Amazon will run with G1G1
Now IDG News Service broke the news earlier today that Amazon will be running this year's Give 1 Get 1 program from late November until possibly the end of December. This information is based on an interview with OLPC's Matt Keller who works as OLPC's director of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The brief news release indicates that Give 1 Get 1 will be limited to the United States. Since there had been rumors to also bring the 2008 edition of G1G1 to other places such as Europe this piece of information, if indeed true, will be quite a disappointment for many of us. Especially since a partner such as Amazon would probably be in a very good position to make G1G1 a global program.
Personally I'm skeptical as to whether this information was really intended to go public at this time. The lack of detailed information indicates that something might have been hinted at or said off-the-record which was then picked up by IDG. So let's see whether this story will be followed by an official announcement from OLPC and Amazon in the weeks ahead.