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TMCNet:  Virgin Media Discusses Liberty Global Transaction Speculations

[February 11, 2013]

Virgin Media Discusses Liberty Global Transaction Speculations

Feb 11, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Virgin Media released news on the recent press speculation in relation to a possible corporate transaction between Virgin Media and Liberty Global.

According to a release, Virgin Media confirms that it is in discussions with Liberty Global, an international cable company, concerning a possible transaction. Any such transaction would be subject to regulatory and other conditions. VMED closed up 17.89 percent yesterday on high volume trading of over 44.6Million shares.

Virgin Media said IZEA Holdings (IZEA) is a company focusing on social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including Staree, WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. The company has completed over 3,000,000 social media sponsorships for customers ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 50 organizations. IZEA closed up 179.5 percent yesterday on volume trading of over 1.35Million shares, closing at $0.45 per share.

Apple dislodged Nokia Corp in January for as the most popular mobile vendor in terms of global internet usage, according to new mobile research from StatCounter, the independent website analytics company. Samsung also climbed ahead of Nokia to take second place behind Apple on a worldwide basis. StatCounter's research arm StatCounter Global Stats finds that in January 2013 Apple led globally for the first time in terms of internet usage with 25.86 percent, ahead of Samsung (22.69 percent) and Nokia (22.15 percent). NOK closed up 3.67 percent yesterday on average volume trading of over 45Million shares.

iMing Corp. (IMNG) announced this week that the company plans to launch its new product line for the iPhone accessories market in the second quarter(Q2) of 2013. The company's new device is called the "imRemote". The "imRemote" is a universal remote control device made for the iPhone. The imRemote controls a TV, DVD, VCR, home Theater, Blu-ray, Cable Boxes, Satellite Boxes, Receivers, etc.. The imRemote is compatible with the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPod Touch 3rd, 4th, 5th generation. It is also compatible with the iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4. The company is expected to launch its imRemote for the Android and Windows phones later this year. IMNG closed up 13.51 percent yesterday on volume trading of over 700,000 shares, clsoing at $1.05 per share.

After renaming itself as BlackBerry, Canadian firm Research in Motion (RIM) last week announced its new BlackBerry 10 software and its smart phones -- BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. BlackBerry took the stage in Toronto, London, Dubai, Paris, Johannesburg and New York to showcase their products. The launch was also streamed online. BBRY closed up 6.93 percent yesterday on high volume trading of over 127.3Million shares.

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