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    Blazent

    Blazent

    Blazent Vision Become the Trusted Analysis Platform for Running IT as a Business Organizations are repeatedly being tasked with identifying and improving their internal business practices and achieve greater organizational maturity. Blazent can be the business-oriented analysis platform for IT. We’re committed to:

    • Leading in source adaptability and integration
    • Certifying and improving IT management data quality
    • Providing most flexible business analytics for IT
    • Driving optimization of assets and resources
    Putting the Bottom Line at the Top of the List "Running IT like a business" has become cliché for one simple reason: it's absolutely necessary. With a taxed IT workforce and increasing responsibilities for new initiatives, IT organizations have to investigate every approach that will help them become more productive and offer a broader range of services to their internal and external clients. Every major IT decision has to build in cost and resource accountability, risk management, and adaptability. In other words, bottom-line thinking has permeated across every level of the organization. The challenge is determining what the bottom line should be measuring and if the data is actually real. Are the IT investments under contract actually in place? Which departments are over-invested? Which need more help? It's an intimidating and daunting truth to try and get to. To corral this knowledge, you have to assemble data and metrics from a variety of sources and moving beyond operational and tactical issues. Blazent puts IT into a business-oriented perspective. With proven integration and cleansing technologies, a reliable data set can be tapped with confidence. The Blazent platform lets you leverage advanced analytics to consistently measure and track the real bottom line. It’s not just about answers to questions you have today. It’s about questions you’ll have tomorrow, next week, next month.
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    3i

    3i

    3i Group plc (LSE: III) is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012. It is organised into three investment divisions: Private Equity, Infrastructure and Debt Management. 3i is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The company was formed in 1945, as the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation (ICFC), by the Bank of England and the major British banks to provide long term investment funding for small and medium-sized enterprises. Its foundation was inspired by the government, and resulted from the recognition in the 1930s, given new impetus in the postwar era, that smaller businesses faced a gap in available corporate finance due to banks being unwilling to provide long-term capital and the companies being too small to raise capital from the public markets. During the 1950s and 1960s, and particularly after 1959 when the shareholder banks allowed it to raise external funds, ICFC expanded to become the largest provider of growth capital
    8.00
    6 votes
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    VeriFone

    VeriFone

    VeriFone is a company that makes point-of-sale equipment. It was founded and incorporated in Hawaii in 1981, and named itself after its first product, the name standing for Verification telephone. Hewlett-Packard acquired VeriFone in a $1.18bn stock-swap deal in April 1997. Four years later VeriFone was sold to Gores Technology Group in May 2001. VeriFone is based in San Jose, California and has offices in the United States, UK, Philippines, India and Singapore. It has R&D centers in the US, Ireland and India. The President and CEO is Douglas G. Bergeron. VeriFone, Inc. is an international producer and designer of electronic payment solutions. Its principal product lines have included point of sale, merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for multiple industries, notably financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare markets. VeriFone has sold numerous point-of-sale credit card reading products, including the ZON Jr (1984), Tranz 330 and ZON Jr XL(1987), Omni 460 (1991) and Omni 3200 (1999) which were the most successful transaction terminals of their times. The company's most popular current products include the Omni 3700 Family,
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    6 votes
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    Advanced Technology Ventures

    Advanced Technology Ventures

    Our History    
    Founded in 1979, Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) is a bi-coastal venture capital firm with more than $1.4 billion in capital under management. We work closely with entrepreneurial teams in several technology markets, including communications, infrastructure, software and services, consumer technology, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and emerging technologies, to build emerging-growth business ventures into market leaders. With more than 25 years of experience, ATV has a proven track record of success in helping to build strong, sustainable business enterprises.

    What Sets ATV Apart:
    • Extensive Operational Experience: Our experienced investment professionals have decades of first-hand experience launching successful businesses and growing private and public companies.

    • Intellectual Capital: ATV's global resources in industry, academia, government, financial, and venture capital guide our portfolio companies through their most critical stages of development. Our portfolio companies also benefit from access to ATV Technology Partners, world-renowned information technology and healthcare visionaries.

