Neofonie Technology Underpins Labdoo

August 10, 2012

Neofonie GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany, is a long-term player in search; the company has been in the market since 1998 and created the early German search engine Their technology is now being used at, home base for the Labdoo project, a 501(c)(3) organization. The project’s About page explains its goals:

“A laptop is a door to education, providing children free access to open source education tools and electronic books through the Internet.

“In the richer countries, every year more than a hundred million laptops are replaced by new ones. This number continues to increase, yet most of the children in the poor regions of the world still lack access to education.

“The goal of Labdoo is to use grassroots, decentralized, social networking tools to efficiently bring excess laptops to the children in the developing world without wasting additional Earth resources.

“Join Labdoo and use the social network tools to bring a laptop to a child!”

A worthy cause, to be sure. Though the project won’t be officially launched until early next year, its Web site is up and running. The organization encourages visitors to use its tools to build their own “mini-missions and hubs.” Doing so, it emphasizes, will help further the development of their platform.

Neofonie began as an offshoot of the Technical University of Berlin. They make it a point to meet, and to innovate beyond, market demands. The company produces enterprise search as well as portal and vertical search products for both Web solutions and mobile apps.

Cynthia Murrell, August 10, 2012

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