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MEDIA COVERAGE REPORT February 2010


Coverage Title Schweizer Börse erleidet deutliche Kursverluste Schweizer Börse erleidet deutliche Kursverluste Schweizer Börse erleidet deutliche Kursverluste Aufträge, Kooperation & Fusionen Rich mobile experiences for the mass market Myriad lanciert schnellere Software für Applikationen von Android-Geräten Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Three-fold Increase in Android Apps Performance

Publication Date Bote der Urschweiz 06/02/2010

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Die Sudostschweiz Glarus Werbenberger and Obertoggenburger Mobile Times

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Connect-World Asia AWP Finanznachrichten

08/02/2010

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News Blaze

08/02/2010

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IT News Online

08/02/2010

http://www.itnewsonline. com/showrwstory.php?s toryid=2252

Cellular-News

08/02/2010

Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Myriad turbocharges performance on fragmenting Android

Tech Whack

08/02/2010

Rethink Wireless

08/02/2010

Dalvik Turbo increases Android application performance by three times

Unwired View

08/02/2010

Android to get 3x faster and more battery life thanks to Dalvik Turbo

Into Mobile

08/02/2010

Dalvik Turbe to make Android 3x faster and go longer on per charge to boot

Gadgetsteria

08/02/2010

Want an Android phone that’s 3x’s faster? Myriad wants to give it you.

Androidinica

08/02/2010

http://www.cellularnews.com/story/41846.p hp http://pressreleases.techwhack.co m/46890-myriad-group11 http://www.rethinkwireless.com/2010/02/0 8/myriad-turbochargesperformancefragmenting-android.htm http://www.unwiredview. com/2010/02/08/dalvikturbo-increases-androidapplicationperformance-by-threetimes/ http://www.intomobile.co m/2010/02/08/androidto-get-3x-faster-andmore-battery-life-thanksto-dalvik-pro.html http://gadgetsteria.com/ 2010/02/08/dalvik-turbeto-make-android-3xfaster-and-go-longer-onper-charge-to-boot/ http://androinica.com/20 10/02/08/want-anandroid-phone-thats-


Myriad’s new Dalvik Turbo virtual machine increases Android application performance threefold Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android

Mobile Burn

08/02/2010

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08/02/2010

Myriad to increase Android app speed by 3X bringing better graphics and longer battery life

Phone Arena

08/02/2010

Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android

Mobile Game FAQs

08/02/2010

Myriad Aims to Bring 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android

The Gadgets Network

08/02/2010

Myriad brings 3x faster applications to Android

Mobile88

08/02/2010

Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Myriad Aims to Bring 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android

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08/02/2010

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09/02/2010

Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game

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Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android

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09/02/2010

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Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Myriad Dalvik Turbo engine promises up to 3x faster Android apps Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android

IT Backbones

09/02/2010

Zikkir

09/02/2010

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WhaTech

09/02/2010

Swiss firm claims huge boost in Android app performance, battery life with new virtual machine

Engadget

09/02/2010

Dalvik Turbo brings faster apps, better graphics, longer battery life to Android

Telecoms.com

09/02/2010

Myriad Turns Android into a Beast

The Next Web

09/02/2010

Myriad enables 3x faster Android apps

Mobile Wire

09/02/2010

Myriad launches Dalvik Turbo Virtual Machine for Android

Softpedia

09/02/2010

Mobile phone software experts Myriad take a shot at making android faster, better and last longer

GoMo News

09/02/2010

Myriad Group to speed up Android apps

Mobile Entertainment

09/02/2010

http://www.whatech.com .au/technologyreleases/mobile/910myriad-brings-3x-fasterapplications-richergame-graphics-andbetter-battery-life-toandroid http://www.engadget.co m/2010/02/09/germanfirm-claims-huge-boostin-android-appperformance-batter/ http://www.telecoms.co m/18082/android-getsfaster-apps-bettergraphics-longer-batterylife http://thenextweb.com/m obile/2010/02/09/myriad -turns-android-beast/ http://www.mobilewire.c o.uk/09-02-2010myriad-enables-3xfaster-android-apps.html http://news.softpedia.co m/news/MyriadLaunches-Dalvik-TurboVirtual-Machine-forAndroid-134422.shtml http://www.gomonews.c om/mobile-phonesoftware-expertsmyriad-take-a-shot-atmaking-android-fasterbetter-and-last-longer/ http://www.mobileent.biz/news/35959/Myri ad-Group-to-speed-up-


Android apps performance increase three-fold

Wireless Federation

09/02/2010

Dalvik Turbo offers speedier Android applications

The H

09/02/2010

Myriad’s Dalvik Turbo virtual machine triples Android app speed Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android

Pocket Gamer

09/02/2010

Earth Times

09/02/2010

Myriad Dalvik Turbo engine promises up to 3x faster Android apps

Android Community

09/02/2010

Myriad brings faster applications, richer graphics to Android Myriad announces Dalvik Turbo virtual machine…too good to be true?

Total Telecom

09/02/2010

Android Spin

09/02/2010

Software promete acelerar o Android e prolongar bateria

Terra

09/02/2010

Dalvik Turbo: Android dreimal schneller

Mobile2Day

09/02/2010

Android apps boosted by new Myriad software

Top 10 Mobile Phones

10/02/2010

Best Android Performance and Battery Life

Information Week

10/02/2010

Android skal få mye raskere Java

Digi.no

10/02/2010

Android-apps http://wirelessfederation. com/news/21812android-appsperformance-increasesthree-fold/ http://www.honline.com/open/news/it em/Dalvik-Turbo-offersspeedier-Androidapplications925837.html http://www.pocketgamer .biz/r/PG.Biz/Myriad+ne ws/news.asp?c=18354 http://www.earthtimes.or g/articles/show/myriadbrings-3x-fasterapplications,1157274.sh tml http://androidcommunity .com/myriad-dalvikturbo-engine-promisesup-to-3x-faster-androidapps-20100209/ http://www.totaltele.com/ view.aspx?C=0&ID=452 828 http://www.androidspin.c om/2010/02/09/myriadannounces-dalvik-turbovirtual-machine-toogood-to-be-true/ http://tecnologia.terra.co m.br/interna/0,,OI42544 93-EI4796,00Software+promete+acel erar+o+Android+e+prol ongar+bateria.html http://www.mobile2day.d e/news/news_details.ht ml?nd_ref=44161 http://www.top10.co.uk/ mobilephones/news/201 0/02/android_apps_boo sted/ http://www.informationw eek.com/blog/main/archi ves/2010/02/boost_andr oid_p.html;jsessionid=G CA5PHLAG5Q1BQE1G HPCKHWATMY32JVN http://www.digi.no/8351 48/android-skal-faa-


Stocks Verluste – UBS am Tabellenende, Swatch an der Spitze Lieber Anleger Stocks Stocks UBS am Tabellenende, Swatch an der Spitze Schweizer Börse UBS am Tabellenende, Swatch an der Spitze UBS und Swatch im Blick Verluste – UBS am Tabellenende, Swatch an der Spitze Verluste – UBS am Tabellenende, Swatch an der Spitze Verluste – UBS am Tabellenende, Swatch an der Spitze Dalvik Turbo: Android on Speed!

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Handelszeitung Impartial Journal de Jura Leichtensteiner Vaterland SDA-ATS

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Thuner Tagblatt Zurcher Oberlander

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Androidworld

10/02/2010

Need for Speed

Android Guys

11/02/2010

Dalvik Turbo To Increase App Execution Speed 3X While Saving Battery

Phandroid

12/02/2010

Myriad 2009: chiffre d’affaires +214% à 125,6 mio USD AUSBLICK/Temenos 2009: Reingewinn zwischen 65,2 Mio und 69,4 Mio USD erwartet Myriad 2009: Umsatz (pro forma) um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert

Romandie

15/02/2012

AWP Finanznachrichten

15/02/2010

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Handelszeitung

15/02/2010

Comunicazioni Myriad: raggiunti obiettivi vendita; 125,6 milioni di dollari Résumé du jour Mercati finanziari Borsa svizzera: chiusura in leggero rialzi (SMI +0,38%)

SDA

15/02/2010

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Logicels pour téléphones Myriad a atteint ses objectifs de ventes: 125,6 millions de dollars Telekom Myriad mit starkem Wachstum Commentaire bourse 15.02.10 08:48 présenté par PostFinance 2009, annéenoire des fusions-acquisitions dans les TIC Brennpunkt Barcelona Fusions-acquisitions: coup de frein dans l’informatique Swiss Myriad’s pro forma revenue for 2009 goes up 214% Y/Y Swiss stocks – Factors to watch on Feb 15 Myriad 2009: Umsatz (pro forma) um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert (AF) Myriad 2009: chiffre d'affaires +214% à 125,6 mio USD Borsa svizzera: chiusura in leggero rialzo (SMI +0,38%) Myriad 2009: Umsatz +214% auf 125,6 Mio USD Myriad sieht "ambitiöse" Umsatzziele 2009 erreicht Myriad 2009: Umsatz (pro forma) um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert (AF) Myriad 2009: Umsatz +214% auf 125,6 Mio USD 5-02-2010 08:35 Myriad 2009: Umsatz (pro forma) um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert (AF) Myriad Group steigert Umsatz um 214 Prozent Telekom: Myriad mit starkem Wachstum Myriad mit starkem Wachstum Myriad Group Announces Strong Growth in Fiscal Year 2009 UNP Myriad Group AG Myriad pro forma FY

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revenues soar 214% to USD 125.6 mln Myriad wächst stark Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award

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Telefonica Mexico And Myriad Group Named As Finalist For GSMA Global Mobile Award; Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development‘ Myriad Les financières se distinguent Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award

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Earth Times

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Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award

