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    Kelkoo

    • Supplier: alaTest
    The website Kelkoo is a European price comparison service founded in France in 1999, allowing customers to find information on products they want to purchase, including price and seller information. It was bought by Yahoo! in 2004. It operates in 10 countries, including UK, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, and Belgium. On 21 November 2008, Yahoo! sold Kelkoo to Jamplant, a private equity company. Kelkoo was founded in 1999 by Pierre Chappaz and Mauricio Lopez. Initial funding of $3 million was provided by Banexis Ventures and Innovacom. Once Kelkoo merged with 3 other European businesses, it absorbed those founders into one single collective, consisting of Per Siljubergsåsen, William Klippgen, Philip Wilkinson, and Jorge Garcia In April 2000, within days of each other, Kelkoo merged with Spanish-based Dondecomprar.com and UK-based competitor ShopGenie. In September of the same year, Kelkoo merged with Norway-based Zoomit.com, paying the Zoomit-shareholders in shares amounting to a third of Kelkoo's total equity making Zoomit.com the largest entity within "new" Kelkoo. In June 2003, it partnered with the European arm of the Microsoft site MSN to
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    Bogle Vineyards

    Bogle Vineyards

    • Supplier: Berry Ranch
    Bogle Vineyards is a vineyard based in Clarksburg, California. Bogle Vineyards was formed in 1968 when Warren and Chris Bogle planted twenty acres of grapes. The vineyard itself was formed in 1978, and currently encompasses 1200 acres. It is still operated by the Bogle family. Bogle Vineyards makes a variety of white and red wines. Bogle uses grapes from both its own vineyards, and those around California.
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    Thomson Scientific

    • Supplier: Mondeca
    Thomson Scientific was one of the five operating divisions of The Thomson Corporation from 2006 to 2008. Following the merger of Thomson with Reuters to form Thomson Reuters in 2008, it became the Scientific business unit of the new company. In 2009, the Scientific business came together with the Healthcare business to form the Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters. The healthcare business was sold in 2012 and is now Truven Health Analytics. Prior to 2006 the two businesses were combined as Thomson Scientific & Healthcare. The Science unit of Thomson Reuters provides information-based solutions for the academic, business and R&D communities. It has headquarters in Philadelphia, London, Singapore and Tokyo with about 2,400 staff in more than 20 countries. The Science unit provides integrated information solutions with brands such as Aureka, Delphion, Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), EndNote, Horizon Global, Horizon Sourcing, IDdb, IDRAC, IP Management Services, ISI Web of Knowledge, MicroPatent PatentWeb, Techstreet Industry Standards, ThomsonPharma, IDDB, Thomson Regulatory Solutions, and Web of Science.
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    Harrah's Entertainment

    • Supplier: Gamesys
    Caesars Entertainment Corporation (formerly Harrah's Entertainment from 1995 to 2010) is an American public gaming corporation that owns and operates over 50 casinos, hotels, and seven golf courses under several brands. The company, based in Paradise, Nevada, is the largest gaming company in the world, with annual revenues of $8.9 billion (2010). Caesars is owned by Hamlet Holdings, a joint venture of Apollo Global Management and Texas Pacific Group, with Blackstone Group holding a minority stake. The name change from "Harrah's Entertainment Inc." to "Caesars Entertainment Corporation" was made official on November 23, 2010. Harrah's remains a key brand in the company. On November 5, 2010, Harrah's announced an initial public offering of 31,250,000 shares but retracted this offering on November 19. The company known as Harrah's Entertainment was founded on October 30, 1937 as a small bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada operated by William F. Harrah. The company went public in 1971 with 450,000 shares. Following that, in 1972, it was listed on the American Stock Exchange and in 1973 Harrah's became the first casino company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Company founder William F.
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    Novartis AG

    Novartis AG

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Novartis International AG is a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland, ranking number two in sales (46.806 billion US$) among the world-wide industry in 2010. Novartis manufactures such drugs as clozapine (Clozaril), diclofenac (Voltaren), carbamazepine (Tegretol), valsartan (Diovan), imatinib mesylate and (Gleevec / Glivec). Additional agents include cyclosporin (Neoral / Sandimmun), letrozole (Femara), methylphenidate (Ritalin), terbinafine (Lamisil), and others. Renamed to Novartis following an acquisition by Ciba-Geigy, it owns Sandoz, a large manufacturer of generic drugs. The company formerly owned the Gerber Products Company, a major infant and baby products producer, but sold it to Nestlé on 1 September 2007. Novartis is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA). Novartis was created in 1996 from the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz Laboratories, both Swiss companies with long histories. Ciba-Geigy was formed in 1970 by the merger of J. R. Geigy Ltd (founded in Basel in 1758) and CIBA (founded in
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    Orange UK

    • Supplier: alaTest
    Orange is a mobile network operator and internet service provider in the United Kingdom, which launched in 1993. It was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but was purchased by France Télécom in 2000, which then adopted the Orange brand for all its other mobile communications activities. Orange UK has since merged with Deutsche Telekom's T Mobile UK to form a joint venture, Everything Everywhere. Orange UK has over 17 million customers through its mobile and broadband services. The inception of Orange brand was in 1990 in United Kingdom with the formation of "Microtel Communications Ltd" - a consortium initially formed by Pactel Corporation (American), British Aerospace, Millicom and Matra (French); and later, to be wholly owned by BAe. In July 1991, the Hong Kong based conglomerate - Hutchison Whampoa through a stock swap deal with BAe, acquired a controlling stake of 65% in Microtel, who by then had won a license to develop a Personal communications network (PCN) network in United Kingdom. As per the stock swap deal, BAe was given a 30% stake in Hutchison Telecommunications (UK) Ltd. Hutchison renamed Microtel to Orange Personal Communications Services Ltd; and on 28 April
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    Chevron Corporation

    Chevron Corporation

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is an American multinational energy corporation headquartered in San Ramon, California, United States and active in more than 180 countries. It is engaged in every aspect of the oil, gas, and geothermal energy industries, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transport; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation. Chevron is one of the world's six "supermajor" oil companies. For the past five years, Chevron has been continuously ranked as one of America's five largest corporations by Fortune 500 and it is currently ranked in eight place. In 2011 it was named the 16th largest public company in the world by Forbes Global 2000. Chevron is one of the largest corporations in the world by revenue. Chevron traditionally traces its roots to an oil discovery in Pico Canyon (now the Pico Canyon Oilfield) north of Los Angeles. The discovery led to the formation, in 1879, of the Pacific Coast Oil Company (also known as "Coast Oil"), the oldest predecessor of Chevron Corporation. In 1895, Coast Oil initiated its enduring marine history when it launched California's first steel tanker, the George Loomis, which could ship 6,500
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    KDDI Mobile

    • Supplier: Franz Inc
    KDDI Mobile is a mobile phone service operated in the United States. The brand was established under KDDI America — local branch of Japanese telecommunication company KDDI — to meet the needs of Japanese people living in the United States. The service operates on the Sprint network as a MVNO. Initially targeting Japanese expatriates, they offer the Japanese-enabled KDDI Mobile 6600-J handset and their plan minutes include calls to Japan.
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    Nokia

    Nokia

    • Supplier: alaTest
    Nokia Oyj (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnokiɑ], English /ˈnɒkiə/) is a Finnish multinational communications and information technology corporation headquartered in Keilaniemi, Espoo, Finland. Its principal products are mobile telephones and portable IT devices. It also offers Internet services including applications, games, music, media and messaging through its Ovi platform, and free-of-charge digital map information and navigation services through its wholly owned subsidiary Navteq. Nokia has a joint venture with Siemens, Nokia Siemens Networks, which provides telecommunications network equipment and services. Nokia has around 122,000 employees across 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and annual revenues of around €38 billion. As of 2012 it is the world's second-largest mobile phone maker by unit sales (after Samsung), with a global market share of 22.5% in the first quarter. Nokia is a public limited-liability company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the world's 143rd-largest company measured by 2011 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500. Nokia was the world's largest vendor of mobile phones from 1998 to 2012. However,
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    MITRE

    MITRE

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    The MITRE Corporation (stylized as "MITRE") is an American not-for-profit organization based in Bedford, Massachusetts and McLean, Virginia. It manages Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) supporting the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the Federal Judiciary. Under the leadership of C. W. Halligan, MITRE was formed in 1958 to provide overall direction to the companies and workers involved in the US Air Force SAGE project. Most of the early employees were transferred to MITRE from the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where SAGE was being developed. In April 1959, a site was purchased in Bedford, Massachusetts near Hanscom Air Force Base, to develop a new MITRE laboratory, which MITRE occupied in September 1959. After the SAGE project ended in the early 1960s, the FAA selected MITRE to develop a similar system to provide automated air traffic control. The result of the project formed the National Airspace System (NAS),
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    IBM

    IBM

    • Supplier: Volterra Semiconductor Corporation
    International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company (CTR) through a merger of three companies: the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company. CTR adopted the name International Business Machines in 1924, using a name previously designated to CTR's subsidiary in Canada and later South America. Its distinctive culture and product branding has given it the nickname Big Blue. In 2012, Fortune ranked IBM the #2 largest U.S. firm in terms of number of employees (433,362), the #4 largest in terms of market capitalization, the #9 most profitable, and the #19 largest firm in terms of revenue. Globally, the company was ranked the #31 largest in terms of revenue by Forbes for 2011. Other rankings for 2011/2012 include #1 company for leaders (Fortune), #1 green
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    The Pantry

    The Pantry

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    The Pantry, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY) is a publicly traded convenience store chain based in Sanford, North Carolina that operates Kangaroo Express stores. The Pantry was founded in 1967 by Sam Wornom and Truby Proctor, Jr. The company has been publicly traded since June 1999 and owned by investors since 1987, when then investor Montrose Capital purchased controlling shares from founders Wormon and Proctor. Chief officers have included Edwin J Holman, Chairman and Terrance M Marks, President and CEO. Marks replaced longtime former CEO Peter Sodini who held office since 1996. Dennis Hatchell is the current CEO of the company. As of November 2011, it's the largest convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, with 1,655 stores in thirteen states. It's the largest independently-operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States. The Pantry expanded rapidly during the late 1980s into the 2000s through various acquisitions. In 2008, it was announced that all Pantry stores would be rebranded under its primary operating banner, Kangaroo Express. The Pantry offers its own private label "Kangaroo" brand of gasoline, and operates 250 in-store quick-service restaurants.
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    NEC Display Solutions of America

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    NEC Display Solutions is a manufacturer of computer monitors and large-screen public-information displays, and has sold and marketed products under the NEC brand globally for more than twenty years. The company sells display products to the consumer, business, professional (e.g. financial, graphic design, CAD/CAM), digital signage and medical markets. The company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based NEC Corporation on March 31, 2005. Prior to that date, the company was known as NEC/Mitsubishi, a 50/50 joint venture between NEC Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric that began in 2000, and sold display products under both the NEC and Mitsubishi brands. The company, which is no longer affiliated with Mitsubishi, currently sells and markets products under the NEC brand only.
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    Sony Mobile Communications

