Netbook Momentum ...

I haven’t seen much about this in the press yet, but yesterday Intel and Carlos Slim in Mexico announced a deal to deploy 50,000 Intel Classmate Netbook computers to poor students in Mexico. These machines will be running Windows and Office. The agreement is between Fundacion Telmex and Intel, and the 50,000 machines are apparently…

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Look! Windows on the OLPC XO!

Today Microsoft and the OLPC are announcing support for Windows on the OLPC XO computer. The two organizations will work together on several pilot programs in emerging market countries starting next month, and the offering will RTM in August or September. Initially it will only be available in emerging market countries where governments or NGOs…

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We Have a Name: "Creative Capitalism"

Bill Gates gave a great speech at Davos this week around the concept of Creative Capitalism, an approach where governments, businesses, and non-profits work together to stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or gain recognition, doing work that eases the world’s inequities. It is an important and…

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Cambridge

  A team of Microsoft people flew out to Cambridge, Mass. to meet with engineers from the OLPC Foundation yesterday. Here is a photo of my coworkers Bohdan Raciborski (demoing) and John Gunabal (smiling) as we showed some software to Walter Bender, Richard Smith, and Ivan Krstic from OLPC. I have to say I like…

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OLPC in the News (Part 2)

Well, I will be flying out to Cambridge next week for my first meeting with some of the people at the OLPC, and I have to say I am looking forward to it. Some of my UPG co-workers from Microsoft have been meeting with the OLPC team for about a year now, but since I…

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Technology and Education Summit in Guatemala

Thursday, October 4th I had the opportunity today to give a keynote speech at a technology and education summit for the Caribbean and Latin America hosted by Intel, Microsoft, and the Guatemala Ministry of Education. The venue was Antigua, Guatemala. There were 50 government attendees from 12 countries who came together to share ideas and…

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