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Acer buys stakes in grandPad

Acer buys stakes in grandPad

grandPad, a provider of technology solutions specifically designed for senior citizens, and Acer, a Taiwanese PC company, have announced a strategic partnership, where Acer makes an equity investment in grandPad.

According to the Taiwanese PC maker, the partnership aligns the two companies with similar missions: providing safe and simple technology that empowers all users. grandPad, with its strengths in software and services, will be able to tap into Acer’s extensive experience and resources in computing and communication, including its hardware design capabilities.

Acer Chromebook
Acer Chromebook

“We are very excited to partner with Acer and accelerate our mission to bring our simple, safe solution to seniors around the world,” notes Scott Lien, CEO of grandPad. “Together with Acer, we have the potential to help millions of seniors by reconnecting them with their family, friends and caregivers by using technology designed just for them.”

“In the era of the Internet of Beings (IoB), a human-centric network based on a collective of intelligence is necessary to make the vast variety of ‘Things’ out there more meaningful,” said Maverick Shih, President of BYOC Business Group, Acer Inc. “With Acer’s extensive experience in integrating hardware, software, and services, in addition to our time-to-market capability and global footprint, we will help enhance the grandPad experience for seniors who rely on this technology for their daily needs.”

Empowering senior citizens to connect easily and effortlessly, grandPad says the grandPad tablet connects with a smartphone app or desktop web portal that every family member can connect to. With grandPad, seniors can video chat with the family, check e-mail messages in real-time, share photos, play games, make phone calls, and much more. There are no confusing buttons, no passwords, or pop-up ads. The intuitive, easy-to-use design turns technology into a gateway instead of a barrier, the tech company says.

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