    Sony Mobile Communications

    • Supplier: alaTest
    Sony Mobile Communications AB (formerly Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB) is a multinational mobile phone manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It was founded on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture between Sony and the Swedish telecommunications equipment company Ericsson, under the name Sony Ericsson. Sony acquired Ericsson's share in the venture on February 16, 2012. Sony Mobile Communications has research and development facilities in Tokyo, Japan; Chennai, India; Lund, Sweden; Beijing, China and Silicon Valley, United States. Sony Mobile is the world's tenth-largest mobile phone manufacturer by market share in the first quarter of 2012. In the United States, Ericsson partnered with General Electric in the early nineties, primarily to establish a US presence and brand recognition. Ericsson had decided to obtain chips for its phones from a single source—a Philips facility in New Mexico. In March 2000, a fire at the Philips factory contaminated the sterile facility. Philips assured Ericsson and Nokia (their other major customer) that production would be delayed for no more than a week. When it became clear that
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    EnCana Corporation

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Encana Corporation (TSX: ECA, NYSE: ECA) is one of North America's largest natural gas producers, with about 95% of its production being natural gas. The company produced approximately 1.2 trillion cubic feet (34 billion cubic metres) of natural gas in 2010. The corporate headquarters are in Calgary, Alberta. In Canada, Encana has operations in Alberta, northeast British Columbia as well as an off-shore operation called Deep Panuke in development off Nova Scotia. In the United States, Encana's subsidiary operates in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, and Louisiana. As of December 2009, Encana invested US$24 million in 63 environmental efficiency projects since the inception of the Environmental Efficiency Fund in 2007. Another program, Encana's Environmental Innovation Fund, “supports technologies that reduce air emissions, increase energy efficiency, improve water conservation, enhance waste management, and develop new renewable energy.” A new 58-story headquarters for Encana's Calgary staff, called The BOW, is now under construction. It will be the tallest office tower in Canada outside of Toronto and is expected to be complete in 2012. The building is expected to be occupied by Encana
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    Individual

    • Supplier: EPractize Labs
    An individual is a person or a specific object. Individuality (or selfhood) is the state or quality of being an individual; a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs or goals. From the 15th century and earlier, and also today within the fields of statistics and metaphysics, individual meant "indivisible", typically describing any numerically singular thing, but sometimes meaning "a person." (q.v. "The problem of proper names"). From the seventeenth century on, individual indicates separateness, as in individualism. Early empiricists such as Ibn Tufail and John Locke introduced the idea of the individual as a tabula rasa ("blank slate"), shaped from birth by experience and education. This ties into the idea of the liberty and rights of the individual, society as a social contract between rational individuals, and the beginnings of individualism as a doctrine. Hegel regarded history as the gradual evolution of Mind as it tests its own concepts against the external world. Each time the mind applies its concepts to the world, the concept is revealed to be only partly true, within a certain context; thus the mind continually revises these incomplete
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    Nucor

    • Supplier: My Creative Team
    Nucor Corporation, a Fortune 300 company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the largest steel producers in the United States, and the largest of the "mini-mill" operators (those using electric arc furnaces to melt scrap steel, as opposed to companies operating integrated steel works with blast furnaces). Nucor claims to be North America's largest recycler of any material, recycling one ton of steel every two seconds. The total annual steelmaking capacity of the company is 25 million tons. Nucor's history consists of three distinct eras: the Reo Motor Car era, the Nuclear Corporation of America era, and the current Nucor era. Nucor's origins are with auto manufacturer Ransom E. Olds, who founded Olds Motor Vehicle Company in 1897 (later, as Oldsmobile, to become a part of General Motors). Having left his company years before it was acquired by GM, in 1905 Olds established a new company, REO Motor Car Company, the predecessor to Nucor, in Lansing, Michigan. Though Olds' cars, including the luxurious REO Flying Cloud, were popular, they were not profitable, and the company's more successful truck business (featuring the famous REO Speed Wagon) was still not
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    Heart

    • Supplier: Gamesys
    Heart is a network of 17 adult contemporary local radio stations in central & southern England and north Wales. Each station broadcasts local breakfast and drive time shows and simulcasts network programming at all other times. Sixteen of the Heart stations are owned and operated by Global Radio with one station, Heart Hertfordshire, owned independently as a franchise. Heart began broadcasting on the 6 September 1994, as 100.7 Heart FM being the UK's third Independent Regional Radio station, five days after Century Radio and Jazz FM North West. The first song to be played on 100.7 Heart fm was "Something Got Me Started", by Simply Red. Its original format of "soft adult contemporary" music included artists such as Lionel Richie, Simply Red and Tina Turner. Reflecting this, its early slogan described the station as being "100.7 degrees cooler". Its programming format was modified in 1996, a year after Chrysalis launched Heart 106.2 in London. The new format saw the "soft" AC music replaced with a generally more neutral Hot AC music playlist. Century 106 in the East Midlands became the third station of the Heart network in 2005 after GCap Media sold Century. Chrysalis' radio holdings
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    4 votes
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    Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

    • Supplier: Key Account Trading Sampanie Vin Whisky Cognac
    Schoenherr is a corporate law firm with a strong base in Central Europe. From offices in Belgrade, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Ljubljana, Kyiv, Prague, Sofia, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb more than 300 professionals provide legal services to national and international clients. The firm started off as a small Austrian law firm founded by Fritz Schönherr in 1950. As the firm grew, its name changed to reflect the steady addition of new partners. Now called simply “Schoenherr”, the firm has steadily grown to become a Central European firm with offices throughout the region. The firm’s first move outside of Austria was into Romania, where it opened an office in 1996. In the meantime the firm’s Bucharest office has grown to include more than 50 lawyers, making it the firm’s second largest office after Vienna. Schoenherr has steadily moved into other jurisdictions, as follows: Brussels /EU (1996), Croatia (2001)*, Slovenia (2001)*, Serbia (2002)*, Bulgaria (2004), Ukraine (2006) and Hungary (2008). In its latest drive for expansion in 2009 the firm acquired offices in Prague and Warsaw, while starting a green field operation in Bratislava. (*cooperation offices). In addition
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    PNC Financial Services

    PNC Financial Services

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is an American financial services corporation, with assets (as of December 31, 2011) of approximately $271.205 billion. PNC operations include a regional banking franchise operating primarily in nineteen states and the District of Columbia, specialized financial businesses serving companies and government entities, and leading Turnkey Asset Management Program and processing businesses. PNC is currently the seventh largest bank by deposits in the United States, as well as the sixth largest by total assets, fifth in total branches, and is the third largest bank off-premise ATM provider. PNC is based in Pittsburgh. PNC Financial Services traces its history to the Pittsburgh Trust and Savings Company which was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1852. In 1858, the company located its corporate offices at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Wood Street in Pittsburgh where they remain to this day. The bank changed its name to First National Bank of Pittsburgh in 1863, after it became the first bank to receive a national charter as part of that year's National Banking Act. By 1959, after a series of mergers, the bank had evolved into the Pittsburgh
    8.67
    3 votes
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    Shell Oil Company

    Shell Oil Company

    • Supplier: The Rockall Group
    Shell Oil Company is the United States-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational oil company ("oil major") of Anglo–Dutch origins, which is amongst the largest oil companies in the world. Approximately 22,000 Shell employees are based in the U.S. The U.S. head office is in Houston, Texas. Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America’s largest oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell is the market leader through approximately 25,000 Shell-branded gas stations in the US which also serve as Shell's most visible public presence. Shell Oil Company is a 50/50 partner with the Saudi Arabian government-owned oil company Saudi Aramco in Motiva Enterprises, a refining and marketing joint venture which owns and operates three oil refineries on the Gulf Coast of the United States. It also holds 80% of an exploration firm called Pecten that explores and drills in various offshore locations including the oil basin near Douala, Cameroon in cooperation with the French state-owned Elf Aquitaine (now Total). Shell products include oils, fuels, and card
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    Bing

    Bing

    • Supplier: alaTest
    Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is a web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft. Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego. It went fully online on June 3, 2009, with a preview version released on June 1, 2009. Notable changes include the listing of search suggestions as queries are entered and a list of related searches (called "Explore pane") based on semantic technology from Powerset that Microsoft purchased in 2008. On July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search. All Yahoo! Search global customers and partners are expected to have made the transition by early 2012. In October 2011, Bing announced it was working on new back-end search infrastructure, with the goal of delivering faster and slightly more relevant search results for users. Known as "Tiger," the new index-serving technology has been incorporated into Bing globally, since August 2011. In May 2012, Bing announced another redesign of its search engine that includes "Sidebar," a social feature that searches users' social networks for
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    3 votes
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    Lenovo Group

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Lenovo Group Limited (SEHK: 0992) is a Chinese multinational computer hardware and electronics company co-headquartered in Beijing, Singapore and Morrisville, North Carolina. Its products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart televisions. Lenovo is the world's second-largest PC vendor by 2011 market share (after Hewlett-Packard) and markets the ThinkPad line of notebook computers and the ThinkCentre line of desktops. Lenovo was founded in Beijing in 1984 and incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988 under its previous name, Legend. Lenovo is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. "Lenovo" is a portmanteau of "Le-" (from Legend) and "novo", Latin ablative for "new". The Chinese name (simplified Chinese: 联想; traditional Chinese: 聯想; pinyin: liánxiǎng) means "association" or "connected thinking" but can also imply creativity. For the first 19 years of its existence the company's English name was "Legend" (in Chinese 联想 Lianxiang). In 2002, Yang Yuanqing came to the conclusion that the company would have to abandon the use of the Legend brand name in order to develop outside of China, as
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    4 votes
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    Stern

    • Supplier: Neofonie
    Stern (English: "Star") is a weekly news magazine published in Germany. It was founded in 1948 by Henri Nannen, and is currently published by Gruner + Jahr, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann. In the first quarter of 2006, its print run was 1.019 million copies and it reached 7.84 million readers according to Media-Analyse. Internationally, it is most famous for publishing the Hitler Diaries in 1983. These diaries were published in the 25 April edition, but they were soon revealed by scientific testing to be forged. The British broadsheet newspaper, the Sunday Times had also begun a serialisation of the diaries, which was abandoned, and issued an official apology. This debacle led to the resignation of the magazine's editors and a major scandal that is still seen as a low point in German journalism. The incident caused a major crisis for the magazine. Its credibility was severely damaged and it had to rebuild its reputation from an abysmal level. In Germany, it is also remembered for the publication of "We had an abortion!" in 1971, initiated by Alice Schwarzer. 374 women publicly declared that they had had an abortion in spite of its illegality at the time in West Germany. Nannen created
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    4 votes
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    Tyco International

