- Acer (ASIYF), the world's fourth-largest personal-computer maker, is looking to increase its corporate cloud-computing business and sell more low priced smartphones as it seeks to offset falling laptop sales.
- "We have to expand our product offering from PC's to other faster-growing segments, especially smartphones and tablets," Acer CEO Jason Chen says.
- The company is looking to position its mobile devices in developing countries where its brand will stand out, and not to yet penetrate the U.S. and Chinese market.
- With regards to its cloud-computing model, Acer it pursuing a new consumer cloud service, called Build Your Own Cloud. The platform will let users share data between their PCs and mobile devices.