LONDON, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Buongiorno S.p.A. (FTSE Italia STAR: BNG), a leading multinational in mobile content, discloses further its role as a key partner of alive - the next generation store for Acer Group customers - for the development of its back-end platform and programme management.
Buongiorno, leveraging its vast experience and know-how as leader in the packaging and delivering of mobile entertainment, has been chosen by Acer for the development of the back-end platform, the programme management for the delivery of alive as well as to support in defining the business model and the service creation.
Buongiorno's new B2B solutions' offering for the smart connected devices' needs includes: definition of the content strategy, creation of the service concept, support in content provider acquisition, the development of the back-end platform, overall programme management, the roll-out and in-life management.
The alive service is delivered leveraging the new Buongiorno feed management system, which is a purpose built platform to manage massive volumes of feeds. The platform is specifically designed to manage premium feeds (pushed directly by content providers) with support for different business models such as free, freemium (rental, premium download) and subscription to premium feeds; and publish them in real-time, giving content providers the ability to communicate with Acer customers in real-time.
alive - a unique entry point for users to be able to browse, search, access, purchase, stream or download and play any type of digital content - will be available on Windows 7-based products in the UK and Italy from 20 December 2010 and will then be rolled-out globally in the first quarter of 2011.
Mo Firouzabadian, Head of Connected Devices in the New Business Unit of Buongiorno, commented: "We are very pleased to be partnering with Acer in such a new and stunning project. Powering such a complex and innovative back-end platform has been a stimulating challenge and we are very proud with the final results. We believe that the market for smart connected devices is entering a period of hyper-competition and that differentiation will come increasingly from software and services. Acer has been quick to recognise it."
According to IDC, more than 1.6 billion devices worldwide were used to access the internet in 2009, including PCs, mobile phones, and online videogame consoles, and by 2013, the total number of devices accessing the internet will increase to more than 2.7 billion. The coming years will witness another seachange in the way users interact with the internet and differentiation will become increasingly important for hardware manufacturers.
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