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is a Swiss security systems company incorporated in Switzerland, with United States operational headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey (Tyco International (US) Inc.). Tyco International is composed of three major business segments: Security Solutions, Fire Protection and Flow Control. In June 2007, Tyco concluded a corporate separation that split the company into three publicly independent companies: Covidien Ltd. (formerly Tyco Healthcare), Tyco Electronics Ltd. (now TE Connectivity Ltd.) and Tyco International Ltd. (formerly Tyco Fire & Security and Tyco Engineered Products & Services (TFS/TEPS)). Tyco International announced in January 2010 that it is acquiring Brink's Home Security Holdings, (operating as Broadview Security) in a transaction valued at $2.0 billion. It is reported that Broadview Security will merge into Tyco's ADT Security Services division. Founded by Arthur J. Gandua in 1960, Tyco, Inc. was formed as an investment and holding company with two segments: Tyco Semiconductors and The Materials Research Laboratory. In the first two years of operation, the company focused primarily on governmental research and military experiments
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    Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care consortium, based in Oakland, California, United States, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney Garfield. Kaiser Permanente is made up of three distinct groups of entities: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and its regional operating subsidiaries; Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; and the autonomous regional Permanente Medical Groups. As of 2006, Kaiser Permanente operates in nine states and the District of Columbia, and is the largest managed care organization in the United States. Kaiser Permanente has 8.9 million health plan members, 167,300 employees, 14,600 physicians, 37 medical centers, and 611 medical offices. In its most recently reported year, the non-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals entities reported a combined $1.6 billion in net income on $47.9 billion in operating revenues. Each independent Permanente Medical Group operates as a separate for-profit partnership or professional corporation in its individual territory, and while none publicly report their financial results, each is primarily funded by reimbursements from its respective regional Kaiser Foundation
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    Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Ford Motor Company (also known as simply Ford; NYSE: F) is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. In the past it has also produced heavy trucks, tractors and automotive components. Ford owns small stakes in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of the United Kingdom. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership. Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines; by 1914 these methods were known around the world as Fordism. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to Tata Motors in March 2008. Ford owned the Swedish automaker Volvo from 1999 to 2010. In 2011, Ford discontinued the Mercury brand, under which it had marketed entry-level luxury cars in the United States since
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    Univision Communications, Inc.

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Univision Communications is an American Spanish language media company in the United States. Its headquarters is in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Prior to 2007, the headquarters was in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA. Univision Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 by businessman A. Jerrold Perenchio, Televisa and Venevision when the Univision Network was acquired from Hallmark Cards. From September 1996 to April 2007, Univision Communications, Inc. traded in the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol UVN. In 2001, Univision Communications, Inc. acquired USA Broadcasting, the station group of USA Networks, which included 13 full-power television stations. Most of these stations became part of a new network called TeleFutura. Others joined Univision. In March 2007, Univision Communications, Inc. was sold to Broadcasting Media Partners, Inc. which includes Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, Providence Equity Partners Inc., TPG Capital, L.P., Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., and Saban Capital Group Inc. In May 2008, Univision Music Group was sold to Universal Music Group and combined with its Latin label to become Universal Music Latin Entertainment. Notes: 1) ** --
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    Van Oord

    • Supplier: The Rockall Group
    Van Oord is a Dutch contracting company that specializes in dredging and land reclamation. Van Oord has undertaken many projects throughout the world, including land reclamation, dredging and beach nourishment. The company was founded by Govert van Oord in 1868. In 1990 it acquired Aannemers Combinatie Zinkwerken ('ACZ') and in 2003 it acquired Ballast HAM Dredging (formed from the merger of Ballast Nedam's dredging division with Hollandse Aanneming Maatschappij ('HAM') two years earlier). Projects undertaken by the company include the Oosterscheldekering between Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland completed in 1986, the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai completed in 2003, the IJsselmeer pipeline in the Netherlands completed in 2006 and the World in Dubai completed in 2008.
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    Allseas

    • Supplier: The Rockall Group
    Allseas Group SA is one of the largest offshore pipelay companies with 2000 employees. The company is privately owned by founder Edward Heerema. Founded in 1985,, the Dutch firm Allseas is headquartered in Châtel-Saint-Denis, Switzerland, and has offices in The Netherlands, Belgium, USA, Australia, UK, Portugal and India. Allseas operates three pipelay vessels (the Audacia, the Lorelay and the Solitaire), one support/trenching vessel (the Calamity Jane), one survey ship (the Manta), and one pontoon (the Tog Mor). Allseas in 2007 took the decision to build a new pipelay and offshore platform-removal ship Pieter Schelte, which is scheduled to enter service in 2012. At 382 metres (1,253 ft) in length and 117 metres (384 ft) in width, it will be the largest ship by area ever built.
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    Government of Canada

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    The Government of Canada (French: Gouvernement du Canada), formally Her Majesty's Government (French: Gouvernement de Sa Majesté), is the administration of Canada by a common authority; in Canadian English, the term can mean either the colurful set of institutions or specifically the Queen-in-Council. In both senses, the construct was established at Confederation, through the Constitution Act, 1867, as a federal constitutional monarchy, wherein the Canadian Crown acts as the core, or "the most basic building block," of its Westminster-style parliamentary democracy. The Crown is thus the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Canadian government. Further elements of governance are outlined in the rest of the Canadian constitution, which includes written statutes, court rulings, and unwritten conventions developed over centuries. In Canadian English, the word government is used to refer both to the institutions that collectively govern the country and to the reigning monarch, or her viceroy, in her current council; when used in the latter context, the word is usually capitalized to make the distinction. Thus, Canadians would say the 28th Ministry is
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    Pfizer

    • Supplier: Franz Inc
    Pfizer, Inc. (/ˈfaɪzər/) is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, and with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, United States. It is the world's largest pharmaceutical company by revenues. Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of conditions including in the areas of immunology and inflammation, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neuroscience and pain. Pfizer's products include Lipitor (atorvastatin, used to lower blood cholesterol); the neuropathic pain/fibromyalgia drug Lyrica (pregabalin); the oral antifungal medication Diflucan (fluconazole), the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), Viagra (sildenafil, for erectile dysfunction), and the anti-inflammatory Celebrex (celecoxib) (also known as Celebra in some countries). Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in New York City in 1849 as a manufacturer of fine chemicals. Pfizer's discovery of Terramycin (oxytetracycline) in 1950 put it on a path towards becoming a research-based pharmaceutical company. Pfizer has made numerous acquisitions, including of Warner–Lambert in 2000, Pharmacia in 2003 and Wyeth
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    Planisware

    • Supplier: Franz Inc
    Planisware is the editor of the Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) software solution Planisware 5 (formerly known as OPX2) targeting multiple industries – including energy, medical device, high-tech, aerospace & defense, government, pharmaceutical, and automotive. Planisware also refers itself as a Corporate Portfolio Management (CPM) solution, as it has the ability to accommodate, under a unique umbrella, different types of project management from IT project management to new product development. The Planisware solution covers both the project portfolio decision processes and project management operations. Over the past five years, Planisware has regularly been reviewed by analysts in the project and portfolio management (PPM) space, such as Gartner, Forrester and the European Business School. These reviews position Planisware as an important actor in the market. Configurability, a Web-based interface and functional breadth of the solution are often referred as the strong points of the Planisware solution. Planisware 5 (formerly known as OPX2) is Planisware’s primary software solution for Project Management and Project Portfolio Management. Planisware 5 supports five
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    EBay

    EBay

    • Supplier: alaTest
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation that manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the notable success stories of the dot-com bubble; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries. eBay expanded from its original "set-time" auction format to include "Buy It Now" standard shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU (via Half.com); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); online money transfers (via PayPal) and other services. The online auction website was founded as AuctionWeb in San Jose, California, on September 5, 1995, by French-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre Omidyar (born on June 21, 1967) as part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar's own tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Ebola virus. One of the first items sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, Omidyar contacted the winning bidder to
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    Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard

    • Supplier: Dezide ApS
    Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. It provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by William (Bill) Redington Hewlett and Dave Packard. HP is the world's leading PC manufacturer. It specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise, and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers, and other imaging products. HP markets its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises directly as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. HP also has strong services and consulting business around its products and
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    Money Supermarket

    • Supplier: alaTest
    Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC (LSE: MONY) is a British price comparison website-based business specialising in financial services. The website enables consumers to compare prices on a range of products, including mortgages, credit cards and loans. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The business was established in 1993 by Simon Nixon, at the time a student at Nottingham University, and Duncan Cameron as a provider of off-line mortgage information to Independent Financial Advisors under the name Mortgage 2000. and in 1999 launched moneysupermarket.com providing on-line mortgage information. Since then the business has been developed to provide credit card and personal loan information additional brands insuresupermarket.com and travelsupermarket.com have been added. In June 2007 Duncan Cameron left the business selling his 47% stake to Simon Nixon for £162m and in July 2007 the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange. At the time it had a market capitalisation of £843m, with Nixon realising £101m and retaining 54.5% of the business. The Company derives its revenues from three main sources: In 2007 the Guardian newspaper
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    User

    In telecommunications, a user is a person, organization, or other entity that employs the services provided by a telecommunication system, or by an information processing system, for transfer of information. A user functions as a source or final destination of user information, or both. Synonym: subscriber. User is also a person or process accessing an AIS by direct connections (e.g., via terminals) or indirect connections. "Indirect connection" relates to persons who prepare input data or receive output that is not reviewed for content or classification by a responsible individual.
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    Winn-Dixie

    Winn-Dixie

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is an American supermarket chain based in Jacksonville, Florida. Winn-Dixie has ranked number 24 in the 2010 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2009 fiscal year estimated sales of $7.3 billion by Supermarket News. and was ranked the 43rd largest retailer in the United States based on 2006 revenues by Stores magazine. Winn-Dixie currently operates 485 stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi. The company has existed under its present name since 1955 and can date its roots back to 1925. Prior to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2005, Winn-Dixie was listed in the S&P 500 and had been traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "WIN" since February 18, 1952. The company was traded under the symbol "WINN" on the NASDAQ before its purchase. The bankruptcy also left the chain with fewer stores than it had in the late 1960s. They are known for their private label Chek brand soft drinks, which are produced in over 20 different flavors plus diet and caffeine-free varieties—one of the widest assortments. They have also been known as "The Beef People". In its advertising and print media Winn-Dixie now uses the
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    Irish Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

    • Supplier: The Rockall Group
    The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Irish: An Roinn Cumarsáide, Fuinnimh agus Achmhainní Nádúrtha) is a department of the Government of Ireland that is responsible for the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors and regulates, protects and develops the natural resources of the Republic of Ireland. The head of the Department is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources who is assisted by one Minister of State. The official headquarters and Ministerial offices of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources are in 29–31 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. The departmental team consists of the following: The Department of Fisheries was created in 1921. Over the years its name and functions have changed several times. The Department was previously known as the following: The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is the result of a series of amalgamations and dispersals of various Departments over recent decades. The most significant such change was in June 2002 when elements of the Department of Public Enterprise (those dealing with energy and communications), were merged with the Department of Marine and
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    National Instruments

