Companies news of 2013-02-01 (page 1)

  • PITOOEY! CEO Appears in Radio Interview to Promote the Release of the App in the Apple...
  • YOU On Demand Launches Full Suite Of Products For Its Video On Demand Cable Platform In...
  • Softchoice Announces Q4 Earnings Call Details
  • NanoTech Entertainment (NTEK) Completes Buyback Of Twenty Five Percent Of Its Common...
  • IBM to Acquire Star Analytics, Inc.
  • Bell congratulates NHL clubs for their leadership in building awareness about mental...
  • Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless'...
  • President Obama Awards IBM Scientists with National Medal of Technology and Innovation for...
  • LivePerson to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results on February 12,...
  • tw telecom Leads All Competitive Providers in Delivering Business Ethernet...
  • Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless'...
  • True2Bid Pending Launch - Final Preparations UnderwayCompany Update
  • Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless'...
  • IBM CIO Honored for Innovation and Technology LeadershipAward Cites Jeanette Horan's Role...
  • Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless'...
  • Urban AG Corp. Announces Closing Of Green Wire Enterprises, Inc. Acquisition
  • KEMET Corporation and NEC TOKIN Start Alliance
  • Netflix Makes First Episode Of House Of Cards Available To Non-Members For One Month...
  • BT Group plc Results For The Third Quarter And Nine Months To 31 December 2012
  • Digital Utilities Ventures (DUTV) Attains Current Status with OTC MarketsDisclosures to...
  • Daisy Group plc Acquires The Net Crowd Limited
  • Hybrid Paytech (Freeport Capital Inc) appoints OgilvyAction Montreal as their...
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  • EXFO Names Wireless Sales Executive to Board of Directors
  • Spare Backup Appoints John Harrison as Vice President of International OperationsMr....
  • MDH Radiology Selects Sectra for Nationwide Telemammography Solution
  • NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson To Present At The Stifel Nicolaus Technology Conference
  • Global Payments Announces Second Quarter Dividend
  • DNA Dynamics, Inc looks to a strong revenue stream in 2013'Work for Hire' replaces own IP...



    PITOOEY! CEO Appears in Radio Interview to Promote the Release of the App in the Apple iTunes App Store (changing its name from White Dental Supply)

    PHOENIX, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PITOOEY! ("The Company") CEO Jacob DiMartino appeared on the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce's weekly radio program on 1100 KFNX to discuss the success of Choice One Mobile, Inc. a subsidiary of "The Company" and to promote the exciting release of the PITOOEY!(TM) mobile app in the Apple iTunes App Store on January 28(th). Mr. DiMartino emphasized the powerful trend towards more widespread mobile usage by consumers and illustrated how PITOOEY!(TM) is in the optimum position to capitalize on this trend with the release of the mobile application.

    In the interview, Mr. DiMartino expressed his excitement for the future of PITOOEY!(TM) "[PITOOEY!] is the app that you're going to use when you are ready to spend money in the next 30 minutes. It allows consumers to profile themselves, and it gives every business out there, even the little guy, an opportunity to market their products. It allows businesses to communicate with consumers on a level that we have never seen before."

    Further on in the interview, Mr. DiMartino describes the challenges encountered in the social and mobile marketing space and how PITOOEY!(TM) overcomes these hurdles to help its partners succeed. He also delves further into the functionality of the PITOOEY!(TM) app, summarizing its impact by saying, "There is nothing out there like it. PITOOEY!(TM) changes how businesses and consumers interact by giving more control to the consumer, which in turn creates better results for the business."

    To listen to the interview in its entirety, go http://pitooey.com/2013/01/31/jake-dimartino-interview-with-joe-gallie-on-independent-radio-1100-in-north-scottsdale/

    To download the app, go to http://itun.es/us/ilLxJ.i

    For further information, please visit www.pitooey.com.

    About White Dental Supply, Inc.

    The name of White Dental Supply, Inc. will change to PITOOEY!, Inc. effective February 7, 2013. White Dental Supply is an Internet marketing company that leverages its proprietary technology to assist companies in establishing and developing a presence on the Internet. The company's offerings come from two distinct, yet synergistic, business groups, Choice One Mobile and PITOOEY!(TM) Mobile. Choice One Mobile offers various services regarding content creation, search engine optimization, social media management, and mobile platform optimization using "Mobile Caviar". PITOOEY!(TM) is a cloud-based, comprehensive, searchable database for text message Business-to-Consumer offers. On the PITOOEY! platform, a partner may upload messages into the database, which users "pull" according a profile based on the consumer's interests, previous purchases, current location, etc. PITOOEY!(TM) provides a service to users, as well as an engagement tool for businesses.

    For more information, please visit www.Pitooey.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    White Dental Supply, Inc. Contact:
    Investor Relations
    InvestorRelations@pitooey.com

    PITOOEY!

    Web site: http://www.pitooey.com/




    YOU On Demand Launches Full Suite Of Products For Its Video On Demand Cable Platform In China- Retains Experienced Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Firm JCIR to Expand Investor and Media Awareness -

    NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. ("YOU On Demand" or the "Company"), the leading Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) platform service in China, is pleased to announce the successful launch of its full suite of entertainment offerings with an aggressive multi-tactical marketing campaign targeting the February 10th start of the Chinese New Year.

    The initial phase of the planned, multi-tiered launch, offers China-based consumers several choices, including:

    --  Transactional (TVOD) - This service offering provides users on demand
    access to all the latest Hollywood releases and leading independent
    movie titles (retail price of US$1-$2).
    

    YOU On Demand is offering titles from all of our studio partners including: Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Miramax Films, Lionsgate and Magnolia Pictures.

    Some of the more popular titles YOU On Demand has seen being purchased during pre-launch tests include: Marvel's The Avengers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek (2009) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

    --  Subscription (SVOD) - In addition to TVOD, users are able to choose
    among two monthly Netflix-type subscription packages (retail price of
    US$3-$5), each with access to popular, hand-picked titles:
    --  The first variation includes a variety of Hollywood library titles
    and is branded YOU Cinema On Demand;
    --  The second, CHC Cinema On Demand, offers exclusive access to
    domestic Chinese, locally produced movies.
    

    YOU On Demand's inaugural marketing campaign is using a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional marketing tactics, some of which include: Video Promotions, Radio, Scrolling Subtitle Messages, SMS Messages, Social Media, Web Banners and Landing Pages, Cable Box Messages, Magazine/TV Guide/ Newspaper Ads, Demonstration Areas in Payment Centers, IPG Advertisements and Promotions & Sweepstakes.

    "After almost two years of hard work and focus on being granted the requisite exclusive Chinese governmental approvals as well as cinema industry approvals, cultivating relationships with early adopter cable operators and securing content from leading Hollywood studios and key independent U.S. distributors, it is very gratifying to now move onto the next growth stage of our business," said Shane McMahon, Chairman and CEO of YOU On Demand. "While working with U.S. studios to ensure that all content is delivered through set-top boxes that meet U.S. industry approved technical standards for content protection, and with YOU On Demand's world-class platform implemented, our focus is on continuing to generate operating efficiencies and increased scalability in order to provide consumers with the most captivating and attractive programming.

    "We are also excited to announce a new collaboration with JCIR," Mr. McMahon, added. "After meeting with their team, we were very impressed with their experience and consistent success assisting companies across all industries, especially in the entertainment and media space. Their wealth of relationships within the investment community and across the media professionals who cover our sector will help us leverage our operational success. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with JCIR."

    About YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (www.yod.com)

    YOU On Demand is the leading national Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand platform in China. The Company offers premium content, including leading Hollywood and China-produced movie titles, to customers across China through its Transactional VOD (TVOD), Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) and Near Video On Demand (NVOD) services. YOU On Demand has secured alliances with leading global media operators and content developers. The Company has a comprehensive end-to-end secure delivery system, governmental partnerships and approvals and offers additional value-added services. YOU On Demand has strategic partnerships with the largest media entities in China, a highly experienced management team with international background and expertise in Cable, Television, Film, Digital Media, Internet and Telecom. YOU On Demand is headquartered in New York, NY with its China headquarters in Beijing.

    About JCIR (www.jcir.com)

    JCIR is a full-service investor relations and corporate communications firm specializing in creating and successfully executing investor relations initiatives and corporate communications programs for public and privately held organizations. Since its founding in 1994, JCIR has assisted hundreds of clients with generating tangible returns from their interactions with the investment community and the media that cover them. As a results-oriented firm, JCIR focuses on providing candid counsel, ensuring consistency of message and continuity of execution.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward looking statements." All statements other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements." These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

    CONTACT: Jason Finkelstein Robert Rinderman or Norberto Aja YOU On Demand JCIR 212-206-1216 212-835-8500 Jason.Finkelstein@yod.com YOD@jcir.com

    YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.yod.com/




    Softchoice Announces Q4 Earnings Call Details

    TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Softchoice Corporation will host its fourth-quarter earnings call on February 20, 2013 at 8:00 am ET and will be issuing its fourth quarter earnings through the newswire after the close of business on February 19(th), 2013.

    The earnings call will be moderated by David MacDonald, Softchoice's President and CEO and Chief Financial Officer, David Long. The conference call will begin with a brief web presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. 

    Participant Information:
    Local Dial in number: 416 800 1066
    Toll Free Dial in number: 1 866 212 4491 

    Webcast URL: 

    http://www.snwebcastcenter.com/custom_events/softchoice-20130220/site/

    To ensure participation, please dial in at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference at 8:00 am ET.

    For those unable to attend the call, a link will be made available on the Softchoice website to an archived web and audio version on February 21, 2013.

    About Softchoice

    As a leading North American provider of technology solutions and services, Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice's holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation and asset management services, as well as access to one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective technology distribution networks in North America. With over 1,200 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.

    Softchoice stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the trading symbol "SO." The common shares of Softchoice are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and are not publicly traded in the United States.

    Softchoice Corporation

    CONTACT: Media Contact:
    Ana Stephenson
    Corporate Affairs & External Communications
    ana.stephenson@softchoice.com
    416.588.3738




    NanoTech Entertainment (NTEK) Completes Buyback Of Twenty Five Percent Of Its Common StockCompletes Phase Two of Buyback Plan Significantly Reducing Overall Outstanding Shares

    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NANOTECH ENTERTAINMENT (PINKSHEETS: NTEK) today announced that it has now completed the second phase of a plan to buy back shares of its common stock. The NanoTech Board of Directors had previously authorized a share repurchase program under which the company repurchased 25% of its outstanding common stock from the open market and in privately negotiated transactions. The program identified two stages, whereby a total of 195 million shares were acquired. The company had completed the phase one buyback on January 25(th) 2013 and has now completed the phase two buyback.

    "Our total issued and outstanding shares have now been reduced from over 766 million shares to fewer than 575 million shares. The shares are being returned to treasury and our new lower total outstanding shares will be reflected in our accounts at our transfer agent by the close of business on Monday," stated Jeffrey A. Foley, President and CEO of NanoTech. "This reduction in outstanding shares has given us leverage for future contracts and investments strengthening the company. This also reiterates our commitment to building long-term value for the company and its shareholders." Foley closed by stating, "We will use these assets to optimize our opportunities to increase investments in R&D as well as enter into strategic partnerships and acquisitions. The buyback puts us in a stronger position as we identify such opportunities."

    About NanoTech Entertainment
    Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, NanoTech Entertainment is a technology company that focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry. With three business units, focusing on Gaming, Media & IPTV and Mobile Apps, the company has a unique business model. The company has a diverse portfolio of products and technology. NanoTech Gaming Labs operates as a virtual manufacturer, developing its technology and games, and licensing them to third parties for manufacturing and distribution in order to keep its overhead extremely low and operations efficient in the new global manufacturing economy. NanoTech Media develops proprietary technology which it licenses to publishers for use in their products as well as creating and publishing unique content. NanoTech Communications develops and sells proprietary apps and technology in the Mobile and Consumer space. NanoTech is redefining the role of developers and manufacturers in the global market. More information about NanoTech Entertainment and its products can be found on the web at www.NanoTechEnt.com.

    NanoTech Entertainment (PINKSHEETS: NTEK) trades on OTC Pink, the open marketplace for a wide spectrum of equity securities. Investors can find real-time quotes and market information at www.otcmarkets.com.

    "Safe Harbor" Statement: Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in the press release that relate to the company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Since this information may contain statements that involve risk and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

    The NanoTech Entertainment logo is a trademark of NanoTech Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. "The Future of Television" is a service mark of NanoTech Entertainment, Inc., All Rights Reserved

    Contact: Denise Clifford Phone: (702) 518-7410 Email: denise@nanotechent.com

    NanoTech Entertainment

    Web site: http://www.NanoTechEnt.com/




    IBM to Acquire Star Analytics, Inc.

    ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the software portfolio of Star Analytics Inc., a privately held business analytics company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO )

    The combination of IBM and Star Analytics software will further advance IBM's business analytics initiatives, allowing organizations to gain faster access and real-time insight into specialized data sources. With growing challenges in gaining a more complete view into varying types of data, companies are increasingly looking for ways to automate and provide business users with self-service access to critical information.

