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2010-09-22 07:25:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the International Day for Peace, One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, awarded Shakira for her accomplishments in promoting education and Internet connectivity as a pathway for peace in her native Colombia through her nonprofit foundation, Fundacion Pies Descalzos. The Internet for Peace award given to Shakira and her foundation was...

2010-05-28 06:30:00

After trying to offer a $100 laptop for children in the world's poorest regions, the One Laptop Per Child organization will be taking on the challenge of creating a tablet computer. The nonprofit's next computer will be based on chipmaker Marvell Technology Group's Moby tablet design, which Marvell announced this year will cost around $99. Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop Per Child, is optimistic that his organization can keep the price under a $100. "We want to see the price...

2010-05-27 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a global organization whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, and Marvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, have agreed to jointly develop a family of next-generation OLPC XO tablet computers based on the Marvell® Moby reference design. This new partnership will provide designs and technologies to...

2010-04-30 05:50:00

The United Nations has announced plans to distribute more than 200,000 laptops to school-aged children living in the Gaza Strip, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday. Adnan Abu Hasna, a member of the UN's Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), also noted that the organization hoped to deliver a total of 500,000 energy-efficient XO computers to refugees through the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program before 2013. "The campaign is beginning today in refugee schools in Rafah, with the distribution of...

2010-01-06 11:23:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company powering smarter music applications for leading online music companies and developers, today announced it secured additional venture financing. The company adds three new notable investors: Donald L. McLagan, Nicholas Negroponte and James J. Pallotta. Donald L. McLagan most recently served as Chairman, President and CEO of Compete, Inc., which was acquired by Taylor Nelson Sofres. Previously, he was the...

2009-08-03 13:00:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For one day -- August 10, 2009 -- ASP.NET MVC developers will be able to order the new Syncfusion Essential Studio ASP.NET MVC binary edition for only $5 and receive thirty days of subscription service. All proceeds from the one-day sale will be donated to the non-profit organization One Laptop per Child (OLPC). In addition, Syncfusion will match every dollar donated, up to $1,000. Online samples of the ASP.NET MVC Studio can be found at...

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...

2008-09-12 15:00:12

By Timothy C Barmann Nicholas Negroponte, a former colleague of John Maeda at MIT, is among the founders of the One Laptop Per Child project. Nicholas Negroponte, the main speaker at John Maeda's inauguration, is a prominent figure in the computer science world, a mentor to the new Rhode Island School of Design president, and the man behind an ambitious plan to deliver inexpensive, but fully functional laptop computers to poor children around the world. The two men have been...

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