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Product Updates, Awards, Education Programs, and Acquisitions - Research Report on Facebook, EMC, Cognizant, 3D Systems, and Accenture

NEW YORK, December 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN). 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 December 2, 2013, Facebook Inc. (Facebook) announced an update to News Feed ranking that recognizes relevant news and what users' friends say about it. Facebook said that according to its surveys, users prefer links to high quality content about current events, their favorite sports team, or shared interests, to the latest meme. Facebook added that it will soon be doing a better job of distinguishing between a high-quality article on a website as compared to a meme photo hosted somewhere other than Facebook when people click on those stories on mobile. According to the Company, this will make high-quality articles shared by users and their friends show up more prominently in News Feeds. Further, Facebook said that it is looking at ways to show users additional articles similar to ones they had just read.  Lastly, Facebook added that it is updating "bumping" to highlight stories with new comments. The Full Research Report on Facebook Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


EMC Corporation Research Report

On December 5, 2013, EMC Corporation (EMC) announced that the Company has received a "Lifetime Achievement in Benefits Innovation" award from the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC). The Company stated that the award, which was presented at NEEBC's 15th annual "Best Practices" Conference, recognizes the consistently innovative and creative delivery of employee benefit programs by EMC®. EMC said that this award was based on a decade long benefits strategy to engage employees through access to information, simple tools and personalized communications. EMC added that it uses data analytics to create a high tech and high touch approach that engages employees and their families by providing ways to manage their health with meaningful data and insight, in partnership with several healthcare partners. Employee Benefit Programs of the Company include: Personal Health Records which provides a central repository of personal health information; Health Literacy and Education that includes online tools, programs and seminars to educate employees on common health conditions; and the Choose One and Commit which enables employees to address key health concerns through an annual goal setting program. The Full Research Report on EMC Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Research Report

On December 2, 2013, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (Cognizant) announced a three-year $150,000 commitment to support university-sponsored science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs at A&M University in College Station, Texas. The Company stated that this financial commitment is part of its goal to further STEM education across the U.S. as part of its Making the Future Initiative. Gordon Coburn, President, Cognizant commented, "We are proud to partner with Texas A&M University to inspire the next generation of technology leaders through robust STEM education programs." Cognizant added that the university intends to use the funding to supports its BioFORCE program, an experiential STEM outreach program that provides developmental activities to high school students. The Full Research Report on Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



3D Systems Corporation Research Report

On December 4, 2013, 3D Systems Corporation (3D Systems) announced the acquisition of Figulo, a provider of 3D printed ceramics. According to 3D Systems, it plans to immediately integrate Figulo's 3D printed ceramics into its rapidly growing Cubify® ecosystem and its professional cloud printing service, Quickparts®, and to leverage Figulo's considerable ceramics materials and process knowledge to fast track commercialization of its own family of end-user ceramic 3D printers for home décor labels, pottery shops, artists, and hobbyists. Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems, said, "With Figulo on board, we are enhancing both our Cubify and Quickparts capabilities and significantly expanding our materials and process expertise and know-how to fast track the commercialization of ceramic 3D printers." The Full Research Report on 3D Systems Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



Accenture plc Research Report

On December 5, 2013, Accenture plc (Accenture) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Procurian, which offers procurement business process solutions. Accenture stated that the acquisition, which was originally announced on October 3, 2013, improves its capabilities in procurement business process outsourcing (BPO) across manufacturing, consumer goods, high-tech and financial services, and adds key analytics capabilities and technology assets. Mike Salvino, Accenture's Group Chief Executive for BPO, said, "With the acquisition complete, we look forward to integrating Procurian's deep strategic sourcing category expertise, advanced analytics capabilities and delivery resources with our own industry-leading capabilities in Sourcing and Procurement to provide a broad portfolio of end to end services to clients. Most importantly, Accenture is now better equipped to deliver greater value to clients through our comprehensive 4th- and 5th-generation BPO procurement services." The Full Research Report on Accenture plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:




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