    Star Analytics software addresses a rising challenge for organizations -- helping to automatically integrate essential information, reporting applications and business intelligence tools across their enterprises, on premise or from cloud computing environments. The software removes typical custom coding for specialized sources that are hard to maintain. It also eliminates manual processes that are cumbersome and time-consuming.

    "IBM sees an enormous opportunity for our clients to apply Star Analytics to the information they have stored in their financial applications," said Leslie J Rechan, General Manager, IBM Business Analytics. "And to then easily access it within their IBM performance management and business intelligence solutions."

    "Star Analytics software allows organizations to move critical analytics source data at will and use it regardless of which application they need to use it with, providing both flexibility and accessibility," said Quinlan Eddy, CEO, Star Analytics. "As part of IBM, we can now bring our technologies to a broader range of clients to help them uncover new, untapped growth opportunities."

    IBM has established the world's deepest portfolio of Smarter Analytics and Big Data technologies and industry expertise, including almost 9,000 dedicated business analytics and optimization consultants, and 400 researchers. Nearly 500 of the patents from IBM's record breaking 20th year of innovation will serve as the building blocks for future analytics innovations that will help businesses and governments unlock the power of big data.

    The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013.

    For additional information, please visit: http://www.ibm.com/software/analytics/announce/star-analytics/

    For more information about IBM and Analytics, please visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/presskit/27163.wss

    IBM YouTube Analytics Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ibmbusinessanalytics

    Media Contacts

    IBM Media Relations
    Lia P. Davis
    1 (202) 551-9466
    lia.p.davis@us.ibm.com

    IBM Media Relations
    Kristine Nalbone
    1 (917) 472-3656
    knalbon@us.ibm.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com IBM

    Web site: http://www.ibm.com/




    Bell congratulates NHL clubs for their leadership in building awareness about mental health through Hockey Talks

    -- Canadian NHL teams and the National Hockey League announce Hockey Talksto create national conversation aboutmental health and wellness -- Bell Let's Talk Day is February 12, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk

    MONTREAL, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell congratulates the Canadian NHL clubs for their outstanding support and leadership in helping to increase awareness about mental health during the month of February with the newly launched Hockey Talks.

    Hockey Talks is a month-long initiative to create a national conversation and increase awareness about mental health and wellness. All 7 Canadian NHL teams - Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montral Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets - are lending their support by dedicating a game night in each respective city to Hockey Talks. The objective of Hockey Talks is to shine a spotlight on mental illness and the stigma that is still attached to it today.

    "Bell is delighted that the Canadian NHL clubs and the League have teamed up to lend their voices to the conversation about mental health," said Mary Deacon, Chair of the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative. "Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians and every day 500,000 Canadians miss work due to this often invisible illness. This cooperative effort is key to increasing awareness, acceptance and action for those who struggle with mental illness."

    Throughout February, Bell will be partnering with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montral Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators to promote mental health and help build awareness amongst hockey fans. The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative will be featured during the following Hockey Talks game nights:

    -- February 2 - Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins -- February 6 - Montral Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins -- February 23 - Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - Bell Hockey Talks Mental Health Awareness night in support of DIFD

    The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a 5-year, $50-million charitable program based on 4 action pillars: Anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace best practices. With Bell Let's Talk Day as its anti-stigma centrepiece, Bell's initiative is providing significant funding for leading mental health hospitals and grassroots organizations, driving new workplace initiatives across corporate Canada, and supporting new research.

    Bell Let's Talk Day is February 12
    For every text message sent and every long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers on February 12, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and, every Facebook share of our Bell Let's Talk message, Bell will donate 5 cents more to programs dedicated to mental health (regular long distance and text charges apply). Last year's Bell Let's Talk Day raised $3,926,014.20 in additional funding for mental health initiatives across the country.

    About Bell
    Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty channels. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. . For Bell products and services, please visit Bell.ca. For BCE corporate information, please visit BCE.ca.

    Bell Canada

    CONTACT: For media inquiries, please contact:
    Jacqueline Michelis
    Bell Media Relations
    1 855 785-1427
    jacqueline.michelis@bell.ca
    @Bell_News




    Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' $641 million network investment in California in 2012

    IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, technology solutions made possible by the strength of the Verizon Wireless network helped millions more Americans access preventative healthcare and made one of the largest recyclers in the nation more efficient. School buses outfitted with wireless connections helped students continue learning outside of the school walls and arrive home safely. Businesses kept the lights on and systems running thanks to reliable wireless emergency-backup options. And professional sports teams transformed their on-field and on-court operations using connected tablets.

    "Our technology and networks help to make people stronger by delivering powerful solutions for consumers and businesses," said Walter Jones, West Area vice president of Network, Verizon Wireless.

    Verizon Wireless invested $641 million during 2012 in California to provide new wireless services, expanding network coverage and capacity for customers across the state. Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Golden State now totals more than $7.8 billion since 2000.

    Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services.

    As part of its 2012 network investment, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network throughout California including:

    Alameda County

    --  Berkeley
    --  Fremont
    --  Livermore
    --  Oakland
    

    Butte County

    --  Chico
    --  Oroville
    --  Paradise
    --  Palermo
    

    Contra Costa County

    --  Antioch
    --  Brentwood
    --  Pittsburg
    

    Fresno County

    --  Calwa
    --  Coalinga
    --  Firebaugh
    --  Fowler
    --  Fresno
    --  Mendota
    --  Reedley
    --  Sanger
    

    Glenn County

    --  Orland
    

    Humboldt County

    --  Arcata
    --  Cutten
    --  Eureka
    --  Fields Landing
    --  Fortuna
    --  McKinleyville
    

    Kern County

    --  Arvin
    --  Bakersfield
    --  Buttonwillow
    --  Grapevine
    --  Lake Isabella
    --  Lost Hills
    --  Maricopa
    --  McKittrick
    --  Mesa Marin
    --  Mojave
    --  Shafter
    --  Taft
    --  Tehachapi
    

    Kings County

    --  Avenal
    --  Corcoran
    --  Kettleman
    --  Lemoore
    

    Lake County

    --  Clear Lake
    --  Lakeport
    --  Middletown
    

    Los Angeles County

    --  Acton
    --  Agua Dulce
    --  Canyon Country
    --  Lancaster
    --  Newhall
    --  Palmdale
    --  Quartz Hill
    --  Santa Clarita
    --  Saugus
    --  Stevenson Ranch
    --  Valencia
    

    Madera County

    --  Madera
    

    Marin County

    --  Mill Valley
    --  Nicasio
    --  Novato
    --  San Rafael
    --  Sausalito/Tiburon
    --  Tomales
    

    Mariposa County

    --  Bear Valley
    

    Mendocino County

    --  Boonville
    --  Fort Bragg
    --  Hopland
    --  Mendocino
    --  Ukiah
    

    Merced County

    --  Gustine
    --  Hilmar
    --  Merced
    

    Monterey County

    --  Carmel
    --  Monterey
    --  Salinas
    

    Napa County

    --  Angwin
    --  Calistoga
    --  Coombsville
    --  Napa
    --  Rutherford
    --  St. Helena
    --  Yountville
    

    Placer County

    --  Lincoln
    --  Rocklin
    --  Roseville
    

    Riverside County

    --  Banning
    --  Beaumont
    --  Blythe
    --  Butterfield
    --  Calimesa
    --  Cathedral City
    --  Coachella
    --  Desert Hot Springs
    --  Hemet
    --  Indian Wells
    --  Indio
    --  Jurupa Valley
    --  La Quinta
    --  Moreno Valley
    --  Palm Desert
    --  Palm Springs
    --  Rancho Mirage
    --  San Jacinto
    

    Sacramento County

    --  Sacramento
    

    San Benito County

    --  Hollister
    

    San Bernardino County

    --  Adelanto
    --  Apple Valley
    --  Big Bear Lake
    --  Colton
    --  Fort Irwin
    --  Grand Terrace
    --  Hesperia
    --  Highland
    --  Joshua Tree
    --  Lake Arrowhead
    --  Loma Linda
    --  Lucerne Valley
    --  Redlands
    --  San Bernardino
    --  Twentynine Palms
    --  Victorville
    --  Yucaipa
    --  Yucca Valley
    

    San Diego County

    --  Alpine
    --  Camp Pendleton
    --  Fallbrook
    --  Imperial Beach
    --  Lakeside
    --  Oceanside
    --  San Marcos
    --  San Ysidro
    --  Vista
    

    San Francisco County

    --  San Francisco
    

    San Joaquin County

    --  Stockton
    

    San Luis Obispo County

    --  Arroyo Grande
    --  Cambria
    --  Cayucos
    --  Creston
    --  Lake Nacimiento
    --  Los Osos
    --  Morro Bay
    --  Pismo Beach
    --  San Luis Obispo
    

    San Mateo County

    --  Half Moon Bay
    

    Santa Barbara County

    --  Isla Vista
    --  Lompoc
    --  Santa Barbara
    --  Santa Maria
    --  Santa Ynez
    

    Santa Clara County

    --  Campbell
    --  Gilroy
    --  Los Altos
    --  Los Gatos
    --  Milpitas
    --  Morgan Hill
    --  Mountain View
    --  Palo Alto
    --  San Jose
    --  Sunnyvale
    

    Santa Cruz County

    --  Capitola
    --  Santa Cruz
    --  Scotts Valley
    --  Watsonville
    

    Shasta County

    --  Olinda
    --  Redding
    

    Solano County

    --  Benicia
    --  Fairfield
    --  Vacaville
    

    Sonoma County

    --  Bodega Bay
    --  Cloverdale
    --  Guerneville
    --  Healdsburg
    --  Petaluma
    --  Santa Rosa
    --  Sonoma
    

    Stanislaus County

    --  Modesto
    

    Sutter County

    --  Yuba City
    

    Tehama County

    --  Corning
    --  Red Bluff
    --  Vina
    

    Tulare County

    --  Dinuba
    --  Exeter
    --  Lindsay
    --  Porterville
    --  Strathmore
    --  Tulare
    --  Visalia
    

    Ventura County

    --  Agoura Hills
    --  Camarillo
    --  Fillmore
    --  Moorpark
    --  Oak View
    --  Ojai
    --  Oxnard
    --  Port Hueneme
    --  Santa Paula
    --  Saticoy
    --  Simi Valley
    --  Thousand Oaks
    --  Ventura
    --  Westlake Village
    

    Yolo County

    --  Davis
    --  Woodland
    

    Yuba County

    --  Marysville
    

    Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in California in December 2010.

    Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the world, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in 476 markets. By the end of 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by its 3G network.

    For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Southern California: Ken Muche, +1-949-286-8193,
    Ken.Muche@verizonwireless.com, or Northern California: Heidi Flato,
    +1-925-279-6545, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    President Obama Awards IBM Scientists with National Medal of Technology and Innovation for Inventing the Underlying Technology in LASIK SurgeryTenth time IBM has received nation's most prestigious tech award; Experiment with Thanksgiving turkey leftovers led to vision correction procedure that has benefited more than 25 million people worldwide

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama will honor a team of three IBM scientists -- James J. Wynne, Rangaswamy Srinivasan and Samuel Blum -- with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the country's most prestigious award given to leading innovators for technological achievement. They are receiving this award for their discovery of a new form of laser surgery, using an excimer laser that made modern LASIK and PRK refractive eye surgery possible.

    (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130201/NY52716 )

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    President Obama will personally bestow the award to Drs. Wynne and Srinivasan at a special White House ceremony today. IBM has earned the National Medal of Technology and Innovation on nine other occasions.

    "It is a huge honor to receive this award for our research more than thirty years after its initial discovery. This achievement is a reflection of IBM's culture of innovation, to think far into the future, and a result of enabling different disciplines to come together to tackle real-world challenges with a broad domain of expertise," said Dr. Wynne of IBM Research.

    IBM's transformational work in laser technology, by this team of scientists has shaped the course of surgical care. Well suited for delicate surgeries, the excimer laser replaced mechanical instruments such as the "cold steel" scalpel, which was not very precise, could leave the cornea permanently weakened and required a long recovery time.

    The team of researchers, who each had different backgrounds that included laser physics, polymer photochemistry and materials science, embarked on their breakthrough adventure the day after Thanksgiving in 1981. What began as an experiment involving an excimer laser and some turkey leftovers led to the idea that this laser could be used in health and medicine, after they successfully irradiated a piece of turkey cartilage without any collateral damage to the surrounding tissue.

    Using very short pulses of far ultraviolet light, the excimer laser cut a clean incision into the cartilage without any burning or charring. This ability to precisely cut into materials via ablation, rather than burning, was appealing to doctors and patients, as it left surrounding and underlying areas undamaged. As a result of publishing their research and giving a talk at a major laser conference in 1983, the IBM team caught the attention of the ophthalmology community, which helped advance this technology with further experimentation and trials.

