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Symphony Teleca is a privately held company, wholly owned by Symphony Technology Group , which supplies software services to the mobile communications industry. As of 2013, the company has 6000+ employees in 35 countries with the largest number of employees in India spread across many locations - Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon and Chennai. On January 22nd, 2015, HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated , the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group, announced that it has signed an agreement with Symphony Technology Group to acquire Symphony Teleca. The deal is valued at about $780 Million US dollars and is pending subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed by the end of HARMAN’s 2015 fiscal year. Wikipedia.

Teleca | Date: 2011-05-17

Operating software for embedded devices; computer firmware for operating system programs for original equipment manufacturers; pre-recorded media featuring software for data processing; aforementioned goods not including receiver or transmitter modules or any such goods for use in receiver or transmitter modules. Telecommunications services, namely, providing access to the internet; consultation in the field of satellite transmission and telecommunication services; communications services by telephone and mobile phone; consultation in the field of data communication; providing services related to access to telecommunications networks; providing broadband communication services; services related to data communication, namely, providing access to the internet; computer aided transmission of messages, transmission of text, images and sound; telecommunication services related to digital transmission and sending using the Internet; voice over Internet Protocol -communication services (IP); telecommunication services using a portal to obtain or transmit information; communication by transmission of messages using computer terminals; continuous transmission of film data and programmers using computer networks; transmission of messages using electronic media; transmission of video film using electronic media; telecommunication services featuring electronic mail; providing user access to the computer networks/the Internet; transmission and/or sending of information from computer data bases using the telephone network; services related to the transmission of telegrams, messages, sound and images. Computer software consultancy in the field of embedded devices; design and development of software and firmware systems; none of aforementioned services being in relation to receiver or transmitter modules.

Looks like another small acquisition to continue the consolidation among mobile internet solutions providers: the Swedish mobile services provider Teleca has bought UK-based SurfKitchen to capitalise on what it says is a growing opportunity in mobile-operator-run app stores. The value of the deal was not disclosed. The acquisition will help Teleca offer a more complete end-to-end service to mobile operators and vendors. Teleca, based in Malmo, Sweden, today has around 2,000 employees, and according to its CTO Andrew Till, has built a business primarily integrating mobile solutions for device makers, platform vendors and chipmakers. One example is a recent deal to add an Android radio interface layer to chipsets designed by Icera, and another to add PC-back up functionality to an unnamed Android-based tablet. Teleca also counts content providers like ABC (NYSE: DIS) News as customers for its mobile apps business, which it launched in 2009: Teleca helped the news organisation develop its iPad app, which Till says now is installed in some 25 percent of all devices in the U.S. Meanwhile, SurfKitchen has primarily worked with mobile operators on their internet and apps initiatives, such as the web2go service run by T-Mobile (pictured). The company is quite small — only 55 employees — and Till says the acquisition will mean that SurfKitchen will be able to take on bigger projects for operators, using Teleca’s team of engineers to execute the work. “For operators that want to accelerate development of app stores, SurfKitchen can now offer a lot more resources for testing and content management,” he told mocoNews. Michel Quazza, SurfKitchen’s chairman and CEO, is expected to remain with the company, along with other members of the management team. Operator-run app stores are still in their early stages of development, and have so far been eclipsed by the bigger and more popular storefronts from the likes of Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG), but there is still a big opportunity out there, when you consider that smartphone penetration is only around 300-350 million units today, compared to the billions of mobile and other wireless devices overall. “The majority of the market is still not being served,” notes Till. “And still a lot of users looking for access to content.” One area he thinks is still vastly untapped are niche app stores for new connected devices, such as automobiles. Full release here.

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The Open Handset Alliance, which is responsible for the Android operating system, announced 14 new members today, and received commitments by handset makers, like Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) and Huawei, to deploy Android-based phones. The new members are: AKM Semiconductor, ARM, ASUSTek Computer, Atheros Communications, Borqs, Ericsson, Garmin International, Huawei Technologies, Omron Software Co. Ltd, Softbank Mobile, Sony Ericsson, Teleca AB, Toshiba and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD). In total the organization, formed by Google (NSDQ: GOOG), has a total of 47 members. Release. By becoming a member, the Open Handset Alliance says the companies are committing to deploying Android devices, and contributing code back into the project, or supporting the ecosystem, but it will be interesting to see which companies are the most aggressive. In the release, Sony Ericsson confirmed its intention to develop a handset based on the Android platform. Rikko Sakaguchi, CVP and head of Creation and Development of Sony Ericsson, said: “We believe Sony Ericsson can bring a wealth of experience in making consumer focused multimedia handsets with new user experience to the Alliance drawing on the successes of the Walkman and Cyber-shot sub-brands.” Li Jilin, VP of Huawei Communications, also announced its intentions to bringing an Android device to market. “By participating in the Open Handset Alliance and adopting the Android platform, Huawei enhances its handset strategy for worldwide markets….Huawei is committed to deploy Android devices toward 2009. ” After being a little bit late to the game, it seems the Android community is becoming as vibrant as the LiMo Foundation, which supports Linux mobile OS’s. According to the LiMo Foundation’s Web site, it has 51 members, including a lot of overlapping members from Android. Nokia (NYSE: NOK), which recently closed the acquisition of Symbian, is also working quickly on turning its operating system into open source. Likely, companies will hedge their bets by working with all three until one or two pulls away from the pack.

