Dailymotion Partners with One Laptop per Child To Bring Video to XO Laptop
Dailymotion has announced a partnership with the non-profit One Laptop per Child (OLPC) that's intended to bring media-rich, educational content to underprivileged children worldwide.
The partnership will utilize Dailymotion's technology and infrastructure, including their content management and user account systems, making it possible for children to create and share video using OLPC's XO laptop and built-in Web camera. Other tentative plans for the partnership include Dailymotion assisting in the development of additional XO programs, as well as helping to debug video applications designed specifically for the laptop.
"We at Dailymotion truly believe in OLPC's mission to empower the populations of developing nations with access to educational and technological tools that many of us take for granted," said Mark Zaleski, chairman and CEO of Dailymotion, in a prepared statement. "We are proud to lend our support to this noble and worthwhile project, and look forward to contributing to the brighter future of millions of children around the world."
According to the announcement, Dailymotion has created a special group for children to access customized educational content through the XO laptop. Non-XO users will also have access to the content through Dailymotion's Web site. Content developed through the program will also be included in appropriate Dailymotion channels.
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