    Today, LASIK and PRK eye surgery are the most popular vision correction surgeries performed and have improved the vision of more than 25 million people worldwide. This type of modern surgery technology is one reason why the world has looked to the United States for leadership and best practices. James Wynne still works at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, while Srinivasan and Blum have since retired, and Blum recently passed away on January 9(th), 2013. He was 92.

    The White House ceremony will be webcast live starting from 2pm ET on Friday February 1, at http:/www.whitehouse.gov/live

    In addition to the National Medal of Technology & Innovation, the team will also be awarded the 2013 Russ Prize of the National Academy of Engineering later this month, a prize that recognizes outstanding bioengineering achievements in widespread use that improves the human condition.

    For more information, visit the IBM Icon of Progress on Excimer Laser Surgery at http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/icons/excimer/

    Contact information:
    Fiona Doherty
    Media Relations
    IBM Research
    Phone: 1-914-945-2319
    Email: fhdohert@us.ibm.com

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com IBM

    Web site: http://www.ibm.com/




    LivePerson to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results on February 12, 2013

    NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. , a leading provider of intelligent engagement solutions that increase conversions and improve the customer experience online, today announced the planned release of its fourth quarter and full year financial results after the market close on February 12, 2013. CEO Robert LoCascio and CFO Daniel Murphy will host a conference call later that day, at 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/NY24753LOGO-a )

    The conference call will be simulcast live on the Internet and can be accessed by logging onto the investor relations section of the Company's web site at http://www.liveperson.com/about/ir.

    To participate via telephone, callers should dial in five to ten minutes prior to the 5:00pm eastern start time; domestic callers (U.S. and Canada) should dial 877-507-3684, while International callers should dial 706-634-9559, both should reference the conference ID "96832818".

    If you are unable to participate in the live call, the teleconference will be available for replay approximately two hours after the call. To access the replay, please call 855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or 404-537-3406 (international). Please reference the conference ID "96832818".

    About LivePerson

    LivePerson, Inc. offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This "intelligent engagement" is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs.

    More than 8,500 companies rely on LivePerson's platform to increase conversions and improve customer experience, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC, QVC and Orbitz.

    LivePerson received the CODiE award for Best Content Management Solution in 2012 and for Best Ecommerce Solution in 2011, and has been named a Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan in 2011. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, London and Melbourne.

    For more information, please visit www.liveperson.com. To view other press releases about LivePerson, please visit pr.liveperson.com.

    Contact:
    Stacey Yonkus
    212-609-4236
    syonkus@liveperson.com

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/NY24753LOGO-a
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com LivePerson, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.liveperson.com/




    tw telecom Leads All Competitive Providers in Delivering Business Ethernet Services-Vertical Systems Group recognizes tw telecom as one of the top 3 Business Ethernet Providers in the U.S.- Continues market share leadership since 2006- tw telecom's Intelligent Network and unique Dynamic Capacity allow customers to increase Business Ethernet bandwidth in real-time

    LITTLETON, Colo., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. , a leading global provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and world-wide, today announced its continued leading market share performance among competitive service providers. Vertical Systems Group, a leading industry analyst, recognized tw telecom's leadership performance in its year-end 2012 U.S. Business Ethernet Services Leaderboard as one of the top 3 providers delivering business Ethernet services.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080626/LATH527LOGO)

    "Business Ethernet is the foundation of our network strength, resiliency and reach," said Mike Rouleau, Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Development at tw telecom. "It is the platform for our Intelligent Network services that deliver CIOs immediate, real-time visibility and control of their network. The power and flexibility of Business Ethernet resonates with our Enterprise customer base and enables us to broadly deploy services to 10 Gigabit Ethernet today, to meet their growing needs for applications driven bandwidth."

    "The U.S. market for retail Ethernet ports rose 24% in 2012," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "The year was characterized by major backbone upgrades, new market rollouts, price wars and channel expansion. Ethernet access to IP VPNs and Cloud connectivity was the fastest growing application." Ethernet port shares were calculated using the base of enterprise installations of Ethernet services, plus input from Vertical Systems Group's independent surveys of Ethernet providers.

    tw telecom continues to innovate around its Business Ethernet service platform. Business Ethernet is the foundation of its Intelligent Network that includes the unique real-time Dynamic Capacity bandwidth-on-demand capability that allows customers to instantly double or triple network capacity to meet scheduled and unplanned network events without service interruption. Recognized by the Metro Ethernet Forum for this industry unique bandwidth on demand capability, tw telecom won the prestigious 2012 MEF North America Carrier Ethernet Award for the Best Business Application.

    tw telecom's national resilient fiber network and infrastructure connects approximately 17,000 commercial buildings* across the country to enable a secure, scalable and predictable networking experience for a large and growing number of enterprises worldwide.

    For more information, please visit www.twtelecom.com

    * Data as of Sept. 30, 2012.

    About tw telecom inc.
    tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

    tw telecom has offices in 75 U.S. metropolitan areas including: ALABAMA - Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery; ARIZONA - Phoenix, Tucson; ARKANSAS - Little Rock; CALIFORNIA - Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo; COLORADO - Colorado Springs, Denver; FLORIDA - Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa; GEORGIA - Atlanta, Columbus; HAWAII - Honolulu; IDAHO -- Boise; INDIANA -- Indianapolis; ILLINOIS - Chicago; KENTUCKY - Lexington, Louisville; LOUISIANA - Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Shreveport; MARYLAND - Baltimore; MINNESOTA - Minneapolis-St. Paul; MISSISSIPPI - Jackson; MISSOURI - Kansas City, O'Fallon; NEVADA - Las Vegas; NEW JERSEY - Northern New Jersey; NEW MEXICO - Albuquerque; NEW YORK -- Albany, Binghamton, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse; Northern New Jersey; NORTH CAROLINA -- Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Raleigh; OHIO -- Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton; OKLAHOMA - Tulsa; SOUTH CAROLINA - Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg; TENNESSEE - Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville; TEXAS-- Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio; WASHINGTON - Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver; WISCONSIN - Milwaukee; WASHINGTON, D.C.

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080626/LATH527LOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com tw telecom

    CONTACT: Bob Meldrum, +1-303-566-1354 - office, +1-303-324-9588 - mobile,
    bob.meldrum@twtelecom.com

    Web site: http://www.twtelecom.com/




    Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' nearly $135 million network investment in Arizona in 2012

    CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, technology solutions made possible by the strength of the Verizon Wireless network helped millions more Americans access preventative healthcare and made one of the largest recyclers in the nation more efficient. School buses outfitted with wireless connections helped students continue learning outside of the school walls and arrive home safely. Businesses kept the lights on and systems running thanks to reliable wireless emergency-backup options. And professional sports teams transformed their on-field and on-court operations using connected tablets.

    "Our technology and networks help to make people stronger by delivering powerful solutions for consumers and businesses," said Andres Irlando, region president, Verizon Wireless.

    Verizon Wireless invested nearly $135 million during 2012 in Arizona to provide new wireless services; expanding network coverage and capacity for customers across the state. Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Grand Canyon State now totals more than $1.2 billion since 2000.

    Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services.

    As part of its 2012 network investment, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network throughout Arizona including:

    --  Vail, Marana, Saddlebrooke, Nogales, Douglas, Benson and Sierra Vista;
    --  Casa Grande, Eloy and Coolidge;
    --  Flagstaff, Williams;
    --  Prescott, Prescott Valley;
    --  Sedona, Oak Creek and Cottonwood;
    --  Payson, Star Valley and Rye.
    

    Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in metro Phoenix/the Valley of the Sun in Dec. 2010 and in metro Tucson in Aug. 2011.

    Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the world, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in 476 markets. By the end of 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by its 3G network.

    For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Jenny Weaver, +1-480-763-6321, Jenny.Weaver@verizonwireless.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    True2Bid Pending Launch - Final Preparations UnderwayCompany Update

    BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- True2Beauty, Inc., (The "Company") (www.True2Beauty.com)

    True2Beauty is extremely pleased to announce the pending launch of its new and exciting online retail platform, True2Bid. The site is currently slated to go live within the next 30 days, and its official launch date will be announced 5 days prior to auctions commencing. True2Bid combines the action packed entertainment of bidding in an auction, with the reward of either winning a great item at a super discount or buying the item at discount to retail. Optionally, the bidder may receive a percentage of their bids back to try another auction. The site will also feature unusual items from some of your favorite celebrities, with proceeds going to charities. Within the next few days the site will go live with a picture of the home page, this will provide everyone a pre launch preview of the look and feel of the site.

    "Our product selection reflects our intent to provide users a wide array of everyday and special items, at great prices. Whether you are looking for your favorite mascara or a 50" television, True2Bid has it all," states Bill Bollander, CEO. "Prior to launch, we will announce some of our high profile vendors and pending celebrity auctions," continues Mr. Bollander.

    The launch will be featured in numerous media sites and will go live with an auction from a well-known celebrity. True2Bid will feature a wide assortment of products for women and an array of popular electronics items for men.

    True2Bid offers a new and innovative way to purchase the goods you want, at prices you love. Be one of the first participants to sign up as the bidding begins, personally experiencing "The Only Risk Is Having Fun."

    About True2Beauty, Inc.
    True2Beauty is the parent company of True2Bid, an online retail platform. The True2Bid site is focused on delivering users a wide array of products that can either be won in an action packed environment of a live auction or purchased outright at considerable discounts to MSRP. With a guarantee that "The Only Risk Is Having Fun", participants can now experience a new and exciting way to shop for the products they want, at great discounts.

    More information on the Company can be found at:
    www.True2Beauty.com

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, among others, all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. You are cautioned that any such forward- looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those anticipated, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "targets," "optimistic," "intend," "aim," "will" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include risks related to new and existing products, product defects and any related product recall; any projections of sales, earnings, revenue, margins or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements .The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

    For further information, please contact:
    Investor Relations: 1-800-630-4190

    Links:
    www.True2Beauty.com

    True2Beauty, Inc.

    Web site: http://true2beauty.com/




    Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' more than $80 million network investment in Nevada in 2012

    LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, technology solutions made possible by the strength of the Verizon Wireless network helped millions more Americans access preventative healthcare and made one of the largest recyclers in the nation more efficient. School buses outfitted with wireless connections helped students continue learning outside of the school walls and arrive home safely. Businesses kept the lights on and systems running thanks to reliable wireless emergency-backup options. And professional sports teams transformed their on-field and on-court operations using connected tablets.

    "Our technology and networks help to make people stronger by delivering powerful solutions for consumers and businesses," said Walter Jones, West Area vice president of Network, Verizon Wireless.

    Verizon Wireless invested more than $80 million during 2012 in Nevada to provide new wireless services; expanding network coverage and capacity for customers across the state.

    Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Silver State now totals more than $750 million since 2000. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services.

    As part of its 2012 network investment, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network throughout Nevada including:

    1. Boulder City
    2. Carson City
    3. Caughlin Ranch
    4. Elko
    5. Fallon
    6. Glendale
    7. Hawthorne
    8. Imlay
    9. Laughlin
    10. McDermitt
    11. Pahrump
    12. Silver Springs
    13. Winnemucca
    

    Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in metro Las Vegas in Dec. 2010 and in Reno in Sept. 2011.

    Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the world, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in 476 markets. By the end of 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by its 3G network. For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Las Vegas, Jenny Weaver, +1-480-763-6321,
    Jenny.Weaver@verizonwireless.com or Northern Nevada, Heidi Flato,
    +1-925-279-6545, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    IBM CIO Honored for Innovation and Technology LeadershipAward Cites Jeanette Horan's Role in Company's Business Transformation


    ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today announced that its vice president and CIO Jeanette Horan has been cited by a leading IT think tank for advancing innovation inside IBM and helping the company sustain technology leadership in prominent and growing market segments.

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    HMG Strategy, which counts CIOs at leading IT and consumer companies in its membership, named Horan among the industry's "top performing CIOs who have shown unparalleled leadership to drive innovation and transformation in their businesses." The other honorees, all announced at HMG's CIO Summit of America in New York this week, include CIOs from companies of varying sizes across multiple industries and are named here.

    Based on extensive research by the HMG Strategy team, the annual Transformational CIO Leadership Awards honor top performing Chief Information/Innovation/Technology Officers who have distinguished themselves in their roles.

    "The honorees represent the absolute best of world-class IT leadership," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy LLC. "This is a singular group of amazing corporate leaders who serve as role models for the IT community."

    Horan oversees IBM's massive worldwide IT infrastructure that has been instrumental in supporting IBM's transformation to become a globally integrated enterprise. She is responsible for key deployments that apply IBM innovation to technology that supports everything from Big Data to cloud, mobile and social computing.

    "Perhaps more than anything else, IBM has always been a culture that encourages, supports and celebrates innovation," said Horan. "Great minds inside this company are again focusing their brainpower on how technology, and the data that drives it, can solve the most perplexing challenges both in the enterprise and in society."

