Acer Alive aims to take on iTunes Genius at least on Acer

first_imgClosing out the glut of Acer news today — which already encompassed a smartphone, two tablets and a new media-sharing system — is an obvious announcement which completes the trifecta of stereotypical tablet platform announcements. Yup, Acer’s announcing a digital marketplace.Acer Alive is Acer’s new digital storefront, and apparently is meant to showcase content that “makes you feel alive,” as if your pulse, thoughts and desire hadn’t proven that point to you already.AdChoices广告With Acer Alive, Acer wants users to feel engaged with content, and their digital marketplace is therefore focused on real-time interaction. Basically, what they are describing is a dynamic, real-time recommendation system: as you use Alive, it learns your preferences, and recommends new content to you in real-time, perfecting its recommendations as it goes.Just like Clear.fi was Acer’s answer to AirPlay, then, Acer Alive is Acer’s answer to iTunes and the Genius Bar. As such, they’ve signed up a slew of content partners for Alive, so when the storefront launches in the near future, there’ll already be plenty of content in the store, just ready to buy. At launch, Acer says there will be 15,000 music videos, 2,000 movies, thousands of eBooks, and other content… all of which will be stored in the cloud once you buy them, ready to be slurped up by any Alive-connected device.Acer Alive will be launching first in the United Kingdom on December 20th, but Americans will have to wait until the end of the second quarter in 2011 to try Alive for the first timelast_img

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