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16/02/2010

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16/02/2010

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IT News Online

16/02/2010

http://www.itnewsonline. com/showrwstory.php?s toryid=2360

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16/02/2010

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as-finalist-for-gsmaglobal-mobile-award http://www.marketinguk. co.uk/Marketing/Telefnic a-Mexico-And-MyriadGroup-Named-AsFinalist-For-GSMAGlobal-MobileAward.asp http://pressreleases.techwhack.co m/47498-telefonicamexico http://new.stocknews.ch/ 2010021616646/PressReleases-EN/MyriadGroup-And-TelefonicaMexico-Named-AsFinalists-For-GSMAGlobal-MobileAward.html http://www.buzzibuzz.co m/fr/index.php?option=c om_content&task=view &id=23784&font=inc http://www.pressbot.org/ article_l,2,i,102562.html

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Marketing Clout

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Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award

Tech Whack

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Stock News

16/02/2010

Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Telefonica Mexico And Myriad Group Named As Finalist For GSMA Global Mobile Award; Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development‘ Myriad a attaint ses objectifs en 2009 Myriad wächst schcnell UNP Myriad Group AG

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News Blaze

17/02/2010

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TMCnet

17/02/2010

Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Dalvik Turbo – 2X to 3X Performance Increase to Android

Earth Times

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Tech Whack

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Myriad Dalvik Turbo handson: Android apps just got fast

Engadget

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Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile

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Awards 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010

IT Director

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FierceWireless

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IT Analysis

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Mobile Wire

18/02/2010

Cergy-Pontoise capte la téléphonie mobile Blazing Fast Demo Of Dalvik Turbo Engine

L’Usine Nouvelle

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Phandroid

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Der Stahlsektor verlangt eiserne Nerven MWC: Myriad Dalvik Turbo Promises Faster Android App Speed Android Software Accelerator Launches

Neue Bürcher Beitung Gearlog

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PCMag

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2010 in review: Under-theradar trends at Mobile World Congress

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Bote Der Urschweiz – 6th February 2010 Schweizer BÜrse erleidet deutliche Kursverluste


Die Sudostschweiz Glarus – 6th February 2010 Schweizer BÜrse erleidet deutliche Kursverluste


Werbenberger and Obertoggenburger – 6th February 2010 Schweizer BÜrse erleidet deutliche Kursverluste


Mobile Times – 7th February 2010 Aufträge, Kooperation & Fusionen


Connect-World Asia – 8th February 2010 Rich mobile experiences for the mass market


AWP Finanznachrichten – 8th February 2010 Myriad lanciert schnellere Software für Applikationen von Android-Geräten


News Blaze – 8th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010. About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide.


Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in D端bendorf-Z端rich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


IT News Online – 8th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010. About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide.


Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in D端bendorf-Z端rich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


Cellular-News – 8th February 2010 Three-fold Increase in Android Apps Performance An Android software developer has launched a replacement virtual engine which it says will significantly increase application performance. Myriad Group's Dalvik Turbo virtual machine replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo is said to increase application execution speed by up to three times - without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. "The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. "By bringing together Myriad's heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness." Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad's virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures.


Tech Whack – 8th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010. About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide.


Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in D端bendorf-Z端rich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


Rethink Wireless – 8th February 2010 Myriad turbocharges performance on fragmenting Android Android is gaining plenty of ground among handset OEMs, but it has major challenges still. It is fragmenting as its licensees introduce their own tweaks, so that only very carefully written applications are truly cross-vendor. Every time a new functionality is introduced, the platform gets more confused, and now the Android drivers have been removed from the main Linux kernel altogether, exploding the myth of some harmonized underlayer for the various mobile Linux variants. Most recently, Google added full multitouch support, with pinch-to-zoom, to Android 2.1, but so far has released this only for Nexus One, not phones like Motorola Droid. When questioned on why it appeared to be favoring its own product, the company said: "Once we make this software update (2.1-update1) available to operators and handset makers, they can update their Android powered devices accordingly". This reinforced the misgivings of many partners and developers, that this supposedly open source platform is as tightly controlled by Google as Apple's iPhone. Last week - even as Linux inventor Linus Torvalds was blogging that the Nexus One was the only handset he had every liked - Novell Fellow and Linux developer Greg Kroah-Hartman deleted Google's Android driver code from the Linux kernel. He said the mobile OS was now incompatible with the project's main tree, meaning that Android is now a Linux fork (a variant that is rejected by the mainline community, or seen as a sideline). Forking is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is arousing considerable suspicion from Linux developers who have already been critical of Google's poor communication with its community, and its limited support for native Linux tools. The search giant has now released a native development kit (NDK) for Android, but most Android apps run on Dalvik, Google's own Java virtual machine (JVM). This, in turn, has attracted criticisms for not being a standard JVM, capable of working with Java apps for other platforms, and for hindering the performance of Android. This is becoming a critical consumer issue too, as the OS moves into high powered devices with PC-like functionality, like the 1GHz Nexus One and upcoming HTC Bravo. Here, at least, some help is on the way, from Myriad Group, the Swiss mobile software firm that numbers handset JVMs among its specialities. It has released Dalvik Turbo, which replaces the vanilla Dalvik virtual machine and claims to boost the performance of Android applications threefold. Not that Myriad has been uncritical of Google's Android policies itself. The firm's influential CTO Benoit Schillings, formerly in the same post at Trolltech and Nokia, commented recently: "They are using Java, but they aren't implementing any well-known Java framework, and really that just creates another standard to support. The risk they take here is that they might fragment the market further." However, Myriad has been focusing hard on Android enhancements. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times, supporting more complex programs and promising substantial battery life improvements. The firm says it "enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software".


The new VM runs on ARM, Intel Atom and Mips processors. Myriad is a founder member of the Open Handset Alliance, the industry body that supports Android, and is responsible for the OHA's Compatibility Test Suite.


Unwired View – 8th February 2010 Dalvik Turbo increases Android application performance by three times Myriad Group, one of the founding members of the Open Handset Alliance, announced the Dalvik Turbo virtual machine for Android, which will replace the Dalvik engine that currently powers applications on Android phones. According to Myriad, Dalvik Turbo can increase Android application execution speed by up to three times, without significantly increasing memory requirements. The new Dalvik Turbo virtual machine can also provide “substantial battery life improvements” and supports a variety of processors (based on ARM, Intel’s Atom or MIPS). Thanks to Dalvik Turbo, Android developers will reportedly be able to create new games (fully compatible with existing Android software) that feature complex models and advanced graphics.

Myriad said that it would demonstrate Dalvik Turbo on Android devices during MWC 2010 – so we should expect Android phones with the new virtual machine to be available soon.


Into Mobile – 8th February 2010 Android to get 3x faster and more battery life thanks to Dalvik Turbo Myriad, a company you and I have never heard of, is a member of the OHA (Open Handset Alliance). The OHA was created to bring companies together and have them contribute code that eventually becomes a part of Google (NSDQ: GOOG)’s mobile operating system, Android. A critcal part of any smartphone platform is 3rd party developers. Android third party developers write their applications in a specially optimized version of Java known as Dalvik. Myriad tweaked and optimized Dalvik and have claimed to make existing applications run 3x faster, while also improving battery life. They call it Dalvik Turbo and are going to be showing it off next week at Mobile World Congress.

When will Davlik Turbo be integrated into Android itself? Will existing devices be upgraded to Dalvik Turbo? How much battery life is gained in real world scenarios by switching to Dalvik Turbo? I’ve emailed Myriad asking them these questions, and if they don’t answer because they’re too busy getting ready for Barcelona, then I’ll be swing by their booth and ask again.


Gadgetsteria – 8th February 2010 Dalvik Turbe to make Android 3x faster and go longer on per charge to boot Oh sweet heavenly almighty power above. Can we have actually have our cake and eat it too? If Myriad, the clever minds behind Delvik Turbo, have their way, sugar highs and full stomachs will soon be coming to Android users. The core of Android is a special form of Java called Delvik. Delvik Turbo is an optimized form of said code. According to the claims of Myriad, the optimization is good for up to a 3x boost in the general speed of Android as well as dramatically increased battery life. I’m dying to know more about this tweaked code. Things such as can it be implemented in current Android OS flavors? How hard is it to implement it? Will it cause any incompatibilities with current Android software/apps? And of course, how much actual battery life will we see gained? All important things that we probably won’t hear until the company makes some announcements at MWC. Stay tuned…


Androidinica – 8th February 2010 Want an Android phone that’s 3x’s faster? Myriad wants to give it you. A little-known member of the Open Handset Alliance has announced that it has discovered a way to juice-up Android’s performance 3-times as fast as current speeds. How? By replacing the standard Dalvik engine. Myriad Group will debut Dalvik Turbo next week at Mobile World Congress. Turbo is said to allow “OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intesive tasks.” Dalvik is the virtual machine that runs Java (the language used to create apps) on Android. Without getting too technical, it converts and simulates certain elements to make Android apps run. All you really need to know is that this new technology would optimize the virtualization process, which would make apps on the next generation of devices perform the best they ever have on Android. It will also provide better battery life and graphics according to Myriad. The Myriad-created Dalvik Turbo replaces the standard version that ships with Android, and has been retooled to support “rapid integration” on devices. It supports processors from ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. Myriad will debut Davlik Turbo at MWC stand AV86 from February 15-18.


Mobile Burn – 8th February 2010 Myriad’s new Dalvik Turbo virtual machine increases Android application performance threefold Today European software company Myriad Group AG announced its new Dalvik Turbo virtual machine software for Android phones; it allows applications to execute faster without sacrificing memory. Dalvik Turbo virtual machine replaces the Dalvik virtual machine, which is part of the Android SDK. Myriad says that Dalvik Turbo will allow applications to run three times faster without consuming more system memory. That means developers can create richer, more complex applications. The Dalvik Turbo VM will also help conserve battery life and will allow for richer graphics. The company will be showing its technology off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Stay tuned for our coverage from the show floor.