    One of IBM's most visible internal projects is called Blue Insight -- the world's largest private cloud for analytics -- which manages more than a petabyte of data and enables some 200,000 IBMers to perform analytics on everything from skills evaluation to sales forecasting and marketing outreach. Some of the projects Blue Insight tackles might have previously taken weeks or longer to complete, but they can now be done in minutes or hours.

    Horan was also instrumental in IBM's recent company-wide online brainstorming session to find new ways in which the company could benefit from being a social business. The session produced thousands of ideas from employees that are being evaluated. Her organization also runs the company's Technology Adoption Program, a virtual lab where employees experiment with and build IT innovations.

    To learn more about IBM's transformation and approach to managing Big Data, please visit http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2012/09/19413.html#more-19413.

    HMG Strategy, LLC is a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support for CIO/Senior IT executives by focusing on their "360-degree" needs. Its events and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking. For more information, visit www.hmgstrategy.com.

    Tim O'Malley
    IBM Media Relations
    1-914-766-1424
    tomalley@us.ibm.com

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com IBM

    Web site: http://www.ibm.com/




    Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' more than $75 million network investment in New Mexico and El Paso, TX in 2012

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, technology solutions made possible by the strength of the Verizon Wireless network helped millions more Americans access preventative healthcare and made one of the largest recyclers in the nation more efficient. School buses outfitted with wireless connections helped students continue learning outside of the school walls and arrive home safely. Businesses kept the lights on and systems running thanks to reliable wireless emergency-backup options. And professional sports teams transformed their on-field and on-court operations using connected tablets.

    "Our technology and networks help to make people stronger by delivering powerful solutions for consumers and businesses," said Andres Irlando, region president, Verizon Wireless.

    Verizon Wireless invested more than $75 million during 2012 in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas to provide new wireless services; expanding network coverage and capacity for customers. Verizon Wireless' network investment in New Mexico and El Paso now totals more than $625 million since 2000.

    Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services.

    As part of its 2012 network investment, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network in throughout New Mexico including:

    --  Alamogordo
    --  Clovis
    --  Farmington
    --  Gallup
    --  Grants
    --  Ruidoso
    --  Taos
    

    Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in metro Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces, NM and in El Paso, Texas in 2011.

    Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the world, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in 476 markets. By the end of 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by its 3G network.

    For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Jenny Weaver, +1-480-763-6321, Jenny.Weaver@verizonwireless.com

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/




    Urban AG Corp. Announces Closing Of Green Wire Enterprises, Inc. Acquisition

    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban AG Corp. (OTCQB: AQUM) (the "Company" or "AQUM"), announced today that the Company has completed the acquisition of Green Wire Enterprises, Inc. ("GWE"). The acquisition of GWE is the first using the acquisition model developed to ensure that the purchase price as adjusted for Make-whole payments and claw-back provisions is commensurate with actual future performance. Projected Average Revenue and Net Income over the measurement period of eighteen months used to calculate the initial purchase price was $6 million and $550,000.00 respectively. GWE operates primarily in the Southwestern United States serving the Telecom market but has contracts with major telecommunication companies and general contractors in other locations within the United States providing comprehensive telecommunication construction and installation services for data, voice, broadband Internet, and wireless projects.

    Billy V. Ray, Jr. CEO of the Company stated, "With the addition of Green Wire Enterprises, Inc. and its three operating subsidiaries, led by Terra Asset Management and Green Wire, AQUM has taken
    an important step in the implementation of its business strategy on several different levels. The Board of Directors and Management of AGUM and GWE are excited about the opportunities that this transaction affords the combined entity."

    GWE's operating subsidiaries serve a wide customer base that includes Telecom customers such as Verizon, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Time Warner and General Contractors serving customers such as Wal-Mart, CVS and Gulf Marine. The subsidiaries also network and design services to a multiple of state and county government agencies, colleges and school in the Texas market.

    Contact: Billy V. Ray, Jr.
    P: 770-910-5380
    E: billyvrayjr@aqumCorp.orate.com

    Urban AG Corp. Corporate Office

    P: 800-692-1357

    Email address Investor Relations Department Investorrelations.391998@onebox.com

    Urban AG Corp.



    KEMET Corporation and NEC TOKIN Start Alliance

    TOKYO, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation, a leading manufacturer of capacitors based in the United States, and NEC TOKIN Corporation ("NEC TOKIN"), a leading manufacturer of tantalum capacitors based in Japan, announced today the closing of the first step in their alliance with the completion of a capital injection of USD 50 million (approximately JPY 4.4 billion) by KEMET Electronics Corporation, KEMET's wholly-owned subsidiary (collectively with KEMET Corporation, "KEMET"), into NEC TOKIN.

    KEMET and NEC TOKIN entered into definitive agreements on this alliance on March 12, 2012, and are expecting to pursue synergistic efforts to enhance the two companies' global businesses as well as NEC TOKIN's financial base and the recovery of its capacitors business which was severely damaged by the October 2011 flooding in Thailand. KEMET and NEC TOKIN have received all necessary governmental approvals, and the customary closing conditions to the injection have been satisfied. At the closing, KEMET received a third-party allotment of common shares. Following this allotment and taking into account the non-voting preferred shares assigned to NEC in March 2012, KEMET and NEC Corporation now respectively hold 51% and 49% of the voting interest, and 34% and 66% of the economic interest, in NEC TOKIN.

    KEMET and NEC TOKIN expect to utilize this partnership to enhance efficiencies through the cross-selling of both companies' products, greater efficiency of procurement and production, and enhanced product development by sharing technological know-how, while each company will continue to maintain their current independent sales organizations.

    NEC TOKIN will continue operating under the same brand and providing its existing lineup of products and services within this alliance. Moreover, in the two companies' extensive product areas, the alliance is expected to enhance further growth of business into the industrial field and worldwide markets, while capitalizing on NEC TOKIN's material technologies and KEMET's expertise in global operations management.

    About KEMET

    KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." At the Investor Relations section of our web site at http://ir.kemet.com/, users may subscribe to KEMET news releases and find additional information about our Company. KEMET applies world class service and quality to deliver industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world's most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. Additional information about KEMET can be found at http://www.kemet.com.

    About NEC TOKIN

    NEC TOKIN was established in 1938 to commercialize the innovative material technology developed by the TOHOKU University. Taking advantage of its most advanced material technologies, NEC TOKIN is proud to offer tantalum capacitors, electric double layer capacitors, electro-magnetic devices, miniature relays, IC cards and IC tags, piezoelectric devices and sensors. For further information, please visit the NEC TOKIN home page at: http://www.nec-tokin.com/english/.

    Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about KEMET Corporation's (the "Company") financial condition and results of operations that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's beliefs and assumptions. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's judgment only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

    Factors that may cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: (i) adverse economic conditions could impact the Company's ability to realize operating plans if the demand for the Company's products declines, and such conditions could adversely affect the Company's liquidity and ability to continue to operate; (ii) adverse economic conditions could cause the write down of long-lived assets or goodwill; (iii) an increase in the cost or a decrease in the availability of the Company's principal or single-sourced purchased materials; (iv) changes in the competitive environment of the Company; (v) uncertainty of the timing of customer product qualifications in heavily regulated industries; (vi) economic, political, or regulatory changes in the countries in which the Company operates; (vii) difficulties, delays or unexpected costs in completing the Company's restructuring plan; (viii) equity method investments expose the Company to a variety of risks; (ix) acquisitions and other strategic transactions expose the Company to a variety of risks; (x) the inability to attract, train and retain effective employees and management; (xi) the inability to develop innovative products to maintain customer relationships and offset potential price erosion in older products; (xii) exposure to claims alleging product defects; (xiii) the impact of laws and regulations that apply to the Company's business, including those relating to environmental matters; (xiv) the impact of international laws relating to trade, export controls and foreign corrupt practices; (xv) volatility of financial and credit markets affecting the Company's access to capital; (xvi) the need to reduce the total costs of the Company's products to remain competitive; (xvii) potential limitation on the use of net operating losses to offset possible future taxable income; (xviii) restrictions in the Company's debt agreements that limit the Company's flexibility in operating its business; and (xix) additional exercise of the warrant by K Equity, LLC which could potentially result in the existence of a significant stockholder who could seek to influence our corporate decisions. Other risks and uncertainties may be described from time to time in the Company's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    KEMET Contacts:

    Dean W. Dimke
    Senior Director, Marketing Communications
    and Investor Relations
    deandimke@kemet.com
    954-766-2806

    William M. Lowe, Jr.
    Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer
    williamlowe@kemet.com
    864-963-6484

    KEMET Corporation

    Web site: http://www.kemet.com/




    Netflix Makes First Episode Of House Of Cards Available To Non-Members For One Month Beginning February 1, 2013Highly-Anticipated and Critically-Acclaimed, Original Series Starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara Premieres In all Netflix Territories Today

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix is making available to everyone in all Netflix territories the first episode of the highly-anticipated, critically-acclaimed drama series "House of Cards" to enjoy for one month, beginning February 1, at netflix.com/houseofcards.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101014/SF81638LOGO)

    "The creative team in front of and behind the camera have delivered a riveting 13-chapter narrative that we're proud to present to Netflix members today," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. "By offering the first episode for free, including to non-members, we are opening up this fascinating world for everyone to see and are confident they'll want more."

    Current Netflix members are now able to watch the entire 13-episode first season of the drama series, in territories where Netflix is available - U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics.

    From director David Fincher ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Social Network"), who directed the first two episodes; award-winning playwright and Academy Award((R)) nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon ("Farragut North," "The Ides of March") and Academy Award((R)) winner Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump," "Munich"), "House of Cards" is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name. This wicked political drama starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C.

    An uncompromising exploration of power, ambition and the American way, the series orbits Francis Underwood (Spacey), the House Majority Whip. Underwood is the politician's politician - masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless. He and his equally ambitious wife Claire (Wright) stop at nothing to ensure their ascendancy. In addition to Spacey, Wright and Mara, the series stars Corey Stoll ("Midnight in Paris"), Kristen Connolly ("The Cabin in the Woods"), Michael Kelly ("The Adjustment Bureau") and Sakina Jaffrey ("Definitely Maybe").

    "House of Cards" is executive produced by Fincher, Willimon, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs and John Melfi. The one-hour drama is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.

    About Netflix:
    Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 30 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including Netflix original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Other upcoming Netflix original series include Eli Roth's murder mystery "Hemlock Grove;" the fourth season of the critically acclaimed comedy "Arrested Development;" Jenji Kohan's series "Orange is the New Black," which stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs; the Ricky Gervais comedy drama "Derek;" and the second season of "Lilyhammer," which stars Steven Van Zandt. Learn more about how Netflix is pioneering Internet television at www.netflix.com or follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.

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    BT Group plc Results For The Third Quarter And Nine Months To 31 December 2012

    LONDON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BT Group plc (BT.L) today announced its results for the third quarter and nine months to 31 December 2012.

    Ian Livingston, Chief Executive, commenting on the results, said:

    "Our fibre plans are helping to make the UK a broadband leader in Europe. More than 13 million premises can access our fibre broadband and we are passing around 100,000 additional premises every week. Take-up is growing strongly with around 1.25 million homes and businesses now enjoying the benefits of faster speeds. This gives us an excellent platform for our push into TV and Sport later this year. Our pre-season training is going well. We have secured attractive new content and world class production facilities at the Olympic Park and are building a strong team.

    "Our engineers have worked tirelessly following some of the wettest weather on record. Not only did they complete a record number of field visits in the quarter, they also connected a further 281,000 homes and businesses to broadband and helped us grow the number of landlines. BT Global Services has also done well securing 1.9bn of new orders, up 17%.

    "We have made progress in a number of areas and delivered solid financial results. These are in line with our expectations for the year, which remain unchanged."

    Third quarter and nine months results:

    Third quarter to Nine months to 31 December 2012 31 December 2012 BPSm Change BPSm Change ---- ------ ---- ------ Revenue(1) 4,510 (6)% 13,468 (7)% Underlying revenue excluding transit (3)% (4)% EBITDA(1) 1,548 2% 4,508 1% Profit before tax(1) 675 7% 1,861 8% Earnings per share - adjusted(1) 6.6p 8% 18.4p 9% - reported 6.2p (2)% 19.1p 8% Normalised(2) free cash flow 807 BPS173m 999 BPS(399)m Net debt 8,140 BPS404m

    (1 )Before specific items
    (2 )Before specific items, pension deficit payments and the cash tax benefit of pension deficit payments

    RESULTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER AND NINE MONTHS TO 31 DECEMBER 2012

    Group results

    Third quarter to 31 December Nine months to 31 December 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change BPSm BPSm % BPSm BPSm % Revenue - adjusted(1) 4,510 4,774 (6) 13,468 14,432 (7) -reported (see Note below) 4,359 4,774 (9) 13,232 14,022 (6) - underlying excluding transit(2) (3) (4) EBITDA - adjusted(1) 1,548 1,524 2 4,508 4,455 1 -reported (see Note below) 1,484 1,498 (1) 4,307 4,296 0 Operating profit - adjusted(1) 842 790 7 2,357 2,229 6 - reported 778 764 2 2,156 2,070 4 Profit before tax - adjusted(1) 675 628 7 1,861 1,731 8 - reported 628 652 (4) 1,814 1,721 5 Earnings per share - adjusted(1) 6.6p 6.1p 8 18.4p 16.9p 9 - reported 6.2p 6.3p (2) 19.1p 17.7p 8 Capital expenditure 572 665 (14) 1,790 1,899 (6) Free cash flow - normalised(3) 807 634 27 999 1,398 (29) - adjusted(1) 964 634 52 1,480 1,613 (8) Net debt 8,140 7,736 5 -------- ----- ----- ---

    Note: Reported revenue and EBITDA include a specific item charge of 151m and 36m, respectively, in the third quarter and nine months to 31 December 2012 relating to Ofcom's determinations on historic Ethernet pricing. See Group results - Specific items for more details.