    National Instruments

    • Supplier: ChipX Inc
    National Instruments Corporation, or NI (NASDAQ: NATI), is an American company with international operation. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, it is a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. Common applications include data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision. In 2010, the company sold products to more than 30,000 companies in 91 countries with revenues of $860 million. In the early 1970s, three young men, James Truchard, Jeff Kodosky, and Bill Nowlin, were working at the University of Texas at Austin Applied Research Laboratories. As part of a project conducting research for the U.S. Navy, the men were using early computer technology to collect and analyze data. Frustrated with the inefficient data collection methods they were using, the three decided to create a product that would enable their task to be done more easily. In 1976, working in the garage at Truchard's home, the three founded a new company. They attempted to incorporate under several names, including Longhorn Instruments and Texas Digital, but all were rejected. Finally, they settled on the current name of National Instruments. With a $10,000 loan from Interfirst Bank,
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    Samsung Electronics

    • Supplier: alaTest
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korean: 삼성전자, KRX: 005930, KRX: 005935, LSE: SMSN, LSE: SMSD) is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group and has been the world's-largest IT company by revenues since 2009. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 61 countries and employs around 221,000 people. Samsung Electronics is the world's largest mobile phone maker and world's second-largest semiconductor chip maker (after Intel Corporation). It has been the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006 and the world's largest maker of LCD panels for eight consecutive years. It has the largest marketshare worldwide in memory chips. With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, the company's smartphone lineup was first place in terms of global sales figures for 2011. Samsung has also established a prominent position in the tablet computer market, with the release of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab to compete with the iPad from Apple. Samsung Electric Industries was established as a subsidiary of Samsung Group in 1969 in Suwon, South Korea. Its early
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    Siemens AG

    Siemens AG

    • Supplier: The Rockall Group
    Siemens AG (German pronunciation: [ˈziːməns]) is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company. Siemens' principal activities are in the fields of industry, energy, transportation and healthcare. It is organized into five main divisions: Industry, Energy, Healthcare, Infrastructure & Cities, and Siemens Financial Services (SFS). Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 360,000 people across nearly 190 countries and reported global revenue of approx 73.5 billion euros for the year of 2011. Siemens has a primary listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Siemens & Halske was founded by Werner von Siemens on 12 October 1847. Based on the telegraph, his invention used a needle to point to the sequence of letters, instead of using Morse code. The company, then called Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske, opened its first workshop on October 12. In 1848, the company built the first long-distance telegraph line in Europe; 500 km from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. In 1850 the founder's younger brother, Carl Wilhelm
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    United States Department of Defense

    United States Department of Defense

    • Supplier: Franz Inc
    The Department of Defense (also known as the Defense Department, USDOD, DOD, DoD or the Pentagon) is the Executive Department of the Government of the United States of America charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States armed forces. The Department is also the largest employer in the world, with more than 2.13 million active duty Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and also civilian workers, and over 1.1 million National Guardsmen and members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Reserves. The grand total is just over 3.2 million servicemen and servicewomen, plus the civilians who support them. The Department – headed by the Secretary of Defense – has three subordinate military departments: the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force. In addition, there are many Defense Agencies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Missile Defense Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Reconnaissance Office
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    Starbucks

    Starbucks

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is an American global coffee company and Italian-style coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 19,972 stores in 60 countries, including 12,937 in the United States, 1,273 in Canada, 971 in Japan, 790 in Great Britain, 657 in China, 453 in South Korea, 356 in Mexico and 276 in Taiwan. Starbucks sells drip brewed coffee, espresso-based hot drinks, other hot and cold drinks, coffee beans, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and panini, sweet pastries, snacks, and items such as mugs and tumblers. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film. Many of the company's products are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Starbucks-brand ice cream and coffee are also offered at grocery stores. From Starbucks' founding in later forms in Seattle as a local coffee bean roaster and retailer, the company has expanded rapidly. In the 1990s, Starbucks was opening a new store every workday, a pace that continued into the 2000s. The first store outside the United States or Canada opened in the mid-1990s, and overseas
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    Target Corporation

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Target Corporation, doing business as Target, is an American retailing company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart. The company is ranked at number 33 on the Fortune 500 as of 2010 and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Its bullseye trademark is licensed to Wesfarmers, owners of the separate Target Australia chain which is unrelated to Target Corporation. The company was founded in 1902 in Minneapolis as the Dayton Dry Goods Company, though its first Target store was opened in 1962 in nearby Roseville, Minnesota. Target grew and eventually became the largest division of Dayton Hudson Corporation, culminating in the company being renamed as Target Corporation in August 2000. On January 13, 2011, Target announced its expansion into Canada. Target will operate 100 to 150 stores in Canada by 2013, through its purchase of leaseholds from the Canadian chain Zellers. In 1902, George Dayton constructed a six-story building in downtown Minneapolis and convinced Reuben Simon Goodfellow Company to move its Goodfellows department store into the location. Goodfellow retired and sold his interest
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    Vestas

    Vestas

    • Supplier: Dezide ApS
    Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines. It is the largest in the world, but due to very rapid growth of its competitors its market share decreased from 28% in 2007 to 12.5% in 2009. The company operates manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and the United States, and employs more than 20,000 people globally. After a sales slump in 2005, Vestas recovered and was voted Top Green Company of 2006. In late 2008 the company announced a manufacturing expansion in Colorado. In August 2010, Vestas also announced a significant expansion of its North American headquarters in Portland, Oregon. In October 2010, the company announced it was closing some of its factories in Scandinavia, with the loss of 3000 jobs. As of 2011, Vestas wind turbines generate enough electricity to provide for 21 million people. In January 2011, Vestas won the $1.5m (£940,000) Zayed Future Energy Prize in Abu Dhabi. Vestas was founded in 1945 by Peder Hansen as "Vestjysk Stålteknik A/S" (West-Jutlandish steel technology). The company initially manufactured household appliances,
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    3 votes
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    Public Service Electric and Gas Company

    Public Service Electric and Gas Company

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Public Service Enterprise Group Fortune 500 company (NYSE: PEG), commonly known as PSEG, and originally known as the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey and then as the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, is a regulated, publicly owned gas and electric utility company in the state of New Jersey, United States. It is New Jersey's oldest and largest investor owned utility. The company's headquarters is in Newark. The Public Service Corporation was formed in 1903 by amalgamating more than 400 gas, electric and transportation companies in New Jersey. It was renamed Public Service Electric and Gas Company in 1948. The transportation operations of today's PSE&G were purchased by New Jersey in 1980, leaving PSE&G exclusively in the utility business. In 1985, The Board of Directors created the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) as a holding company, and formed Enterprise Diversified Holdings Inc. (EDHI) in 1989 (now PSEG Energy Holdings), to begin consolidation of its unregulated businesses. In June 2005, the acquisition of PSEG by Exelon, a Chicago and Philadelphia based utility conglomerate, was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; however, the deal was
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    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, United States, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ 100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, a married couple who worked as computer operations staff members at Stanford University, later joined by Richard Troiano, founded Cisco Systems in 1984. Lerner briefly moved on to direct computer services at Schlumberger, but returned full-time to Cisco in 1987. The name "Cisco" was derived from the city name, San Francisco, which is why the company's engineers insisted on using the lower case "cisco" in the early days. For Cisco's first product, Bosack adapted multiple-protocol router software originally written some years before by William Yeager, another Stanford employee who later joined Sun Microsystems. The company's first CEO was Bill Graves, who held the position from 1987 to 1988. In 1988, John Morgridge was appointed CEO. On February 16, 1990, Cisco Systems went public
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    GE Healthcare

    • Supplier: Seed Visualization
    GE Healthcare is a division of GE Technology Infrastructure, which is itself a division of General Electric (GE). It employs more than 46,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. GE Healthcare is the first GE business segment to be headquartered outside the United States. In 2004, just before the completion of the $9 billion acquisition of U.K.-based Amersham plc, the formerly named GE Medical Systems was renamed GE Healthcare. In 1893 C.F. Samms and J.B. Wantz were making dental engines and beer pumps, and by October 1895 had a staff of 6 in a 30 square meter basement and a capital of $3,000 invested in Victor Electric Co. Victor Electric plunged into the x-ray business and by 1896 (one year after Roentgen’s discovery) were making x-ray machines. The business grew rapidly and so, in 1896, moved into new premises three times the original size, but this did not solve the space problems and the company made 3 moves by 1899. Victor Electric had competitors. In 1896 a G.A.Frye began making x-ray tubes and in 1897, that business was purchased by Swett & Lewis, and the first merger in the x-ray business had started. During the first
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    Harris Teeter

    Harris Teeter

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Harris Teeter is a chain of supermarkets based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. As of August 2012, the chain operates 210 stores in eight Southern states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Harris Teeter is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Charlotte-based Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI). The current president of Harris Teeter is Fred J. Morganthall II. Supermarket News ranked Harris Teeter No. 34 in the 2010 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2009 fiscal year sales of $2.92 billion. Based on 2005 revenue, Harris Teeter is the ninety-third largest retailer in the United States. Harris Teeter traces its origins to two pioneering entrepreneurs William Thomas Harris and Willis L. Teeter in Depression-era Charlotte. Harris, an employee of the A&P store on Central Avenue and Pecan that was Charlotte's first supermarket, borrowed funds in 1936 to open the Harris Super Market at 1704 Central Avenue. The store had eight employees. It was primarily a dry goods store because frozen foods and refrigeration did not become common until World War II. To the family
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    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is an American multinational banking corporation of securities, investments and retail. It is the largest bank in the United States by assets. It is a major provider of financial services, with assets of $2 trillion and according to Forbes magazine is the world's second largest public company based on a composite ranking. The hedge fund unit of JPMorgan Chase is one of the largest hedge funds in the United States. It was formed in 2000, when Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with J.P. Morgan & Co. The J.P. Morgan brand is used by the investment banking as well as the asset management, private banking, private wealth management and treasury & securities services divisions. Fiduciary activity within private banking and private wealth management is done under the aegis of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.—the actual trustee. The Chase brand is used for credit card services in the United States and Canada, the bank's retail banking activities in the United States, and commercial banking. The corporate headquarters are in 270 Park Avenue, Midtown, Manhattan, New York City, New York, and the retail and commercial bank is headquartered in Chase Tower, Chicago
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    1 votes
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    National Gypsum

    • Supplier: My Creative Team
    National Gypsum Company is a fully integrated manufacturer and supplier of building and construction products worldwide including Gold Bond® BRAND gypsum wallboard, ProForm® BRAND joint treatment products and PermaBase® BRAND cement board.
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    State Farm Insurance

