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Innovative App Challenge Program, Acquisitions, Strategic Agreements, and Technical Updates - Research Reports on Verizon, Google, IBM, Baidu and Crown Castle

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Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM), Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5622-100free.

Verizon Communications Inc. Research Reports
On August 4, 2014, Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) kicked off its Verizon Innovative App Challenge Program. Verizon informed that the program which is now in its third year, aims to encourage middle school and high school students to come up with innovative concepts for mobile apps that could solve problems in their schools and communities. According to the Company, the previous two Challenges have encouraged thousands of students to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM subjects, and have awarded cash grants totaling $340,000 - and 130 new tablets ,courtesy of Samsung Telecommunications America, to the winning teams. Verizon informed that through this year's program, it will select eight best teams in the nation and reward them with cash grants of $20,000 each and new Samsung tablets for each team member. Verizon stated that the last date for submission is November, 24, 2014 and the winners will be named in January, 2015. The full research reports on Verizon are available to download free of charge at:


Google Inc. Research Reports
On August 7, 2014, Bloomberg reported that Google Inc. (Google) is acquiring messaging application, Emu and video-creation service, Directr Inc.(Directr) to boost its mobile and advertisement capabilities. Bloomberg stated that the search engine giant, that has more than tripled its spending on acquisitions in first half of this year, is aiming to attract more businesses and consumers to its online and mobile services through a broad range of offerings. According to bloomberg, the Emu messaging application also allows smartphone users to schedule calendar events, share locations, search restaurants and movies, etc. According to the report, Directr will join the advertising team at Google's YouTube, helping marketers to create and upload videos. Bloomberg added that Emu's app will be shut down as it joins Google. The full research reports on Google are available to download free of charge at:


International Business Machines Corporation Research Reports
On August 6, 2014, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced that it signed a multi-year agreement with Novartis to manage their global SAP infrastructure operations. The agreement will provide Novartis the highest availability, performance and system security for the mission critical business applications that run their global business. "Our track record in delivering high availability infrastructure services for SAP hosting has been a key factor for extending this engagement under the new contract. As a trusted partner we will continue to bring together IBM's integrated services management, global presence and innovative technologies to provide Novartis the right mix of skills and capabilities they need," commented Shawn McDonough, Vice President and Senior Project Executive, Global Technology Services, IBM Switzerland. The full research reports on IBM are available to download free of charge at:


Baidu, Inc. Research Reports
On August 6, 2014, the ADR of Baidu, Inc. (Baidu) declined 0.20% to end the trading session at $215.14. During the session, the ADR opened at $213.57 and fluctuated in a range of $212.28 to $217.38, with a total of 1.99 million ADRs changing hands. Over the last one month, the Company's ADR has increased by 12.52%, compared to the Nasdaq 100 index which declined 1.24% during the same period. The full research reports on Baidu are available to download free of charge at:


Crown Castle International Corp. Research Reports
On August 6, 2014, the stock of Crown Castle International Corp. (Crown Castle) gained 4.27% to end the session at $75.96. The stock opened at $73.92 and traded in a range of $73.92 to $76.85. A total of 4.62 million shares changed hands during the session, which was significantly above the stock's 30-day average daily volume of 1.99 million. Over the last one month, the stock has increased by 2.43%, compared to the S&P 500 Index which declined 3.28% during the same period. The full research reports on Crown Castle are available to download free of charge at:


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