    Line of business results(1)

    Revenue EBITDA Operating cash flow Third quarter to 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change 31 December BPSm BPSm % BPSm BPSm % BPSm BPSm % BT Global Services 1,746 1,894 (8) 163 144 13 88 134 (34) BT Retail 1,793 1,849 (3) 474 453 5 450 284 58 BT Wholesale 890 979 (9) 289 303 (5) 251 145 73 Openreach 1,274 1,300 (2) 579 591 (2) 365 304 20 Other and intra-group items (1,193) (1,248) 4 43 33 30 (190) (233) 18 Total 4,510 4,774 (6) 1,548 1,524 2 964 634 52 ----- ----- ----- --- ----- ----- --- --- --- ---

    (1 )Before specific items. Specific items are defined below
    (2 )Underlying revenue excluding transit is defined below
    (3 )Before specific items, pension deficit payments and the cash tax benefit of pension deficit payments

    Notes:

    1) Unless otherwise stated, any reference to revenue, operating costs, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), operating profit, profit before tax, earnings per share (EPS) and free cash flow are measured before specific items. The commentary focuses on the trading results on an adjusted basis being before specific items. This is consistent with the way that financial performance is measured by management and is reported to the Board and the Operating Committee and assists in providing a meaningful analysis of the trading results of the group. The directors believe that presentation of the group's results in this way is relevant to the understanding of the group's financial performance as specific items are those that in management's judgement need to be disclosed by virtue of their size, nature or incidence. In determining whether an event or transaction is specific, management considers quantitative as well as qualitative factors such as the frequency or predictability of occurrence. Specific items may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Reported revenue, reported EBITDA, reported operating profit, reported profit before tax, reported EPS and reported free cash flow are the equivalent unadjusted or statutory measures.

    2) Underlying revenue, underlying costs and underlying EBITDA are measures which seek to reflect the underlying performance of the group that will contribute to long-term profitable growth and as such exclude the impact of acquisitions and disposals, foreign exchange movements and any specific items. We are focusing on the trends in underlying revenue excluding transit revenue as transit traffic is low-margin and is significantly affected by reductions in mobile termination rates.

    3) Unless otherwise stated, the references 2013 and 2014 are the financial years to 31 March 2013 and 2014, respectively.

    A conference call for analysts and investors will be held at 9.00am today and a simultaneous webcast will be available at www.bt.com/results

    The fourth quarter and full year results for 2013 are expected to be announced on Friday 10 May 2013.

    About BT

    BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

    In the year ended 31 March 2012, BT Group's revenue was 18,897m with profit before taxation of 2,445m.

    British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

    For more information, visit www.btplc.com


    BT Group plc

    RESULTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER TO 31 DECEMBER 2012

    GROUP RESULTS

    Operating results overview
    Our key measure of the underlying revenue trend, underlying revenue excluding transit, was down 3.1%, an improvement compared with recent quarters reflecting better performances from BT Global Services and BT Wholesale. Whilst improving, our underlying revenue trend continues to be impacted by the tough conditions in Europe and the financial services sector, regulatory price reductions and lower revenue from calls and lines.

    Reported revenue of 4,359m was down 9% which includes the impact of certain regulatory decisions which have been treated as a specific item (see Specific items below). Excluding specific items, revenue was down 6% at 4,510m. This decline includes a 66m reduction in transit revenue (including mobile termination rate reductions of 37m), a 50m negative impact from foreign exchange movements, and an 8m impact from disposals.

    Underlying operating costs before depreciation and amortisation were down 7%, or 5% excluding transit, reflecting the impact of our cost transformation programmes and reduced cost of sales due to the decline in revenue. Total operating costs before depreciation and amortisation and specific items decreased by 274m, or 8%, to 3,069m, and have reduced by over 1bn for the nine months.

    Adjusted EBITDA increased by 2% to 1,548m. Foreign exchange movements and disposals had no significant impact on EBITDA.

    Depreciation and amortisation decreased by 4% to 706m largely due to lower overall capital expenditure over the last three financial years. Capital expenditure decreased by 14% to 572m primarily reflecting the higher spend last year on Wholesale Broadband Connect.

    Profit before tax
    Adjusted profit before tax was 675m, up 7%, reflecting the higher EBITDA and lower depreciation and amortisation. Reported profit before tax (which includes specific items) was 628m, down 4%.

    Tax
    The effective tax rate on the profit before specific items was 22.7% (Q3 2012: 24.1%) and is in line with our outlook of around 23% for the full year.

    Fibre and broadband
    We have passed more than 13m premises with our fibre broadband, an increase of around 1.3m in the quarter. Take-up is growing strongly and we achieved around 250,000 connections in the quarter, with around 1.25m homes and businesses now taking a fibre based service.

    Total broadband market net additions(1) grew 7% to 281,000 of which we added 122,000 retail broadband customers, a 44% share.

    Regulation
    In the quarter Ofcom issued its final determinations on disputes over historic Ethernet pricing (see Specific items below). We disagree with the determinations and are likely to appeal against them. These determinations cover the period from April 2006 to March 2011 and do not impact Openreach's current pricing for Ethernet products.

    The charge controls for WLR, LLU and ISDN30 products which became effective in April 2012 impacted revenue in the quarter. We continue to expect these to have a negative impact of around 100m- 200m on group revenue in the 2013 financial year with a further similar year on year impact in the 2014 financial year. The July 2012 Court of Appeal decision against wholesale ladder termination pricing also impacted the third quarter year on year EBITDA trend by 12m.

    Ofcom's final determination on the Business Connectivity Market Review and the associated Leased Lines Charge Control is expected to be issued in the next few months. We also expect the consultation on the Wholesale Narrowband Market Review in the next few weeks.

    (1 )DSL and fibre, excluding cable

    Specific items
    Specific items resulted in a net charge after tax of 38m (Q3 2012: 15m net credit).

    Charges of 151m and 36m were recognised against revenue and EBITDA, respectively, following Ofcom's determinations on historic Ethernet pricing.

    Restructuring charges of 28m (Q3 2012: 8m) were incurred. In the quarter we started the next phase of our group-wide restructuring programme which is expected to generate future cost savings and further improve customer service delivery. As part of this programme, we commenced the reorganisation of BT Innovate & Design and BT Operate, our two internal service units, to form BT Technology, Service and Operations (BT TSO). This new unit is responsible for the innovation, design, test, build and running of our global networks and systems on an end to end basis. We are also further rationalising and transforming our resources, processes, networks and systems within BT Global Services. We expect additional group restructuring costs to be incurred over the remainder of this year and next.

    A profit of 9m was recognised on the disposal of our remaining 9.1% interest in Tech Mahindra. Our total investment in Tech Mahindra has in aggregate generated returns of around 350m. Net interest income on pensions was 8m (Q3 2012: 50m).

    Earnings per share
    Adjusted EPS was 6.6p, up 8%, reflecting the growth in profit before tax. Reported EPS (which includes specific items) was 6.2p, down 2%. These are based on a weighted average number of shares in issue of 7,865m (Q3 2012: 7,766m).

    Free cash flow
    Normalised free cash flow was an inflow of 807m, an increase of 173m compared with the prior year principally reflecting the timing of customer receipts and lower capital expenditure.

    Adjusted free cash flow, which includes a 157m tax benefit from pension deficit payments (Q3 2012: nil), was an inflow of 964m (Q3 2012: 634m).

    The cash cost of specific items was 96m (Q3 2012: 48m) including 44m following the regulatory decision on historic Ethernet pricing, restructuring costs of 29m (Q3 2012: 27m) and property rationalisation costs of 17m (Q3 2012: 21m).

    Net debt and liquidity
    Net debt was 8,140m at 31 December 2012, a reduction of 897m in the quarter largely reflecting the adjusted free cash inflow of 964m and Tech Mahindra disposal proceeds of 113m. These inflows were partly offset by an outflow of 96m for specific items and 75m for the purchase of 32m shares under our share buyback programme.

    At 31 December 2012 the group had cash and current investment balances of 2.2bn and available facilities of 1.5bn providing us with a strong liquidity and funding position. In January 2013 1.4bn of term debt matured and was funded from these cash and investment balances.

    Pensions
    The IAS 19 net pension position at 31 December 2012 was a deficit of 4.3bn net of tax ( 5.5bn gross of tax), compared with a deficit of 1.9bn ( 2.4bn gross of tax) at 31 March 2012 and 3.1bn ( 4.0bn gross of tax) at 30 September 2012. The higher deficit over the nine months principally reflects the lower discount rate, with asset values up 0.3bn. The IAS 19 accounting position and key assumptions for the liability valuation are:

    31 December 2012 31 March 2012 BPSbn BPSbn IAS 19 liabilities - BTPS (43.9) (40.6) Assets - BTPS 38.6 38.3 Other schemes (0.2) (0.1) IAS 19 deficit, gross of tax (5.5) (2.4) IAS 19 deficit, net of tax (4.3) (1.9) Discount rate (nominal) 4.25% 4.95% Discount rate (real) 1.51% 1.84% RPI inflation 2.70% 3.05% CPI inflation 0.75% below RPI for three 0.75% below RPI for three years and 1.00% below RPI years and 1.20% below thereafter RPI thereafter ------------- ------------------------- -------------------------

    OPERATING REVIEW

    BT Global Services

    Third quarter to 31 December Nine months to 31 December 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change BPSm BPSm BPSm % BPSm BPSm BPSm % Revenue 1,746 1,894 (148) (8) 5,233 5,813 (580) (10) - underlying excluding transit (5) (6) Net operating costs(1) 1,583 1,750 (167) (10) 4,821 5,372 (551) (10) EBITDA 163 144 19 13 412 441 (29) (7) Depreciation & amortisation 156 169 (13) (8) 464 534 (70) (13) Operating profit (loss) 7 (25) 32 n/m (52) (93) 41 44 Capital expenditure 121 139 (18) (13) 374 411 (37) (9) Operating cash flow 88 134 (46) (34) (398) 19 (417) n/m ------------------- --- --- --- --- ---- --- ---- ---

    (1) Net of other operating income
    n/m = not meaningful

    Revenue
    Underlying revenue excluding transit decreased by 5%, reflecting the continued tough conditions in Europe and the financial services sector. Revenue was down 8%, including a 44m negative impact from foreign exchange movements and an 8m impact from disposals.

    Order intake was strong at 1.9bn in the quarter (Q2 2013: 1.3bn; Q3 2012: 1.6bn). We signed contracts with leading organisations around the world including: Novartis, for new collaboration services and to connect additional global locations; Visa Europe, to provide managed solutions for its payments processing and corporate services; KPMG, for the provision of managed network, voice and conferencing services; HTC, for a global customer contact management solution covering 60 countries; the City of Edinburgh, for a technology refresh of the council's education service; Clarins Group, to transform its global IT infrastructure and improve the management of its critical applications; and the Public Employment Agency of Spain, to provide cloud-based IP telephony and contact centre services for 800 branches.

    Operating results
    Net operating costs decreased by 10% reflecting the reduction in revenue and the impact of our cost transformation programmes. Underlying net operating costs excluding transit costs declined by 7%. In the quarter we continued our network optimisation programme, adding new points of presence in Europe and Asia to enhance service delivery to customers and to reduce third party network costs. We have also improved commercial terms with some of our suppliers, which reduced contract delivery costs, and we opened a new centre for contract management services, which will provide better customer service and lead to more efficient processes.

    EBITDA increased by 13%, or 17% excluding foreign exchange movements and disposals, partly reflecting the timing of costs during the year. For the nine months, EBITDA was down 7%, or 1% excluding foreign exchange movements and disposals. Operating profit increased by 32m to 7m reflecting the improved EBITDA and an 8% reduction in depreciation and amortisation.

    Capital expenditure reduced by 13% as the prior year included additional customer contract-related spend. This contributed to EBITDA less capital expenditure increasing by 37m to 42m. Operating cash flow of 88m was below the prior year partly reflecting the timing of customer receipts.

