Updates on New Appointments, Collaborations, and Upcoming Financial Results Schedules - Research Report on Apple, Philips, Sony, Harman, and iRobot Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.

NEW YORK, October 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Koninklijke Philips NV (NYSE: PHG), Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: SNE), Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE: HAR), and iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Apple Inc. Research Report

On October 14, 2013, Apple Inc. (Apple) announced that Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, will join the Company in a newly created position, as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores. Apple informed that she will be a member of the Company's executive team, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. The Company stated that in her role, Ahrendts will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of both Apple retail and online stores. Commenting on the appointment, Tim Cook stated, "I am thrilled that Angela will be joining our team. She shares our values and our focus on innovation, and she places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. She has shown herself to be an extraordinary leader throughout her career and has a proven track record." The Full Research Report on Apple 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/e809_AAPL]

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Koninklijke Philips NV Research Report

On October 9, 2013, Koninklijke Philips NV (Philips) announced the appointment of Marnix van Ginneken as Chief Legal Officer, Company Secretary, and member of the Company's Executive Committee, effective May 1, 2014. Philips informed that Marnix van Ginneken will succeed Eric Coutinho, the Company's current Head of Group Legal, who will retire per April 30, 2014. Philips' CEO Frans van Houten said, "I am very pleased that in Marnix van Ginneken we have found a great successor with deep legal knowledge from within the company. I wish to express my deepest appreciation to Eric for his commitment to Philips in a long career that spanned more than three decades. As Chief Legal Officer, Eric has been instrumental in strengthening the legal function within Philips and I wish him all the best in his retirement." The Company stated that Marnix van Ginneken joined Philips in 2007, after working with Akzonobel and in private practice previously.The Full Research Report on Koninklijke Philips NV - 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/2026_PHG]

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Sony Corporation (ADR) Research Report

On October 10, 2013, Sony Corporation (ADR) (Sony) announced that mobile solutions incorporating its FeliCa[TM] technology will be used in Octopus, a Hong Kong contactless smart card payment service used for public transport and retail payment. The Company stated that it is collaborating with major SIM manufacturers to incorporate FeliCa-compatible technology in Near Field Communication (NFC) SIM cards as part of its strategy to develop mobile solutions globally. Sony added that its new joint development with Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) will enable users to access the same services as those offered by conventional Octopus cards and products, by installing FeliCA-based Applet for Octopus payment services on the NFC SIM card supplied by Gemalto, and inserting this NFC SIM into their NFC-capable smartphone. The Company further stated that compatible handsets from Sony Xperia[TM] models will be fitted with one of these SIM cards and with a subscription of local mobile network operator PCCW-HKT's paid mobile service plan. The Full Research Report on Sony Corporation (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/cd56_SNE]

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Harman International Industries Inc. Research Report

On October 10, 2013, Harman International Industries Inc. (Harman) announced that it will report its Q1 FY 2014 results on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The Company informed that it will also host an analyst and investor conference call to discuss its financial results at 11:00 a.m. EDT on the same date. Harman stated that email alerts, historical earnings releases, supporting slide presentations, and other documents can be accessed at the Company website under Investors section. Also, Q1 FY 2014 earnings release and supporting materials will be posted on Harman's website at approximately 8:00 a.m. EDT on October 31, 2013. The Full Research Report on Harman International Industries 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/fb84_HAR]

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iRobot Corporation Research Report

On October 15, 2013, iRobot Corporation (iRobot) announced that the Company will report its Q3 2013 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. iRobot stated that it will also host a live webcast and conference call to review Q3 2013 financial results and provide an update on its outlook for 2013 financial performance at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The Company informed that the earnings press release and accompanying prepared remarks document can be accessed on the investor section of its website. On August 14, 2013, Reuters reported that iRobot had announced that iRobot expects revenue to be between $485 million and $495 million for full-year 2013. The Full Research Report on iRobot 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/405c_IRBT]

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