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2008-12-16 02:01:00

HELSINKI and STOCKHOLM, December 16 /PRNewswire/ -- - Flander and Endevo Join Forces to Drive Software Based Innovation for Nordic Industry Software testing and development company Flander today announced that it has acquired Endevo, the Swedish expert company in Quality Assurance and Software Development. The combined company will become the Nordic leader in Quality Assurance and one of the leading development companies for embedded SW systems. Endevo has 80 professionals...

2008-12-15 07:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CCID Consulting, China's leading research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the first Chinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: HK08235), recently released its article on China's smart phone market in 2008Q3. CCID Consulting's data shows that the sales volume of China's smart phone market in 2008Q3 reached 7.474 million sets, up 0.6% over 2008Q2; the sales revenue in 2008Q3 reached 18.17 billion...

2008-12-02 05:19:00

ESPOO, Finland, December 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced that it has completed its offer to acquire Symbian Limited. All conditions to Nokia's offer to acquire Symbian Limited have been satisfied and it has received valid acceptance of greater than 99.9% of the total Symbian shares that Nokia did not already own. Symbian is the software company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the market-leading open operating system for mobile devices. The closing...

2008-12-02 05:12:00

LONDON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Plans for the Symbian Foundation and the evolution of Symbian OS(TM) as the leading, open platform for mobile innovation moved closer to reality today, as Nokia announced that it had completed its offer to acquire Symbian Limited. "This is welcome news for all of us who are committed to the success of the Symbian Foundation and its platform," said Pierre Garnier, vice president and general manager, Baseband Business Unit, Texas Instruments, on behalf...

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2008-12-01 15:40:00

The world's top mobile phone maker is widely expected to unveil new high-end phones and announce its push into Internet services this Tuesday during an industry event in Barcelona, Spain. Although the company is still the world leader in the smartphone market, its year-over-year sales were down during the third quarter as Nokia lost market share to Research in Motion (RIM) and Apple. "I'm sure there will be a few new phones shown on Tuesday and Wednesday, something in the smartphone and...

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2008-10-23 09:05:00

Nokia hopes to regain market share by giving away the Symbian technology that is used in its high-end mobile phones in an attempt to encourage Internet developers to build innovative applications on the platform.  In June, Nokia bought out its partners in Symbian in order to make the platform available, without charge, to developers. The price tag was $410.  Nokia has sold more than 180 million Smartphones with Symbian technology with the platform's most successful interface,...

2008-10-23 09:00:20

MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Business Media Limited (UBM), a leading global media and marketing services company, today announced that David Levin, Chief Executive Officer, will speak at the Future of Media Business Conference in New York City on October 28 (http://www.fobmconference.com/). Levin will participate on a panel entitled "The Internationalization of Business Media Companies" with William Pollak, CEO, Incisive Media North America and Graham Earnshaw,...

2008-09-03 06:00:06

Samsung Electronics accepted Nokia's offer to buy out its stake in Symbian, a software firm, giving Nokia agreements from all Symbian shareholders to sell their shares, Nokia announced. Nokia said in June that it would spend $410 million to buy out other shareholders of Symbian, a maker of smartphone software based in Britain, and make its software royalty-free to other phone makers in response to new rivals like Google. Originally published by Reuters. (c) 2008 International Herald...

2008-06-25 12:00:29

Few companies have the heft to take on Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), and Microsoft (MSFT) -- much less all three at the same time. But Nokia (NOK), the world's largest handset maker, made it clear on June 24 that it does not intend to cede its ground in mobile-phone software to gate-crashing U.S. tech giants. The Finnish company announced a plan to buy the 52.1% of shares it doesn't already own in London-based Symbian, the leading maker of operating system software for advanced mobile...

2008-06-25 06:02:07

Mobile phone giant Nokia has announced plans to acquire all the remaining shares of UK-based software firm Symbian for 264m euros ($410.5m). It already owns approximately 48% of the company. Nokia said it has received irrevocable undertakings from Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Ericsson, Panasonic Mobile, and Siemens International to accept the offer, representing approximately 91% of the Symbian shares. It said it also expects Samsung to accept the offer. Symbian, which was...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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