Google partners with charity to supply schools with $99 Chromebooks

By Matthew
Dec 10, 2012
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  1. Google has partnered up with an online charity to provide classrooms with low-cost Chromebooks for the holidays. From now through December 21, educators can request discounted Chromebooks through DonorsChoose.org, a Kickstarter-like charity that focuses on projects submitted by...

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  2. beancube

    beancube Newcomer, in training

    Good, we can develop more stuffs for our kids now. Thanks.
  3. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    Bonus for education, top PR for Google, everyone's a winner?
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Mercifully, for $99.00, they likely won't be able to equip these notebooks with remotely activate-able web cams to spy on students. Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania did just that, and it seems they've now paid the price: http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/pa-school-district-laptop-spying-case-settled

    Still in all, boys and girls, I'd beware of Greeks, or search engines whose name begins with a capital "G", bearing gifts.
  5. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    What a terrible, cynical, wise attitude!
  6. Big corporations giving away cheap \ free gifts to children. Hmmmmm!

    How about just paying your damn taxes
  7. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    Do they not pay taxes?:confused:
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,018   +683

    The other story about Google today on the front page is about how they saved $2 billion in taxes by sending revenue to bermuda because bermuda has no corporate tax rate.

    At the tax rate of 35% for corporations they must have sent $5.7 billion dollars to bermuda to avoid paying 2 billion in taxes.
  9. LOL... Google is trying to get them when their young, sucking the teet at an even younger age.
  10. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    It's not illegal though, is it? :confused:
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  11. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    The very point I was alluding to above, it may be annoying but the big boys pay the taxes required by the prevalent laws where they are trading, so as you say, no law broken (I'm quite sure they pay experts a fortune to make sure of this!);)
    P.S. Recent big story in UK about this type of issue with Starbucks, they were eventually bullied by the media into a payment even though they hadn't broken the law, why can't a state change the laws if they're wrong?
     
  12. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    It's like a Google Happy Meal.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    You mean full of grease and empty calories....?:confused:
  14. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    I mean imprinting young minds with brand awareness through a pleasant experience.
  15. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    Through the medium of grease & empty calories?
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Yeah well, after a great deal of careful consideration and soul searching, I think Google's motives are something more along these lines....[​IMG]


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