Tim Goggin of PocketMac just sent me an email about a new promotion that they are having that may be of interest to iPhone users. Starting today PocketMac is partnering with the charity, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) to raise money for their efforts in the the first promotion of its kind. For every copy sold in August and September of RingtoneStudio 2.0 for iPhone, they will donate $10 to OLPC. OLPC gives powerful, rugged laptops to disadvantaged kids aroudn the world. Full press release after the jump. ***************Press Release Follows***************
One Laptop Per Child Partners With Macintosh Software Publisher In Pioneering Fundraising Campaign…
San Diego, CA–August 4, 2009–One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non- profit organization focused on providing educational tools to help children in developing countries “learn learning,” today announced it will partner with PocketMac software in a unique fundraising promotion. This is the first time Macintosh software has been used as
the lynchpin of a fundraising campaign.
All fundraising efforts will be related to PocketMac’s RingtoneStudio 2 for iPhone, their flagship software to create iPhone ringtones. For every copy of RingtoneStudio 2 for iPhone sold, PocketMac will donate $10.00 to OLPC.
“OLPC is happy to be working with PocketMac,” said Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop per Child. RingtoneStudio for iPhone is a creative way to raise resources that will equip more of the world’s children with rugged, connected laptops filled with dynamic educational content.”
PocketMac RingtoneStudio 2 for iPhone is an easy drag-and-drop solution for iPhone users looking to create ringtones from almost any music and movie file.
“I’m so excited to be working with OLPC,” said Tim Goggin, PocketMac’s VP of Sales & Marketing. “OLPC is such a wonderful cause and we’re glad to make our customers aware of the great work that they do.”
RingtoneStudio 2 for iPhone is available now for $29.95. For every copy sold during the months of August & September, $10.00 will be donated to OLPC by PocketMac.
A YouTube video preview of PocketMac RingtoneStudio for iPhone can be found at:
A social media release can be found at: http://pitch.pe/20287
About One Laptop per Child
One Laptop per Child (OLPC at http://www.laptop.org) is a non-profit organization created by Nicholas Negroponte and others from the MIT Media Lab to design, manufacture and distribute laptop computers that
are sufficiently inexpensive to provide every child in the world access to knowledge and modern forms of education. These XO laptops are rugged, open source, and so energy efficient that they can be powered by with a small solar panel. Mesh networking gives many machines Internet access from one connection. The pricing goal is