Why we’re consuming more mobile content than ever before

April 29, 2011
Citrix profits fluffed by XenDesktop, NetScaler
The Register
Timothy Prickett Morgan shares Citrix Systems’ first quarter results for 2011.

“Business was better than expected at Citrix Systems in its first quarter of 2011, with revenues up 18.5 per cent to $490.9M and net income rocketing up 54.9 per cent to $73.5M. Thanks to its expanding business, Citrix raised its revenue guidance for the full year by $30M, and now expects 2011 sales to come in at between $2.14B to $2.17B. In the first quarter, Citrix had $150.3M in product-license sales, rising 22.5 per cent, while license updates accounted for $177.9M, up 9.2 per cent. Online services, mostly driven by the GoTo family of online collaboration tools, had just under $100M in sales, up 17.4 per cent. Technical services, driven by various Citrix products in large-scale engagements, rose 44 per cent.”

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Acer Aspire Z5763 all-in-one sports motion gesture detection
ZD Net
Rachel King provides the latest details around Acer’s new all-in-one 3D desktop, the Aspire Z5763.

“Acer has unveiled the 3D-powered Aspire Z5763 all-in-one desktop, and it’s not often that the maker boasts that the computer will ‘open the doors’ to plain old ‘fun.’ Sure, there’s some 3D power on this PC, but the real unique feature here is Acer’s own AirControl, a software program that works with the integrated cameras to detect hand gestures and motions. Why is that useful? Basically your hand is the remote control for when watching movies as this is mainly an entertainment and multimedia-focused machine.”

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5 Reasons You’re Consuming More Mobile Content
Christina Warren offers five reasons why consumers are consuming more mobile content now than ever before.

“1) Better access to 3G and beyond, 2) more commercial content choices, 3) ubiquitous connectivity, 4) better content formatting and 5) social networking integration.”

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