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Lindows.com Clicky Awards to Give Away More than $50,000 to Linux Program Creators
SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- In an effort to honor and recognize the creators of hundreds of high-quality, Linux-based applications, Lindows.com announces the Clicky Awards (www.lindows.com/nominations). The Clicky Awards will recognize a total of 18 different programs giving away more than $50,000 of award money to developers or groups of developers that have done the most to further the availability of high-quality consumer software on the Linux Desktop. Users of Linux applications are encouraged to support their favorite Linux program by visiting www.lindows.com/nomination.
SMS.ac Unveils Additions to Record-Setting Wireless Site
SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- After recently shattering the world record for largest and fastest product launch in history (www.sms.ac/history), SMS.ac, Inc. today officially unveiled new enhancements to its wireless Website that are designed to escalate SMS use among its more than 6 million registered members, while also generating revenue for the Company. Michael Pousti, chairman and chief executive officer of SMS.ac (www.sms.ac), says the site additions are simply a matter of meeting consumer demand.
Gunnebo Acquires Danish RIVA Systems
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gunnebo, the global security company, today acquired, through its subsidiary Rosengrens-Seifert A/S, RIVA Systems Denmark A/S, which has an annual turnover of some MDKK 22 (MEUR 2.8).
Securitas: Acquisitions in Hungary and Poland
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Securitas has acquired Koetter Security Hungaria KFT with 455 employees and annual sales of MHUF 920 (MSEK 35) in security services (50%) and cash handling services (50%). The purchase price amounts to MHUF 340 (MSEK 13) which gives a goodwill of MHUF 276 (MSEK 10) to be amortized over 5 years.
Carnegie: Invitation to Teleconference; Carnegie's Second Quarter Results, 2002
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Carnegie plans to announce its second quarter financial results for 2002 on Wednesday, July 17, 2002, in a press release issued at 3:00 p.m. (CET), (GMT 1). The press release will be available at www.carnegie.se/ir.CEO Lars Bertmar and CFO Mats Olof Ljungkvist will comment on the second quarter results during a teleconference starting at 4:00 p.m. (CET). In order to participate, please call 44 (0)20 8 240 8245. The conference call will also be accessible as an audio web cast (including slide presentation) at http://18.104.22.168/static/carnegie/17072002. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available at www.carnegie.se/ir approximately one hour after the event.
Tele2 Results for Month of June to be Published on Tuesday, July 16
NEW YORK and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Tele2 AB, ("Tele2", "the Group") (Nasdaq:TLTOA) (Nasdaq:TLTOB) and (Stockholmsborsen:TEL2A) (Stockholmsborsen:TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that it will publish its results for the month of June on Tuesday, July 16, 2002.
Bookham Technology Plc
Bookham Technology Supplies Ultra-Fast Optical Attenuators
OXFORDSHIRE, U.K., July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bookham Technology plc (LSE:BHM) (Nasdaq:BKHM), a leading provider of integrated optical components and subsystems for fiber optic communication networks, announces that its 4 channel Electronic Variable Optical Attenuator (EVOA) has completed and passed the Telcordia GR1221 qualification programme and has been approved for use by a major network system manufacturer. The EVOA is used in a leading Metro system to provide rapid, remote channel balancing, and is now being shipped in production volumes.
Addex Pharmaceuticals Attracts Venture Funding From Leading European VC Firms
GENEVA, Switzerland, July 11, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Addex Pharmaceuticals today announced the closing of a CHF 15.75 million first round ($10 million) coled by Index Ventures and Sofinnova Partners. Other investors include TVM (Techno Venture Management), BCV Initiative Capital and individual investors. Antoine Papiernik, General Partner at Sofinnova, and Richard Rimer, Partner at Index Ventures, are serving on the board along with highly experienced pharmaceutical and biotech industry executives.