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ca_observer 56 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 11, 2016 3:40 PM Member since: Jan 14, 2000
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  • Reply to

    Patience growing thin

    by jcalvin1127 Jun 7, 2016 11:08 AM
    ca_observer ca_observer Jun 8, 2016 1:14 PM Flag

    I disagree (respectfully). Think they need to ship the product first. Can't be long now (for God's sake :) !! ). Agree it has taken too long but must be close now. When product ships I am hopeful we will see new partners, new customers (finally) etc ...

  • ca_observer by ca_observer May 3, 2016 7:15 PM Flag

    HPTO simply cannot stay down here for much longer. read the tea leaves folk......

  • For the poster that was asking about IP. As of Q4 earnings call there were a total 45 patents awarded. as of 2015 there were 37 patents granted and another 8 in 2016 so far as per the earnings call. Since then another patent was awarded towards the of April 2016 (just a few days ago)

    Most of these patents are relevant to the HopTo product

    HopTo is in a very strong position.

  • Reply to

    lot of volume towards end of the day

    by bleep_777 May 3, 2016 6:34 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer May 3, 2016 6:50 PM Flag

    yup. There were blocks of 10K and 5K at the end. Suspect same buyer. 15K shares.

    momentum indeed. Could be that someone knows something also. I wonder ....

  • Reply to

    HopTo now has 46 awarded patents

    by ca_observer May 3, 2016 7:55 AM
    ca_observer ca_observer May 3, 2016 1:36 PM Flag

    broader awareness of IP & Patents simply comes with increasing success of hopTo product. Leadership (with excellent guidance from Cronin on the board) has put hopTo in a very, very powerful position. Frankly I am amazed how some these patents were awarded to hopTo. The patents / IP alone are worth tens of millions of dollars if not much more .....

  • Reply to

    Playing the Waiting Game?

    by fbw117 May 6, 2016 10:26 AM
    ca_observer ca_observer May 7, 2016 5:34 AM Flag

    can only go on empirical evidence.

    Almost out of nowhere, where hopTo looked to be struggling to find their way to capitalize on great mobility IP, along comes Citrix, a $12Bn company that is now all over hopTo. It is not common that CTXS promotes its own joint seminar with another company.

    "Deliver Citrix Xenapp Touch Enabled - just add hopTo" is the billing of the CITRIX seminar. That is powerful. There are 300 million users of Xenapp.

    Then you have hopTo at the Citrix Summit show later this month. hopTo is a sponsor of this event and the company (hopTo) has already signaled more announcements at the show

    Finally after a few years hopTo appears to have qualified and well supported momentum.

    Could we be wrong? One can never guarantee but where there is so much positive smoke there must surely be a positive raging fire

    ...and I have yet to embark and share the IP/Patents developments. It is amazing some the patents hopTo have been awarded. Quite amazing. I encourage all to do their own DD. Patents alone are worth 5x to 10x current market cap IMO. Never forget Cronin is on the board. People should research Cronin ....

  • Reply to

    Anyone Out There...

    by lkjf1985 Jun 3, 2016 10:14 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer Jun 6, 2016 5:33 AM Flag

    In that suggested scenario, which is not unreasonable, deal(s) with big financial companies will provide visible validation, credibility and put a rocket in the SP

  • Reply to

    HopTo now has 46 awarded patents

    by ca_observer May 3, 2016 7:55 AM
    ca_observer ca_observer May 3, 2016 1:29 PM Flag

    ( 1 of 2)

    well funny you should refer to Apple and gestures.

    On March 15, 2013 (the “priority date”), hopTo filed a patent application for: touch-based hovering on remote devices. The idea, as described in the patent application, is:

    "When a user holds one or more fingers above a touch-enabled client device, the user fingers may be detected. Further, the screen coordinates of the fingers above the client device are determined. The coordinates, along with a command regarding a hover event, are sent to a host device with which the client device has an open remote session. The host device may execute the command in accordance with the coordinates to effect a hover event. Display instructions are sent from the host device to the client device, which generates a client device display including a hover event corresponding to that executed on the host device.”

    This patent, No. 9,146,633 was granted on September 29, 2015.

    So, keep these dates in mind: filed on March 15, 2013 and then granted on September 29, 2015.

  • Reply to

    hopTo engages M&A financial services firm

    by jcalvin1127 Jun 8, 2016 3:48 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer Jun 9, 2016 5:15 PM Flag


    1. Let's understand the opportunity. At least 16M unique enterprise apps that need to get to mobile
    2. hopTo immediately, out of the box, future proofs these Windows apps for ipad & other mobile devices
    3. hopTo approach is principled on providing great native UX for these critical legacy apps that...
    4. not require any modification to the existing 16M unique windows apps and that ....
    5. hopTo technology is protected by approx 50 patents (more coming).
    6. So how much would hopTo be worth in the hands of.... four examples Vendors

    Vendor #1 Citrix: Citrix themselves failed to develop anything that comes close to hopTo. With hopTo they will control destiny of Windows apps (many of which include IE apps). Citrix will readily future proof all 16M windows apps. How much do we think that is worth to Citrix in incremental revenue and more important market cap? Please ponder this.

