Licensing Options, Open Source Platforms, Appointments, Agreements, and Acquisitions to Boost Productive Software and Service

   Licensing Options, Open Source Platforms, Appointments, Agreements, and
 Acquisitions to Boost Productive Software and Service Portfolios - Research
              Report on Microsoft, Citrix, Zynga, IGT, and TSYS

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NEW YORK, July 4, 2013

NEW YORK, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS),
Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), and
Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE: TSS). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

Microsoft Corporation Research Report

On July 1, 2013, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) announced that it is now
offering new volume licensing option for specific versions of the Windows
Embedded 8 operating systems. Barb Edson, General Manager of Marketing and
Business Development for Windows Embedded at Microsoft, said, "As enterprises
increasingly look to harness the potential of the Internet of Things, we
recognize this equates to realizing added value from industry devices and
capitalizing on intelligent system solutions that improve operational
intelligence." Edson added, "The addition of the volume licensing option
provides enterprises with more control of their devices by offering the
flexibility to upgrade to the latest generation of software, enabling new
features and enhancing experiences through Windows Embedded 8 without
upgrading their hardware." The Full Research Report on Microsoft Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


Citrix Systems, Inc. Research Report

On June 25, 2013, Citrix Systems, Inc. (Citrix) announced the availability of
a full-featured, open-source, freely available XenServer 6.2 platform. Citrix
also introduced the new, a community portal to foster
innovation, collaboration, and third-party integration from a diverse
developer and partner ecosystem. Mark Bower, Senior Analyst at Enterprise
Strategy Group, commented, "On premise, off premise and hybrid cloud computing
architectures demand an open approach to help IT efficiently drive innovation
further and faster. Citrix XenServer 6.2 highlights the effectiveness open
source is having in enterprise IT and how Citrix is driving the success of
virtualization and cloud into today's modern datacenter." The Full Research
Report on Citrix Systems, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Zynga, Inc. Research Report

On July 1, 2013, Zynga, Inc. (Zynga) announced the appointment of Don Mattrick
as the CEO of the Company and a member of the Board of Directors, with effect
from July 8, 2013. The Company further informed that Mark Pincus, Zynga's
founding CEO, will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Product
Officer of the Company. Commenting on Mattrick's appointment, Mark Pincus,
said, "He can execute in multiple domains - hardware, software and network,
and he's been the person responsible for game franchises like 'Need for
Speed,' 'FIFA' and 'The Sims.' He's one of the top executives in the overall
entertainment business and he's a great coach who has inspired people to do
their best work and build strong, productive teams. He deeply understands the
value of a network and the importance of creating lifelong consumer
relationships." He added, "I'm excited to partner with Don and the rest of our
team to return Zynga to its leadership role in inventing and growing Play as a
core human experience." The Full Research Report on Zynga, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


International Game Technology Research Report

On July 1, 2013, International Game Technology (IGT) and the Ader Group
jointly announced that they have reached an agreement connected with the Proxy
Contest related to IGT's 2013 annual meeting of shareholders. The Company
reported that the members of the Ader Group have agreed to observe certain
standstill provisions for a period of four years. Moreover, both companies
agreed to a mutual release of claims in connection with, relating to or
resulting from the Proxy Contest. IGT also reported that it will reimburse the
Ader Group for its documented out-of-pocket costs, fees and expenses incurred
in connection with the Proxy Contest, up to a maximum amount of $2.5 million.
The Full Research Report on International Game Technology - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


Total System Services, Inc. Research Report

On July 1, 2013, Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS) reported that it has
successfully completed the acquisition of NetSpend Holdings, Inc. (NetSpend).
With this acquisition, NetSpend has become TSYS's wholly owned subsidiary and
its fourth operating segment, which is focused on direct to consumer products
and services. The Company stated that NetSpend will continue to be under the
leaderships of CEO Dan Henry and President Chuck Harris. The Company also
informed that this segment will directly report to Troy Woods, President and
Chief Operating Officer of TSYS. Philip W. Tomlinson, Chairman and CEO of
TSYS, stated, "This is a transformational day for everyone at TSYS and
NetSpend, as this deal brings together two companies with a shared vision and
purpose that focuses on meeting the needs of people. It also takes TSYS closer
to the consumer than we have ever been before." Tomlinson continued, "Our
strategy has been, and continues to be, to further expand our role in the
payments value chain and bring more innovative solutions to market. The
acquisition of NetSpend is further evidence that we are moving forward in that
direction, and have strengthened our foothold in the rapidly growing prepaid
industry." The Full Research Report on Total System Services, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:



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