FierceWireless – 8th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Replacement Virtual Machine Technology Increases Android Application Performance by Three Times Myriad Opens the Door to Developers to Create a New Category of Applications Requiring High Computing Performance DUEBENDORF-ZURICH - February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. "The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. "By bringing together Myriad's heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness." Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad's virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


Phone Arena – 8th February 2010 Myriad to increase Android app speed by 3X bringing better graphics and longer battery life Android users can start looking forward to games and apps with better graphics, more complexity and with better battery life. This all became possible when the Myriad Group announced the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine which replaces the standard Dalvik engine that currently powers apps on Android. The Dalvik Turbo increases the execution speed of Android apps by up to 3 times which will allow OEMs and operators to offer more complex apps while saving battery life. Newly created games will be compatible with existing Android software and still boast of advanced graphics and complex models using all the advantages that the Android OS provides. And despite all of this, the memory requirements do not need to be changed. Myriad's CEO, Simon Wilkinson, said, "The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally. By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” For Android users, this is certainly exciting news and gives them something to really look forward to. So let the game and app developers get to work on fulfilling the promises of Android.


Mobile Games FAQs – 8th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems.


The Gadgets Network – 8th February 2010 Myriad Aims to Bring 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Myriad today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times – allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


Mobile88 – 8th February 2010 Myriad brings 3x faster applications to Android 09 February 2010 – Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems.


Pressbot – 8th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010. About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide.


Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in D端bendorf-Z端rich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


Slashphone – 9th February 2010 Myriad Aims to Bring 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Myriad today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times – allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


IT Reseller – 9th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Replacement Virtual Machine Technology Increases Android Application Performance by Three Times Myriad Opens the Door to Developers to Create a New Category of Applications Requiring High Computing Performance DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


Scoopasia – 9th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Replacement Virtual Machine Technology Increases Android Application Performance by Three Times , 9 February 2010 -- Myriad Opens the Door to Developers to Create a New Category of Applications Requiring High Computing Performance DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


IT Backbones – 9th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Replacement Virtual Machine Technology Increases Android Application Performance by Three Times Myriad Opens the Door to Developers to Create a New Category of Applications Requiring High Computing Performance DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.��� Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


Zikkir – 9th February 2010 Myriad Dalvik Turbo engine promises up to 3x faster Android apps Applications running up to three times faster on Android devices, with longer battery and just the same processor as in your existing device? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it, but according to mobile software company – and OHA member – Myriad that’s just what we can expect from Dalvik Turbo. Dalvik Turbo is, as the name suggests, a supercharged version of the underlying Dalvik virtual machine that’s used by the various Java apps that run on an Android phone. Myriad reckon their updated build can boost performance by up tothree times, without breaking backward compatibility with previous apps. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo at Mobile World Congress 2010 next week, and we’re hoping that it’ll start showing up in Android builds soon after. [via Engadget]


WhaTech – 9th August 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Replacement Virtual Machine Technology Increases Android Application Performance by Three Times Myriad Opens the Door to Developers to Create a New Category of Applications Requiring High Computing Performance DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


Engadget – 9th February 2010 Swiss firm claims huge boost in Android app performance, battery life with new virtual machine At the core of Anrdoid lies a little bundle of code known as the Dalvik virtual machine, a runtime environment for Java apps that's specifically optimized for hardware with limited memory and processor power -- you know, the kind of situation you find in your average smartphone. The relative success of the Android Market suggests that Dalvik's getting the job done on some level (as long as you're not looking for a texture-intense FPS), but the fact that Google bothered to create a separate native development kit to speed up intensive operations certainly serves as a damning counterpoint. Enter Swiss firm Myriad -- a founding and code-contributing member of the OHA, coincidentally -- which is touting this week that it's crafted a much higher-performance replacement for Dalvik, appropriately known as "Dalvik Turbo." Just how much higher-performance are we talking? Myriad claims apps run in Dalvik Turbo "up to three times" faster, all while reducing battery drain and giving devs the power they need to create graphically intense games. Even better, it apparently maintains complete compatibility with existing Android apps and is available for all the key mobile platforms -- ARM, Atom, and MIPS included -- and is virtually guaranteed to make you sob uncontrollably to learn that your Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, or 2.1-based device isn't using it. It'll be on display at MWC next week, so we're looking forward to finally seeing Gang Wars humming along at 60fps on a G1.


Telecoms.com – 9th February 2010 Dalvik Turbo brings faster apps, better graphics, longer battery life to Android

Mobile middleware developer Myriad has unveiled a turbo boosted version of the Dalvik virtual machine, which runs applications on the Android platform, boosting performance and battery life. Dalvik Turbo, announced Tuesday, claims to bring a threefold performance increase to applications, richer game graphics and better battery life. The tool is a replacement for the Dalvik virtual machine, which ships as part of the Android platform, and retains full compatibility with existing software. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. Myriad was created from the merger of Esmertec and Purple Labs and develops a, er, myriad of mobile software including browsers and Java engines. At the end of last year Benoit Schillings, who joined Nokia as CTO after its 2008 acquisition of Scandinavian mobile Linux firm Trolltech, joined Myriad in a similar capacity. At Nokia Schillings was responsible for Nokia’s cross-device technology as advisor to CEO, OlliPekka Kallasvuo. The industry heavyweight is considered something of a technology guru, known for his design and development of the technically sound but commercially unviable Be operating system (BeOS). He also held the CTO position at OpenWave. Schillings was the driving force behind Trolltech’s Qt cross platform application framework, which was at the heart of the acquisition by Nokia and would better allow the Finnish firm and third party developers to build web applications that work across Nokia’s device portfolio – a key part of the Ovi concept.


The Next Web – 9th February 2010 Myriad Turns Android into a Beast

Myriad, Europe’s largest mobile software company, aims to radically transform Android and the way applications run on the OS. Today it announces Dalvik Turbo, a virtual machine that replaces the standard Dalvik engine currently powering apps on Android. The company says Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times – allowing OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. Games developers are also reported to benefit from the virtual machine, by developing games for Android with improvement greatly improved graphics and gameplay. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. So where do we go from here? With the its virtual machine entirely replacing Android’s current standard Dalvik machine, the process needs to be completed by manufacturers themselves rather than any single developer or user. OEM’s will be required to buy Dalvik Turbo and install it instead of the existing Dalvik Virtual Machine when they design the handset and create their build of Android for it. Therefore much of the success of the VM lies in the hands of international handset manufacturers. While it would be technically possible for a user to install Dalvik Turbo on their handset, this would only really be possible if they were an Android developer. The backwards compatibility is important as it means that operators and handset manufacturers can drop it straight in to new handsets without having to re-design or modify the existing software and for developers it means that their apps will continue to work the same, only faster and more efficiently. Established from the combination of two industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs is headquartered in Germany with offices across Europe. The company is heavily involved in several key mobile software sectors, including Mobile Browser, Messaging and Java Engines, having shipped software on more than 2 billion phones.


Mobile Wire – 9th February 2010 Myriad enables 3x faster Android apps Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


Softpedia – 9th February 2010 Myriad launches Dalvik Turbo Virtual Machine for Android Worldwide leading provider of mobile technology solutions Myriad Group AG, which has software included in more than 2 billion handsets globally, announced on Monday the release of its high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine for the Android platform. According to the company, the new virtual machine is expected to replace the standard Dalvik engine that powers applications on Google's mobile operating system, while also offering a great deal of improvements. The new Dalvik Turbo is expected to increase the execution speed of applications by up to three times, meaning that OEMs and wireless operators can bring smoother delivery, as well as more complex applications to the OS, and substantial battery life enhancements. In addition, developers will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the Android platform, so that they can create games with advanced graphics and complex models. Not to mention that all these are available without significant increases in the memory requirements for the handsets. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo has been developed based on Myriad’s virtual machine expertise and should provide a great increase in performance while maintaining full compatibility with existing applications. According to the company, the solution will replace the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and should lead to rapid integration. In addition, the new solution also comes with support for a wider range of processors, based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS architectures. “As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand‐alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems,” the company also notes.


GoMo News – 9th December 2010 Mobile phone software experts Myriad take a shot at making android faster, better and last longer Myriad is a very interesting company - it’s an amalgamation of a tonne of different companies that have had a hand in mobile technology over the years. In fact, there are so many different companies combined under the Myriad name that it has software running on over 2 billion handsets. To use a very Irish phrase: “it’s only bleedin’ massive!”. It is also one of the founding members of the Open Handset Alliance, and has had a huge hand in the development of the Android operating system. And today, it is announcing an upgrade to one of the central elements of Android - the software that its applications run on.

What’s this now? There is a piece of software on Android phones called Dalvik. It’s a virtual machine that runs Java code on Android devices (and it was quite controversial when it was first announced back in 2007). Since Android apps are largely Java based, this is an extremely piece of software. It’s the framework from which Android runs its applications - currently the most important aspect of any smartphone. Myriad has announced that it is released a new version of this virtual machine called Dalvik Turbo, which will massively improve the speed and performance of Android apps. In fact, Myriad is claiming that installing Dalvik Turbo on your Android will allow 3x faster apps, better graphics for games, and an improvement in the battery life of the device. And all without needing to update anything except Dalvik - you can keep your original device and nothing else needs to be upgraded. What we think? This looks interesting - but seeing as I’m not a software engineer, I’m really not qualified to judge it. One thing does strike me though… part of the point of this release is that with little or no effort on the half of a device owner, you can boost the performance of your Android device significantly. Ok, so far so awesome. But it goes on to state “Myriad engineers [demonstrated] installation on an untested target device within minutes.” Wait, what? It took a team of Myriads very own engineers MINUTES to install it on a device. What happened to those awesome OTA updates that Android is so good at? Shouldn’t this be an automagic process?