    • Successful Track Records: Over the years, ATV has a proven history in supporting over 30 companies from inception to IPO or acquisition, representing billions of dollars in market value. Examples include Accord Networks (Polycom), Actel, Annuncio Software (PeopleSoft), AppIQ (Hewlett-Packard), Berkeley Networks, Celebrate Express, Credence Systems, Critical Therapeutics, Cytyc, DataSage (Vignette), Docent, Eligix (BioTransplant), Epigram (Broadcom), HealthShare (WebMD), Novoste, Redline Networks (Juniper), Seagull Software, Striva (Informatica), Transwitch, Upshot (Siebel), Velogix (Keynote), VLSI Technology, and WebLine Communications (Cisco).
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    Audi

    Audi

    AUDI Aktiengesellschaft (help·info) (FWB: NSU) and its subsidiaries design, engineer, manufacture and distribute automobiles and motorcycles under the Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini brands. Audi oversees worldwide operations from its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in seven production facilities worldwide; Ducati and Lamborghini each have one production facility located in Italy. AUDI AG has been a majority owned (99.55%) subsidiary of Volkswagen AG since 1966, following a phased purchase of AUDI AG's predecessor, Auto Union, from Daimler-Benz. Volkswagen relaunched the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series. The company name is based on the surname of the founder, August Horch. "Horch", meaning "listen", becomes "Audi" when translated into Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create the company. Audi's slogan is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Advancement through Technology". Recently in the United States, Audi has updated the slogan to "Truth in Engineering". The largest shareholder of AUDI Aktiengesellschaft is VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,
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    7 votes
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    Aggregate Knowledge

    Aggregate Knowledge

    Aggregate Knowledge provides the Pique Discovery™ Network. The Pique Discovery Network connects consumers to the hottest products, hidden content gems and coolest items from industry leading retailers and media companies. Pique Discovery Network companies improve engagement and sales conversions, create new revenue opportunities and deliver differentiated experiences on their web sites.

    The Aggregate Knowledge Pique Discovery Network is the Internet's first Discovery Network that emulates the way people naturally discover and shop for products and information offline. Built on top of a sophisticated super computing architecture, Pique technology harnesses the collective behavior of Internet users to drive the most relevant content and product placements on customers' web sites, across multiple network sites and through email and affiliate promotions. Pique offerings help companies improve engagement and conversions, create new revenue opportunities and deliver differentiated experiences on their web sites.

    Funded by premier venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and DAG Ventures, the company's management team includes veterans from Blockbuster, IBM, Kodak, Mercury, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Sun Microsystems and Tribe.net. Aggregate Knowledge was recently acknowledged as an AlwaysOn Media 100 winner, a Supernova Connected Innovator, and was selected as a “Ones to Watch” company by Dealmaker Media.



    7.50
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    KGB

    KGB

    KGB (КГБ) is the commonly used acronym for the Russian:  Комитет государственной безопасности​ (help·info) (Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti or Committee for State Security). It was the national security agency of the Soviet Union from 1954 until 1991, and was the premier internal security, intelligence, and secret police organization during that time. The KGB has been considered a military service and was governed by army laws and regulations, similar to the Soviet Army or MVD Internal Troops. While most of the KGB archives remain classified, two on-line documentary sources are available. Since breaking away from Georgia de facto in the early 1990s with Russian help, South Ossetia established its own KGB (keeping this unreformed name). The State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus also uses the acronym KGB. A 1983 Time magazine article reported that the KGB was the world's most effective information-gathering organization. It operated legal and illegal espionage residencies in target countries where a legal resident gathered intelligence while based at the Soviet Embassy or Consulate, and, if caught, was protected from prosecution by diplomatic immunity. At best, the
    7.33
    6 votes
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    LucasArts