    BT Retail

    Third quarter to 31 December Nine months to 31 December 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change BPSm BPSm BPSm % BPSm BPSm BPSm % Revenue 1,793 1,849 (56) (3) 5,360 5,532 (172) (3) Net operating costs(1) 1,319 1,396 (77) (6) 3,936 4,188 (252) (6) EBITDA 474 453 21 5 1,424 1,344 80 6 Depreciation & amortisation 99 101 (2) (2) 292 305 (13) (4) Operating profit 375 352 23 7 1,132 1,039 93 9 Capital expenditure 86 108 (22) (20) 280 311 (31) (10) Operating cash flow 450 284 166 58 1,014 922 92 10 ------------------- --- --- --- --- ----- --- --- ---

    (1) Net of other operating income

    Revenue
    Revenue decreased by 3%, in line with the previous quarter.

    Consumer revenue decreased by 3% with lower calls and lines revenue partially offset by growth in broadband, driven by an increasing contribution from fibre.

    In the quarter we added 122,000 retail broadband customers, representing 44% of the DSL and fibre broadband market net additions. We added 200,000 retail fibre broadband customers and have more than 1m customers, representing 16% of our retail broadband customer base. We added 21,000 BT Vision customers in the quarter and now have over 60,000 customers with a YouView box. BT Wi-fi minutes trebled year on year for the second quarter running and reached 3.9bn minutes, with the number of hotspots increasing by around 40% to 4.8m.

    Business revenue decreased by 3% with lower calls and lines revenue partially offset by growth in IT services. We provided our first major customer with BT Managed Compute, a cloud-based IT infrastructure platform.

    BT Enterprises revenue was flat, excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements, with growth in BT Expedite offset by decline in the other divisions.

    BT Ireland revenue increased by 5%, excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements, with growth across all areas of the business. Half of our retail broadband customers in Northern Ireland are now taking fibre which is helping to drive revenue growth. In the quarter, we were selected as the NI Direct strategic partner to develop and improve access to Northern Ireland government services.

    Operating results
    Net operating costs decreased by 6% primarily as a result of our cost transformation initiatives and reduced cost of sales associated with the lower revenue. EBITDA increased by 5% and with depreciation and amortisation decreasing by 2%, operating profit was up 7%.

    Capital expenditure decreased by 20%. Operating cash flow increased by 58% largely reflecting the timing of working capital including customer receipts.

    BT Wholesale

    Third quarter to 31 December Nine months to 31 December 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change BPSm BPSm BPSm % BPSm BPSm BPSm % Revenue 890 979 (89) (9) 2,674 2,965 (291) (10) - underlying excluding transit (3) (3) Net operating costs(1) 601 676 (75) (11) 1,805 2,050 (245) (12) EBITDA 289 303 (14) (5) 869 915 (46) (5) Depreciation & amortisation 149 149 - - 444 450 (6) (1) Operating profit 140 154 (14) (9) 425 465 (40) (9) Capital expenditure 52 82 (30) (37) 181 245 (64) (26) Operating cash flow 251 145 106 73 580 486 94 19 ------------------- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

    (1) Net of other operating income

    Revenue
    Underlying revenue excluding transit decreased by 3%, or 1% excluding ladder pricing, with growth in managed network services offset by the ongoing impact of broadband lines migrating to LLU. Revenue decreased by 9%, or 7% excluding ladder pricing, including a 67m decline in transit revenue driven by both lower volumes and mobile termination rate reductions.

    IP Exchange continues to grow with voice minutes in the quarter increasing by over 80%. We expect revenue from IP Exchange in BT Wholesale and BT Global Services to be around 100m this year. This quarter we have supported the launch of 4G services in the UK through increased backhaul capacity at key base station sites.

    Total order intake was around 400m compared with around 340m last year and has more than doubled in the nine months. We signed a new five-year contract with BSkyB to continue to provide wholesale voice services for their off-network fixed-line customers, in addition to a number of new contract wins.

    Operating results
    Net operating costs decreased by 11%, or 2% excluding transit costs primarily due to a reduction in labour costs. EBITDA decreased by 5%, or 1% excluding ladder pricing, and with depreciation and amortisation flat, operating profit declined by 9%, or 1% excluding ladder pricing.

    Capital expenditure decreased by 37% primarily due to lower spend on Ethernet, as a result of improvements in capacity management, and on Wholesale Broadband Connect. Operating cash flow increased by 73% principally due to the timing of customer receipts and lower capital expenditure.

    Openreach

    Third quarter to 31 December Nine months to 31 December 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change BPSm BPSm BPSm % BPSm BPSm BPSm % Revenue 1,274 1,300 (26) (2) 3,800 3,835 (35) (1) Net operating costs(1) 695 709 (14) (2) 2,086 2,139 (53) (2) EBITDA 579 591 (12) (2) 1,714 1,696 18 1 Depreciation & amortisation 244 236 8 3 731 700 31 4 Operating profit 335 355 (20) (6) 983 996 (13) (1) Capital expenditure 287 292 (5) (2) 851 796 55 7 Operating cash flow 365 304 61 20 820 831 (11) (1) ------------------- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

    (1) Net of other operating income

    Revenue
    The continued impact of regulatory price changes reduced revenue by around 50m. This was partially offset by growth in Ethernet and fibre resulting in a revenue decline of 2%.

    The physical line base grew by 48,000. The additional engineering resource we have recruited has helped to address the increase in provision lead times and repair activity resulting from one of the wettest years on record.

    Our fibre broadband is available to over 13m premises, an increase of around 1.3m in the quarter. We achieved around 250,000 fibre connections in the quarter, with around 1.25m homes and businesses now connected. Total DSL and fibre broadband net additions of 281,000 were 7% higher.

    In the quarter we won the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) regional bids to deploy fibre broadband in Cumbria, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire, Norfolk and Suffolk. We were also awarded preferred bidder status in Devon & Somerset and Wiltshire & South Gloucestershire, which we have since won. We connected the first BDUK customers in North Yorkshire, less than six months after signing the contract.

    Operating results
    Net operating costs reduced by 2%. This was a smaller decline than in the second quarter, reflecting the impact of the additional engineering resource we have recruited. EBITDA declined by 2% and with depreciation and amortisation increasing by 3%, reflecting the investment in fibre broadband and Ethernet, operating profit was down 6%.

    Capital expenditure was 2% lower in the quarter. Operating cash flow increased by 20% due to the timing of customer receipts.

    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

    Group income statement
    For the third quarter to 31 December 2012

    Before Specific specific items items Total BPSm BPSm BPSm ---- ---- ---- Revenue 4,510 (151) 4,359 Other operating income 107 - 107 Operating costs (3,775) 87 (3,688) Operating profit 842 (64) 778 Finance expense (169) (493) (662) Finance income 2 501 503 Net finance expense (167) 8 (159) Profit on disposal of associate - 9 9 Profit before tax 675 (47) 628 Tax (153) 9 (144) Profit for the period 522 (38) 484 Attributable to: Equity shareholders 522 (38) 484 Non-controlling interests - - - Earnings per share - basic 6.6p 6.2p - diluted 6.3p 5.9p --------- ---- ----

    Group income statement
    For the third quarter to 31 December 2011


    Before Specific specific items items Total BPSm BPSm BPSm ---- ---- ---- Revenue 4,774 - 4,774 Other operating income 93 - 93 Operating costs (4,077) (26) (4,103) Operating profit 790 (26) 764 Finance expense (169) (522) (691) Finance income 3 572 575 Net finance expense (166) 50 (116) Share of post tax profits of associates and joint ventures 4 - 4 Profit before tax 628 24 652 Tax (151) (9) (160) Profit for the period 477 15 492 Attributable to: Equity shareholders 476 15 491 Non-controlling interests 1 - 1 Earnings per share - basic 6.1p 6.3p - diluted 5.8p 6.0p --------- ---- ----

    Group income statement
    For the nine months to 31 December 2012

    Before Specific specific items items Total BPSm BPSm BPSm ---- ---- ---- Revenue 13,468 (236) 13,232 Other operating income 281 7 288 Operating costs (11,392) 28 (11,364) Operating profit 2,357 (201) 2,156 Finance expense (515) (1,480) (1,995) Finance income 10 1,504 1,514 Net finance expense (505) 24 (481) Share of post tax profits of associates and joint ventures 9 - 9 Profit on disposal of associate - 130 130 Profit before tax 1,861 (47) 1,814 Tax (422) 108 (314) Profit for the period 1,439 61 1,500 Attributable to: Equity shareholders 1,438 61 1,499 Non-controlling interests 1 - 1 Earnings per share - basic 18.4p 19.1p - diluted 17.5p 18.3p --------- ----- -----

    Group income statement
    For the nine months to 31 December 2011

    Before Specific specific items items Total BPSm BPSm BPSm ---- ---- ---- Revenue 14,432 (410) 14,022 Other operating income 290 (19) 271 Operating costs (12,493) 270 (12,223) Operating profit 2,229 (159) 2,070 Finance expense (515) (1,568) (2,083) Finance income 7 1,717 1,724 Net finance expense (508) 149 (359) Share of post tax profits of associates and joint ventures 10 - 10 Profit before tax 1,731 (10) 1,721 Tax (418) 69 (349) Profit for the period 1,313 59 1,372 Attributable to: Equity shareholders 1,311 59 1,370 Non-controlling interests 2 - 2 Earnings per share - basic 16.9p 17.7p - diluted 16.0p 16.7p --------- ----- -----

    Group cash flow statement
    For the third quarter and nine months to 31 December


    Third quarter Nine months to 31 December to 31 December 2012 2011 2012 2011 BPSm BPSm BPSm BPSm Profit before tax 628 652 1,814 1,721 Depreciation and amortisation 706 734 2,151 2,226 Net finance expense 159 116 481 359 Investments impairment charge - - 17 - (Profit) loss on disposal of subsidiary - - (7) 19 Associates and joint ventures - (4) (9) (10) Profit on disposal of associate (9) - (130) - Share-based payments 16 18 55 58 Decrease (increase) in working capital 320 88 (535) (374) Provisions, pensions and other non-cash movements (145) (17) (121) 106 Cash generated from operations 1,675 1,587 3,716 4,105 Tax paid (11) (163) (39) (228) Net cash inflow from operating activities 1,664 1,424 3,677 3,877 Cash flow from investing activities Interest received 3 1 8 3 Dividends received from associates and joint ventures - - 1 4 Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment 6 3 14 13 Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired - - (6) (5) Sale of subsidiaries, net of bank overdrafts - - 17 13 Acquisition of joint ventures - - (5) - Disposal of associates and joint ventures 113 - 270 7 Purchases of property, plant and equipment and software (592) (642) (1,880) (1,888) Sale of non-current asset investments - 1 1 1 Purchase of current financial assets (1,968) (2,609) (6,675) (6,327) Sale of current financial assets 1,557 1,948 5,513 4,984 Net cash used in investing activities (881) (1,298) (2,742) (3,195) Cash flow from financing activities Interest paid (213) (201) (560) (548) Equity dividends paid (4) (3) (449) (388) New borrowings - - 796 - Repayment of borrowings (3) (8) (308) (22) Repayment of finance lease liabilities - - (11) (2) Cash flows from derivatives related to net debt (6) 15 (6) 286 Net repayment of commercial paper (265) - (46) (69) Proceeds on issue of treasury shares 12 3 97 11 Repurchase of ordinary share capital (75) - (229) - Net cash used in financing activities (554) (194) (716) (732) Effect of exchange rate movements (2) (1) (9) - Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 227 (69) 210 (50) Cash and cash equivalents, net of bank overdrafts, at beginning of period 306 344 323 325 Cash and cash equivalents, net of bank overdrafts, at end of period 533 275 533 275 ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---

    Group balance sheet


    31 December 31 December 31 March 2012 2011 2012 BPSm BPSm BPSm ---- ---- ---- Non-current assets Intangible assets 2,926 3,189 3,127 Property, plant and equipment 14,158 14,426 14,388 Derivative financial instruments 861 1,112 886 Investments 46 63 68 Associates and joint ventures 29 151 153 Trade and other receivables 184 220 169 Deferred tax assets 1,255 1,382 626 19,459 20,543 19,417 Current assets Inventories 117 116 104 Trade and other receivables 2,946 3,655 3,307 Current tax receivable - - 139 Derivative financial instruments 76 77 137 Investments 1,675 1,342 513 Cash and cash equivalents 540 283 331 5,354 5,473 4,531 Current liabilities Loans and other borrowings 2,731 912 2,887 Derivative financial instruments 93 46 89 Trade and other payables 5,010 5,997 5,962 Current tax liabilities 277 423 66 Provisions 144 86 251 8,255 7,464 9,255 Total assets less current liabilities 16,558 18,552 14,693 Non-current liabilities Loans and other borrowings 7,999 9,075 7,599 Derivative financial instruments 917 819 757 Retirement benefit obligations 5,492 5,435 2,448 Other payables 871 881 875 Deferred tax liabilities 1,000 1,167 1,100 Provisions 507 852 606 16,786 18,229 13,385 Equity Ordinary shares 408 408 408 (Deficit) reserves (646) (95) 889 Total parent shareholders' (deficit) equity (238) 313 1,297 Non-controlling interests 10 10 11 Total (deficit) equity (228) 323 1,308 16,558 18,552 14,693 ------ ------ ------

    NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

    1 Basis of preparation and accounting policies

    These condensed consolidated financial statements ('the financial statements') comprise the financial results of BT Group plc for the quarters and nine months to 31 December 2012 and 31 December 2011 together with the audited balance sheet at 31 March 2012.