Mobile Entertainment – 9th December 2010 Myriad Group to speed up Android apps Its Dalvik Turbo virtual machine increases application execution speed 'by up to three times' Myriad says the service also improves battery life iand enables developers to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems.


Wireless Federation – 9th February 2010 Android apps performance increase three-fold www.WirelessFederation.com/news: A replacement virtual engine has been launched by an Android software developer claiming to significantly increase application performance. Standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform will be replaced by Myriad Group’s Dalvik Turbo virtual machine. According to Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group, by bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms, the company has been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness. Myriad’s virtual machine expertise is leveraged by Dalvik Turbo to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android is replaced by the technology which also boasts rapid integration.


The H – 9th February 2010 Dalvik Turbo offers speedier Android applications At the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona next week, Swiss company Myriad AG will show Dalvik Turbo, a virtual machine for Android which is claimed to be three times faster than Dalvik. The company says that Dalvik Turbo doesn't significantly increase the memory requirements for Android devices. The Dalvik Turbo virtual machine is designed to replace the existing Dalvik virtual machine and Myriad claims that it is possible to integrate the technology on a new target device in minutes. Dalvik Turbo supports a range of processors including ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS architectures. Myriad has not disclosed its licensing plans or pricing for Dalvik Turbo.


Pocket Gamer – 9th February 2010 Myriad’s Dalvik Turbo virtual machine triples Android app speed Mobile technology company Myriad has updated its Dalvik virtual machine for Android with Dalvik Turbo, which it says offers three times the performance for the same memory requirements. Substantial battery life improvements are also claimed when running resource intensive tasks such as games. The technology can be easily integrated and supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. "The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally," says Simon Wilkinson, Myriad's CEO. "By bringing together Myriad's heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms, we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness." Myriad has been involved with several Android devices, notably working with Google, HTC and T-Mobile for the G1 to provide instant and multimedia messaging, and the WAP browser.


Earth Times – 9th February 2010 Myriad Brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics and Better Battery Life to Android Replacement Virtual Machine Technology Increases Android Application Performance by Three Times Myriad Opens the Door to Developers to Create a New Category of Applications Requiring High Computing Performance DUEBENDORF-ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010. About MyriadMyriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones.


The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide. Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in D端bendorf-Z端rich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


Android Community – 9th February 2010 Myriad Dalvik Turbo engine promises up to 3x faster Android apps Applications running up to three times faster on Android devices, with longer battery and just the same processor as in your existing device? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it, but according to mobile software company – and OHA member – Myriad that’s just what we can expect from Dalvik Turbo. Dalvik Turbo is, as the name suggests, a supercharged version of the underlying Dalvik virtual machine that’s used by the various Java apps that run on an Android phone. Myriad reckon their updated build can boost performance by up to three times, without breaking backward compatibility with previous apps. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo at Mobile World Congress 2010 next week, and we’re hoping that it’ll start showing up in Android builds soon after. [via Engadget]


Total Telecom – 9th February 2010 Myriad brings faster applications, richer graphics to Android Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform. Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times - allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device. “The Android ecosystem continues to gain momentum with a regular flow of new devices being launched by operators and OEMs globally,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group. “By bringing together Myriad’s heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness.” Dalvik Turbo leverages Myriad’s virtual machine expertise to provide this significant increase in performance while retaining full compatibility with existing applications. The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes. Dalvik Turbo also supports a range of processors including those based on ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. As a founder of the Open handset Alliance (OHA) Myriad has contributed significantly to the Android platform and today continues to heavily invest in technological advances specifically targeted at Android. These include stand-alone applications such as a WAP browser, MMS messaging, SyncML client, DRM module and IMPS client. The company is also responsible for the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) framework within OHA, which is used for testing the compatibility of Android systems. Myriad will be demonstrating Dalvik Turbo in action on its stand (AV86) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 15th-18th February 2010.


Android Spin – 9th August 2010 Myriad announces Dalvik Turbo virtual machine…too good to be true? One of the lesser known founders of the Open Handset Alliance, Myriad Group AG, unveiled yesterday their Dalvik Turbo virtual machine meant to replace the standard Dalvik VM that currently powers applications that run on the Android.

For those of you that don’t know… Dalvik is the virtual machine which runs the Java platform on Android mobile devices. It runs applications which have been converted into a compact Dalvik Executable (.dex) format suitable for systems that are constrained in terms of memory and processor speed. and… Java is a programming language… Java is general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, and object-oriented, and is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers “write once, run anywhere.” This new VM by Myriad is said to increase the speed in which your phone runs applications by 3x the normal speed, provide longer battery life and increase the quality of game graphics. They claim all of this will be achieved without a significant increase in memory usage. If this is true, applications that run on the Android platform will perform like they never have before. The Dalvik Turbo supports processors from ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. Myriad will be demonstrating their new Dalvik VM at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week. What do you think of Dalvik Turbo? Is this too good to be true? Leave a comment…


Terra – 9th February 2010 Software promete acelerar o Android e prolongar bateria Uma desenvolvedora alemã de software, a Myriad Group, vai mostrar na próxima semana durante o Mobile World Congress, em Barcelona, um novo software para Android que promete rodar aplicativos até três vezes mais rápido e ampliar a duração da bateria dos smartphones com o sistema operacional do Google. O Dalvik Turbo, diz a Myriad, atua nos celulares como uma máquina virtual, aumentando o desempenho e mantendo a compatibilidade com aplicativos já existentes. Segundo a companhia, os desenvolvedores de aplicativos para Android poderão criar novos programas avançados, como games, como gráficos complexos sem precisar se preocupar se o programa é compatível ou não com a base já existente de software. De acordo com os criadores, o Dalvik Turbo é compatível com diversos processadores, incluindo os com arquitetura ARM (usados nos smartphones), Intel Atom e MIPS. O aplicativo será demonstrado no estande da empresa no MWC, que ocorre de 15 a 18 de fevereiro.


Mobile2Day – 9th February 2010 Dalvik Turbo: Android dreimal schneller Ist Ihnen Ihr Android-Smartphone zu langsam? Das kann sich bald ändern – dank der neuen Software „Dalvik Turbo“. Die Software-Firma Myriad Group AG hat ihre Virtual Machine „Dalvik Turbo“ vorgestellt. Diese Software soll die „Dalvik“-Virtual-Machine ersetzen, die auf Android-Smartphones vorinstalliert ist und dort für das Ablaufen der „Java“-Programme verantwortlich ist. Dalvik Turbo bewirkt nach Aussagen des Herstellers, dass das Ausführen dieser Programme bis zu dreimal schneller abläuft. Positiv auswirken würde sich das vor allem auf komplexe Anwendungsprogramme und auf Spiele. Darüber hinaus soll Dalvik Turbo den Stromverbrauch verringern. Dalvik Turbo erreicht nach Herstellerangaben all dies, ohne nennenswert mehr Speicherplatz zu benötigen. Zudem sei die Kompatibilität zu bereits existierenden Programmen gewährleistet. Die Myriad Group AG wird Dalvik Turbo auf der Veranstaltung Mobile World Congress vorführen, die vom 15. bis zum 18. Februar in Barcelona stattfindet. (HS)


Top 10 Mobile Phones – 10th February 2010 Android apps boosted by new Myriad software The Dalvik engine that powers software applications for Google's Android platform is getting overhauled and adorned with a Turbo suffix by its developers at Myriad software, ultimately resulting in faster, more complex apps being created. Myriad says that its improvements will make apps run more efficiently, which will save on battery, whilst also allowing for advanced graphics for mobile games on Android. Myriad's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Simon Wilkinson said: "By bringing together Myriad's heritage in virtual machines and Linux platforms we have been able to significantly improve the performance of Android handsets, leading to a greatly enhanced user experience with richer applications and games and improved responsiveness." Myriad has shown that the new Dalvik Turbo engine is easily installed on untested Androidbased smartphones in a matter of minutes. With support for processor chips produced by all of the major manufacturers, there is no reason that older Android smartphones will not be able to benefit in the future. Further demonstrations of the Dalvik Turbo are expected to take place during the Mobile World Congress 2010, which is kicking off in just a few days in Barcelona, Spain.


Information Week – 10th February 2010 Best Android Performance and Battery Life Those of you running a device with the Android operating system can look forward to potentially boosting device performance up to 300% while at the same time increasing battery life. Sound too good to be true? Maybe, maybe not. Myriad Group AG, a German company issued a press release earlier this week making the performance claims. They call it the Dalvik Turbo virtual machine which would replace the Dalvik VM that Google includes with Android. Obvious uses for more speed would be better performance in processor intensive applications like action games, user interface interaction and video. That all of this happens while actually helping battery life makes it that much better. In reading comments about this at various sites, it appears this new VM has been in testing for several months and each release gets better with compatibility with existing applications. That is the risk you run with something like this though that not all apps may work properly. Myriad will be demonstrating this at their booth at Mobile World Congress, which starts this coming Monday. There are no official release dates yet. This kind of thing appeals to die hard fans of mobile devices. Windows Mobile users have those that run cooked ROMs on their devices and iPhone users have a small cadre that run jail broken phones to eek out the most from their device. Unlike those examples though, there shouldn't be anything illegal or shady about running this new VM on your device. I still wouldn't expect the majority of users to modify their phone to run this. They just want a decent smartphone platform and on that Android does a fine job already. It would be interesting to see if Android OEMs built future devices using this VM. They might get performance bragging rights but run the risk of compatibility issues with some apps, something that developers would have to watch out for. With so many flavors of Android out there now, a change like this just adds to the potential fragmentation issues Android faces.