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    State Farm Insurance is a group of insurance and financial services companies in the United States. The company also has operations in Canada. The group's main business is State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, a mutual insurance firm that also owns the other State Farm companies. The corporate headquarters are in Bloomington, Illinois. State Farm is ranked 37th in the 2011 Fortune 500, which lists American companies by revenue. According to the Fortune Global 500, State Farm is also the world's largest mutual "P&C" (property & casualty insurance) firm. State Farm was founded in 1922 by retired farmer George J. Mecherle as a mutual automobile insurance company owned by its policyholders. The firm originally specialized in auto insurance for farmers. The company later expanded its services into other types of insurance, such as homeowners and life insurance, in addition to banking and financial services. State Farm's jingle ("Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there") was written by American songwriter Barry Manilow in 1971. A cover was released by Weezer in 2011. As of December 2008 State Farm had 67,000 employees and 17,000 agents. March 2009 figures show the group
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    Électricité de France

    Électricité de France

    • Supplier: Mondeca
    Électricité de France S.A. (EDF; Electricity of France) is the second largest electric utility company in the world. Headquartered in Paris, France, with €65.2 billion in revenues in 2010, EDF operates a diverse portfolio of 120,000+ megawatts of generation capacity in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. EDF is the world's largest producer of electricity. In 2003, it produced 22% of the European Union's electricity, primarily from nuclear power: Its 58 active nuclear reactors (in France) are spread out over 20 sites (nuclear power plants). They comprise 34 reactors of 900 MWe, 20 reactors of 1300 MWe, and 4 reactors of 1450 MWe, all PWRs. EDF specialises in electricity, from engineering to distribution. The company's operations include the following: electricity generation and distribution; power plant design, construction and dismantling; energy trading; and transport. It is active in such power generation technologies as nuclear power, hydropower, marine energies, wind power, solar energy, biomass, geothermal energy and fossile-fired energy. The electricity network is composed of the following: The EDF head office is located along Avenue de
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    TransAlta

    TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA, NYSE: TAC; formerly Calgary Power) is an electricity power generator and wholesale marketing company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. It operates over 70 power plants in Canada, the United States and Australia. TransAlta's focus is to efficiently operate its geothermal, wind, hydro, natural gas and coal facilities in order to provide its customers with a reliable, low-cost source of electricity. For 100 years, TransAlta has been a contributor to communities in which in operates. The company is also recognized for its leadership on sustainability by the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, the FTSE4Good Index and the Jantzi Social Index. TransAlta is Canada's largest investor-owned renewable energy provider. When the province of Alberta was four years old, the company began its journey with the planning and construction of the Horseshoe Falls Hydro Plant in Seebe. Two years later, it flipped the switch and Calgary Power Company, Limited was born. That first dam was built by a crew of about 200 with picks, shovels and wheelbarrows. Its second dam was commissioned in 1913 at Kananaskis Falls and was built by close to 500 workers. At the time,
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    Liberty Mutual

    • Supplier: CollisionMax Auto Body & Glass Centers
    Liberty Mutual Group, more commonly known by the name of its primary line of business Liberty Mutual, is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the United States based on 2010 net written premium. It is the 82nd company on the Fortune 500 list for 2011. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, it employs over 45,000 people in more than 900 locations throughout the world. As of December 31, 2010, Liberty Mutual Group had $112.35 billion in consolidated assets, $95.4 billion in consolidated liabilities, $17.0 billion in policyholders' equity, and $33.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue. The company, founded in 1912, offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers’ compensation, commercial multiple peril, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, fire and surety. LMG owns, wholly or in part, local insurance companies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China (including Hong Kong), Colombia, India, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, and Vietnam. The current CEO is David H. Long, who succeeded his predecessor Edmund (Ted)
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    Danderyds sjukhus

    Danderyds sjukhus

    • Supplier: Compugroup Medical
    Danderyds sjukhus is a metro station in suburban Danderyd Municipality, north of Stockholm, Sweden.
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    J.C. Penney

    J.C. Penney

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc., known as JCPenney (stylized as jcp and jcpenney) and formerly known as Penneys, is a chain of American mid-range department stores based in Plano, Texas. The company operates 1,107 department stores in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, and previously operated a catalog business and several discount outlets. In addition to selling conventional merchandise, JCPenney stores often house several leased departments such as Sephora, Seattle's Best Coffee, optical centers, portrait studios, and jewelry repair. Most JCPenney stores are located in suburban shopping malls. Before 1966, most of its stores were located in downtown areas. As shopping malls became more popular in the latter half of the 20th century, JCPenney followed the trend by relocating and developing stores to anchor the malls. In more recent years, the chain has continued to follow consumer traffic, echoing the retailing trend of opening some standalone stores, including some next door to competitors. Certain stores are located in power centers. The company has been an Internet retailer since 1998. It has streamlined its catalog and distribution while undergoing renovation improvements at store
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    TDC A/S

    • Supplier: Dezide ApS
    TDC A/S (formerly Tele Danmark) is a Danish telecommunications company dating back to 1879. As of today, TDC is the largest telephone company in Denmark with approx. 8.9 million customer relations (2010) within telephony, broadband, and television. The company's headquarters are located on Teglholmsgade in Copenhagen. Even though the Danish home market is the primary focus of business, TDC is also represented as a market challenger in Norway, Sweden, and Finland through the business unit TDC Nordic. Beside the parent company, the TDC-group consists of ten subsidiaries: CompanyMobile, Dansk Kabel TV, FastTV, Fullrate, M1, NetDesign, Onfone, Telmore, Unotel and YouSee. On 21 August 1882, C.F. Tietgen took over The International Bell Telephone Company, an American-owned telephone exchange on Lille Kongensgade in Copenhagen, for DKK 200,000 and founded Kjøbenhavns Telefon Aktieselskab, KTS, later Kjøbenhavns Telefon Aktieselskab, KTAS. 21 August 1882 is therefore considered TDC’s foundation date. Over the past decade, TDC developed from a traditional and mainly Danish provider of landline and mobile telephony services into a Danish-based European provider of communications solutions.
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    The Sun

    • Supplier: Gamesys
    The Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland (where it is known as The Irish Sun) with the highest circulation of any daily English-language newspaper in the world and the biggest circulation within the UK, standing at an average of 2,862,935 copies a day in December 2009 and with a daily readership of approximately 7,900,000, of which 56 percent are male and 44 percent female. By circulation it is the tenth biggest newspaper in any language in the world, just ahead of its Sunday stablemate the News of the World, although their circulations are close (News of the World sold 2,791,773 copies weekly in December 2009) It reaches 2.9 million readers in the ABC1 demographic and 5.0 million in the C2DE demographic, compared to the 1.5 and 0.1 million respectively of its broadsheet stablemate The Times. It is published by News Group Newspapers of News International, itself a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. The Sun was first published as a broadsheet on 15 September 1964 - with a logo featuring a glowing orange disc. It was launched by owners IPC (International Press Corporation) to replace the failing Daily Herald. The paper did not
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    2 votes
    69
    Västra Götaland County

    Västra Götaland County

    • Supplier: Compugroup Medical
    Västra Götaland County (Swedish: Västra Götalands län) is a county or län on the western coast of Sweden. The county is the second largest (in terms of population) of Sweden's counties and it is subdivided into 49 municipalities (kommuner). Its population of 1,590,000 amounts to 17% of Sweden's population. The capital and governmental seat of Västra Götaland County is Gothenburg. The county was established as recently as 1998, when Älvsborg County, Gothenburg and Bohus County and Skaraborg County were merged. Sweden's counties are generally of greater importance than its provinces. The counties are the main administrative units for politics, population counts. Due to its size and young age, the Västra Götaland County has no common inheritance. Of cultural and historical significance are the provinces that Västra Götaland County consists of: Västergötland, Bohuslän and Dalsland. There is also an insignificant part of the province Halland within the county. In addition, the previous counties that were abolished in 1999 had been in use since the 17th century, and therefore have some cultural and historical significance. Västra Götaland County borders to the counties of Värmland,
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    1 votes
    70
    Karolinska University Hospital

    Karolinska University Hospital

    • Supplier: Compugroup Medical
    The Karolinska University Hospital (Swedish: Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset) is a university hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, with two major sites in the municipalities of Huddinge and Solna. The present day Karolinska University Hospital is the result of a 2004 merger between the former Huddinge University Hospital (Huddinge Universitetssjukhus) in Huddinge, south of Stockholm, and the Karolinska Hospital (Karolinska Sjukhuset) in Solna, north of Stockholm. The new hospital has about 15,000 employees and 1,700 patient beds. The Karolinska University Hospital is closely affiliated with the Karolinska Institute (Karolinska institutet). It incorporates the Astrid Lindgren Children’s hospital in Solna and the Children’s Hospital in Huddinge. The facilities of the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna is in the process of becoming replaced by The New Karolinska Solna University Hospital, to be completed by 2015.
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    72

    Acergy

    • Supplier: Rockall Marine
    Acergy S.A. was an international offshore seabed to surface engineering and construction company previously known as Stolt Offshore and Stolt Comex Seaway and was part of the Stolt-Nielsen Group until 2005. The company was registered in Luxembourg and had its headquarters in London in the United Kingdom as well as offices in Stavanger, Norway; Aberdeen, United Kingdom; Suresnes, France; Houston, United States; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Perth, Australia; St. John's, Canada and Singapore. The company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 2011 the firm merged with Cayman Islands-based Subsea 7, Inc. to create Subsea 7 S.A. The company started as the Haugesund based Stolt Nielsen Seaway and offered divers for the exploration of the North Sea in 1970. The company was part of the Stolt-Nielsen Group. In 1989 the company expanded to Aberdeen and in 1992 the company acquired the French diving company Comex Services. In 1997 the company won its first ultra-deepwater contract off West Africa, resulting in the acquisition of Houston based Ceanic Corporation, Danish NKT Flexibles and ETPM of France. In 2000 the company changed its name to Stolt Offshore. But poor management forced
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    2 votes
    73
    FedEx Kinko's

    FedEx Kinko's

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    FedEx Office (FedEx Office Print & Ship Services, Inc., formerly FedEx Kinko's, and earlier simply Kinko's) is a chain of stores that provide a retail outlet for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground (including Home Delivery) shipping, as well as printing, copying, and binding services. Unlike its main competitor, The UPS Store, all FedEx Office stores are corporate-owned. The company was founded as Kinko's in 1970 by Paul Orfalea, whose nickname was "Kinko" because of his kinky (curly) hair. Its first copy shop—which Orfalea famously opened with a single sidewalk copy machine—was in the college community of Isla Vista next to the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He left the company in 2000, following a dispute with the investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice ("CDR"), to which he had sold a large stake in the company three years earlier. As Orfalea later disclosed in his autobiography, it took an enormous amount of work by a small army of lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to disentangle him from Kinko's. The problem was that rather than adopt the traditional franchising model (by which the promoter creates a corporation that sells franchises), he had built the
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    2 votes
    74

