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Dailymotion Brings the Educational Benefits of Web Video to Developing Nations 
through One Laptop per Child's XO Laptop

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NEW YORK, New York, USA – Wednesday, September 3, 2008 – Dailymotion today 
announced a collaboration with One Laptop per Child (OLPC) to share technology 
and selected educational content to benefit underprivileged children globally. 
Currently, children with XO laptops can access program-suitable content at 
http://olpc.dailymotion.com, and soon videos from OLPC will be programmed into 
applicable Dailymotion channels such as Animals, Music, Sciences, Sports and 
Latino. The OLPC-group page is accessible at 
http://www.dailymotion.com/group/olpc 

"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,” stated Mark Zaleski, chairman and CEO of 
Dailymotion. “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.”

“We are delighted to have Dailymotion join the OLPC project,” stated Samuel 
Klein, director of community content at OLPC. “We 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.”

The partnership will enable OLPC to benefit from Dailymotion’s infrastructure, 
content management systems and user account systems to let children create 
and distribute videos using the video camera in the XO laptop. Dailymotion’s 
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.


== About Dailymotion ==

A top 50 website worldwide, Dailymotion is the world's largest independent 
video entertainment website and the second largest video website overall 
(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.  For more information, please visit 
http://wiki.laptop.org  and  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Participate 


== Press Contacts ==

 Ephraim Cohen
 The Fortex Group for Dailymotion
 917-215-5413
 cohen@fortexgroup.com 

 Jackie Lustig
 Racepoint Group for OLPC
 781-487-4664
 press@racepointgroup.com

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