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Birmingham City Schools will be first in [USA] to get $200 XO laptops

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Birmingham city schools will be the first in the nation to receive laptop computers designed for children in third-world countries under an agreement completed over the weekend, Mayor Larry Langford announced Monday.

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Why the '$100 laptop' project is under siege

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com

The dream of cheap computers in the hands of millions of poor children is becoming a reality, though not exactly as its proponents imagined. For-profit competitors snatched the idea and have run with it.

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Peru signs up for 260,000 OLPC laptops

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One month after the One Laptop Per Child charity went into mass production with its $188 laptop, the Peruvian government has signed a contract to purchase 260,000 units.

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The Laptop That Could Change the World

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It has taken more than two years, but the One Laptop Per Child initiative has finally released its much-anticipated laptop: the OLPC XO-1. The XO-1 costs $200 each to donate, but for a limited time — until Dec. 31, 2007 — people can avail themselves of the "Give One, Get One" promotion to give a $399 donation ($200 of which is tax-deductible).

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One laptop per child finds way into India

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

The one laptop per child (OLPC) project, a brainchild of MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, will soon find its way into Indian homes.

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First OLPC deployment: now it’s real.

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This week, Uruguay became the first-ever real, non-pilot deployment site of OLPC XO laptops. And I was there to hand out the first one.

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OLPC XO vs. Asus Eee PC 701

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Two highly touted, kid-friendly, low-priced laptops slug it out to become king of the ultraportables.

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Glimpsing Nigeria's digital lifeline

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In March this year, the scruffy [Galadima primary school] became part of a remarkable experiment. It was the first in Africa to get its hands on the so-called $100 laptop, a rugged device aimed at helping children in the developing world get the most from their education.

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OLPC - First Day donor email goes out!

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Those of us who were "First Day Donors" received this email. I thought it would be nice to share it with everyone.

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Nigerian Patent Infringement Lawsuit: Scam or Shame?

http://www.olpcnews.com

Now I'm not quite sure what to make of this at the moment but a United States-based Nigerian-owned company has sued OLPC for an alleged patent infringement about multilingual keyboard technology.

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Politics 'stifling $100 laptop'

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A lack of "big thinking" by politicians has stifled a scheme to distribute laptops to children in the developing world, a spokesman has said.

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OLPC: How do we gauge success? Will 490,000 units do?

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The One Laptop per Child project’s “Give One, Get One” program has been extended through Dec. 31 as donations averaged about $2 million a day. On that pace, the OLPC should move about 490,000 units by the end of the year. Does that make the effort a success?

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Some Ideas for Marketing the OLPC

http://www.groklaw.net

You likely saw the Wall Street Journal article on Intel and Microsoft's efforts to crush/compete with the One Laptop Per Child project:

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Intel: doing the dirty on OLPC

http://www.p2pnet.net

Intel’s agreement with the OLPC Foundation included a ‘non disparagement’ clause, under which Intel and One Laptop promised not to criticize each other, according to Nicholas Negroponte in the latest article in the Wall Street Journal.

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OLPC asked to free XO laptop

http://www.linuxworld.com

As commercial sales of One Laptop Per Child's XO laptop close Monday, a user tracking the nonprofit effort said continued commercial availability of the laptop could benefit OLPC's nonprofit effort, the XO manufacturer and children using it as a learning tool.

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