    Home Depot

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. It operates many big-box format stores across the United States (including all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), all ten provinces of Canada, Mexico and China. The company is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County, Georgia, in Greater Atlanta. In terms of overall revenue reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, ahead of rival Lowe's. The store operates out of large warehouse-style buildings averaging 105,000 ft² (9,755 m²) with megastores operating in larger facilities (the company's largest store, located in Union, New Jersey is 225,000 ft²). The Home Depot was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank, Ron Brill, and Pat Farrah. The Home Depot's proposition was to build home-improvement warehouses, larger than any of their competitors' facilities. Investment banker Ken Langone helped Marcus and Blank to secure the necessary capital. In 1979, the first two stores, built in spaces leased from J. C.
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    2 votes
    75
    Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is an American multinational diversified financial services company with operations around the world. Wells Fargo is the fourth largest bank in the U.S. by assets and the largest bank by market capitalization. Wells Fargo is the second largest bank in deposits, home mortgage servicing, and debit cards. In 2011, Wells Fargo was the 23rd largest company in the United States. Wells Fargo is headquartered in San Francisco, California, but has major "hubquarters" in other cities throughout the country. In 2007 it was the only bank in the United States to be rated AAA by S&P, though its rating has since been lowered to AA- in light of the financial crisis of 2007–2012. The firm's primary U.S. operating subsidiary is national bank Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., which designates its main office as Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Wells Fargo in its present form is a result of an acquisition of San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Company by Minneapolis-based Norwest Corporation in 1998 and the subsequent 2008 acquisition of Charlotte-based Wachovia. Although Norwest was technically the surviving entity in the 1998 merger, the new company renamed itself Wells Fargo,
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    2 votes
    76
    Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Walmart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), branded as Walmart since 2008 and WAL★MART before then, is an American multinational retailer corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. The company is the world's third largest public corporation, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2012. It is also the biggest private employer in the world with over two million employees, and is the largest retailer in the world. Walmart remains a family-owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family who own a 48% stake in Walmart. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. It is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart is also the largest grocery retailer in the United States. In 2009, it generated 51% of its US$258 billion sales in the U.S. from grocery business. It also owns and operates the Sam's Club retail warehouses in North America. Walmart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries, under 55 different names. The company operates under the Walmart name in the United States, including the
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    1 votes
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    Merck & Co.

    Merck & Co.

    • Supplier: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), dba Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD outside the United States and Canada, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck headquarters is located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. The company was established in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German company now known as Merck KGaA. Merck & Co. was confiscated by the US government during World War I and subsequently established as an independent American company. It is currently one of the world's seven largest pharmaceutical companies by market capitalization and revenue. The company describes itself as "a global research-driven pharmaceutical company" that "discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and through its joint ventures". Merck also publishes The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books for physicians, nurses, and technicians. These include the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, the world's best-selling medical textbook, and the Merck Index, a compendium of chemical compounds. In 2011 the company received the "Facility of the Year"-Award for the integration of its
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    3 votes
    78
    Panasonic Corporation

    Panasonic Corporation

    • Supplier: Franz Inc
    Panasonic Corporation (パナソニック株式会社, Panasonikku Kabushiki-kaisha), formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (松下電器産業株式会社, Matsushita Denki Sangyō Kabushiki-gaisha), is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan. Its main business is in electronics manufacturing. Panasonic was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita as a vendor of duplex lamp sockets. It has grown to become one of the largest Japanese electronics producers, alongside Sony, Toshiba and Canon. In addition to electronics, it offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic is the world's fifth-largest television manufacturer and is among the world's 20 largest semiconductor vendors. From 1935 to October 1, 2008 the company name was "Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd." On January 10, 2008, the company announced that it would change its name to "Panasonic Corporation", with effect from October 1, 2008 to conform with its global brand name "Panasonic". The name change was approved at a shareholders' meeting on June 26, 2008 after consultation with the Matsushita family. Panasonic was founded in 1918 by Konosuke
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    3 votes
    79

    Qtel

    • Supplier: Dezide ApS
    Qtel (short for Qatar Telecom) used to be the exclusive telecommunications provider in Qatar and is one of the largest public companies in Qatar with about 2000 employees. It was successfully launched on the Doha Securities Market in 1998 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1999, the Bahrain Stock Exchange in 2001 and the Abu Dhabi Securities Market in 2002. Qtel is a winner of the 2005 Gulf Excellence Award and the 2006 Economic Award. Qtel also provides mobile telephone services in Oman via Nawras, a joint venture with TDC and Omani partners. Qtel is the prestige partner of, and official telecommunications provider to, the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006. In October 2006 Qtel and Korea Telecom signed a memorandum of understanding toward the two telecommunications providers working together in Qatar on infrastructure construction and IT solution delivery for what has been coined 'Ubiquitous Cities' (U-City). In November 2006 Qtel announced an agreement to acquire a strategic stake in NavLink, a leading provider of managed data services to businesses in the Middle East. Qtel will hold an equity stake (38.2%) in the business, joining AT&T Inc. In November 2006, The Emir issued Law
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    2 votes
    80

    Allstate

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    The Allstate Corporation is the second-largest personal lines insurer in the United States (behind State Farm) and the largest that is publicly held. The company also has personal lines insurance operations in Canada. Allstate was founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and was spun off in 1993. The company has its headquarters in Northfield Township, Illinois, near Northbrook. Its current advertising campaign, in use since 2004, asks, "Are you in good hands?" The corporate spokesperson is Dennis Haysbert. Allstate sponsors many sporting events, including the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR race, and the United States Olympic Committee. In 2009, Allstate's total revenue was $32 billion, of which $26.2 billion came from Property Liability. In 1925, Sears, Roebuck & Co. held a national contest to decide the name of a new brand of car tires. After over two million name submissions, "Allstate" was chosen as the winner; the trademark was adopted the very next year. The tires' success in both the catalog and retail stores prompted Sears Chairman General Robert E. Wood to praise the Allstate tire's contribution to Sears' retail store success. The
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    3 votes
    81

    Borders Group

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Borders Group, Inc. (former NYSE ticker symbol BGP) was an international book and music retailer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company employed approximately 19,500 throughout the U.S., primarily in its Borders and Waldenbooks stores. As of January 30, 2010, the company operated 511 Borders superstores in the US. The company also operated 175 stores in the Waldenbooks Specialty Retail segment, including Waldenbooks, Borders Express, Borders airport stores, and Borders Outlet stores. Borders Group formerly operated stores in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. However, these were sold off to Pacific Equity Partners (which owned rival Angus & Robertson) in 2008, then were later sold again to RedGroup Retail. The stores continued to operate under the Borders brand as the unaffiliated "Borders Asia Pacific" until RedGroup was placed into voluntary administration in February 2011; with the five New Zealand stores sold to the James Pascoe Group, and the Australian stores gradually shut down, with the last group to close by July 17. On February 16, 2011, Borders applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and began liquidating 226 of its stores in the United States. Despite an
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    1 votes
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    Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica

    Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica

    • Supplier: The Rockall Group
    Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica (Spanish pronunciation: [gaˈmesa korpoɾaˈθjon teɣnoˈloxika]), formerly Grupo Auxiliar Metalúrgico, is a manufacturing company principally involved in the fabrication of wind turbines and the construction of wind farms. It was formerly headquartered in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, but subsequently moved in 2010 to Zamudio, Biscay in northern Spain. Gamesa develops, manages and sells wind farms, for which it also supplies wind turbines. It is the market leader in Spain and is the second-largest company in the sector worldwide with a market share of 15.5% in 2008. Due to the rapid expansion of Chinese manufacturers, Gamesa descended to fourth place with an estimated 8.0% of the marketplace in 2011. The company has installed more than 10,000 MW of production in four continents, saving the equivalent of 51.9 millions of tons of carbon dioxide annually. It presently has over 20,000 MW of production in development in Europe, America and Asia and it is also involved in the construction and development of photovoltaic power stations. Gamesa began operations in 1976 focused at that time on developing new technologies and applying them to emerging activities. These
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    1 votes
    83
    Gruner + Jahr

    Gruner + Jahr

    • Supplier: Neofonie
    Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co. KG is the largest European printing and publishing firm. Its headquarters is in Hamburg, Germany. Originally founded on August 1, 1948 as the Henri Nannen publishing house, Gruner + Jahr was created in 1965 from a merger by acquisition, by publishers John Jahr Sr. and Gerd Bucerius joining the printing firm of Richard Gruner. In 1969, Richard Gruner retired, and thanks to the entrepreneurship of Reinhard Mohn, Bertelsmann acquired 25% of the ownership. Over the next fifteen years, the firm grew by expansion, acquisition (publishers Kindler & Schiermeier) and merger (Spiegel Verlag and Motor-Presse Verlag). By 1976, Bertelsmann owned a 74.9% stake, and the Hamburg publishing family Jahr owned 25.1%, a balance which has been maintained through 2007. In 1978, Gruner + Jahr became the first German publishing house to expand into other European and International markets. Over the next twenty years, publishing houses in France, the USA, and Spain were purchased, and a number of new magazines were started in Germany including Impulse, Schöner Essen, and Gala. In 2005, Gruner + Jahr exited the U.S. magazine business, selling its women's magazine portfolio to the
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    1 votes
    84
    News International

    News International

    • Supplier: Gamesys
    NI Group Limited is the United Kingdom newspaper publishing division of News Corporation. Until June 2002, it was called News International plc. On 31 May 2011 the company name was changed from News International Limited to NI Group Limited. The company's major titles are published by three subsidiary companies, Times Newspapers Ltd, News Group Newspapers and NI Free Newspapers Limited. These newspapers were until 2010 written at a large site in Wapping in east London, near Tower Hill, which earned the nickname "Fortress Wapping" after a fierce dispute with the union to which the workforce had previously belonged. The printing of the papers is now undertaken at Broxbourne, Knowsley and Lanarkshire (the largest and fastest print press in the world). Between 1987 and 1995, News International owned, through its subsidiary News (UK) Ltd, Today, the first UK national newspaper to be printed in colour. All of News International's newspapers (with the exception of The London Paper, launched in 2006) were founded by other owners, in some cases hundreds of years ago. In October 2005 News International sold TSL Education, publishers of Times Higher Education, Times Educational Supplement and
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    1 votes
    85
    Rockwell International

