Citing the poor economy, the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child project announced Jan. 7 that it is slashing its workforce by 50 percent, reducing salaries for the remaining staff, and restructuring its operations, CNET reports. Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the group that aims to provide low-cost laptops to children in developing countries, announced the cuts in a company blog post: "Like many other nonprofits that are facing tough economic times, One Laptop Per Child must downsize in order to keep costs in line with fewer financial resources. Today we are reducing our team by approximately 50 percent, and there will...

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