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Re: Jooce: Subtly Seeking a Billion Customers
Posted by: Jennifer L. Schenker 2008-03-31 04:22:24
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It's a conundrum that the best and brightest of the tech industry haven't yet solved: how to get computers to the "next billion" customers in developing countries. The highest-profile effort to date, One Laptop Per Child, has run into a series of setbacks. Spearheaded by digital guru Nicholas Negroponte, the U.N.-supported program envisions equipping millions of children in Africa, Asia and Latin America with innovative $100 laptops. But demand for the devices has been lower than expected, in part because they still cost nearly twice their intended price.

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