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Rice University Ties Into The Planet

Houston-based IT hosting provider The Planet announced today that Rich University is receiving free access to 50 servers at the firm, as part of its "Sand Castle" effort to spur job creation. The Planet had announced in January that it would be giving away free servers to individuals and entrepreneurs, to attempt spur new job creation. The Planet said that Rice University students will gain access to its servers, starting with students in the Rice Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Other students will also have access to the free servers.