    Except as described below, the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies as set out in the financial statements for the year to 31 March 2012 and have been prepared under the historical cost convention as modified by the revaluation of financial assets and liabilities (including derivative financial instruments) at fair value.

    These financial statements do not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and have not been audited or reviewed by the independent auditors. Statutory accounts for the year to 31 March 2012 were approved by the Board of Directors on 9 May 2012, published on 25 May 2012 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified and did not contain any statement under Section 498 of the Companies Act 2006. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year to 31 March 2012.

    Government grants
    Our policy for the recognition of government grants was changed from 1 April 2012. Under the new policy, capital expenditure and operating costs are recognised 'net' of government grants receivable. The net presentation is considered a more appropriate policy than the previous 'gross' presentation as it better presents the incremental costs to the business. The new policy has been applied prospectively and comparative financial information has not been restated on the basis of the immaterial impact of grant funding on prior period financial information.

    Forward-looking statements - caution advised
    Certain statements in this results release are forward-looking and are made in reliance on the safe harbour provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, without limitation, those concerning: current and future years' outlook, including revenue trends, EBITDA and normalised free cash flow; the impact of regulation and regulatory decisions; our fibre roll-out programme; our group-wide restructuring; continuing cost transformation and efficiencies in our BT Global Services business; IP Exchange revenue; effective tax rate; and liquidity and funding.

    Although BT believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. Because these statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

    Factors that could cause differences between actual results and those implied by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: material adverse changes in economic conditions in the markets served by BT; future regulatory actions and conditions in BT's operating areas, including competition from others; selection by BT of the appropriate trading and marketing models for its products and services; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; technological innovations, including the cost of developing new products, networks and solutions and the need to increase expenditures for improving the quality of service; prolonged adverse weather conditions resulting in a material increase in overtime, staff or other costs; developments in the convergence of technologies; the anticipated benefits and advantages of new technologies, products and services, and demand for bundled services, not being realised; the timing of entry and profitability of BT in certain communications markets; significant changes in market shares for BT and its principal products and services; the underlying assumptions and estimates made in respect of major customer contracts proving unreliable; the aims of the group-wide, and BT Global Services restructuring programmes not being achieved; and general financial market conditions affecting BT's performance and ability to raise finance. BT undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    BT Group plc

    CONTACT: Press office: Ross Cook, 020 7356 5369; or Investor relations:
    Damien Maltarp, 020 7356 4909

    Web site: http://www.btplc.com/




    Digital Utilities Ventures (DUTV) Attains Current Status with OTC MarketsDisclosures to OTC Markets regarding TORQ Communications merger revised

    NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Utilities Ventures, Inc , an innovator in Internet Protocol video transport systems, is pleased to announce that the company has been granted Current Information Status by OTC Markets following the successful updating of financial and disclosure information pertinent to its recent merger with TORQ Communications. "We have spent a lot of time and resources keeping our current status during the last 12 months and now that all the year end accounting from our merger with TORQ is complete, we can finally move forward with building our business and showcasing to the market what our products can and will do in the IPTV and Telecommunication industries," stated Garry McHenry, CEO of Digital Utilities.

    DUTV Management also received approval this week from its auditors to release 2012 revenues from the TORQ merger, as well as forecasts for the combined businesses for 2013. "I am confident our investors and stockholders will be very pleased when we release our numbers next week. The revenue release will also coincide with other exciting partnership and managerial announcements that will be forthcoming in the coming weeks." concludes McHenry.

    About Digital Utilities Ventures, Inc - Digital Utilities Ventures is an intellectual property company and advanced technology incubator incorporated in the State of Delaware in June 2006. The Company was formed to utilize its innovative, Internet to TV and Cell Phone Communications System for the domestic and international Quad-Play/Convergence services market. The Company went public on March 26, 2009. Website: www.DUTV.US

    For further information contact:
    Garry McHenry
    President
    Digital Utilities Ventures, Inc
    Phone: 877-254-4195
    E-mail: gmchenry@gmail.com

    Safe Harbor Statement -In addition to historical information, this press release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include the intent, belief, or expectations of the Company and members of its management team with respect to the Company's future business operations and the assumptions upon which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to, failure to complete anticipated sales under negotiations, lack of revenue growth, client discontinuances, failure to realize improvements in performance, efficiency and profitability, and adverse developments with respect to litigation or increased litigation costs, the operation or performance of the Company's business units or the market price of its common stock. Additional factors that would cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated within this press release can also be found on the Company's website. The Company disclaims any responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.

    Digital Utilities Ventures, Inc

    Web site: http://www.dutv.us/




    Daisy Group plc Acquires The Net Crowd Limited

    MANCHESTER, England, February 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    Daisy Group plc [http://www.daisygroupplc.com ] (AIM: DAY), a leading provider of business communications, announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of The Net Crowd Limited ('NetCrowd') for an undisclosed consideration.

    NetCrowd [http://www.netcrowd.co.uk ] is an IT data specialist that provides 'white label' professional services, maintenance and installations to the UK channel. The business works with vendors including Cisco, Juniper Networks, HP and Microsoft to provide complex and specialist IT services [http://www.netcrowd.co.uk/services ], delivered through its highly qualified in-house engineering force.

    The Berkshire-based company has experienced rapid organic growth since its establishment in 2009 and its customer base is serviced by a UK-wide team of field engineers and ICT consultants, supported by a UK service desk.

    Following completion of the acquisition NetCrowd's existing successful senior management team will continue to run the business, reporting into Daisy's Wholesale division. They will continue to be led by Managing Director Trevor Rolls and Sales Director Steve Kirby, who have a wealth of experience in the IP data market, Trevor having previously established and managed Prime Business Solutions, the IP Telephony company he sold to 2e2 in 2004.

    The acquisition has been funded from the Group's existing borrowing facilities.

    Matthew Riley, Chief Executive Officer of Daisy, said:

    "As a fast-growing business with an experienced management team we believe this acquisition further enhances our service offering.

    "This deal provides a strong foundation for Daisy Group in the growing IP and data market, and is a great strategic fit for the evolution of the business.

    "The board believes this acquisition will drive further cross selling opportunities within our enlarged base while also providing Net Crowd's customers with direct access to the Group's full portfolio of products and services. [http://www.daisygroupplc.com/products-and-solutions ]"

    Notes to Editors:

    About Daisy Group plc

    Daisy Group plc (AIM: DAY) is a leading provider of unified communications to businesses.

    The Group provides unified communications across a product portfolio including data, mobile, systems, maintenance and voice, offering an end to end solution for all business communications needs.

    For more information on the Group please visit http://www.daisygroupplc.com

    Enquiries: Daisy Group plc Tel: +44(0)1282-607785 Katharine McNamara, Head of PR Liberum Capital Limited Tel: +44(0)20-3100-2000 Steve Pearce / Tom Fyson Redleaf Polhill Limited daisy@redleafpolhill.com Emma Kane / Rebecca Sanders-Hewett Tel: +44(0)20-7566-6720

    Daisy Group PLC



    Hybrid Paytech (Freeport Capital Inc) appoints OgilvyAction Montreal as their communications agency to suppport the roll out of their mobile payment solution

    MONTREAL, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Freeport Capital Inc. (CNSX:FAS) Following the collaboration of two technological leaders, Hybrid Paytech and Zebra Technologies Corporation in 2012, it was announced today that OgilvyAction Montreal has been appointed as the Agency to drive the communications for Hybrid's innovative mobile payment technology solution. This remit includes, but is not limited to the brand positioning; roll out into the digital arena, PR activation and more. Both companies are based in Montreal but share the common mandate of being global leaders in their respective fields. OgilvyAction will be calling on the power of their network to support in every appropriate discipline to ensure that this revolutionary technology maintains the success and accolade that it has already achieved.

    In response to the announcement Massimo Barone - Chairman FREEPORT CAPTIAL INC (CNSX:FAS) stated that he was "delighted by the partnership as Ogilvy is an expert in building brands that thinks globally and acts locally". In response Jean Louis Gusiew, Managing Director, OgilvyAction Montreal expressed how "he was exceptionally excited by the challenge, Hybrid a key player for mobile payment, a visionary company. This truly will be a great fit for both of us".

    About Freeport Capital
    First Equity Strategy LLC (DBA; Hybrid Paytech) is a subsidiary of Freeport Capital Inc. Based in Montreal, Canada; Hybrid Paytech is a technology leader in the mobile payment space for EMV, Credit and Pin Debit acceptance offering an Enterprise Ready Platform (ERP) enabling Processors and Acquirers with quick merchant adoption solutions. With a global footprint, Hybrid Paytech is an enabler of easily deployable payment systems for Smartphones, Tablets, PDA's focusing on encryption and authentication for merchants in the Fleet, Delivery, Logistics, Transit, Government, Hospitality and on the go Retail industries.

    About OgilvyAction
    OgilvyAction is the global brand activation network of The Ogilvy Group. With its 82 offices and 2000 people, OgilvyAction delivers a broad range of services including experiential marketing, shopper marketing, trade marketing and promotional services. Supporting each of these is a capability in field marketing, digital activation, retail design and analytics that builds brands by creating purchase behavior. The agency's client portfolio features Fortune 500 Blue Chip brands and some of the most innovative marketers around the world. OgilvyAction is part of the WPP Group, the world's largest communications services organizations (www.wpp.com.)

    www.ogilvyaction.com

    The Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy. This news release does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell any securities in the United States

    FREEPORT CAPITAL INC.

    CONTACT: Freeport Capital Inc. (CNSX:FAS)
    Mr. Michele Tasillo (514) 394 5200 mtasillo@hybridpaytech.com




    Win a Trip to Jamaica in the Carbonite Sync & Swim Facebook ContestAll-Inclusive Trip to Jamaica Celebrates Launch of New Carbonite Currents Syncing Application

    BOSTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While we'd all love to leave work behind on a beach getaway, that's not always possible. Thanks to Carbonite Currents -- Carbonite's new cloud file syncing, sharing and collaborating application -- you can stay connected while away from your desk and even from your beachside chaise lounge. To celebrate the launch of Carbonite Currents, Carbonite is giving one lucky winner the opportunity to "Sync & Swim" for five days and four nights in Jamaica, courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Sunset Beach Resort, Spa and Waterpark.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120124/NE40289LOGO )

    From February 1 to February 28, 2013, people can enter the contest by visiting Facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup, liking the page and completing the entry form. Entrants who share the contest on their Facebook or Twitter accounts will receive an additional entry.

    One randomly selected entry will win an all-inclusive trip for two to sunny Jamaica, plus a $1,000 Visa gift card from Carbonite. The winner and guest will fly courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board to the 430-room Sunset Beach Resort, Spa & Waterpark in Montego Bay. Here, the lucky pair can enjoy countless onsite activities - Pirates Paradise Waterpark, the Lime Away Spa, or one of the many buffets and restaurants. Two second prize winners will receive Google Nexus 7 16GB Wi-Fi tablets, which along with Currents, will ensure access to recent files while on the go.

    Easy access to files wherever you are, and the ability to share files from your phones, tablets and computers makes Currents the perfect travel companion. Before you leave for your next trip, imagine being able to:

    --  Work remotely from one device. Access all of your recent files from one
    device, regardless of where they were created or saved. Breeze through
    airport security by leaving your extra devices at home.
    --  Check in with co-workers while at the beach. Check to see if a file's
    been updated, quickly leave a comment on a file for collaborators, and
    access documents while away from your work computer or network, should
    something come up.
    --  Access your files without planning ahead. With Currents, you don't need
    to plan for which files you might need to work on while on vacation.
    Currents creates a recently used files list across all of your devices,
    meaning that you'll always have access to the files you've worked on in
    the past 30 days, no matter which device you are using.
    

    Carbonite Currents is available for free at Labs.Carbonite.com. The mobile app is available for Android devices via the Google Play Store and for iOS through the App store. To enter the Carbonite Sync & Swim sweepstakes, or for more information about the contest, please visit www.facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.

    About Carbonite

    Carbonite, Inc. , is a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small businesses. Subscribers in more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable and secure cloud backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's online backup solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up nearly 200 billion files, restored more than 7 billion files and currently backs up more than 300 million files each day. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com, twitter.com/carbonite, twitter.com/carbonitebiz, or facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.