    LucasArts

    LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC is an American video game developer and publisher. The company was once famous for its innovative line of graphic adventure games, the critical and commercial success of which peaked in the mid 1990s. Today, it publishes games primarily based on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. The company was founded in May 1982 as the video game development group of Lucasfilm Limited, the film production company of George Lucas. Lucas wanted his company to branch out into other areas of entertainment, so he cooperated with Atari to produce video games. The first results of this collaboration were unique action games like Ballblazer in 1984, and Rescue on Fractalus!. Beta versions of both games were leaked to pirate bulletin boards exactly one week after Atari had received unprotected copies for a marketing review, and were in wide circulation months before the original release date. In 1984, they were released for the Atari 5200 under the Lucasfilm Games label. Versions for home computers were not released until 1985, by publisher Epyx. Lucasfilm's next two games were Koronis Rift and The Eidolon. Their first games were only developed by Lucasfilm,
    7.33
    6 votes
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    The 3DO Company

    The 3DO Company

    The 3DO Company (formerly THDO on the NASDAQ stock exchange), also known as 3DO (short for three-dimensional operating system), was a video game company. It was founded in 1991 under the name SMSG, Inc. (for San Mateo Software Group) by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins in a partnership with seven companies, including LG, Matsushita (now Panasonic), AT&T Corporation, MCA, Time Warner and Electronic Arts. After 3DO's flagship video game console the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer failed in the marketplace, the company exited the hardware business and became a third-party video game developer. When the company was first founded, its original objective was to create a next-generation CD-based video game system which would be manufactured by various partners and licensees; 3DO would collect a royalty on each console sold and on each game manufactured. For game publishers, 3DO's $3 royalty per sold game was very low compared to the royalties Nintendo and Sega collected from game sales on their consoles. The launch of the console in October 1993 was well-promoted, with a great deal of attention in the mass media as part of the "multimedia wave" in the computer world. The 3DO console was
    6.43
    7 votes
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    Proofpoint

    Proofpoint

    About Proofpoint Comprehensive Messaging Security for the Enterprise The messaging infrastructure in most large organizations is under constant attack from incoming threats that hinder productivity, waste resources, and add new risks in the form of network impacts, downtime, or even employee lawsuits.

    But messaging security involves much more than simply stopping spam, fraud and viruses. The enterprise is also facing a security challenge from within the organization in the form of outgoing email content that can leak through the messaging infrastructure—unintentionally or maliciously—and cause harm. A growing number of corporate policies and regulatory compliance mandates have arisen in recent years, and IT departments are pressured to ensure that messaging coming into and out of an enterprise is secure and compliant with policies and regulations.

    Proofpoint, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise-class messaging security solutions that protect organizations from the threats and risks of both inbound and outbound email and other messaging streams. Proofpoint's comprehensive platform enables companies to stop spam, defend against viruses and network attacks, and prevent leaks of confidential or sensitive information.

    Futureproof Messaging Security in a Single PlatformProofpoint solutions are built on a modular, highly extensible architecture that can easily evolve to address future threats or message streams. Designed specifically for large enterprises, Proofpoint messaging security solutions are the first to combine anti-spam, anti-virus, and robust outbound content security features in a single platform.

    • Comprehensive Email Gateway: Proofpoint provides multi-tier messaging security to defend organizations against all types of threats associated with both incoming and outgoing email communications.

    • Most Accurate Content Classification with Proofpoint MLX™: Proofpoint is the only vendor to apply advanced machine learning techniques to messaging security, resulting in more thorough and accurate classification of unstructured content as found in email messages and attachments containing valuable or non-public information. Proofpoint MLX™ technology is the basis for unrivaled anti-spam accuracy, advanced content classification capabilities, and intelligent perimeter security features such as reputation-based traffic control.

    • True Enterprise-class Platform: The Proofpoint messaging security solution scales indefinitely to support millions of messages per day. Proofpoint servers and appliances can be easily deployed in industry-standard cluster configurations to support complex or geographically distributed data centers. The Proofpoint Messaging Security Console provides a centralized, web-based administration interface for complete visibility into the state of the enterprise messaging system.


