New York, NY (PRWEB) September 3, 2008 -
Â Dailymotion, the world's largest independent video sharing site, today announced a partnership with One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organization established to bring the benefits of technology to the developing world. Under terms of the agreement, Dailymotion and OLPC will explore collaborations involving DailymotionÂs technology and selected educational content to benefit underprivileged children globally.
Dailymotion has created a specific group for program-suitable educational content, which can be accessed by children using the XO laptop at http://olpc.dailymotion.com as well as by users of any PC at http://www.dailymotion.com/group/olpc. Videos from OLPC will be also programmed into applicable Dailymotion channels such as Animals, Music, Sciences, Sports and Latino.
The partnership will enable OLPC to benefit from DailymotionÂs infrastructure, content management systems and user account systems to let children create and distribute videos using the video camera in the XO laptop. DailymotionÂs active role in the program may include assisting in developing additional programs for use on the XO, helping to improve and debug video applications for the laptop and creating activities that will be accessible to children who receive the machine. The Dailymotion platform is also positioned to become a communication distribution system that can be used by organizations around the world to reach remote populations.
"We at Dailymotion truly believe in OLPCÂs mission to empower the populations of developing nations with access to educational and technological tools that many of us take for granted,Â stated Mark Zaleski, chairman and CEO of Dailymotion. ÂWe 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.Â
ÂWe are delighted to have Dailymotion join the OLPC project,Â stated Samuel Klein, director of community content at OLPC. ÂWe are confident that the additional video capabilities that Dailymotion will bring to the XO laptop will serve to further the educational opportunities we can offer to enhance the lives of children around the world.Â
A top 50 website worldwide, Dailymotion is the world's largest independent video entertainment website and the second largest video website overall (source: comScore, June 2008). Every day, over 15,000 new videos are uploaded into Dailymotion's global network of localized video entertainment sites. In June 2008, 38.8 million unique users streamed over 855 million videos including curated content from premium and Motionmaker creative contributors (source: comScore, June 2008). Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use website that also automatically filters infringing material. Dailymotion's mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. For more information, please visit http://www.dailymotion.com .
About One Laptop per Child
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit organization created to design, manufacture, and distribute laptops that are sufficiently inexpensive to provide every child in the world access to knowledge and modern forms of education. The laptops will be sold to governments and issued to children by schools on a basis of one laptop per child. These machines are rugged and energy efficient. Mesh networking will give many machines Internet access from one connection.
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