    About Jamaica Tourist Board

    The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica's national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean's Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2012. Also in 2012, Jamaica earned the WTA's vote for the Caribbean's Leading Destination and Caribbean's Leading Cruise Destination for the sixth consecutive year. The destination has also received recognition as the World's Leading Honeymoon Destination. JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Dusseldorf, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Tokyo. For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB's Web site at www.visitjamaica.com, or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422).

    Media Contacts:

    Megan Wittenberger
    Carbonite
    media@carbonite.com
    617-421-5687

    Heather Gordon
    Finn Partners for Carbonite
    heather.gordon@finnpartners.com
    310-552-4123

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120124/NE40289LOGO Carbonite, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.carbonite.com/




    EXFO Names Wireless Sales Executive to Board of Directors

    QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. announced today the appointment of Randy Tornes to its Board of Directors.

    Mr. Tornes, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, has held a number of senior management positions with leading network equipment manufacturers such as Juniper Networks, Ericsson and Nortel Networks.

    Mr. Tornes is currently Head of Sales, AT&T at Juniper Networks and previously spent more than two years at Ericsson, also working with AT&T. He spent most of his career at Nortel Networks, culminating with the position of Vice-President of Sales, GSM Americas. Mr. Tornes also served as member of the Board of Governors at 3G Americas LLC. The appointment of Mr. Tornes raises the number of people on EXFO's Board of Directors to five, including four independent members.

    "Mr. Tornes brings a deep understanding of market, technologies and trends in the highly strategic wireless industry, along with a wealth of business relationships and first-hand knowledge of the best ways EXFO can accelerate its growth with tier-1 wireless operators as they transition from 3G to 4G/LTE networks," explained Germain Lamonde, EXFO's Chairman, President and CEO. "Consequently, I look forward to the strategic insight and business acumen he will provide to our Board as we continue to increase our presence in the global telecom test and service assurance industry."

    "I am delighted to join the Board of a dynamic company like EXFO that has a history of outgrowing the telecom market year-in and year-out," Randy Tornes said. "I view my role as a sounding board in helping EXFO map out global strategy and make rational business decisions, especially as it rapidly expands its wireless footprint."

    Mr. Tornes holds a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

    About EXFO
    Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks--from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com.

    EXFO INC.

    CONTACT: Vance Oliver
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (418) 683-0913, Ext. 23733
    vance.oliver@exfo.com




    Spare Backup Appoints John Harrison as Vice President of International OperationsMr. Harrison to spearhead global account management and marketing efforts

    MINDEN, Nev., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spare Backup, Inc. ("Spare Backup") (OTCQB: SPBU), a provider of data backup and security software for smartphones, tablets and PCs, which is carrier and manufacturer agnostic, announced today that it has appointed John Harrison to the newly created position of Vice President of International Operations. Mr. Harrison, who joins the company from his most recent position as International Sector Director for Lifestyle Services Group (LSG), the foremost provider of mobile services in the UK, will be responsible for managing and expanding Spare Backup's relationships with its current global distribution partners as well as establishing additional sales opportunities throughout the world with a focus on Europe.

    Mr. Harrison brings extensive industry experience to Spare Backup. In addition to his work at Lifestyle Services Group, where he managed LSG Companies in Turkey including their mobile service and warranty providers, Mr. Harrison has over 25 years of experience in sales and operations management. For 16 years of his career Mr. Harrison served at Marsh & McLennan; initially for Johnson & Higgins and latterly at Marsh Ltd, the UK subsidiary. During this time he was responsible for a number of accomplishments including the setting up of Marsh & McLennan's reinsurance operations in Brazil. Since 1999 Mr. Harrison has focused on affinity products and in 2002 he was named CEO of the UK Affinity practice of Marsh Ltd. For the next 2 years he was responsible for a major change program that transformed the business focus and led to Marsh Ltd becoming the largest UK provider of independent services to the mobile and warranty sectors.

    As part of Marsh's European Affinity Practice he won major accounts for mobile phone networks, retailers and MVNOs throughout the world including in Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia and the UK. He was also involved in successful launches in Australia and New Zealand.

    Mr Harrison will report directly to the CEO and will initially operate out of Europe where he will lead the efforts of the company's recent launch in Turkey. He will also work closely with Spare Backup's distribution partners in the UK to expand current business relationships.

    Cery Perle, CEO of Spare Backup, Inc., commented, "We are very pleased to welcome John to our team at Spare Backup. His wealth of experience in delivering sales and building relationships in some of the key market areas where we have been focusing our efforts will be of great value to us as we look to capitalize on our extensive distribution base. Having John based in Europe will enable us to be more responsive to our current and future partners in Turkey and the UK, which we believe will help us accelerate our sales growth. Additionally, it will enable me to focus on establishing a stronger footprint in the 'Americas' as we believe our 'Mobile Telco' model that we have established in Turkey, can be replicated in areas like Central and South America. The diversification of my role will help Spare achieve faster growth in all of our vertical channels with the addition of John."

    About Spare Backup, Inc.

    Spare Backup, Inc. is a leading provider of data backup and security software for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Spare Backup's software enables consumers and small to medium sized businesses to easily protect valuable computer and mobile data quickly, automatically and cost-effectively.

    Spare Backup software intelligently selects, secures and stores personal and business content on a continuous basis or according to the schedule of the user's choice. It also allows for the integration of that content across various devices and provides enhanced security features to protect valuable data on any lost or stolen devices. Spare Backup software is the first totally automated cloud-based backup service that is distributed on a stand-alone or private label basis through major retail and warranty service partners in North America and Europe.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking information made on the company's behalf. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address the company's expectations of sources of capital or which express the company's expectation for the future with respect to financial performance or operating strategies can be identified as forward-looking statements. Such statements made by the company are based on knowledge of the environment in which it operates, but because of the possibility of unknown factors, as well as other factors beyond the control of the company, actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement. An investment in our common stock involves a significant degree of risk. You should not invest in our common stock unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. You should consider carefully all risk factors and other information in our annual report and quarterly filings before deciding to invest in our common stock. If any of the following risks and uncertainties develops into actual events, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected and you could lose your entire investment in our company.

    Forward Looking Statements:

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the outlook of the Company's business and results of operations. By nature, these risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Generally speaking, any statements using terms such as "will," "expect," "anticipate," or "may," or which otherwise predict or address future results or events, are likely to contain forward-looking statements. It is important to note that actual results may differ materially from what is indicated in any forward-looking statement.

    Readers should consider any forward-looking statements in light of factors that could cause actual results to vary. These factors are described in Spare Backups filings with the SEC, and readers should refer to those filings, including Risk Factors described in those filings, in connection with any forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    CONTACT: Spare Backup, Inc. Ascendant Partners at IR@spbu.com

    Spare Backup, Inc.



    MDH Radiology Selects Sectra for Nationwide Telemammography Solution

    SHELTON, Connecticut, February 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    MDH Radiology, through its unique and comprehensive delivery model, will utilize Sectra Breast Imaging PACS to provide remote reading of mammograms to its customers according to a recently signed agreement with the international medical imaging IT company,Sectra [http://www.sectra.com/medical ] (STO: SECT B).

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/537255 )

    The agreement also includes integrated breast density software provided by Volpara(TM), digital reporting software and Breast Cancer Risk profiles by PenRad(TM) and Merge Healthcare's CADstream(TM) for breast MRI readings. Via a multi-tiered service offering, MDH Radiology will assist healthcare providers to bridge the gap in their existing breast imaging and biopsy services.

    "It is time for all women to have access to consistent, high-quality breast care regardless of their geographic region," says MDH Radiology Founder and President, Dr. Hurvitz. "There is a disparity in access to critical screening and diagnostic services in many areas of the country that is unacceptable. My mission is to connect women everywhere with the outstanding quality of care they deserve when it comes to their breast health."

    Sectra Breast Imaging PACS is a web-based, multi-modality system featuring advanced diagnostic tools, including integrated CAD, breast density assessment, and reporting, that offers a single-system reading environment for mammographers. All digital breast images, even breast tomosynthesis, regardless of modality vendor, are automatically displayed in the same size with correct orientation and alignment, facilitating comparison of current and prior images.

    About Sectra

    With more than 20 years in the business, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women's health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,400 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 70 million radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images. Sectra's systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East. For more information, visit http://www.sectra.com

    About MDH Radiology

    In response to a growing demand for high quality, technology-forward access to breast health, internationally renowned radiologist Monica Denisse Hurvitz has founded MDH Radiology. The new company provides state-of-the-art, concierge-style breast imaging interpretation and breast biopsy services nationwide bridging the access gap and raising the quality bar in women's breast health. For more information, visit http://www.mdhradiology.com

    Contact: Andrea Sowitch, Director of Marketing Sectra North America E-mail: Andrea.Sowitch@sectra.com Phone: +1-203-925-0899 ext 268 http://www.sectra.com/medical [http://www.futureproofpacs.com ]

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    NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson To Present At The Stifel Nicolaus Technology Conference

    SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NetSuite Inc. , the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that NetSuite CEO, Zach Nelson, will present at the Stifel Nicolaus Technology Conference at 2:05 p.m. PST on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, CA.

    An audio webcast of the presentations will be available on NetSuite's Investor Relations Web site at www.netsuite.com/investors.

    About NetSuite
    NetSuite Inc. is the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suites. In addition to financials/ERP software suites, NetSuite offers a broad suite of applications, including accounting, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Professional Services Automation (PSA) and eCommerce that enable companies to manage most of their core business operations in its single integrated suite. NetSuite's "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.

    For more information about NetSuite, please visit www.netsuite.com.

    Follow NetSuite's Cloud blog, NetSuite's Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handles for real-time updates.

    NOTE: NetSuite and the NetSuite logo are service marks of NetSuite Inc.

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    CONTACT: Carolyn Bass,Investor Relations, Market Street Partners,
    +1-415-445-3232, ir@netsuite.com; Mei Li, Media Contact, NetSuite Inc.,
    +1-650-627-1063, meili@netsuite.com

    Web site: http://www.netsuite.com/




    Global Payments Announces Second Quarter Dividend

    ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Payments Inc. , a leader in electronic transaction payment processing, announced today that its board of directors approved fiscal 2013 second quarter dividend of $0.02 per common share payable February 28, 2013 to shareholders of record as of February 15, 2013.

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    Global Payments Inc. is a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services for merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-national corporations located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Global Payments, a Fortune 1000 company, offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery including electronic check services, as well as terminal management. Visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com for more information about the company and its services.

    Investor contacts:
    investor.relations@globalpay.com
    Jane Elliott, 770-829-8234
    Kay Sharpton, 770-829-8870

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    Web site: http://www.globalpaymentsinc.com/




    DNA Dynamics, Inc looks to a strong revenue stream in 2013'Work for Hire' replaces own IP work as a 500:1 reverse stock split is announced

    LEAMINGTON SPA, U.K., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA Dynamics, Inc (OTCPINK: DNADD) announces a new strategy for 2013 and focuses on building a strong revenue streams in the Games market. On 31(st) January 2013, The Company enacted a 500:1 reverse split of its common stock, signaling a new era for the company as it concentrates on the lucrative 'work for hire' space, rather than exclusively creating its own IP.

    Commenting on the move, David Lovatt, Chief Operating Officer for DNA Dynamics, stated that, "In 2011 and 2012, the Company had moderate success with its titles Warheads, Legacy & The Naked Gun and achieved some critical acclaim for the work it had created. However, with a limited marketing budget available, it has been an uphill struggle to get them into the mass market. The DTC Chill, announced at the end of 2012, removed any option the company had to raise the capital required to market these games effectively throughout 2013. The result being, we have shelved any plans we had to release new titles and have exited the contracts we had for existing, own IP games."

    The Company's CEO, Ed Blincoe, had been establishing relationships with third parties over the final quarter of 2012 and believes that the Company is in a very strong position to work with some major studios on their IPs and assist them in bringing them to market.

    In November 2012, the Company announced that it had sold its interest in the previously announced Sports game to a third party. This included removing an estimated $250,000 of current and expected liabilities from the balance sheet. Furthermore, the Company maintains a revenue share in the future success of the title upon its release.

    About DNA Dynamics, Inc.
    Headquartered in Leamington Spa in the United Kingdom, DNA Dynamics is a worldwide developer and publisher of graphically rich, interactive entertainment currently delivered on iOS(R), Android(TM), Apple Mac(R) and PC.

    For more information please email info@dnadynamics.net

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management's view of DNA Dynamics, Inc.'s future expectations, plans and prospects. In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," or "may," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Any statements made in this news release other than those of historical fact, about an action, event or development, are forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the results of DNA Dynamics, its subsidiaries and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. Unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on DNA Dynamics' future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. DNA Dynamics cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, DNA Dynamics undertakes no obligation to update these statements after the date of this release, except as required by law, and also takes no obligation to update or correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid for by DNA Dynamics.

    DNA Dynamics, Inc.
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