New Projects, Acquisitions, and Study Results - Research Report on Microsoft, First Solar, Motorola, Equinix, and Intuit

New Projects, Acquisitions, and Study Results - Research Report on Microsoft,
                  First Solar, Motorola, Equinix, and Intuit

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NEW YORK, October 4, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Microsoft
Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Motorola
Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI), Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), and Intuit Inc.
(NASDAQ: INTU). 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 September 30, 2013, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) announced that
Windows Azure, the Company's public cloud platform, was granted Provisional
Authorities to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization
Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The Company
informed that Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform with
infrastructure services and platform services to receive a JAB P-ATO. Susie
Adams, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal, said, "Given the rigorous
process involved in achieving this level of FedRAMP compliance, which includes
a greater depth of review than that of an agency-level authorization,
Microsoft customers using Windows Azure can trust it meets FedRAMP's rigorous
standards. This is the highest level of FedRAMP ATO available, and it is a
great honor for Microsoft to receive this certification. In addition, the
pragmatic and holistic approach we took in achieving the provisional ATO for
Windows Azure and its underlying datacenters will help pave the way for
FedRAMP P-ATOs for even more Microsoft cloud services." The Full Research
Report on Microsoft Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/cb4d_MSFT]

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First Solar Inc. Research Report

On September 26, 2013, First Solar Inc. (First Solar) and K Road Power
Holdings LLC announced that First Solar acquired the 250 megawatt (MW)[AC]
photovoltaic Moapa Solar Project, located in Nevada, from K Road. First Solar
stated that Moapa Solar Project, which is located on the Moapa River Indian
Reservation in Clark County, northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the first
large-scale solar project approved to be built on tribal land in North
America. The Company added that the project is already in its advanced stage,
and has a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Los Angeles Department
of Water and Power (LADWP). The Company added that the Moapa Solar Project
will generate enough clean energy to power 100,000 average homes in the first
year of operation. The Full Research Report on First Solar Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/fe98_FSLR]

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Motorola Solutions Inc. Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Motorola Solutions Inc. (Motorola) announced three
enterprise mobile computers, the ET1, MC40 and MC67, which run on Android
Jelly Bean OS, supported by new Extensions (Mx) by Motorola Solutions security
features and the fourth generation of RhoMobile Suite's cross-platform
development framework. Motorola said that Mx is a suite of security, device
management, and performance extensions that have been added to the standard
Android OS to make it ready for the enterprise. Motorola further reported that
RhoMobile Suite 4.0 is the next generation of powerful cross-platform
development tools that help businesses mobilize their workers, with no
limitations to what OS, device, and technology they have. The Full Research
Report on Motorola Solutions Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e869_MSI]

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Equinix Inc. Research Report

On September 26, 2013, Equinix Inc. (Equinix) announced that ALOG Data Centers
of Brazil S.A., a Platform Equinix^[^TM^] Company, opened a second
International Business Exchange (IBX) in Rio de Janeiro. Equinix said that the
Rio de Janeiro data center (RJ2) will enable the Company to meet strong demand
for data center services in the region. RJ2 has a capacity of 320 cabinets,
and with an additional $36 million invested in the next two phases of
construction, will grow to 1,170 cabinets. Equinix further reported that it is
the first and only Tier III-certified data center in the city, meeting its
international standards, thereby ensuring the highest level of redundancy and
connectivity. Equinix also disclosed that it holds the controlling interest
and sits on the Board of Directors of ALOG through an agreement brokered in
2011 to extend Platform Equinix to South America. The Full Research Report on
Equinix Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9fff_EQIX]

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Intuit Inc. Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Intuit Inc. (Intuit) announced the findings of the monthly
Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. Intuit stated that the
findings reveal that employment increased 0.01% in September 2013; average
monthly compensation decreased 0.2% in September 2013, with average monthly
pay reaching the equivalent of $2,657 down $7 from August 2013; and average
monthly hours worked by hourly employees decreased 0.2% in September 2013,
which is equivalent to 106 hours, down about 12 minutes from August 2013.
Susan Woodward, the Economist who worked with Intuit to create the indexes,
said, "Small businesses employ about 20 million people. In this context, the
slight increase of 0.01 percent, or approximately 1,000 jobs, is almost no
change at all. The silver lining is that the small business hiring rate is up
for the 11th month in a row. This increase is an encouraging sign of strength
in a small business labor market that is otherwise in the doldrums." The Full
Research Report on Intuit Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e50c_INTU]

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