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With the announcement on Tuesday of the formation of the Symbian Foundation, the forces of mobile open source appear to be congregating into two major camps: the Symbian Foundation and the Open Handset Alliance, which is developing Google's Android, a rival mobile platform. Below we compare the membership, licensing and timescales of both the Symbian Foundation (SF) and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). SF: While Nokia currently owns the majority of shares in Symbian, 48 percent, the handset giant has pledged to open source Symbian software. Subject to the approval by competition authorities of Nokia's purchase of the remainder of Symbian's shares, the foundation said it would be up and running by 2009. Nokia will develop the Symbian platform through the SF conglomerate of organisations. OHA: OHA announced late last year that it would develop the Android platform. Android, originally a start-up mobile-phone-software company, was purchased by Google in 2005. Google announced that it would open source Android under the aegis of OHA. Currently developing the Android platform, OHA is comprised of mobile operators, semiconductor companies, handset manufacturers, software companies and commercialisation companies. Some companies have given intellectual property to OHA that will be released under the open-source Apache License version 2. Some are making sure their chipsets support the platform. Handset manufacturers and mobile operators are working to develop handsets based on the platform, while commercialisation partners are working on Android services models, as well as developing some of the Android software. SF: The member companies of SF will be: AT&T, Broadcom, Digia, EA Mobile, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Freescale, LG, Motorola, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Symbian, T-Mobile, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Plusmo, Teleca, Texas Instruments, Vodafone, Wipro and STMicroelectronics. OHA: OHA has a larger membership than SF. The mobile operators in OHA are: China Mobile Communications Corporation, KDDI Corporation, NTT DoCoMo, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Telecom Italia/Telefonica. Semiconductor companies involved in OHA are: Audience, Broadcom, Intel, Marvell Semiconductor, Nvidia Corporation, Qualcomm, SiRF Technology, Synaptics and Texas Instruments. The handset manufacturers in OHA are: HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung. The software companies involved in OHA are: Ascender, eBay, Esmertec, Google, LivingImage, LiveWire Mobile, Nuance Communications, PacketVideo, SkyPop and Sonivox. The commercialisation companies in OHA are: Aplix, Noser, The Astonishing Tribe and Wind River. Crossover: Some organisations have decided to develop on both platforms, and so have membership of both organisations. Companies that have membership of both OHA and SF are: LG, Motorola, NTT DoCoMo, Samsung, T-Mobile and Texas Instruments. While SF will use the Eclipse Public License version 1.0, OHA will use the Apache License version 2.0. The Eclipse licensing agreement will enable developers and organisations to build on Symbian source code and distribute that code. Software patents can be applied for and enforced under the licensing agreement. Under the agreement, organisations accept liability for any infringement of patents that may occur in the code under their control. In contrast, the Apache licensing agreement is less tolerant of software patents. Signatories of Apache version 2.0 agree to exceptions to the irrevocable nature of software patents granted under the licence. Apart from that major difference, Apache allows developers and organisations to build on Android source code and distribute that code, so long as any code modifications are clearly attributed, in a similar way to Eclipse. SF: According to Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of Motorola, SF will launch in the first half of 2009. "We expect to launch the Symbian Foundation with all assets made available to members," he said. The first complete SF release can be expected during 2010, including handsets and software. Devices up to this point will continue to be developed using Symbian, Series 60 and UIQ, available from the foundation royalty-free. The reason that SF is expected to take shape in early 2009 is that Nokia's intended full acquisition of Symbian will come about in the fourth quarter of this year — a development that is subject to regulatory approval. According to Kai Öistämö, Nokia's head of devices, the first handsets bearing the new platform will appear in 2010, around the same time that the platform is fully open-sourced. OHA: This timeline puts SF somewhat behind OHA. T-Mobile has repeatedly promised that Android-powered handsets will be available by the end of 2008. In February, T-Mobile chief executive Hamid Akhavan said the company plans to ship an Android phone late in 2008. T-Mobile confirmed at the beginning of June that its Android-based phone is still on track to arrive in the fourth quarter. Android software overseen by Google will appear in the first Android phones, but Android software overseen by partner Wind River will appear in later models, expected in the first quarter of 2009. Subject to regulatory approval of Nokia's plans to acquire Symbian, the battle between SF and OHA could shape up to be the biggest mobile prizefight of the next decade. Any battle that pits the world's largest mobile manufacturer against the world's most powerful search company should have interesting repercussions. ZDNet.co.uk's Matt Loney and David Meyer, and CNET News.com's Stephen Shankland, contributed to this article.

Toropov A.A.,Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri | Toropova A.P.,Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri | Martyanov S.E.,Teleca | Benfenati E.,Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri | And 3 more authors.
Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems

Optimal descriptors calculated with simplified molecular input line entry system (SMILES), hydrogen-suppressed molecular graph (HSG), hydrogen-filled molecular graph (HFG), and graph of atomic orbitals (GAO) have been studied as a basis to build up models for mutagenicity of polyaromatic amines. The optimal descriptors are calculated with correlation weights of the molecular fragments. In the case of the molecular graph, chemical elements (C, N, O, etc.) or their electronic structure (1s2, 2p3, 3d10, etc.) together with their Morgan vertex degrees are the basis for calculation of the descriptor. In the case of SMILES, chemical elements (C, O, N, etc.) together with presence of cycles (1, 2, 3, etc.), cis-, trans- isomerism ('\' and '/') and other are the basis for calculation of the descriptor. In both these cases, descriptors are a mathematical function of the correlation weights of the above-mentioned molecular features. The correlation weights are calculated by the Monte Carlo optimization (the target function is the correlation coefficient between experimental and predicted endpoint values). SMILES-based optimal descriptors have shown the preferable predictive ability. The CORAL software (http://www.insilico.eu/coral/) was used to build up models of the mutagenic potential as the function of the molecular structure. Analysis of three probes of the Monte Carlo optimization with six random splits has shown there are three kinds of the molecular features encoded by SMILES attributes: promoters of increase/decrease of mutagenic potential and ones without defined role. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. Source

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