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Technology Briefing: Tech Stocks In The News - Company Sees Growth in Global Customers While Launching Newest Mobile App

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Active Tech Companies in the technology sector developing advanced products, latest mobile platforms and expand consumer base: Accelerize New Media, Inc. (OTCBB: ACLZ), Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) and Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG)

Accelerize New Media, Inc. (OTCBB: ACLZ) announced the expansion of its global customers to include India-based digital marketing companies - ibibo Group, Pointific and TrooTrac. The three organizations have deployed the CAKE enterprise platform to provide end-to-end campaign tracking, reporting and analysis for their publishers, advertisers and affiliates. Additionally, CAKE will be exhibiting at ad:tech New Delhi (booth #41), which takes place March 19-21.  "With ongoing success in the United States and abroad, CAKE will continue on our global growth track. Our teaming with ibibo Group, Pointific and TrooTrac establishes our footprint in the massive Indian market, where the opportunity for online advertising is immense," said Mitch Gordon, VP of Sales at CAKE. "Our multi-channel performance marketing platform allows our customers to merge attribution analytics from display, mobile, retail, lead generation and affiliate channels, significantly increasing visibility across the entire customer journey allowing them to measurably improve and optimize digital spend."   To read the entire press release for Accerlerize New Media breaking news for CAKE developments, please go to http://www.fnmprofiles.com/profiles-aclz.html

On March 17, 2014, Accelerize New Media, Inc. (the "Company") entered into a loan and security agreement with Square 1 Bank to borrow up to a maximum of $3,000,000 at the Company's discretion.  See the details filed in a 8-K by ACLZ by going to: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1352952/000143774914004609/aclz20140318_8k.htm

Additionally, ACLZ's marketing technology company known as Cake, announced the release of CAKE Mobile, a tracking and analytics solution for mobile performance campaigns. Packed with advanced features, CAKE Mobile is fully integrated into a multi-channel performance marketing platform that merges attribution analytics from mobile as well as display, retail, lead generation and affiliate channels. By significantly increasing visibility across the entire customer journey, the CAKE enterprise SaaS platform takes marketing intelligence to a new, deeper level that's easily accessible to all marketers.  "Mobile is the fastest growing segment in performance marketing. In fact, U.S. mobile commerce is expected to reach $31 billion by 2016. But make no mistake -- it's not a mobile-only world," said Dave Stewart, EVP of Technology at CAKE. "Treating mobile data as a stand alone silo is like focusing on only one piece of a complex puzzle. Harnessing and combining data that streams in from mobile, as well as other high-value digital channels, provides richer insight, and ultimately allows for well-informed, intelligent decision-making.   To read the entire press release of the new Mobile App, please go to http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cake-unveils-next-evolution-mobile-130000190.html

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) and SF-Marin Food Bank are partnering to present the One Groupon, One Meal campaign launching March 19 and running through April 1. Every time a subscriber purchases a Groupon from the food and drink offerings in San Francisco or Marin counties, Groupon will donate one meal to the SF-Marin Food Bank (up to $10,000 over the two-week campaign). "We could not accomplish the work that we do at the Food Bank without the generous support of donors like Groupon and their One Groupon, One Meal campaign," said SF-Marin Food Bank spokesperson Blain Johnson. "Donations will provide healthy, nutritious food for families and seniors throughout San Francisco and Marin, which is critical for the one in four San Francisco and Marin residents who are in need of food assistance."

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides various products for users, including Twitter that allows users to express themselves and create, distribute, and discover content; Vine, a mobile application available on the iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems that enables users to create and distribute short looping videos; and #Music, a mobile application that helps users discover new music and artists based on Tweets. The company also provides a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets that developers can use to contribute their content to its platform; distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. In addition, Twitter, Inc. offers promoted products, including promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and provides subscription access to its data feed for data partners. TWTR closed up .22% on Wednesday on over 7.6 million shares traded.

Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) the leading internet radio service, announced today that Chris Martin has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer, and Steve Ginsberg has been promoted to Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Martin will succeed Tom Conrad, who is stepping down from his role as CTO and Executive Vice President of Product after nearly ten years at Pandora. The company is also creating a new Chief Product Officer role and is launching a search to fill that position. Mr. Conrad is expected to continue full-time for the next three months and then transition to a part-time role advising the Company's leadership team. The strength of Pandora's internal leadership team enables a smooth transition of Mr. Conrad's management responsibilities and positions the company to further capture growth and innovation opportunities.

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy products, is currently showcasing its comprehensive GenKey hydrogen fuel cell solution during the MODEX 2014 tradeshow taking place March 17-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Plug Power's GenKey solution is comprised of three separate elements: GenDrive fuel cell units, GenFuel hydrogen fuel and infrastructure, and GenCare maintenance service. Plug Power provides full integration and deployment of the entire GenKey package for customers to ensure seamless transition to hydrogen fuel cell-based power for their material handling operations. Major material handling businesses are already taking advantage of the GenKey solution. In December of 2013, Plug Power secured Kroger as its first food distribution center GenKey customer. Following up in February of 2014, Plug Power received a multi-site GenKey purchase order from Walmart to roll out its hydrogen fuel cell solution to power the electric lift truck fleets at six North American distribution centers.

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