NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that the trading of YY Inc., (Nasdaq:YY) ("YY") commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on November 21, 2012.
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YY is an innovative social communication platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY gives users the opportunity to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities, including online games, karaoke, music concerts, education, live shows and conference calls. Based in China, YY launched its core product in 2008; by September 2012 YY had attracted 400.5 million registered users.
"YY's platforms provide users with a multitude of innovative ways to interact and connect every day, whether it be for work, education or fun," said Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "NASDAQ is excited to welcome YY Inc. to the NASDAQ family and looks forward to supporting their success as a listed company."
By listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market, YY Inc. joins some of the world's most progressive and innovative companies. NASDAQ is home to 76 percent of information technology companies listed on U.S. markets, including Electronic Arts Inc., Changyou (CYOU) and Take-Two (TTWO).
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