    Company History Eric Hahn, a pioneer in corporate messaging products and former CTO of Netscape, founded Proofpoint in June 2002. Over the last several years, Proofpoint has gained accolades from industry analysts and technology experts, and our customer list includes a broad range of market leaders. We have assembled team with deep roots in the messaging and enterprise software industries including Microsoft, Lotus Development Corp., Netscape Communications Corp., Critical Path, Oracle and Sun Microsystems.
    7.17
    6 votes
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    University of Calgary

    University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary (U of C or UCalgary) is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1966 (after operating as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta since 1945) the U of C is composed of 14 faculties and more than 85 research institutes and centres. More than 25,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students are currently enrolled. The U of C has graduated over 145,000 alumni, including the current Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk. The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top research universities (based on the number of Canada Research Chairs) and is a member of the U15 (the 15 most research-intensive universities in Canada). The U of C is the birthplace of a number of important inventions, including the neurochip. The university's sponsored research revenue of $352 million, with total revenues exceeding $1.1 billion, is one of the highest in the country. Being in Calgary, with Canada's highest concentration of engineers and geoscientists, the Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and the Schulich School of Engineering maintain ties to the petroleum and geoscience industry.
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Cessna

    Cessna

    The Cessna Aircraft Company is an airplane manufacturing corporation headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, USA. Their main products are general aviation aircraft. Although they are the most well known for their small, piston-powered aircraft, they also produce business jets. The company is a subsidiary of the U.S. conglomerate Textron. The company traces its history to June 1911, when Clyde Cessna, a farmer in Rago, Kansas, built a wood-and-fabric plane and became the first person to build and fly an aircraft between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. Cessna started his aircraft ventures in Enid, Oklahoma, testing many of his early planes on the salt flats. When bankers in Enid refused to lend him more money to build his planes, he moved to Wichita. Cessna Aircraft was formed in 1927 when Clyde Cessna and Victor Roos became partners in the Cessna-Roos Aircraft Company. Roos resigned just one month into the partnership selling back his interest to Cessna. In the same year, the Secretary of State approved a name change to Cessna Aircraft Company. The Cessna DC-6 earned certification on October 29, 1929, sharing this day in history with the stock market crash of 1929. Cessna
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company

    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
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Microchip Technology

    Microchip Technology

    Microchip Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP) is an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors. Its products include microcontrollers (PICmicro, dsPIC / PIC24, PIC32), Serial EEPROM devices, Serial SRAM devices, KEELOQ devices, radio frequency (RF) devices, thermal, power and battery management analog devices, as well as linear, interface and mixed signal devices. Some of the interface devices include USB, ZigBee/MiWi, Controller Area Network, and Ethernet. Corporate headquarters is located at Chandler, Arizona with wafer fabs in Tempe, Arizona and Gresham, Oregon. Among its chief competitors are Analog Devices, Atmel, Freescale, Infineon, Maxim Integrated Products, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments. The company was founded in 1987 when General Instrument spun off its microelectronics division as a wholly owned subsidiary. Microchip Technology became an independent company in 1989 when it was acquired by a group of venture capitalists, and went public in 1993. In April 2009, Microchip Technology announced the nanoWatt XLP Microcontrollers (With World’s Lowest Sleep Current). Microchip Technology had sold more
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Quantum Corp.

    Quantum Corp.

    Quantum Corporation (NYSE: QTM) is a manufacturer of tape drive, tape automation, data deduplication storage products and scalable file storage software, based in San Jose, California. From its founding in 1980 until 2000, it was also a major disk storage manufacturer (usually #2 in market share behind Seagate), and was based in Milpitas, California. Quantum got its start when executives and designers from Shugart Associates, IBM and Memorex came up with an idea for an 8-inch hard drive that would achieve decent performance without the cost or complexity of using a full closed-loop servo system — a difficult task before the advent of dedicated servo ICs and readily-available DSPs. Quantum's first products were very popular; according to one of the company's historical documents, by 1982 it had a 25% share of the market. It designed smaller ST-506-compatible versions of its hard drives, the Q500 series, using the same servo system. It also introduced (through its Plus Development division) what would be most people's introduction to the company, the Plus Hardcard, in 1985. The Hardcard was essentially a smaller version of the Q500, designed to fit in an ISA slot, with an embedded
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    4 votes
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    Art.com

