) recently introduced a new program called "She Will Connect."
This program is aimed at reducing gender disparity in the sphere
of digital literacy. Intel will begin the campaign in Africa
since gender disparity in the region is the highest in the world
but will soon expand the program to other developing nations as
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Intel's "She Will Connect" will test a new model comprising an
online gaming platform and a peer network. This gaming network is
aimed at delivering digital literacy content to end-users in an
interactive manner through smartphones and tablets in a
game-infused environment. The peer network, developed by Intel
and World Pulse, will enable women to exchange ideas on various
This initiative has been taken by Intel in response to the "Women
and the Web" report released in Jan, 2013 that revealed the
dismal picture of the huge gender disparity that existed in
developing nations and emphasized on securing Internet access for
more and more women for social equality and economic prosperity.
In connection with this initiative, Intel will support 2013
Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action and celebrate the
United Nations' second International Day of the Girl on Oct 11,
2013, which stresses on the importance of the education of girls
worldwide. In the last 10 years, Intel employees have donated
approximately 3 million volunteer hours toward improving
education in more than 60 countries.
Intel is a renowned name in the sphere of computing innovation.
It provides the technology essential for the development of
computing devices all over the world. Intel Corporation reported
second-quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, operating income of $2.7
billion, net income of $2.0 billion and EPS of $0.39. The company
generated approximately $4.7 billion in cash from operations,
paid dividends of $1.1 billion, and used $550 million to
repurchase 23 million shares of stock.
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