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Quarterly Report

Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our business, product and marketing strategies; new service offerings; revenue growth at QVC, Inc. ("QVC"); the recoverability of our goodwill and other long-lived assets; our projected sources and uses of cash; and the anticipated non-material impact of certain contingent liabilities related to legal and tax proceedings and other matters arising in the ordinary course of business. Where, in any forward-looking statement, we express an expectation or belief as to future results or events, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that the expectation or belief will result or be achieved or accomplished. The following include some but not all of the factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated:
• customer demand for our products and services and our ability to adapt to changes in demand;

• competitor responses to our products and services;

• the levels of online traffic to our businesses' websites and our ability to convert visitors into customers or contributors;

• uncertainties inherent in the development and integration of new business lines and business strategies;

• our future financial performance, including availability, terms and deployment of capital;

• our ability to successfully integrate and recognize anticipated efficiencies and benefits from the businesses we acquire;

• the ability of suppliers and vendors to deliver products, equipment, software and services;

• the outcome of any pending or threatened litigation;

• availability of qualified personnel;

• changes in, or failure or inability to comply with, government regulations, including, without limitation, regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, and adverse outcomes from regulatory proceedings;

• changes in the nature of key strategic relationships with partners, distributors, suppliers and vendors;

• general economic and business conditions and industry trends;

• consumer spending levels, including the availability and amount of individual consumer debt;

• advertising spending levels;

• changes in distribution and viewing of television programming, including the expanded deployment of personal video recorders, video on demand and IP television and their impact on home shopping programs;

• increased digital TV penetration and the impact on channel positioning of our networks;

• rapid technological changes;

• if we fail to protect the security of personal information about our customers we could be subject to costly government enforcement actions or private litigation and our reputation could suffer;

• the regulatory and competitive environment of the industries in which we operate;

• threatened terrorist attacks and ongoing military action in the Middle East and other parts of the world; and

• fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and political unrest in international markets.

For additional risk factors, please see Part I, Item 1 of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. These forward-looking statements and such risks, uncertainties and other factors speak only as of

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the date of this Quarterly Report, and we expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein, to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto, or any other change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
The following discussion and analysis provides information concerning our results of operations and financial condition. This discussion should be read in conjunction with our accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.
We own controlling and non-controlling interests in a broad range of video and on-line commerce companies. Our largest business, which is also our principal reportable segment, is QVC, Inc. ("QVC"). QVC markets and sells a wide variety of consumer products in the United States and several foreign countries, primarily by means of its televised shopping programs and via the Internet through its domestic and international websites and mobile applications. We also own a controlling interest in TripAdvisor, Inc. ("TripAdvisor"), a separate reportable segment, which is an online travel company that empowers users to plan and maximize their travel experience by aggregating reviews and opinions of members about destinations, accommodations, restaurants and activities throughout the world. Additionally, we own entire or majority interests in consolidated subsidiaries which operate on-line commerce businesses in a broad range of retail categories. The more significant of these include, Inc. ("Backcountry"),, LLC ("Bodybuilding"), Celebrate Interactive Holdings, LLC ("Celebrate"), Provide Commerce, Inc. ("Provide") and CommerceHub. Backcountry operates websites offering sports gear and clothing for outdoor and active individuals in a variety of categories. Bodybuilding manages websites related to sports nutrition, body building and fitness. Celebrate operates websites that offer costumes, accessories, dιcor, party supplies and invitations. Provide operates an e-commerce marketplace of websites for perishable goods, including flowers, fruits and desserts, as well as upscale personalized gifts. CommerceHub operates a a drop-ship solution which allows different software systems from both sides of the transaction to more easily access the data necessary to fulfill orders.
Our "Corporate and Other" category includes our corporate ownership interests in other unconsolidated businesses and corporate expenses. We hold ownership interests in Expedia, Inc., HSN, Inc., Interval Leisure Group, Inc. and, Inc. which we account for as equity method investments; and we continue to maintain investments and related financial instruments in public companies such as Time Warner Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and AOL, Inc., which are accounted for at their respective fair market values and are included in "Corporate and Other."
On August 9, 2012, Liberty completed the approved recapitalization of its common stock through the creation of the Liberty Interactive common stock and Liberty Ventures common stock as tracking stocks. In the recapitalization, each holder of Liberty Interactive Corporation common stock remained a holder of the same amount and series of Liberty Interactive common stock and received 0.05 of a share of the corresponding series of Liberty Ventures common stock, by means of a dividend, with cash issued in lieu of fractional shares of Liberty Ventures common stock.
The term "Ventures Group" does not represent a separate legal entity, rather it represents those businesses, assets and liabilities that have been attributed to that group. The Ventures Group is comprised primarily of our consolidated subsidiary TripAdvisor and interests in Expedia, Inc., Interval Leisure Group, Inc.,, Inc., investments in Time Warner Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and AOL, Inc., as well as cash in the amount of approximately $857 million (at June 30, 2013). The Ventures Group also has attributed to it certain liabilities related to our Exchangeable Debentures and certain deferred tax liabilities. The Ventures Group is primarily focused on the maximization of the value of these investments and investing in new business opportunities. The term "Interactive Group" does not represent a separate legal entity, rather it represents those businesses, assets and liabilities that have been attributed to that group. The Interactive Group is primarily focused on our video and e-commerce operating businesses and has attributed to it the remainder of our businesses and assets, including our operating subsidiaries QVC, Provide, Backcountry, Bodybuilding, Celebrate and CommerceHub as well as our interest in HSN, Inc. and cash of approximately $591 million (at June 30, 2013), including subsidiary cash. The Interactive Group has attributed to it liabilities that reside with QVC and the other entities listed as well as our outstanding senior notes and certain deferred tax liabilities.

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