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2009-05-11 06:25:00

Antitrust regulators from the European Union are expected to announce this week that Intel Corp illegally paid computer makers to postpone or delay the release of products containing chips from Intel competitors. On Wednesday, the European Commission will order changes to Intel Corp's business practices for what the EU sees as "naked restrictions" to competition, said sources familiar to the case. The EU is also expected to fine the corporation, although there has been no indication as to how...

2009-04-15 07:03:49

Wall Street's bleak predictions of Intel Corp.'s first-quarter profit report went out the window on Tuesday when the California-based company's CEO announced that although computer sales had "bottomed out," they were on a fast track to recovery. Being the only technology company to report profit gain for the first three months of 2009, Intel's achievement is especially significant.  But Intel did not offer explicit revenue direction.  It is unclear whether the company's gains are...

2009-02-02 13:05:00

India is set to launch an ultra low-cost laptop for the nation's college students and school children. The laptop was developed under part of a wider national initiative to modernize the technology used by India's schools and colleges.Although details of the laptop are sparse, it reportedly employs wireless technology, 2GB of onboard memory and is expected to rival other low-cost laptops produced by the One Laptop project and Intel.The new device will be the focal point of India's National...

2008-11-17 11:55:00

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. will be helping the One Laptop Per Child project this year during the push to promote its kid-friendly computers to children in developing countries. The Give One Get one promotion gives shoppers the option to purchase two of the OLPC's XO laptops "“ one for their own child and one to donate to a child in a developing country "“ for $399. The cost of a single XO laptop is $199. The laptops use less power than regular PCs, and are designed to...

2008-10-03 11:30:00

Microsoft unveiled on Friday a new software package created to run on a new line of affordable, slimmed-down laptops made for Portuguese school children. Portugal's ultra-cheap "Magellan" laptop began entering public schools last month. The government's goal is to distribute 500,000 of the personal computers to children at home and export it to countries in Latin America and Africa. "This is a unique, amazing and wonderful program on a global scale," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the...

2008-09-05 13:30:00

Amazon has signed on as a distributor for the One Laptop Per Child Organization (OLPC) to help them sell their low cost laptops. The online retailer will assist them in their next Give 1 Get 1 (G1G1) program in late November that lets people buy one of the XO laptops for themselves and donate the other to a school child in a developing nation. The organization hopes the Amazon deal will iron out the problems OLPC encountered when it ran the G1G1 program itself. The OLPC was set up by MIT...

2008-08-25 03:00:24

By Hagadone, Zach Nampa-based PC-maker MPC Computers unveiled its new TXTbook computer today, a light-weight, low-cost notebook geared toward the K-6 education market. Picking up where the Intel-powered classmate PC left off, the TXTbook uses Intel's latest 1.6 GHz Atom Processor - specifically engineered for small, economical machines. The computer features a durable outer package and a kid-sized 8.9-inch display, but also comes with built-in wired and wireless networking, a Webcam,...

2008-08-18 09:00:34

NAMPA, Idaho, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MPC Computers today announced the availability of the TXTbook(TM) (http://www.mpccorp.com/products/notebooks/txtbook.html) PC, an ultra affordable mobile notebook computer designed primarily for the K-6 education market. Based on the Intel-powered classmate PC design, TXTbook represents the latest development in MPC's one-computer-per-child (one-to-one) computing initiative, a significant step taken in the industry to introduce an education-specific...

2008-08-04 12:00:44

By JESSICA MINTZ SEATTLE -- Intel Corp.'s lowcost laptop initiative got a boost Wednesday from Portugal's government, which is pledging to provide elementary school students with 500,000 computers based on the chipmaker's Classmate PC design. The announcement brings Intel's rivalry with the One Laptop Per Child organization into the spotlight once again. In May, the nonprofit OLPC group said its green-and-white XO laptop computers wouldwork with Microsoft Corp.'sWindows in...

2008-07-31 09:00:43

Intel Corp.'s low-cost laptop initiative got a boost Wednesday from Portugal's government, which is pledging to provide elementary school students with 500,000 computers based on the chipmaker's Classmate PC design. It's the biggest deal for the Classmate PC to date. (c) 2008 Virginian - Pilot. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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