    Art.com

    Art.com, Inc. opened its virtual doors in 1995, and over that time, has helped over 4 million customers decorate their walls from the world’s large collection of art imagery. Our selection of over 400,000 images includes nearly every imaginable topic, from art reproductions to decorative prints to specialty posters. Our value-added services, including custom framing, mounting, and canvas transfers, allow customers to enhance their image of choice in a multitude of original ways. Over the years, Art.com, Inc. has expanded to include three core brands: Art.com, AllPosters.com, and Poster.de, with operations in the United States and in Europe, and with over 500 employees worldwide. These three brands collectively service a broad spectrum of consumers, helping decorate homes, offices, apartments and bedrooms all over the world. In order to help make art accessible to everyone, we have just begun a long path of expansion that will bring additional brands and operations in the years to come. As a young and ambitious company, we are always looking to improve what we do and how we do it. If you are a customer or a prospective customer, we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in joining our company and have a strong passion for pleasing consumers and building a great company, please contact us. If you are just a curious reader, we encourage you to learn more about our company. We are very proud of what we have built, and excited about what the future will bring. Click here to learn about Art.com Inc.
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Aviation Traders

    Aviation Traders

    Aviation Traders Limited (ATL) was a war-surplus aircraft and spares trader formed in 1947. In 1949, it began maintaining aircraft used by some of Britain's contemporary independent airlines on the Berlin Airlift. In the early 1950s, it branched out into aircraft conversions and manufacturing. During that period it also became a subcontractor for other aircraft manufacturers. By the end of the decade, it was taken over by the Airwork group. Aviation Traders Ltd. (ATL) was established by Freddie Laker at Bovingdon in Hertfordshire, England, in 1947 to trade in war-surplus aircraft and spares. Two years later, Laker shifted his fledgling business to new premises at Rochford aerodrome (later Southend Municipal Airport) near Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. ATL initially specialised in converting numerous war-surplus bombers and transporters into freighters. This included the conversion of Handley Page Halifax bombers into freighters, six of which were sold to Bond Air Services, an early post-war independent British airline. Bond Air Services based these planes at Wunstorf aerodrome in West Germany to carry essential supplies into West Berlin during the Berlin Blockade of 1948-49. Bond
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    5 votes
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    Maxis

    Maxis

    Maxis is an American company founded as an independent video game developer in 1987. It is currently a subsidiary of Electronic Arts (EA), and serves as one of the four major labels of the company. Maxis is the creator of one of the best-selling computer games of all time, The Sims and its first sequel, The Sims 2. These titles and their related products are the brand's most popular and successful lines. Most Maxis titles are simulation-based, though none are considered traditional simulations. Maxis founder Will Wright likens them to "digital dollhouses." Maxis has also released games developed by other production houses, such as A-Train and SimTower. Maxis was founded in 1987 by Will Wright and Jeff Braun to help publish SimCity on home computers. Before then, the game was only available on a limited basis on the Commodore 64 due to few publishers showing any interest in porting it. The reason for this is because SimCity wasn't a traditional game that had definite "win" and "lose" conditions. The title went on to become, statistically, one of the most popular and successful video games of all time. The SimCity series has spawned multiple sequels and spinoffs. Following the broad
    7.00
    5 votes
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    OAK

    OAK

    JSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC (Russian: Объединённая Авиастроительная Корпорация, Obyedinyonnaya Aviastroitelnaya Korporatsiya (OAK)) is a Russian open joint stock company. With a majority stake belonging to the Russian Government, it consolidates Russian private and state-owned aircraft construction companies and assets engaged in the manufacture, design and sale of military, civilian, transport, and unmanned aircraft. Its headquarters are in Krasnoselsky District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. UAC was created in February 2006 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. In October 2007 the Federal Financial Markets Service registered a primary issue of common shares for the United Aircraft Building Corporation. The issue included 96,724,000,000 shares priced at 1 RUB (US$0.04). They also announced plans for a possible 10–15% share issue in 2008, planning to retain a 75% stake. Currently, after placing 5 additional share issues, the Corporation's chartered capital amounts to 174.61 bln. RUB. The share of the Russian Federation in UAC’s chartered capital is 80.29%. In December 2007, the second largest (and state-owned) Russian bank Vneshtorgbank (VTB) announced that it would
    7.00
    5 votes
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    World Bank Group