    Rockwell International

    Rockwell International was a major American manufacturing conglomerate in the latter half of the 20th century, involved in aircraft, the space industry, both defense-oriented and commercial electronics, automotive and truck components, printing presses, valves and meters, and industrial automation. It was the ultimate incarnation of a series of companies founded by Willard Rockwell. At its apex in the 1990s, Rockwell International was No. 27 on the Fortune 500 list, with assets of over $8 billion and sales of $27 billion. Col. Willard F. Rockwell made his fortune with the invention and successful launch of a new bearing system for truck axles in 1919. He merged his Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based operation with the Timken-Detroit Axle Company in 1928, rising to become chairman of its board in 1940. Timken-Detroit merged in 1953 with the Standard Steel Spring Company, forming the Rockwell Spring and Axle Company. After various mergers with automotive suppliers, it comprised about 10-20 factories in the Upper Midwestern U.S. and southern Ontario, and in 1958 renamed itself Rockwell-Standard Corporation. Pittsburgh-based Rockwell Standard then acquired and merged with Los Angeles-based North
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    1 votes
    86
    Volkswagen Group

    Volkswagen Group

    • Supplier: Neofonie
    Volkswagen Group (parent company Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft) is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. It designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines and turbomachinery, and offers related services including financing, leasing and fleet management. It is the world’s largest motor vehicle manufacturer by 2011 unit sales and has maintained the largest market share in Europe for over two decades. Volkswagen Group sells passenger cars under the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen marques; motorcycles under the Ducati brand; and commercial vehicles under the MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles marques. It is divided into two primary divisions, the Automotive Division and the Financial Services Division, and consists of approximately 340 subsidiary companies. The company has operations in approximately 150 countries and operates 94 production facilities across 24 countries. It holds a 19.9% non-controlling shareholding in Suzuki Motor Corporation. Volkswagen was founded in 1937 to manufacture the car which would become
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    1 votes
    87
    Newell Rubbermaid

    Newell Rubbermaid

    • Supplier: My Creative Team
    Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) is an American company that sells consumer and commercial products including such well-known brands as Rubbermaid food storage, home organization, and refuse container products; Sharpie, Paper Mate, Parker and Waterman writing instruments; Calphalon gourmet cookware; Goody beauty and personal grooming products; Graco children's products; Irwin and Lenox construction tools and accessories; Levolor and Kirsch blinds, shades, and window fashions; and Dymo home and business labeling solutions. The company's corporate headquarters is located immediately north of Atlanta, in the Perimeter Center edge city in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States. The Newell Manufacturing Company was founded in Ogdensburg, New York in 1902 as a manufacturer of curtain rods. From 1910 to 1921, affiliated companies were founded in Freeport, Illinois, and in Canada. The F. W. Woolworth retail chain became the first customer for Newell's bronze–plated curtain rods in 1916, making them the first Newell products to be distributed nationally. This marked the beginning of Newell's focus on volume purchasers. In 1962, the affiliated Newell Companies, including Western Newell, Newell
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    2 votes
    88
    BB&T

    BB&T

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    BB&T Corporation (Branch Banking & Trust) is an American bank with assets of US$178.5 billion (August 2012), offering commercial and retail banking services along with other financial services such as insurance, investments, retail brokerage, mortgage, corporate finance, consumer finance, payment services, international banking, leasing and trust. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, BB&T operates more than 1,850 financial centers in the United States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Texas, and in Washington, D.C.. As of August 30, 2012, BB&T was the 13th-largest U.S. bank. BB&T's beginnings date back to 1872, when Alpheus Branch and Thomas Jefferson Hadley founded the "Branch and Hadley" merchant bank in their small hometown of Wilson, North Carolina. After many transactions, mostly with local farmers, Branch bought out Hadley's shares in 1887 and renamed the company to "Branch and Company, Bankers". Two years later, Branch, his father-in-law Gen. Joshua Barnes, Hadley, and three other men, secured a charter from the North Carolina General Assembly to operate the "Wilson Banking and
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    2 votes
    89

    European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS)

    • Supplier: Mondeca
    The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS) is a global pan-European aerospace and defence corporation and a leading defence and military contractor worldwide. The group includes Airbus as the leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft, with Airbus Military covering tanker, transport and mission aircraft; Eurocopter as the world's largest helicopter supplier; Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo; and Cassidian as a provider of comprehensive and integral systems solutions for aerial, land, naval and civilian security applications. Through Cassidian, EADS is a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well as a key stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA. In 2009, the EADS generated revenues of €42.82 billion and employed 119,500 personnel. EADS was formed on 10 July 2000 by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA), and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA). Overall, the company develops and markets civil and military aircraft, as well as communications systems, missiles, space rockets, satellites, and related systems. In June 1997, British Aerospace Defence Managing Director John Weston
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    2 votes
    90

    Giant Eagle

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Giant Eagle is a supermarket chain with stores in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. The company was founded in 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and incorporated on March 17, 1933. Supermarket News ranked Giant Eagle No. 21 in the 2012 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2011 fiscal year estimated sales of $9.3 billion. In 2005, it was the 32nd-largest privately held corporation, as determined by Forbes. Based on 2005 revenue, Giant Eagle is the 49th-largest retailer in the United States. As of Summer 2011, the company had 175 company-owned and 54 franchised stores. The company also operates 168 fuel station/convenience stores under the GetGo banner. The company operates its corporate headquarters in an office park in the Pittsburgh suburb of O'Hara Township, their corporate headquarters. In 1918, three families, Goldstein/Shapira, Porter, and Chait built a series of small grocery stores they called Eagle Grocery. They were successful and the business grew steadily to 125 stores. In 1928, these three families sold Eagle Grocery to the Kroger Company. As part of their arrangement with Kroger, the families agreed to leave the grocery
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    2 votes
    91

    Capgemini

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Capgemini is a French multinational corporation headquartered in Paris, France. It provides IT services and one of the world's largest management consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with a staff of 121026 operating in 40 countries. It (Rue de Tilsitt) was founded in 1967 by Serge Kampf, the current chairman, in Grenoble, France. CEO Paul Hermelin has led the company since his appointment in December 2001. Capgemini's regional operations include North and South America, Northern Europe & Asia Pacific and Central & Southern Europe. Services are delivered through four disciplines; Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and Local Professional Services. The latter is delivered through Sogeti, a wholly owned subsidiary. Capgemini was founded by Serge Kampf in 1967 as an enterprise management and data processing company. The company was inaugurated as the Société pour la Gestion de l'Entreprise et le Traitement de l'Information (Sogeti). Capgemini Consulting is the strategy and transformation brand of Capgemini, i.e. Capgemini's management consulting business. Currently employing around 4000 employees, Capgemini Consulting is one of Europe's biggest management
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    1 votes
    92
    GEICO

    GEICO

    • Supplier: CollisionMax Auto Body & Glass Centers
    The Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO /ˈɡaɪkoʊ/) is an auto insurance company. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway that as of 2007 provided coverage for more than 13 million motor vehicles owned by more than 11 million policy holders. GEICO writes private passenger automobile insurance in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Rather than relying on agents to sell policies, GEICO uses a direct-to-consumer sales model and puts funds saved from not paying agent commissions toward the purchase of television advertising, with several campaigns running simultaneously in national markets. Its mascot is "Martin," a Gold dust day gecko with a Cockney accent, voiced by English comedian and actor, Jake Wood. GEICO is well known in popular culture for its advertising, having made a large number of commercials intended to amuse viewers. GEICO was founded in 1936 by Leo Goodwin, Sr. and his wife Lillian to provide auto insurance directly to federal government employees and their families. Since 1925, Goodwin had worked for USAA, an insurer which specialized in insuring only military personnel; he decided to start his own company after rising as far as a
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    1 votes
    93
    Philips

    Philips

    • Supplier: alaTest
    Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics, commonly known as Philips) (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is a Dutch multinational electronics company headquartered in Amsterdam. It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik. It is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and employs around 122,000 people across more than 60 countries. Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle (formerly Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Philips Healthcare (formerly Philips Medical Systems) and Philips Lighting. As of 2012 Philips is the largest manufacturer of lighting in the world. Philips has a primary listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is a constituent of the AEX index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The Philips Company was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik as a family business. Frederik Philips, being a banker in Zaltbommel, financed the purchase and setup of a modest, empty factory building in Eindhoven, where Philips started the production of carbon-filament lamps and other
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    1 votes
    94

    Wolters Kluwer

    • Supplier: Mondeca
    Wolters Kluwer N.V. (Euronext: WKL) is a global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2010) of €3.556 billion, employs approximately 18,000 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam and are included in the AEX index and Euronext 100 index. The CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board is Nancy McKinstry. Wolters Kluwer formed under its present name in 1987 when Kluwer Publishers merged with Wolters Samson as a defensive move (white-knight move) against an attempted hostile takeover of Kluwer Publishers by Elsevier. In 2003 Wolters Kluwer sold Kluwer Academic Publishers to two private equity funds who shortly after merged it with BertelsmannSpringer to form Springer Science+Business Media. Wolters Kluwer Education, was sold to Bridgepoint Capital for 700 million euros in March 2007, who renamed it Infinitas Learning. Health &
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    1 votes
    95
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    1 votes
    96
    Nokia Siemens Networks

    Nokia Siemens Networks

    • Supplier: Dezide ApS
    Nokia Siemens Networks B.V. is a multinational data networking and telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Espoo, Finland and a joint venture between Nokia of Finland and Siemens of Germany. It is the world's fourth-largest telecoms equipment manufacturer measured by 2011 revenues (after Ericsson, Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent). Nokia Siemens Networks has operations in around 150 countries. The company was created as the result of a joint venture between Siemens Communications division (minus its Enterprise business unit) and Nokia's Network Business Group. The formation of the company was publicly announced on 19 June 2006. Nokia Siemens Networks was officially launched at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona in February 2007. Nokia Siemens Networks then began full operations on 1 April 2007 and has its headquarters in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. In January 2008 Nokia Siemens Networks acquired Israeli company Atrica, a company that builds carrier-class Ethernet transport systems for metro networks. The official release did not disclose terms, however they are thought to be in the region of $100 million. In February 2008 Nokia Siemens Networks acquired Apertio,
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    Russian Federal Space Agency

    Russian Federal Space Agency

    • Supplier: S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
    The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России Federal'noye kosmicheskoye agentstvo Rossii), commonly called Roscosmos (Роскосмос Roskosmos) and abbreviated as FKA (ФКА) and RKA (РКА), is the government agency responsible for the Russian space science program and general aerospace research. It was previously the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство Rossiyskoe aviatsionno-kosmicheskoe agentsvo, commonly known as "Rosaviakosmos"). Headquarters of Roscosmos are located in Moscow. Main Mission Control space flight operations center is located in a nearby city of Korolev. Cosmonauts Training Centre (GCTC) is in Star City. Launch facilities used are Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (with most launches taking place there, both manned and unmanned) and Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia used primarily for unmanned flights of military designations. The current General Director, since 29 April 2011, is Vladimir Popovkin. The Soviet space program did not have central executive agencies. Instead, its organizational architecture was multi-centered; it was the design bureaus and the council of designers
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    Shell Canada