Digi.no – 10th February 2010 Android skal få mye raskere Java Løsningen kalles Dalvik Turbo. Den virtuelle Java-maskinen i Android-plattformen kalles Dalvik. Den ble utviklet av Dan Bornstein med støtte fra Google og er oppkalt etter en landsby på Island. Denne uken kunngjorde sveitsiske Myriad Group at selskapet har utviklet en ny virtuell maskin som kan erstatte Dalvik. Den nye, virtuelle maskinen kalles for Dalvik Turbo og skal kunne tredoble kjørehastigheten til Java-applikasjoner, sammenlignet med originalen. Dalvik Turbo skal også kunne bidra til lenger batteritid og åpne for spill med mer krevende grafikk. Dette skal kunne oppnås uten større endringer i minnekravene til enheten. - Ved å kombinere Myriads historie innen virtuelle maskiner med Linux-plattformer, har vi blitt i stand til å forbedre ytelsen til Android-håndsett betydelig, noe som fører til en sterk forbedret brukeropplevelse med rikere applikasjoner og spill, samt forbedret responsevne, sier Simon Wilkinson, administrerende direktør for Myriad Group, i en pressemelding. Det loves at Dalvik Turbo skal være full kompatibel med eksisterende programvare. Den støtter dessuten en rekke ulike prosessorarkitekturer, inkludert ARM, Intel Atom og MIPS. Installasjonen av Dalvik Turbo skal kunne gjøres på få minutter. Det er dog uklart hvordan det skal gjøres tilgjengelig for vanlige Android-brukere. Men Myriad skal demonstrere løsningen under Mobile World Congress i Barcelona i neste uke. Myriad var blant grunnleggerne av Open Handset Alliance (OHA), organisasjon som offisielt står for utviklingen av Android. Selskapet har tidligere utviklet en rekke Android-verktøy, inkludert en klienter for WAP, MMS og lynmeldinger, et SyncML-basert verktøy, samt et Compatibility Test Suite-rammeverket som OHA bruker til kompatibilitetstesting av Androidsystemer. På den tekniske siden ledes Myriad av Benoit Schillings, som tidligere var en av de personene bak BeOS. Han var også teknisk sjef i Trolltech og Nokia før han skiftet beite og fikk en tilsvarende stilling hos Myriad i fjor høst.


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Androidworld – 10th February 2010 Dalvik Turbo: Android on Speed! Als we de laatste aankondiging van de Myriad Group moeten geloven kunnen de prestaties van je toestel een stuk beter! Daar zullen echter diep in het systeem wel een paar grote veranderingen voor doorgevoerd moeten worden. Voor de eindgebruiker betekent dit hooguit een kleine update en vooral veel voordeel voor de accu en de snelheid van apps. Myriad Group, bekend van onder andere de samenwerking met Google voor de Chat interface van Talk in Android heeft een nieuwe Virtual Machine aangekondigd. Deze zal de verouderde Dalvik gaan vervangen. Voor wie hier niets van begrijpt: Dalvik (Wikipedia) zorgt er voor dat Java applicaties kunnen draaien in de Linux-omgeving van Android. Myriad is ook bekend als één van de oprichters van de Open Handset Alliance (OHA) waar Google samen met vele anderen lid van is en waar Android het product van is. Het doel van de OHA was een open systeem te maken voor telefoons waar allerlei internettoepassingen gemakkelijk mee te gebruiken waren. Met dit in het achterhoofd kwam Android te voorschijn. Na een jaar op Dalvik te hebben gedraaid komt Myriad op de MWC dus met een vernieuwde VM voor Java. Myriad probeert goed voor zijn kindje te zorgen. Zo bouwden zij al de chatinterface voor SMS en MMS en is de zogenaamde IMPS (Instant Messaging Prescence Service) van hun hand. Terwijl we nog weinig kunnen vertellen wat er precies onder de motorkap van je toestel verandert, weten we wel hoeveel het beter gaat worden. Zo kunnen wij genieten van: • • •

Tot wel 3x snellere apps Moeilijkere applicaties Verbetering in batterij gebruik vooral bij meerdere processen

Ook beloven ze volledig gebruik te maken van de kracht van Android. Apps kunnen 3D op een nog betere manier gaan weergeven en nog complexere graphics op het beeld toveren. Dit zal niet ten koste gaan van de compatibiliteit met de oudere programma’s of hardware. Dalvik Turbo zal werken op processoren als ARM, Intel Atom en MIPS architecturen. Voor de eindgebruiker kunnen we zeggen dat er op den duur luxere games beschikbaar komen met betere graphics en minder lange opstarttijden. Interessant is dat een experimentele versie van Android 2.0 en 2.1 een nieuwe functie in Dalvik bevat waardoor applicaties ook sneller draaien. Of dit een soortgelijke verbetering is, is vooralsnog onduidelijk. Myriad zal Dalvik Turbo zoals het systeem nu heet tonen op hun stand op de MWC in Barcelona van 15 tot en met 18 februari. Of het systeem ook daadwerkelijk Dalvik zal gaan vervangen is nog de vraag, aangezien daar in het persbericht niets over gerept wordt.


Android Guys – 11th February 2010 Need for Speed You know all those Android phones out there running on the same 528Mhz processor? Well, they're about to get some help. DroidDog and Engadget are reporting that Myriad Group AG, a new member of the Open Handset Alliance, has introduced a brand new high performance virtual machine yesterday, named Dalvik Turbo that would replace the standard Dalvik engine that Android currently uses to run applications. From Myriad's website:Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software.

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I don't know about you, but my HTC Hero on Sprint could really use this boost, not to mention those of you with G1's. I'm excited to see what this could mean for getting even more life out of your Android phone as newer versions are released. It would be great if this were included in any 2.1 updates rolling out this year, but it's not likely. At least not for the 2.1 update for Droid is rumored to be coming this week. 'Substantial battery life improvements' should really get you going too as that's by far one of the biggest complaints of modern smartphones. We're sure to hear more about this soon, especially with the Mobile World Congress coming up in Barcelona from February 15th-18th.


Phandroid – 12th February 2010 Dalvik Turbo To Increase App Execution Speed 3X While Saving Battery Typically when you talk about going bigger, badder and faster you’re also talking about draining substantial battery life. Just the opposite in the case of the Dalvik Turbo virtual machine which was announced yesterday by OHA member Myriad Group AG:

allowing OEMs Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. I know, I know – a bunch of you are wondering what the heck a Dalvik engine is and what its used for, right? Take a look at the Android OS architecture and just be content with realizing this stuff is probably over your head:

Well right now all Android Phones use a standard Dalvik engine, which is a virtual machine that applications/activities pass through, so an improvement here would be an improvement across the board. And a 3x speed improvement? All while saving battery life? This could be huge and we’ll find out just how huge this upcoming week as the company promises to demonstrate Dalvik Turbo in action at Mobile World Congress February 15th to 18th.


Romandie – 15th February 2010 Myriad 2009: chiffre d’affaires +214% à 125,6 mio USD Dübendorf (awp) - Myriad Group, la société née de la fusion d'Esmertec et de Purple Labs, a engrangé un chiffre d'affaires en hausse de 214% à 125,6 mio USD, sur une base comparable. Ces chiffres pro forma prennent en compte les ventes de Purple Labs sur 12 mois, comme il ressort lundi d'un communiqué de la société spécialisée dans les logiciels pour téléphones mobiles et autres appareils électroniques. La division Device Solutions a apporté une contribution de 112,6 mio USD et celle des Mobile Services de 13,0 mio USD, précise Myriad. A fin décembre, le carnet de commandes se montait à 128,1 mio USD et le niveau de cash à 38,4 mio USD. La reprise de Purple Labs a généré 15,1 mio USD, les activités et la gestion du working capital apportant 17,0 mio USD. Il est "réjouissant" de constater que l'objectif ambitieux de 125 mio USD fixé lors de la constitution de Myriad Group a pu être atteint, indique le CEO Simon Wilkinson, cité dans le communiqué. En dépit d'un environnement de marché difficile, la société a reçu le soutien d'anciens et de nouveaux clients. Myriad Group publiera ses résultats complets le 28 avril 2010.


AP Finanznachrichten – 15th February 2010 AUSBLICK/Temenos 2009: Reingewinn zwischen 65,2 Mio und 69,4 Mio USD erwartet


Handelszeitung – 15th February 2010 Myriad 2009: Umsatz (pro forma) um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert Dübendorf (awp) - Die aus Esmertec und Purple Labs hervorgegangene Myriad Group hat den Umsatz im Geschäftsjahr 2009 auf vergleichbarer Basis um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert. In diesem Proforma-Wert sind die Verkäufe der im vergangenen Jahr übernommenen Purple Labs auf zwölf Monate hochgerechnet, teilte die HandySoftwarefirma am Montag mit. Vom Umsatz entfielen 112,6 Mio USD auf die Sparte Device Solutions, während der Bereich Mobile Services 13,0 Mio USD dazu beitrug. Zur rückläufigen Entwicklung bei Mobile Services (-3,6 Mio USD gg VJ) hiess es, dies reflektiere die verlangsamten Infrastrukturausgaben der Mobilfunkanbieter. Nach strukturellen Veränderungen in der Führung und den Verkaufsteams sei die Einheit aber gut aufgestellt, um von einer erwarteten Erholung zu profitieren. Der Auftragsbestand per Ende Dezember 2009 lag bei 128,1 Mio USD und der Cashbestand bei 38,4 Mio USD. Dazu hat die Übernahme von Purple Labs 15,1 Mio USD beigetragen, 17,0 Mio USD seien durch die Geschäftsaktivitäten und durch das Management des Working Capital generiert worden. Es sei "erfreulich", dass das im vergangenen Februar bei der Bildung der Myriad-Gruppe bekanntgegebene ambitiöse Umsatzziel von 125 Mio USD erreicht worden sei, wird CEO Simon Wilkinson in der Mitteilung zitiert. Trotz des schwierigen Marktumfeldes habe das Unternehmen die Unterstützung von alten und neuen Kunden erhalten. Ende September hatte Myriad mit Xumii einen Start-Up-Anbieter von Mobile Social Networking Services übernommen. Xumii habe im Dezember eine erste Vereinbarung mit einem Mobiltelefonieanbieter abschliessen können, hiess es nun. Umsätze sollen im ersten Quartal 2010 anfallen und in der Sparte Mobile Services verbucht werden. Das vollständige Jahresergebnis wird am 28. April bekanntgegeben.


