Internet Information Providers Reverse Functionality Changes, Announce Top Contributions, Web Enhancements and Completed Offerings - Research Report on Twitter, TripAdvisor, Yelp, Akamai, and SouFun

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Dec 23, 2013, 08:00 ET from Analysts' Corner

NEW YORK, December 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), Yelp, Inc. (NYSE: YELP), Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), and SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: SFUN). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Twitter, Inc. Research Report

On December 13, 2013, Twitter, Inc. (Twitter) reported that the Company has reversed the changes made to the functionality of its "block" feature. The Company said that it decided to reverse the change after receiving feedback from many users. In a blog post, Michael Sippey, Vice President of Product at Twitter, wrote, "We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users - we never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe. Any blocks you had previously instituted are still in effect." He continued, "We've built Twitter to help you create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. That vision must coexist with keeping users safe on the platform. We've been working diligently to strike this balance since Twitter's inception, and we thank you for all of your support and feedback to date." The Full Research Report on Twitter, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


TripAdvisor Inc. Research Report

On December 18, 2013, TripAdvisor Inc. (TripAdvisor) announced the most prolific content contributors of 2013, based on the reviews and opinions submitted on TripAdvisor from its community of millions of travelers worldwide. The Company said that the top contributors were recognized by country and individual. Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Messing said, "As we end a fantastic 2013, we wanted to recognize some of the shining stars from our global travel community. It is our community's insightful reviews and opinions that have made TripAdvisor the world's largest and most beloved site for planning the perfect trip." The Full Research Report on TripAdvisor Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Yelp, Inc. Research Report

On December 11, 2013, Yelp, Inc. (Yelp) announced the availability of Yelp Portugal. Yelp reported that people throughout Portugal will now be able to create accounts on to share their opinions about great local businesses. According to the Company, Lisbon will be the focus of the initial community building efforts and Yelp will hire a local Community Manager to be based there and lay the foundations of the first Portuguese Yelp community. "A country as distinctive and charismatic as Portugal was destined to enter the Yelp fold, and we are excited to welcome them in -- the nation's love of Fado suggests fatalism might be very much on trend," explained Miriam Warren, Vice President of New Markets, Yelp. "A country where locals can surf 365 days a year, traverse Europe's longest bridge, eat the most shellfish per person on the planet, and use ATMs so sophisticated you can pay your income taxes from one, will undoubtedly prove a valuable addition to the global Yelp community." The Full Research Report on Yelp, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Akamai Technologies, Inc. Research Report

On December 18, 2013, Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Akamai) unveiled several important enhancements to the Company's flagship web experience solutions designed to intelligently maximize site and application performance. The Company reported that organizations, such as MandM Direct, one of UK's largest online fashion retailers, have turned to Akamai to help them address the challenges of delivering an exceptional user experience, independent of the situation. Senior Vice President and General Manager for Web Experience Business Unit Mike Afergan said, "Increasingly, our customers' users are demanding a near instant web experience. What's more, our customers are looking to improve their control and visibility. It is our mission to bring to market the web experience solutions that will help our customers realize their goals in today's fast moving environment. With these exciting new capabilities, we believe we are doing just that. We are excited to see what our customers and partners will do with these powerful tools." The Full Research Report on Akamai Technologies, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


SouFun Holdings Ltd. Research Report

On December 17, 2013, SouFun Holdings Ltd. (SouFun Holdings) reported the completion of its previously announced offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2018 (the notes) on December 10, 2013. The said notes were offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and certain non-US persons in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Company stated that it intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including new products and services, working capital, capital expenditures, business expansion and potential acquisitions. The Full Research Report on SouFun Holdings Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



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