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NEW YORK, October 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD), Catamaran Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRX), and Youku Tudou Inc. (ADR) (NYSE: YOKU). 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 October 5, 2013, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) reported the results of a research commissioned by the Company, and independently conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Microsoft revealed that the BCG Report, Ahead of the Curve: Lessons on Technology and Growth from Small Business Leaders, found that there is potential for small and medium sized enterprise (SME) revenue to grow by a combined $770 billion in the US, Brazil, Germany, India, and China, if more SMEs could achieve the growth rates of those SMEs that use modern IT. The research also noted that these same SMEs could generate 6.2 million additional jobs in the said countries. Orlando Ayala, Corporate Vice President and Microsoft Chairman of Emerging Markets, said, "Since the economic crisis, many economies have struggled to return to strong economic growth and to create new jobs, and this research suggests strongly that greater use of advanced IT by SMEs can potentially boost both growth and employment." 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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Groupon Inc. Research Report

On October 3, 2013, Groupon Inc. (Groupon) announced the appointment of four new executives: Robbie Schwietzer to Senior Vice President of Operations; Lisa Kennedy to Vice President, General Manager, of Groupon Reserve; David Kerr Vice President, General Manager, of Home Services; and Hoke Horne, Vice President of Global Commerce Finance. According to Groupon, Schwietzer will be involved in implementing, overseeing, and growing Groupon's various enterprise operations. Groupon informed that Kennedy will lead the Groupon Reserve Team, a high-end channel for premium deals and experiences, in addition to leading the Company's merchandising efforts. The Company further reported that Kerr will push outreach to home and auto-related merchants and create a marketplace experience for the Company's customers to find, schedule, and purchase deals from local service providers. Lastly, the Company stated that Horne will lead Groupon's Global Commercial Finance Team. The Full Research Report on Groupon 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/40fe_GRPN]

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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Brocade) announced that the Company's storage area networking (SAN) management technology is now available for more than 50,000 joint EMC and Brocade customers to immediately realize the virtualization benefits of the EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage Platform within cloud environments. The Company said that the integration of the Brocade Network Advisor SAN management software with the EMC ViPR platform will help reduce data center costs and complexity for both current and future application deployments by taking advantage of Brocade Gen 5 Fiber Channel SAN solutions enhanced with Brocade Fabric Vision technology. The Full Research Report on Brocade Communications Systems, 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/5709_BRCD]

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Catamaran Corp. Research Report

On October 1, 2013, Catamaran Corp. (Catamaran) announced the completion, effective on the date of the announcement, of its previously disclosed acquisition of RESTAT, LLC (RESTAT) for a purchase price of $409.5 million in cash, subject to certain customary post-closing adjustments. Mark Thierer, Chairman and CEO of Catamaran, said, "This is yet one more step to executing on our strategy of pursuing acquisitions in the middle market. RESTAT presents a great opportunity to add to

our scale and to offer new programs and services to RESTAT clients." Catamaran informed that its existing cash balance and $350 million in borrowings under the Company's revolving credit facility funded the purchase price. The Full Research Report on Catamaran Corp. - 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/d197_CTRX]

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Youku Tudou Inc. (ADR) Research Report

On October 4, 2013, Youku Tudou Inc.'s (ADR) (Youku) stock rose by 6.07%, ending the day at $30.76. Over the previous three trading sessions, Youku's shares have gained 7.33%, outperforming the S&P 500, which declined 0.27% during the same period. The Full Research Report on Youku Tudou Inc. (ADR) - 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/edab_YOKU]

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