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Thulani Madondo's group provides academic support to 400 children living in the slums of Kliptown, South Africa.

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Helping 'Kliptown' kids take control of their futureupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 18:48:00

Brian Munyai has spent nearly all of his 22 years living in a small metal shack that has never had electricity or running water.

CNNMoney: A $100 solar-powered tablet is coming soonupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 11:51:00

Tune in to CNN's "The Next List" at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday to see a 30-minute profile of Yves Behar. For extended coverage of innovators and visionaries, check out The Next List's What's Next blog.

Physical books gone in 5 years?updated: Mon Oct 18 2010 10:56:00

CNN's Howard Kurtz talks with Nicholas Negroponte of One Laptop per Child about the future of reading.

Will physical books be gone in five years?updated: Mon Oct 18 2010 10:56:00

As e-book readers and tablet computers become more common, one prominent tech mogul says that physical books could disappear sooner than expected.

OLPC partners with Marvell, gets into tablet game with XO-3updated: Wed Jun 02 2010 16:26:00

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has partnered with hardware component maker Marvell to create a new tablet device, and a prototype based on a Marvell reference design is expected to arrive next year. OLPC says that the new tablet will consume significantly less power than its current XO laptop.

What's a netbook, and which one should I use?updated: Tue May 12 2009 12:06:00

I keep hearing about netbooks. What's a netbook? It just sounds like another fancy name for a laptop -- but I won't be fooled by nonsense! Please set me straight on this very important matter so that I can keep being the smart one among my peers. Thanks!

Laptops bring lessons, maybe even peaceupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 11:47:00

Earlier this year, Matt Keller sat down with officials in Afghanistan -- not to discuss troop deployments, suicide bombings or opium traffickers. He was there to talk about getting laptop computers into the hands of little girls.

Fortune: Brainstorm survey: What tech leaders wantupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 15:01:00

As the iPhone 3G emerges, Apple's mobile device has captivated the leaders of the tech industry. That's the most certain conclusion Fortune reached after surveying 325 industry leaders who will be attending our Brainstorm Tech conference July 21-23.

Fortune: Muhammad Yunus on tech, profit and the poorupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 07:13:00

"Technology is making more changes in our way of life than ever in human history," says Muhammad Yunus. "The way the Internet and the mobile phone are spreading, you cannot compare with any technology of the past." Yunus is known for his visionary leadership in microfinance and helping the poor. He and the Grameen Bank he founded won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Now he wants to see the tech industry work more explicitly to empower the poor.

Buy one laptop -- and a child gets one freeupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 06:04:00

For the first time, and for a limited period only, people in North America will be able to get their hands on the XO, MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte's rugged little laptop that's designed specifically for children.

Fortune: The $100 (well, almost) laptop is hereupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 13:25:00

There's only one other device out there right now as cool as the iPhone, and until recently it was impossible to get your hands on one. But now you can buy the greenest computer there is, which also happens to be a great way to use the Internet, a superb eBook reader, a tremendous tool for creativity and education, and the ultimate device for getting kids excited about computing. And it's beautiful to boot.

CNNMoney: Give a low-cost laptop, get one freeupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 04:21:00

The project that hopes to supply developing-world schoolchildren with $188 laptops will sell the rugged little computers to U.S. residents and Canadians for $400 each, with the profit going toward a machine for a poor country.

CNNMoney: '$100 laptop' closer to $200updated: Fri Sep 14 2007 05:08:00

The vaunted "$100 laptop" that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept. Intel to Join `$100 Laptop' Projectupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 12:10:00

The nonprofit that aims to seed the developing world with inexpensive laptop computers for schoolchildren has made peace with Intel Corp., the project's most powerful rival

Fortune: This PC wants to save the worldupdated: Tue Oct 24 2006 06:23:00

"Nicholas, it looks like a science project," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said to Nicholas Negroponte, the Pied Piper of the $100 laptop, as he demonstrated one of its first versions. Skeptics abounded whe...

CNNMoney: Hard cell by Gates? Computer phoneupdated: Mon Jan 30 2006 06:22:00

Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates believes cell phones are a better way than laptops to bring computing to the masses in developing nations, according to a published report.

The $100 laptop -- is it a wind-up?updated: Thu Dec 01 2005 04:07:00

The World Summit on the Information Society held in Tunisia was the latest forum where a green "laptop"-- weighing one kilogram and not reliant on electricity -- was the center of attention, with its inventor claiming that the $100 machine will help eradicate poverty.

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