    Shell Canada

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Shell Canada Limited (French: Shell Canada Limitée) is the subsidiary of Dutch-based Royal Dutch Shell and one of Canada's largest integrated oil companies. Exploration and production of oil, natural gas and sulphur is a major part of its business, as well as the marketing of gasoline and related products through the company's approximately 1,800 stations across Canada. After a global reorganization by the European parent, Shell's North American operations are controlled by Shell Energy North America, which is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Shell Energy North America's Canadian operational unit, Shell Canada, maintains a regional corporate office in Calgary, Alberta. Shell Canada also maintains a major office in Toronto, ON. Shell Canada's shares were originally independently traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company was 78% owned by Royal Dutch Shell which in 2006 launched an $8.7-billion takeover of the 22% of Shell Canada that it didn't own. In March 2007 the shareholders of Shell Canada Ltd. accepted a $45.00 per share cash offer from Royal Dutch Shell Plc. This acquisition was primarily driven by the desire of the parent company to take total control of its Canadian
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    African people

    African people

    African people are natives or inhabitants of Africa and people of African descent. The African continent is home to many different ethnic and racial groups, with wide-ranging phenotypical traits, both indigenous and foreign to the continent. Many of these populations have diverse origins, with differing cultural, linguistic and social traits and mores. Distinctions within Africa's geography, such as the varying climates across the continent, have also served to nurture diverse lifestyles among its various populations. The continent's inhabitants live amid deserts and jungles, as well as in modern cities across the continent. Perhaps it is a function of the number of excavations actually performed in given areas, but it is at least suggestive that the five very earliest out of the twelve of earliest archaeological discoveries of Homo sapiens sapiens have been in Africa and the adjacent Arabian peninsula. As early as 1964, A. W. F. Edwards and others had discovered that three populations in Africa were related but distinguishable on the basis of a relatively small set of genetic information (20 alleles). Those populations were called Tigre (Ethiopians), Bantu (in southern Africa),
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    Amdocs

    • Supplier: Franz Inc
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is a provider of software and services for billing, customer relationship management (CRM), operations support systems (OSS). Its traditional clients are telecommunications "Tier-1" and "Tier-2" providers such as AT&T, BT Group, Sprint, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Bell Canada, Telus, Rogers Communications, Telekom Austria, Cellcom, Comcast, DirecTV, Elisa Oyj, TeliaSonera and O2-Ireland. The company also offers outsourced customer service and data center operations. Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Amdocs has more than 20,000 employees and serves customers in more than fifty countries (the Registered office of the company is in the Island of Guernsey). The company was founded in 1982 as an offshoot of Golden Pages, the Israeli business phone directory company, which was owned by the Aurec Group headed by Morris Kahn. Together with others at Golden Pages, Kahn developed a software program for billing telecom companies and established a company called Aurec Information to market this product. In 1985, Southwestern Bell Corporation acquired a 50 percent ownership share of Aurec Information, and its name was changed to Amdocs. Within two years, the Aurec
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    Axel Springer AG

    Axel Springer AG

    • Supplier: Neofonie
    Axel Springer AG is one of the largest multimedia companies in Europe, with more than 11,500 employees and with annual revenues of about €2.9 billion. The Company is active in a total of 36 countries, including Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia and Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland. It has more than 230 newspapers and magazines, more than 80 online offerings as well as holdings in television and radio stations. It was started in 1946/1947 by journalist Axel Springer. Its current CEO is Mathias Döpfner. The Axel Springer company is the largest publishing house in Europe and controls the largest share of the German market for daily newspapers; 23.6%, largely because its flagship tabloid Bild is the highest-circulation newspaper in Europe with a daily readership in excess of 12 million. The media offerings of Axel Springer AG are clustered in: current news, TV program information, autos, sports, computers and consumer electronics, as well as women and lifestyle. In addition, the company is active in the online marketing business with its shares in zanox, Digital Window and buy.at and owns several classified advertising online platforms such as the online career site
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    Booz Allen Hamilton

    • Supplier: CompuCom
    Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., or more commonly Booz Allen, is an American consulting firm headquartered in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County, Virginia, with 80 other offices throughout the United States. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious technology consulting firms in the world and one of the best consulting firms to work for by Consulting Magazine. Founded in 1914 by Edwin G. Booz, the company is one of the oldest management consulting firms in the world. Booz Allen Hamilton is engaged in providing management and technology consulting services to the United States government and commercial services. Booz Allen’s services include strategic planning, human capital and learning, communications, operational improvement, information technology work, systems engineering, organizational change efforts, modeling and simulation, program management, assurance and resilience, and economic business analysis. As of August 2008, what was formerly Booz Allen Hamilton’s parent company (which used the Booz Allen name itself) divided in two. The Booz Allen Hamilton moniker was retained by the half focusing on U.S. governmental matters, with Booz & Company taking sole control of its commercial
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    Ciao

    • Supplier: alaTest
    Ciao is a European based online-shopping portal with websites in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden. In February 2008, the company launched an American version of the site, Ciao.com. The site provides a forum where registered users can write reviews and give their opinions on a wide variety of products to help others make decisions. These reviews are available to the general public to help consumers, but are also rated by other Ciao users on their usefulness on a scale ranging from exceptional to off-topic. When a review is read by a member, the author gets money added to their account. Members may also receive money through online surveys and referring friends. Ciao is free to sign up for. As well as offering reviews, the site also provides price comparison (working with merchants and agencies who provide data feeds) and allows the user to click through and purchase products. Ciao claims that it gets 38 million visitors per month in Europe. Microsoft made an offer of $486 million in late August 2008 to purchase Greenfield Online, the owner of Ciao GmbH and Ciao, Inc. Representatives from Microsoft said the purchase was primarily made to
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    CNET

    • Supplier: alaTest
    CNET Networks Inc. is a media company co-founded in 1993 by Halsey Minor and Shelby Bonnie. CNET was also originally an acronym that originally stood for Computer Networks, but the name was later changed to CNET Networks, losing its acronymity. It was acquired by CBS in 2008 and its properties were merged into CBS Interactive. In 1994, with the help from Fox co-founder Kevin Wendle and former Disney creative associate Dan Baker, CNET produced four pilot television programs about computers, technology, and the Internet. CNET TV was composed of CNET Central, The Web, and The New Edge.CNET Central was created first and aired in syndication in the United States on the USA Network. Later, it began airing on USA's sister network Sci-Fi Channel along with The Web and The New Edge. These were later followed by TV.com in 1996. Current American Idol host Ryan Seacrest first came to national prominence at CNET, as the host of The New Edge and doing various voice-over work for CNET. In addition, CNET produced another television technology news program called News.com that aired on CNBC beginning in 1999. CNET acquired the Swiss-based company GDT in 1997. GDT was later renamed to CNET Channel.
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    LexisNexis

    • Supplier: Mondeca
    LexisNexis Group is a corporation that provides computer-assisted legal research services. During the 1970s, LexisNexis pioneered the electronic accessibility of legal and journalistic documents. As of 2006, the company has the world's largest electronic database for legal and public-records related information. Currently a division of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis was first a product of the Mead Data Central company. The Anglo-Dutch publishing company Reed Elsevier has owned LexisNexis and its predecessor company since 1994. At its inception in 1970, the database was named LEXIS by Mead Data Central (MDC), a subsidiary of the Mead Corporation. It was a continuation of an experiment organized by the Ohio State Bar in 1967. On April 2, 1973, LEXIS launched publicly, offering full-text searching of all Ohio and New York cases. In 1980, LEXIS completed its hand-keyed electronic archive of all U.S. federal and state cases. The NEXIS service, added that same year, gave journalists a searchable database of news articles. LexisNexis' world headquarters is located in New York, NY, United States. When Toyota launched the Lexus line of luxury vehicles in 1987, Mead Data Central sued for
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    Osram

    • Supplier: Beralt Tin and Wolfram Portugal Cº
    Osram AG is a multinational lighting manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens. It is the second-largest lighting manufacturer in the world (after Philips). Osram was founded in 1919 by the merger of the lighting businesses of Auergesellschaft, Siemens & Halske and Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG). The "Osram" name is derived from osmium and Wolfram (German for tungsten, also used in English), as both these elements were commonly used for lighting filaments at the time the company was founded. The brand name of OSRAM was already "born" in 1906 and registered by the Deutsche Gasglühlicht-Anstalt (also known as Auer-Gesellschaft). In 1906, the Osram incandescent lamp was developed; its name was formed from the German words OSmium, from the element osmium, and WolfRAM, from the element tungsten (called wolfram in many languages and an alternative name in English). The British General Electric Company imported Osram filaments for their own production of light bulbs. In 1919, Auergesellschaft, Siemens & Halske, and Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) combined their electric lamp production with the formation of the company
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    StatoilHydro

    StatoilHydro

    • Supplier: The Rockall Group
    Statoil ASA, trading as Statoil and formerly known as StatoilHydro, is a Norwegian oil and gas company, formed by the 2007 merger of Statoil with the oil and gas division of Norsk Hydro. The Government of Norway is the largest shareholder in Statoil with 67% of the shares. The ownership interest is managed by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Statoil is a fully integrated petroleum company with operations in thirty six countries. By revenue Statoil was in 2010 ranked by Fortune Magazine as the world's 13th largest oil and gas company, and the largest company in the Nordic region by revenue, profit, and market capitalization. Statoil is the largest operator on the Norwegian continental shelf, with 60% of the total production. The fields operated are Brage, Heimdal, Grane, Glitne, Gullfaks, Heidrun, Huldra, Kristin, Kvitebjørn, Mikkel, Njord, Norne, Ormen Lange, Oseberg, Sleipner, Snorre, Snøhvit, Statfjord, Sygna, Tordis, Troll, Veslefrikk, Vigdis, Visund, Volve and Åsgard. The company also has processing plants at Kolsnes, Kårstø, Mongstad, Tjeldbergodden and Melkøya. In addition to the Norwegian continental shelf, Statoil operates oil and gas fields in Algeria,
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    Tele2 AB

    Tele2 AB

    • Supplier: Dezide ApS
    Tele2 AB is a major European telecommunications operator, with about 34 million customers in 11 countries. It serves as a fixed-line telephone operator, cable and Digital television provider, mobile phone operator and Internet service provider. Tele2 started as a telecommunications company in Sweden in the late 1970s by the company Industriförvaltnings AB Kinnevik. In 1981, a mobile phone provider called Comvik started as an alternative mobile phone operator to Telia, now known as TeliaSonera. The cable television provider Kabelvision AB started in 1986. Comvik changed its name to become Comviq when the company got a GSM license in 1988 and started operating in 1992. In 1991, Sweden's first commercial ISP was started with the Swedish IP Network (SWIPnet, AS1257) by Industriförvaltnings AB Kinnevik, later known as Tele2, and in 1993 with telephone liberalisation in Sweden, Tele2 started to offer international calls. The three companies of Comviq, Kabelvision, and Tele2 came together as the Tele2 brand on fixed-line services and Comviq on mobile services in Sweden in 1997. International growth came in the form of acquisitions in Estonia, Latvia, Russia & France. Today it serves as a
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