Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2007 19:20 UTC
Intel There's nothing like allegations of predatory conduct to bring two organizations together. Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child project has decided to bring Intel on board as a partner and a possible future supplier, just a few months after Negroponte went on 60 Minutes and essentially accused the chip maker of trying to destroy his low-cost PC project. Intel has agreed to join the board of the OLPC and work with the organization on possible "collaborations involving technology and educational content," according to a press release Friday morning.
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Good news
by moleskine on Sat 14th Jul 2007 05:48 UTC
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If you want to get on in the Developing World, being seen as a predatory US monopoly out to crush an apparently popular indie outfit isn't exactly the smart way to go about it. That's the impression Intel was in danger of creating. Intel has now seen the threat to their image - perhaps a few governments in the Developing World pointed it out to them - and has decided to move in another direction. It's still a commercial decision, but a welcome one. The unanswered question is whether the chairman of Intel relented, or his fellow directors forced him to.

Edited 2007-07-14 05:50

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