SDA – 15th February 2010 Comunicazioni Myriad: raggiunti obiettivi vendita; 125,6 milioni di dollari


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SDA-ATS – 15th February 2010 Mercati finanziari Borsa svizzera: chiusura in leggero rialzi (SMI +0,38%)


SDA-ATS – 15th February 2010 Logicels pour téléphones Myriad a atteint ses objectifs de ventes: 125,6 millions de dollars


SDA-ATS – 15th February 2010 Telekom Myriad mit starkem Wachstum


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Computer Technik – 15th February 2010 Brennpunkt Barcelona


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Swiss News Digest – 15th February 2010 Swiss Myriad’s pro forma revenue for 2009 goes up 214% Y/Y


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awp – 15th February 2010 Myriad 2009: Umsatz (pro forma) um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert (AF)


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Moneycab – 15th February 2010 Myriad sieht "ambitiöse" Umsatzziele 2009 erreicht


Finanz und Wirtschaft – 15th February 2010 Myriad 2009: Umsatz (pro forma) um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert (AF)


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Swissquote – 15th February 2010 5-02-2010 08:35 Myriad 2009: Umsatz (pro forma) um 214% auf 125,6 Mio USD gesteigert (AF)


IT Reseller – 15th February 2010 Myriad Group steigert Umsatz um 214 Prozent


Zurcher Unterlander – 15th February 2010 Telekom: Myriad mit starkem Wachstum


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Bloomberg – 15th February 2010 Myriad Group Announces Strong Growth in Fiscal Year 2009


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Telecom Paper – 16th February 2010 Myriad pro forma FY revenues soar 214% to USD 125.6 mln


Tages Anzeiger – 16th February 2010 Myriad wächst stark


iTWire – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile


phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega.


TMCnet – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico And Myriad Group Named As Finalist For GSMA Global Mobile Award; Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development‘ (M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for 'Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefonica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. "The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history," said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefonica Mexico. "Telefonica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus." This year's GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefonica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefonica Mexico, said, "This recognition is a great honour for Telefonica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project." How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefonica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens - asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefonica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad's self-care services platform, a system that Telefonica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection.


"Myriad's solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service," said Sergio Chueca Burgueno, Director of Value Added Services at Telefonica Mexico. "We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers." "More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations," added Chueca. "This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively." "The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment," said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. "The epidemic wasn't going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefonica's investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale." The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad's self-care platform, which Telefonica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefonica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. "We are delighted that Myriad's technology and team have helped Telefonica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country," added Vega. About Telefonica Mexico Telefonica is a leader in product and service innovation. It runs all of its operations under the Movistar brand in 13 countries worldwide. Since it opened operations in Mexico, Movistar has made a name for itself by offering the best communication solutions for its prepaid, contract and business subscribers. Telefonica Mexico currently has 18 million clients nationwide. About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultra-low cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide. Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Dubendorf-Zurich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN).


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Le Temps – 16th February 2010 Les financières se distinguent


Sys-Con Media – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for 'Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS - February 16, 2010 - Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for 'Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. "The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history," said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. "Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus." This year's GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, "This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project." How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens - asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad's self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile


phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. "Myriad's solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service," said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telef贸nica Mexico. "We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers."


IT-Director – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ Mobile World Congress – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey seta revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust dataon H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones.


The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investmen tin services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega.


Earth Times – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile


phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega. About Telefónica MexicoTelefónica is a leader in product and service innovation. It runs all of its operations under the Movistar brand in 13 countries worldwide. Since it opened operations in Mexico, Movistar has made a name for itself by offering the best communication solutions for its prepaid, contract and business subscribers. Telefónica México currently has 18 million clients nationwide. About MyriadMyriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultra-low cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide.


IT Analysis – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ Mobile World Congress – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey seta revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust dataon H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones.


The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investmen tin services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega.


News Blaze – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease.

Telefonica Mexico Survey “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.”


How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega. About Telefónica Mexico Telefónica is a leader in product and service innovation. It runs all of its operations under the Movistar brand in 13 countries worldwide. Since it opened operations in Mexico, Movistar has made a name for itself by offering the best communication solutions for its prepaid, contract and business subscribers. Telefónica México currently has 18 million clients nationwide.


IT News Online – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for 'Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS - February 16, 2010 - Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for 'Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. "The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history," said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. "Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus." This year's GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, "This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project." How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens - asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad's self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile


phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. "Myriad's solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service," said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. "We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers." "More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations," added Chueca. "This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively." "The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment," said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. "The epidemic wasn't going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica's investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale." The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad's self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. "We are delighted that Myriad's technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country," added Vega. About Telefónica MexicoTelefónica is a leader in product and service innovation. It runs all of its operations under the Movistar brand in 13 countries worldwide. Since it opened operations in Mexico, Movistar has made a name for itself by offering the best communication solutions for its prepaid, contract and business subscribers. Telefónica México currently has 18 million clients nationwide.


WhaTech – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile


phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega.


Marketing Clout – 16th December 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for 'Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile


phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega.


Tech Whack – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses fromTelefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies.Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the HarvardSchool of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built onMyriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere viamobile phones.


The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services atTelefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega. About Telefónica Mexico Telefónica is a leader in product and service innovation. It runs all of its operations under the Movistar brand in 13 countries worldwide. Since it opened operations in Mexico, Movistar has made a name for itself by offering the best communication solutions for its prepaid, contract and business subscribers. Telefónica México currently has 18 million clients nationwide.


Stock News – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.”

How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile


phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones. The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega.


Buzz i Buzz – 16th December 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award LargestHealth Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ MOBILE WORLDCONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and MyriadGroup AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health andresearchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that theircombined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has beennamed a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey seta revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread ofepidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recentMexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely andhighly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of thesurvey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking tounderstand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile servicesand breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists intheir category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators fromthe Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMAMobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communicationsindustry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry areattending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, MarketingDirector at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour forTelefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobileservices innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the SurveyWas Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust dataon H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quicklyand effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of PublicHealth, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could bedelivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms ofthe flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide,with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified asmajor infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey andCancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter ashort code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents thatelected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built onMyriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses toautomate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers.This is the first time such mobile phone-based research has been carried out inMexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobilephones.


The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of theH1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained wasprocessed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at HarvardUniversity, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms ofthe disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us toexploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said SergioChueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “Wewere able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had anincredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered thequestionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” addedChueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to trackinfection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” saidSteve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t goingto wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investmentin services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready todeliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, whichTelefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enablemobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaidsubscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactiveservices. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a healthsurvey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helpedTelefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of ourcountry,” added Vega.


Pressbot – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group Named as Finalist for GSMA Global Mobile Award Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 16, 2010 – Telefónica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development’ at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefónica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. “The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history,” said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefónica Mexico. “Telefónica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus.” This year’s GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefónica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefónica Mexico, said, “This recognition is a great honour for Telefónica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project.” How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefónica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens – asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefónica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad’s self-care services platform, a system that Telefónica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones.


The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. “Myriad’s solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service,” said Sergio Chueca Burgueño, Director of Value Added Services at Telefónica Mexico. “We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers.” “More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations,” added Chueca. “This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively.” “The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment,” said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. “The epidemic wasn’t going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefónica’s investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale.” The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad’s self-care platform, which Telefónica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefónica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. “We are delighted that Myriad’s technology and team have helped Telefónica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country,” added Vega.


Hoovers – 16th February 2010 Telefonica Mexico And Myriad Group Named As Finalist For GSMA Global Mobile Award; Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for ‘Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development‘ Telefonica Mexico And Myriad Group Named As Finalist For GSMA Global Mobile Award; Largest Health Survey Ever Conducted via Mobile Phones Nominated for Top Honour for 'Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' [PressWIRE] MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Telefonica Mexico and Myriad Group AG, in partnership with the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health and researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, today announced that their combined effort in conducting a H1N1 flu survey via mobile phones has been named a finalist for 'Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' at the GSM Association 2010 Global Mobile Awards. With more than 56,000 responses from Telefonica subscribers collected in just one day, the survey set a revolutionary benchmark in using mobile technology to analyze the spread of epidemic disease. "The outbreak of H1N1 flu was the largest public health challenge in recent Mexican history," said Fabian Bifaretti, CEO of Telefonica Mexico. "Telefonica and Myriad provided a timely and highly relevant service to the community, with the unprecedented scale of the survey dataset proving extremely valuable to the many scientists seeking to understand the epidemic potential of this virus." This year's GSMA Awards attracted more than 500 companies in 18 categories, resulting in a fierce competition among innovative mobile services and breakthrough technologies. Telefonica and Myriad are one of 6 finalists in their category, which includes initiatives by leading network operators from the Middle East and Africa, Google and the United Nations World Food Program. The Global Mobile Awards are one of the highlights of the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world's leading event for the mobile communications industry. More than 50 thousand professionals from the mobile industry are attending the congress in Barcelona this week. Attending the award ceremony today in Barcelona, Cecilia Vega, Marketing Director at Telefonica Mexico, said, "This recognition is a great honour for Telefonica and Myriad. We are delighted that our shared commitment to mobile services innovation enabled us to deliver this unique project." How the Survey Was Developed and Deployed In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Ministry of Health required robust data on H1N1 symptoms and how the virus was spreading, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the flu outbreak. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Telefonica proposed and coordinated a short survey that could be delivered to a large number of citizens - asking respondents to identify whether they had various symptoms of the flu and their severity. The H1N1 survey was distributed to Telefonica phone users nationwide, with special focus in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi, which were identified as major infection outbreak areas by the Ministry, as well as Monterrey and Cancún. Subscribers initially received a text message asking them to enter a short code to participate in the survey. The thousands of respondents that elected to participate then answered a fully-automated questionnaire built on Myriad's self-care services platform, a system that Telefonica Mexico uses to automate support and deliver top-ups for its more than 18 million customers. This is the first time such mobile phone-based research has been carried out in Mexico, and the largest health survey ever conducted anywhere via mobile phones.


