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    U.S. computer chip giant Intel repeatedly undermined a not-for profit scheme to bring cheap laptops to children in the developing world, the head of the charity has told BBC News. Nicholas Negroponte accused Intel, which makes a rival PC, of underhand sales tactics and trying to block contracts to buy his machines. The groups united in July 2007 after a series of rows but split last week. Intel head Paul Otellini said an accusation that the firm had failed to deliver on promises was “hogwash.” (BBC)

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