    World Bank Group

    The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that makes leveraged loans, generally to poor countries. The WBG came into formal existence on 27 December 1945 following international ratification of the Bretton Woods agreements, which emerged from the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference (1–22 July 1944). It also provided the foundation of the Osiander Committee in 1951, responsible for the preparation and evaluation of the World Development Report. Commencing operations on 25 June 1946, it approved its first loan on 9 May 1947 (US$250M to France for postwar reconstruction, in real terms the largest loan issued by the Bank to date). Its five agencies are: The term "World Bank" generally refers to just the IBRD and IDA, whereas the term World Bank Group or WBG is used to refer to all five institutions collectively. The World Bank's (the IBRD and IDA's) activities are focused on developing countries, in fields such as human development (e.g. education, health), agriculture and rural development (e.g. irrigation, rural services), environmental protection (e.g. pollution reduction, establishing and enforcing regulations), infrastructure (e.g.
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    5 votes
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    FirstCaribbean International Bank

    FirstCaribbean International Bank

    CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) (TTSE: FCI), (BSE: FCI) is a publicly held Caribbean financial services company based in Barbados. Formed in 2002 as a merge the Caribbean operations of Barclays Bank PLC and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), in March 2006 both CIBC and Barclays announced that Barclays wished to exercise their option to exit the Caribbean venture completely resulting in CIBC gaining majority-control of the bank. in June 2011 it was announced the bank would be renamed CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank "to be more closely aligned to the CIBC brand, while still maintaining the FirstCaribbean name and local identity." Prior to 2002, the operations of what is now FirstCaribbean were run as the separate businesses of Barclays Bank and CIBC West Indies, part of CIBC's group of companies. Barclays had been active in the region since 1837 and CIBC's foray into the region began with branches in Jamaica in 1920. The deal closed on December 23rd, as expected near the end of 2006. is awaiting approval by several Caribbean regional regulators, as well as the securities exchanges in the Caribbean where majority ownership thresholds of 50% + 1 may have been crossed for
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    3 votes
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    Let Kunovice

    Let Kunovice

    Aircraft Industries, a.s., operating as Let Kunovice, is a Czech (formerly Czechoslovak) civil aircraft manufacturer. Its most successful design has been the L-410 Turbolet, of which more than 1000 units have been built. Its head office is in Kunovice, Uherské Hradiště District. Building of an aircraft factory in Kunovice started in 1936, as a part of the Škoda Works industrial concern. Before and during World War II the unfinished plant served only as a repair works. After the end of the war the factory was nationalized and in 1950-53 a new plant was built. In 1957-1967 it was named SPP (Strojírny první pětiletky - "Works of the First Five-year Plan"), and in 1967 it returned to the name LET. The works produced under licence were the Soviet trainers Yakovlev Yak-11 (under a designation C-11) and the Aero Ae 45 and Aero Ae 145 utility aircraft. In 1957 the company began to develop the L-200 Morava light utility aircraft and four years later the Z-37 Cmelak agricultural aircraft, which were both a commercial success. For a period of time LET also produced a jet training aircraft the L-29. Over the years LET developed and produced gliders–Zlín Z 22, Z 124 Galánka, LF 109 Pioneer, Z
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    4 votes
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    Chevron Corporation

    Chevron Corporation

    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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    5 votes
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    American Conservatory Theater

    American Conservatory Theater

    American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is a large non-profit theater company in San Francisco, California, that offers both classical and contemporary theater productions. A.C.T. was founded in 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Carnegie Mellon University by theatre and opera director William Ball. By invitation from San Francisco philanthropists and officials, Ball relocated the company to San Francisco and astonished the theatre world by presenting twenty-seven fully staged productions in rotating repertory, in two different theatres, the Geary and the Marine's Memorial Theatre, during the first 40-week season. San Francisco Chronicle critic Paine Knickerbocker acclaimed Ball's opening performance of Molière's Tartuffe as "a screaming, bellowing unbelievable triumph." A.C.T.'s original twenty-seven member acting company featured the talents of René Auberjonois, Peter Donat, Richard Dysart, Michael Learned, Ruth Kobart, Paul Shenar, Charles Siebert, Ken Ruta, and Kitty Winn among many others. Ball's mid-1970s productions of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, starring Marc Singer, and Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Peter Donat
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    3 votes
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    Flagship Ventures