    Vendor #2 Microsoft: Given the nature of Windows apps (inc IE) , outside of refactoring (too expensive and complex) how can they, MSFT themselves, ensure they truly future proof legacy (IE) Windows apps for mobile? More importantly how valuable is it to Microsoft to ensure THEY future proof Windows legacy apps, preserving and adding value to MSFT enterprise infrastructure? MSFT enterprise infrastructure is massively important to MSFT. Not unreasonable to argue that helps maintain and extend Windows enterprise inertia. Please ponder on how much value this represents to MSFT

  • Reply to

    Anyone Out There...

    by lkjf1985 Jun 3, 2016 10:14 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer Jun 5, 2016 3:27 PM Flag

    so - pondering further:
    If it was a strategic $$$$ investment - the company would have had to announce as it is material. Does that mean a big customer deal is happening? More than one? has to be something positive given the comments from the company

  • Reply to

    VERY, VERY Positive Article Published Yesterday...

    by fbw117 Apr 29, 2016 9:18 AM
    ca_observer ca_observer Apr 29, 2016 10:41 AM Flag

    Impressive article: The following is a good highlight from the article:

    “A few weeks ago, Citrix announced the Receiver 6.1.5 for iOS….It wasn’t the required silver bullet to truly make applications iPad friendly.

    Then along came hopTo. With a full understanding of the business needs and a couple of former long-term Citrix veterans, a solution has been created for iPad-izing Citrix applications. By using hopTo’s technologies, applications can be refined without code changes. Repeating to be sure you grasped that: no code changes!"

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    by ca_observer May 2, 2016 12:39 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer May 2, 2016 1:36 PM Flag

    The magnitude of the problem that HopTo solves is of a proportion that is massive and not at all reflected in the stock. There are literally millions of home grown Windows apps that are often mission critical in the following industries: retail, finance, healthcare, pharma, construction, insurance and others. Windows apps and/or Windows IE browser apps. HopTo will be the defacto solution for mobility for these apps.

    The IP is immense. The company's strategy has been to leverage Mr Cronin's experience in patents/IP (he is on the board - research him). Most of the patents are relevant to HopTo products and are wide in scope. Including even patents for look and feel of controls and images (!!!!) for mobile devices.

    It has taken a while but we are now seeing a great strategy with a little luck (MAX IE) playing out.

    Huge opportunity. It is clear that Citrix (a $12Bn company) has openly recognized HopTo. Joint CTXS/HPTO seminar May 11 followed by Citrix Summit May 24 - 26 where HopTo is a major sponsor.

    Keep an ear out for the announcements is my guess

    We will not see these levels again IMO

    Most encouraging ....

  • ca_observer by ca_observer May 7, 2016 9:04 AM Flag

    Alan Osborne • 16 hours ago
    Would love to see this sort of functionality built into XenDesktop/XenApp 7.8 and newer at some point, perhaps through an acquisition of hopTo...
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  • Reply to

    Think about this...

    by rackshacknbennyprofile May 8, 2016 11:35 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer May 9, 2016 3:07 AM Flag

    this makes for an excellent, well informed and credible read. Thank you. It does seem that Citrix is looking to gauge customer/partner reaction. The other protective aspect of this hopTo upside are that most of hopTo's 46 awarded patents are around the hopTo product elements itself.

    I do think we are getting closer to hopTo bing taken out. It is not clear by whom yet but CTXS, Microsoft, VMWare must be leading suitors ....

  • ca_observer by ca_observer Jun 15, 2016 2:36 PM Flag

    Citrix version to ship soon
    Buying 'cos of Citrix momentum in hopTo

  • ca_observer ca_observer May 27, 2016 4:34 PM Flag

    just read that tweet. Feels like more momentum. The reality is winning a CTXS ready show award is very significant.

    And two things occurred for hopTo at the show that were better? Wow. Looking forward to finding out ...

  • Hope people appreciate how valuable, impactful, credible and visible this is !

    Citrix is a $12 plus billion company etc .....

  • Reply to


    by lkjf1985 May 4, 2016 6:48 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer May 5, 2016 12:49 PM Flag

    the Citrix tweet I saw stated 300 million Citrix XA & AD users, 180 million ipads, and 16 million windows apps - connect them lll with hopTo and CitrixReady. Then it provided the link to the Citrix hopTo seminar onMay 11 - next week

  • Reply to

    Anyone Out There...

    by lkjf1985 Jun 3, 2016 10:14 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer Jun 5, 2016 9:40 AM Flag

    I follow hopTo every day best I can. more difficult when I travel. Must say I have been fixated on the company's public comment re being nominated or winning show prize is the third best thing that happened. The first two things that must have been better can only be one (or two obviously) of the following:

    1. Strategic agreement with Citrix
    2. Big deal(s) closed or closing
    3. Investment in the company by Citrix or similar
    4. Other meaningful partnerships

  • Reply to

    hopTo engages M&A financial services firm

    by jcalvin1127 Jun 8, 2016 3:48 PM
    ca_observer ca_observer Jun 8, 2016 6:20 PM Flag

    I suspect there is an obligation to make this public. This si all very interesting indeed IMO.

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