The six-question survey asked participants if they had symptoms of the H1N1 flu and, if so, their nature and severity. The information obtained was processed and analysed in coordination with senior scientists at Harvard University, all seeking to understand the speed of transmission and symptoms of the disease in order to prevent a large-scale infection. "Myriad's solution allowed us to exploit our mobile network to provide a vital public service," said Sergio Chueca Burgueno, Director of Value Added Services at Telefonica Mexico. "We were able to create and deploy the survey in only a few days and had an incredible response from subscribers." "More than 6% of the total users who received the request answered the questionnaire, which is 3 times more than our initial expectations," added Chueca. "This deployment neatly illustrates how phones can be used to track infection outbreaks and allow government agencies to respond most effectively." "The most vital element in this project was speed of deployment," said Steve Langkamp, Chief Commercial Officer of Myriad. "The epidemic wasn't going to wait for the technology to arrive, but fortunately, Telefonica's investment in services innovation made it the only network operator in Mexico ready to deliver a survey on this scale." The H1N1 survey was deployed on Myriad's self-care platform, which Telefonica Mexico purchased in 2007. More than 30 network operators now use this Myriad solution to enable mobile users to check their account balance, recharge their prepaid subscription, purchase ringtones and WiFi access codes, and other interactive services. Telefonica is the first operator to use the platform for a health survey. "We are delighted that Myriad's technology and team have helped Telefonica pioneer the use of mobile phones to support the public health of our country," added Vega.


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IT News Online – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland - February 17th, 2010 - Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero's success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. "We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. "Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices." Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide. Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Dübendorf-Zürich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


News Blaze – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland – February 17th, 2010 – Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero’s success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. “We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. “Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices.” Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide. Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Dübendorf-Zürich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


TMCnet – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 (M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress DUEBENDORFZURICH, Switzerland - February 17th, 2010 - Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriadsponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero's success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. "We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. "Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices." Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide. Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Dubendorf-Zurich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN).


Earth Times – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland – February 17th, 2010 – Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero’s success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. “We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. “Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices.” Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide. Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Dübendorf-Zürich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


Tech Whack – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland – February 17th, 2010 – Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero’s success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. “We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. “Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices.” Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010 {at} myriadgroup(.)com About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide. Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Dübendorf-Zürich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


Sys-Con Media – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland - February 17th, 2010 - Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero's success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. "We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. "Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices." Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com About Myriad Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultralow cost handsets to advanced smartphones. The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 30 mobile operators worldwide. Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Dübendorf-Zürich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, visit www.myriadgroup.com.


these are the DROIDS – 17th February 2010 Dalvik Turbo – 2X to 3X Performance Increase to Android Myriad Group has put together their Dalvik Turbo virtual machine and has been demoing some head-to-head comparisons with the standard Dalvik VM that current comes with the Android OS at MWC this week. They performance numbers are inspiring, running a Java Test suite, the Dalvik Turbo VM runs about 2X to 3X faster than the baseline Android Dalvik VM. Myriad has also made claims that on top of the performance increase, the new VM could produce some power savings as well. And just to make sure you are really interested, they have added in more 3D gaming capabilities that developers can take advantage of right away. Just in case you are still with us, don’t worry about your current favorite apps not working, as Myriad has stated, “The technology replaces the existing Dalvik virtual machine in Android and boasts rapid integration, with Myriad engineers demonstrating installation on an untested target device within minutes.” And that this will run all your current Android apps without need to update them.

Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times ‐ allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software. I first reported on this development on the 10th of Feb. Since then I have found a couple of video demos and the performance increase really is amazing. I am not able to to exactly how well this translates to real world usage. Will you new Browser really load faster? Probably, but how much faster? Unknown. However, let’s hope Google incorporates the Dalvik Turbo VM quickly.


Engadget – 17th February 2010 Myriad Dalvik Turbo hands-on: Android apps just got fast Even on the latest round of Snapdragon-powered models, Android apps don't typically seem to exhibit the same level of buttery-smooth prowess as their iPhone equivalents. There are a variety of reasons for that, but the most damning seems to stem from Google's choice of the Dalvik Java runtime, which -- to put it simply -- trades performance for diminutive processor and memory footprints. You may not have ever heard of Swiss company (and OHA member) Myriad, but it sprung to life through the merger of Esmertec and Purple Labs and claims to have software running on an astounding 2 billion phones worldwide -- in other words, these guys know a thing or two about phones -- and they've applied their expertise to tighten up Dalvik and make it burn rubber. Follow the break for video!

Myriad has demonstrated the appropriately-named Dalvik Turbo engine for us here at MWC, claiming performance improvements of up to two or three times depending on the app -- and from the spinning 3D cube we saw running on a pair of Android Dev Phone 2s, we don't doubt it. Of course, the ADP2 is an ARM11-based phone, which means that the new runtime could effectively breathe new life into low- to midrange chipsets and let them enjoy some of the spoils usually reserved for high-end devices. Unfortunately, you won't be able to buy, download, and install Dalvik Pro yourself; Myriad is instead positioning it as a differentiator for carriers and manufacturers -- not unlike Sense or TouchWiz -- that would allow them to tout improved app performance across their Android lineup versus competitors'. The runtime is apparently 100 percent compatible with Google's stock Dalvik implementation, so you would be able to run any app... just a little faster than you'd otherwise be doing. We're told there's reason to believe we'll see this on production retail devices before the year's out, so these guys are definitely worth keeping an eye on.


Go Articles – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland - February 17th, 2010 - Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero's success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. "We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. "Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices." Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com


IT Director – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress Duebendorf-Zurich, Switzerland - February 17th, 2010 - Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero's success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. "We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. "Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices." Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com


FierceWireless – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Android-Based Phone Named Winner in Myriad-Sponsored Best Handset Category at Mobile World Congress DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland - February 17th, 2010 - Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero's success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. "We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. "Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices." Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com


IT Analysis – 17th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC as Hero Wins Best Mobile Handset at Global Mobile Awards 2010 Duebendorf-Zurich, Switzerland - February 17th, 2010 - Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero's success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. "We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year," said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. "Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices." Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD. For more information about Myriad at Mobile World Congress 2010, please visit www.myriadgroup.com and complete the contact us form, or email MWC2010@myriadgroup.com


Mobile Wire – 18th February 2010 Myriad Congratulates HTC on Hero Award Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, congratulates HTC for winning the Myriad-sponsored Best Handset or Device Award at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. The Best Handset award was one of only three presented at the National Palace in Barcelona, as part of the 2010 Mobile World Congress. Myriad is also proud to have contributed to the Hero’s success by supplying key software components to HTC including Jbed (Java), MMS and Instant Messaging technologies. “We warmly congratulate HTC on receiving this accolade. Even among impressive competition, the Hero is clearly the most exciting handset launched over the past year,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad. “Myriad shares the commitment of HTC to deliver the best mobile user experience, and we look forward to contributing to other award-winning devices.” Shortlisted companies in the category included: Research in Motion for the Blackberry Bold 9700, Nokia for the N97 Mini, Huawei for the T-Mobile Pulse and Samsung with two nominations for both the Toco Lite, and OMNIA HD.


L’Usine Nouvelle – 18th February 2010 Cergy-Pontoise capte la téléphonie mobile


Phandroid – 18th February 2010 Blazing Fast Demo Of Dalvik Turbo Engine Even some of the geekiest geeks can’t explain how the innards of your mobile phone circuitry combine, integrate and synergize to perform the tasks, run the apps, and play the games we so supremely love. But nevermind that – we all know math and love results and that’s all you need to know to appreciate this story! Last week the Dalvik Turbo was announced by Myriad, the company producing virtual machines in over 2 billion phones, and they said it could speed up applications 3 times while saving battery. With a booth at MWC, Engadget was able to hold them to their word. The video below shows them running a simple 3D rendered cube animation and it’s only 2.2 times faster, but that’s still a marked improvement that we’ll gladly take.


Neue Bßrcher Beitung – 18th February 2010 Der Stahlsektor verlangt eiserne Nerven


Gearlog – 19th February 2010 MWC: Myriad Dalvik Turbo Promises Faster Android App Speed

Google's Android was a major topic at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and one of the companies taking advantage of the OS is Myriad. The Zurich-based mobile technology firm has released the Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which can boost application execution speed by up to three times, according to exes. Dalvik is the virtual machine that powers the Java platform on Android-based phones. Myriad's Dalvik Turbo basically replaces the existing Dalvik engine with a more powerful version, which speeds up apps, preserves battery life, and allows for more powerful apps like games. I stopped by Myriad's booth at MWC, where Gael Rosset, vice president of product management at Myriad, showed off a demo of the technology. Rosset launched a spinning, 3D cube animation on two identical, Android-based HTC phones - one running Dalvik Turbo and the other the standard Dalvik engine. The cube on the Dalvik Turbo was spinning much faster than the cube on the other phone, as demonstrated on the video above.


