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TMCNet:  OLPC Expands Digital Book Selection from Cloud 9 World

[November 09, 2012]

OLPC Expands Digital Book Selection from Cloud 9 World

Nov 09, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- In an ongoing effort to supplement the XO Laptop with applications and content from international providers, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide every child in the world access to new channels of learning, sharing and self-expression, confirmed that is expanding its relationship with digital book providers.

According to a release, Cloud 9 World has entered into an agreement with OLPC to make its books available for free on the XO. The Cloud 9 World books focus on helping children to develop the proper values in a modern world. Cloud 9 World books focus on universal values including courage, compassion, respect, acceptance, honesty, patience, responsibility and gratitude.

"OLPC is pleased to partner with Cloud 9 World to expand the third party educational content on the XO laptops," said Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby, Chairman and CEO of OLPC. "Cloud 9 World's innovation in content, combined with OLPC's innovation in child computing technology, provides a truly unique package for the world's children".

Maria Candelaria Smith, co-founder of Cloud 9 World, stated, "At Cloud 9 World we are so happy about our partnership with OLPC. Knowing that many children around the world will enjoy and learn about virtues and values through Cloud 9 World books brings us an immense sense of joy." More information: ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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