Is Your App A Winner? Enter The Ericsson Application Awards 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
  * Developers, startups and anyone who has an idea for a great app, here is    your opportunity  * The theme for 2014 is Apps for Working Life, and there will be a global    competition and several regional competitions  * First prize is EUR 25,000, second prize is EUR 10,000, and special    recognition for innovation supporting Technology for Good. Third to 10th    prize  diplomas and honorary mentionsThis is the fifth consecutive year that Ericsson announces The EricssonApplication Awards. Students and small- and medium-sized enterprises fromanywhere in the world are invited to submit Android and iOS apps.This competition will give you and your team the opportunity to gain a footholdin the app industry, while also earning recognition and making contacts withinthe telecom industry.There will be two categories for this contest - one for students, and one forsmall- and medium-sized enterprises with fewer than 100 employees.The theme of the 2014 competition is Apps for Working Life, in support ofEricsson's vision of a Networked Society in which - through a combination ofmobility, broadband, the cloud, applications and services - anything andeverything is connected. How can apps help us all in our daily working life bothnow and in the future? How do we contribute to making the next generation ofworking life a context where people can better innovate, collaborate and balancelife outside work?In the Networked Society, Ericsson is the leading advocate of Technology forGood and we encourage innovation to help meet sustainability challenges. TheTechnology for Good award of EEA 14 will recognize achievement in this area.The winner of the student category in 2013 was Portugal's GreenSpark, whichoffered a solution based on energy efficiency with a truly global reach. TheUK's TboxApps was the winner in the company category. Their solution was basedon usage patterns in order to get access to instant messages and quickly gethelp.In all, 192 teams took part in the 2013 competition (compared with 143 in 2012)from 52 countries.NOTES TO EDITORSAbout EAA: www.ericssonapplicationawards.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ericsson.Application.AwardsTwitter EricssonLabs: https://twitter.com/EricssonLabsOur multimedia content is available at the broadcast room:www.ericsson.com/broadcast_roomDownload high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video atwww.ericsson.com/pressEricsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services.We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions thatallow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainablesocieties around the world.Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Informationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and wesupport customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In2012 the company's net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion). Ericssonis listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.www.ericsson.comwww.ericsson.com/newswww.twitter.com/ericssonpresswww.facebook.com/ericssonwww.youtube.com/ericssonFOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACTEricsson Corporate CommunicationsPhone: +46 10 719 69 92E-mail: media.relations@ericsson.comEricsson Investor RelationsPhone: +46 10 719 00 00E-mail: investor.relations@ericsson.com  Is your app a winner? Enter Ericsson Application Awards 2014: http://hugin.info/1061/R/1736007/581744.pdf[HUG#1736007]

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