PCMag – 22nd February 2010

Android Software Accelerator Launches By Chloe Albanesius Google's Android was a major topic at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and one of the companies taking advantage of the OS is Myriad. The Zurich-based mobile technology firm has released the Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which can boost application execution speed by up to three times, according to execs. Dalvik is the virtual machine that powers the Java platform on Android-based phones. Myriad's Dalvik Turbo basically replaces the existing Dalvik engine with a more powerful version, which speeds up apps, preserves battery life, and allows for more powerful apps - like games. I stopped by Myriad's booth at MWC, where Gael Rosset, vice president of product management at Myriad, showed off a demo of the technology. Rosset launched a spinning, 3D cube animation on two identical, Android-based HTC phones - one running Dalvik Turbo and the other the standard Dalvik engine. The cube on the Dalvik Turbo was spinning much faster than the cube on the other phone, as demonstrated on the video above. Rosset also launched a side-by-side Quicksort benchmark of the two phones. The benchmark on the Dalvik Turbo smartphone finished about one minute before the benchmark on the standard Dalvik phone (video below). Much to the pleasure of the Myriad execs, the "low battery" icon also popped up on the standard Dalvik smartphone during our benchmark demo, prompting Rosset to joke that their claims about battery life were indeed true. How does it work? Rosset likened it to translation. To translate an English sentence to Spanish, a translator converts the entire phrase. With Dalvik Turbo, however, "we only translate what we think we need" to run the app, meaning there's no CPU or RAM overhead, Rosset said. It's a "straight swap" when replacing Dalvik standard with Dalvik Turbo, meaning no new software is required, he said. Myriad is shopping the technology around to handset manufacturers and OEMs, so it's not something you can install on your phone yourself. But Rosset said he had received good feedback from vendors at MWC, and that Dalvik Turbo was currently in the testing labs of several manufacturers, and should be showing up in phones in the next year. It currently runs on Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, and 2.1, Myriad said.


Vision Mobile – 22nd February 2010 in review: Under-the-radar trends at Mobile World Congress [Following a week of frantic announcements and marketing hype at MWC 2010, VisionMobile's Research Director, Andreas Constantinou looks at what really matters - the under-the-radar trends that will make the biggest impact in the next two years]

The annual Mobile World Congress, besides a circus frenzy of 49,000 people has also traditionally been a barometer of mobile industry trends. This year we look at the under-theradar trends that may have gone unnoticed, but will make a major impact during 2010-11. 1. Building developer bridges If there was a theme to this year’s Mobile World Congress it was Developers. This year’s App Planet show-in-a-show gathered 20,000 visitors, making the stands of LTE vendors and the CBoss showgirls look pale in comparison. Imagine that. After years and years of efforts in ‘pushing’ the next-gen killer technology (ondevice portals, Mobile TV, widgets, ..), the mobile industry is finally seeking inspiration beyond its own confines; at the software developers that will generate even more ‘apps for that’ and drive innovation that will actually pay for the bandwidth investments. The race is on to grab the best mobile developers – and the mobile industry is spending big money on it. This year’s sponsors of mobile developer contests and events are not just platform providers or handset OEMs. Just look at the some of the sponsors of the WIP Jam


developer event at MWC: Qualcomm, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, NAVTEQ, O2 Litmus, Oracle. Developer mindshare is expensive as developers have to be attracted away from other platforms which they have invested in; and as such we would argue that the average DAC (developer acquisition cost) is much higher than the average SAC (subscriber acquisition cost). Thankfully there are plenty of marketing budgets to throw into the challenge. Palm is spending $1 million to build its own developer community in a dire effort to win back its oncethriving community of mobile developers. It’s ironic given that it only took the mobile industry 20 years to learn what the software industry understood since the early 1990s; that the smartest people work for someone else, but they will gladly work for your platform if you give them the right tools and audience. And it’s most appropriate that this realisation is happening right now, as the two industries are coming together in the post-iPhone era. One of the big announcements at this year’s MWC was the Wholesale Application Community (WAC), the new operator collaborative effort at connecting to developers. WAC is born out of the merge of two initiatives: OMTP’s BONDI (device API specs for securely accessing user information on the device) and the Joint Innovation Lab, JIL (which besides the hype has had delivered only a widget spec). WAC is an intent of operator collaboration, but one which yet needs to decide what it will be delivering. The GSMA App Planet, WIP Jam, WAC and many other initiatives are trying to capitalise on one of the hottest, yet perhaps understated trends of 2010: building commercial bridges or matchmaking platforms between software developers and the mobile industry. Next question: what’s your platform’s DAC (developer acquisition cost)? [shameless plug: at VisionMobile, we ‘re running the biggest mobile developer survey to date, spanning 400+ developers, 8 platforms and 35+ data points across the entire developer journey. Best of all, the results will be freely published thanks to the sponsorship by O2 Litmus] 2. Quantum leap in mobile devices Industry pundits have been overoptimistic about the dominance of smartphones, time and time again.; but contrary to predictions, the smartphone market share has remained at circa 15-17% of sales as phone manufacturers have remained risk averse; Instead of porting highcost, high-risk operating systems like Symbian and Windows Mobile on mass market phones, OEMs have preferred to patch their legacy low-risk RTOS platforms with high-end features (read touchscreen, widgets and the like) – see earlier analysis here. Yet the mobile software map is about to change rather abruptly; not because of Android, but as chipset vendors make the leap to sub-40nm manufacturing. Chip cost plays a major role in handset BOM (bill of materials) and that cost is directly proportional to the surface area of the silicon (excluding royalty payments). With the move to sub-40 nm manufacturing processes, you can fit a GPU (graphical processing unit) and even ARM Cortex architectures within the same die size. This means that the smartphone BOM will reduce from $200 to $100 in only 2 years, based on our sources at chipset vendors – and implies that MeeGo, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android can penetrate into a far large addressable market than was possible before. Adobe is banking on this very trend, planning (hoping?) that Flash penetration will reach 50% of smartphones by 2010, or circa 150M devices sold per year. Similarly, Nokia sees revenue contributions from S40 handsets dwindle from around 55% in 2009 to 35% in 2011,


replaced by MeeGo (circa 10%) and Symbian (circa 55%) – see slide from Nokia’s Industry Analyst event. This also goes to show Nokia’s continuing investment in Symbian, at a time when the future of the Symbian Foundation is shady. Virtualisation technology is further accelerating the BOM reduction, by allowing the likes of Android and Symbian OSes to sit on the same CPU as the modem stack. OK Labs introduced off-the-shelf reference designs for virtualised Android and Symbian earler in 2009, while at MWC 2010 Virtualogix announced similar deals with ST Ericsson and Infineon. The third (and last!) virtualisation vendor, VMWare (who acquired Trango), is yet to make a similar move. Last but not least, we are seeing new attempts at re-architecting low-cost smartphone software. Qualcomm is making a comeback with its BREW MP software positioning this as a feature-phone operating system and getting major commitments by AT&T. Kvaleberg (a little-known Norwegian engineering company) has productised its 10-years of feature phone integration know-how into Mimiria, a feature phone OS with a clean-room UI architecture that makes variant creation a swift job requiring only 2-3 engineers to customise. Myriad has announced an accelerated Dalvik implementation to speed up Android apps up to 3x, allowing those to run more comfortably in mass market designs. 3. Analytics everywhere Another under-the-radar trend at MWC 2010 was analytics, which was making inroads into the feature set of products across the spectrum – from SIM cards and devices to network infrastructure solutions. Application analytics is the only visible tip of of the iceberg for now, with analytics services available from Adobe, Apprupt, Bango, Distimo, Flurry (merged with PinchMedia), Localytics, Medialets, Mobclix and Motally. There is also plenty of innovation to be had here, with a startup (still in stealth mode) delivering design-time analytics on the type of applications and their use cases. Or another startup which is delivering personal TV program management, and monetising (among others) on the analytics on what TV programs users are watching, searching and sharing. Moreover, analytics is slowly penetrating into operator networks for delivering smarter campaign management, subscriber analysis or network performance. There is a long list of vendor solutions here from Agilent, Airsage, Aito, CarrierIQ, Rewss, Umber Systems, Velocentm Wadaro and xTract among others. One related under-the-radar announcement was that from SIM manufacturer Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) who is launching a product for measuring network quality on the handset. Taking analytic to the next level, the GSMA and comScore recently launched the Mobile Media Metrics product. This is the first census-level analytics product for measuring ad consumption and performance, starting with the UK market, which follows the lucrative business model of TV metrics. Analytics is indeed the most underhyped trend, whose magnitude the industry will only realise in 5-10 years from now. 4. Mobile identity in the cloud Cloud storage for personal data is ubiquitous on the Internet; Google Buzz, Facebook and Dropbox are perhaps the epitomy of this trend. The mobile industry has traditionally fallen behind, but is rapidly catching up in 2009-10 with the cloud-stored Windows Mobile UI, the social networking connectivity layer on the idle screen as seen in Microsoft’s One App, the socially-connected handsets from INQ Mobile, HTC and Motorola (Motoblur), and the 10+


solution vendors who offer addressbook syncing solutions (Colibria, Critical Path, Funambol, FusionOne, Gemalto, Miyowa, Newbay and many more). We used to think of user data as migrating from the SIM card (the operator stronghold) to the handset (the OEM territory). Now the data is once again migrating away from the handset to the cloud, the home-turf of Internet players. This is the next battlefield, in the landgrab to define the interfaces that determine access to our mobile identity. There are two camps competing here; the Internet players who have defined user data access standards (Google, Facebook and Twitter), versus the players who have defined mobile data access standards to date (network operators – see Vodafone 360 and handset OEMs – see Nokia Ovi). This is one of the important battles that will determine who can reap the most profits out of user information by controlling the interfaces that connect them to the outside world (for background see Clayton Christensen’s thesis on the relationship between interfaces and profits). And it’s also what network operators should be rushing to standardise right now, in one of the last battles that will determine their smart-pipe vs bit-pipe future. Comments welcome as always, - Andreas


February 2010 Cuttings book