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NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTI), Incorporated (NYSE: COUP), and j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


Equinix, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 7, 2014, Equinix, Inc. (Equinix) announced the opening of phase three of its third Sydney (SY3) International Business ExchangeTM (IBX) data center. The Company stated that the $30 million addition to SY3 provides space for an additional 1,000 cabinets. Equinix informed that the completed build has capacity for 3,000 cabinets, allowing more companies to take full advantage of the cloud in a colocation environment and reap the benefits of close proximity to a vast ecosystem of partners and potential customers. Doug Oates, Vice President of Sales at Equinix Asia-Pacific said, "Equinix is experiencing massive growth across the region with a number of expansions announced over the previous months, including our first Melbourne data center made in January this year. Equinix is continuing in its drive to connect businesses inside its dynamic business ecosystems and accelerate the digital supply chain, particularly within the cloud vertical." The full analyst notes on Equinix, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Vocus, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 7, 2014, Vocus, Inc. (Vocus) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by GTCR Valor Merger Sub, Inc., an affiliate of GTCR LLC (GTCR), in an all-cash transaction of approximately $446.5 million. Under the terms of the agreement, GTCR Valor Merger Sub, Inc. will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the common stock of Vocus for $18.00 per share in cash. Vocus added that GTCR Valor Merger Sub, Inc. will also acquire all outstanding shares of Vocus' Series A Convertible Preferred Stock at a value of $77.3 million. Rick Rudman, CEO of Vocus, said, "For our employees and customers, we believe that joining forces with GTCR creates a significant opportunity to utilize each other's strengths and move even faster toward our vision of creating innovative software and making our customers successful." The Company expects the transaction to close before the end of Q2 2014. The Company added that post the completion of transaction, Vocus will become a private Company. The full analyst notes on Vocus, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (Ultimate Software) announced that the Company ranked #50 on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100, which recognizes top business technology innovators in the US. According to the Company, the recognition was attributed to its UCloud, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering that connects IT development to IT operations for faster delivery of reliable code. Adam Rogers, Chief Technology Officer at Ultimate Software said, "UCloud is redefining Ultimate's competitive position by empowering our teams to become more dynamic and by eliminating slow-moving processes, Other benefits include unprecedented time-to-market for features, improved product quality, consistent experiences, increased flexibility, and decreased development and delivery costs - all of which are pivotal in Ultimate's continued growth and success." The full analyst notes on The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

-- Incorporated Analyst Notes 

On April 7, 2014, Incorporated ( reported that the Company on the reporting date released updates to the website and mobile apps with a service that allows consumers to add coupons directly to their payment cards. The Company informed that shoppers can now add digital coupons to their credit or debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, using the Company's website or mobile apps for iOS and Android, for automatic redemption at checkout. Bruce Sattley, Senior Vice President of Product Management at said, "We always look to innovate in ways that help consumers save money. So we are really pleased to unveil our card linked service, which sets itself apart with ease of use, great offers and support for Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards. This combination delivers a best-in-class service for consumers and merchants wanting to take advantage of this emerging medium of digital coupons for saving on card purchases, primarily for in-store transactions, which still make up more than 90 percent of U.S. purchases." The full analyst notes on Incorporated are available to download free of charge at:


j2 Global, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 3, 2014, j2 Global, Inc. (j2 Global) announced the acquisition of Critical Software Ltd. (iCritical). The Company expects the acquisition to expand its UK and European email security customer base; sales, support, and technical expertise; and infrastructure, as well as j2 Global's local presence in the UK. j2 Global informed that iCritical's suite of email security, web security, and secure email archiving services will ultimately become part of j2 Global's FuseMail suite of email-related services. The full analyst notes on j2 Global, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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