company stated that with these tools, selected news organizations can begin to integrate Facebook conversations into their broadcasts by displaying public posts of real-time activity about any given topic. The Full Research Report on Facebook Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-10/FB]

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Micron Technology Inc. Research Report

On September 10, 2013, Micron Technology Inc. (Micron) announced the availability of a replay-protected monotonic counter (RPMC) feature for their SPI NOR Flash memory devices, which are validated for future Intel Ultrabook platforms. According to the Company, the RPMC feature in its SPI NOR device is the first in a family of cryptographic primitives that will significantly enhance preboot security in cost-sensitive embedded, mobile, and personal computing architectures. Further, the Company stated that its 64Mb RPMC-enabled SPI NOR device supports nonvolatile storage and authentication needs that are critical to the chipset security implementation for future Ultrabook platforms and is compliant with Intel's Serial Flash Hardening Product External Architecture Specification. The Full Research Report on Micron Technology Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-10/MU]

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Verizon Communications Inc. Research Report

On September 9, 2013, Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) announced that the Verizon Foundation, in partnership with Technology Student Association, has opened the 2013-2014 Innovative App Challenge. According to the Company, the mobile app design competition aims to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and empower them to create STEM-related app concepts that solve real-world problems in their community or school. Students may have a chance to win Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets courtesy of Samsung Telecommunications America, cash grants of up to $20,000 for their school, and an opportunity to team up with app development experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab to build their apps to life. Verizon will also help winning teams bring their apps to the Google Play store, available for download. The Company informed that the submissions will be accepted till December 3, 2013. The Full Research Report on Verizon Communications Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-10/VZ]

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Intel Corporation Research Report

On September 10, 2013, Intel Corporation's (Intel) CEO Brian Krzanich announced the Company's vision and described how Intel is addressing each dynamic market segment, at the Intel Developer Forum. Krzanich informed that its datacenters to ultra-mobile devices such as tablets, phones and wearables, computing segments are undergoing exciting and even game-changing transitions. Krzanich said that Intel will introduce Bay Trail, its first 22nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, which will power a range of innovative Android and Windows designs. He also introduced the Intel Quark processor family as an example of how Intel will continue to use its manufacturing and architectural leadership to push further into lower power regimes. Further, Krzanich said that as the next era of computing grows even more personal, wearables are a hotbed for innovation and highlighted a bracelet as an example of a concept with reference designs under development. In high-speed 4G wireless data communications, Krzanich said Intel's new LTE solution provides a compelling alternative for multimode, multiband 4G connectivity, removing a critical barrier to Intel's progress in the smartphone market segment. "We have the manufacturing technology leadership and architectural tools in place to push further into lower power regimes. We plan to shape and lead in all areas of computing," said Krzanich. The Full Research Report on Intel Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-10/INTC]

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International Business Machines Corp. Research Report

On September 10, 2013, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) announced a definitive agreement in which SYNNEX will acquire IBM's worldwide customer care business process outsourcing services business for $505 million, consisting of approximately $430 million in cash and $75 million in stock. IBM stated that the acquisition will be branded and fully integrated with Concentrix, a wholly owned subsidiary of SYNNEX. IBM stated that SYNNEX will enter into a multi-year agreement with the Company as part of the transaction, and Concentrix will become an IBM strategic business partner for global customer care business process outsourcing services. IBM expects the transaction to close in the coming months, subject to the satisfaction of regulatory requirements and customary closing conditions. The Full Research Report on International Business Machines Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-09-10/IBM]

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