    Flagship Ventures

    Flagship Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on creating, financing, and building innovative companies in the Life Science and Technology sectors. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Flagship Ventures was founded in 1999 and manages $700 million in capital. Prior to its founding, Flagship's principals were involved as founders or investors in over 100 firms including: Adolor, AltaVista, Anesta, Antigenics, Aspect Medical, Astral Point, Celera Genomics, ChemGenics Pharmaceuticals, Color Kinetics, Chantry Networks, Cytyc, DataSage, Exact Sciences, IDEXX, PerSeptive Biosystems, Somatogen, Telecorp PCS and TripAdvisor.

    The Flagship investment team consists of 10 professionals and is led by co-founders Noubar Afeyan and Ed Kania. Complementing our internal team is our extensive network of academic and industrial advisors who are actively engaged in evaluating and helping develop our new ventures. Extending over a period of 20 years, our entrepreneurship and investment experience comes from founding over 30 successful new ventures while funding and building over 100 more.

    To maximize the returns to our investors, we combine our experience, our passion for innovation, our focus on value creation and our commitment to the success of each company's leadership team.
    9.00
    3 votes
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    Segway

    Segway

    Segway is the makers of the Segway Personal Transporter, the first two-wheeled, self-balancing, electric transportation device using patented dynamic stabilization technology.

    The company is passionately devoted to moving you- easily, efficiently, intelligently, simply. The company's first product, the Segway® Personal Transporter (PT), was the first two-wheeled, self-balancing, electric transportation device to use patented dynamic stabilization technology. Today, Segway is focused on serving their customers by developing safe, unique products that are redefining personal transportation for consumers and businesses.  Segway works with commercial and municipal organizations to realize the benefits of zero-emission personal transportation that increase productivity and utilize existing infrastructure.  Segway continues to focus their research and development efforts on creating versatile, agile, short-range devices that utilize the patented dynamic stabilization technology and advanced alternative-power systems. 
    9.00
    3 votes
    27
    LSI Corporation

    LSI Corporation

    LSI Logic was founded in Milpitas, CA by Wilfred Corrigan in 1981 after he left an executive position with Fairchild Semiconductor. LSI Logic is often recognized as a pioneer of the ASIC market and in 2006 celebrated their 25th year of business. When LSI Logic was started with $6 million of venture capital they utilized excess capacity at Toshiba for manufacturing, an early example of the fabless semiconductor manufacturing model. Consumer: LSI Logic is a provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable the delivery of entertainment content into and throughout the home. Key markets for our products include high-volume video game consoles, DVD and personal video recorder, high-definition video and home media server. Storage: LSI offers system-on-a-chip standard cell ASICs, Platform ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID adapters, storage systems, expanders and software. Their SCSI, Fibre Channel and next generation Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solutions all use a common architecture called FusionMPT¬トᄁ or message passing technology, to speed OEM system development. Their standard cell ASIC and standard product solutions target the fast-growing SAN sector
    7.75
    4 votes
    28
    Rambus

    Rambus

    Rambus Incorporated (NASDAQ: RMBS), founded in 1990, is an American technology licensing company. Rambus creates, develops, and invents new technologies and architectures and licenses its innovations and solutions to semiconductor and system companies. Rambus, a California company, was incorporated in 1990 and re-incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1997. The company was listed on NASDAQ in 1997 under the code RMBS. As of February 2006, Rambus derived the majority of its annual revenue by licensing patents for chip interfaces to its customers. Companies such as AMD, Elpida, Infineon, Intel, Matsushita, NECEL, Qimonda, Renesas, Sony, and Toshiba have bought licenses to Rambus patents for use in their own products. According to the Wall Street Journal, "the company's history has been marked by litigation, including patent battles with numerous chip makers." Rambus' share price has ranged between a high of nearly $150 in 2000 to a low of approximately $3 in 2002 with a 4:1 split on June 15, 2000. Rambus' share price in the first quarter of 2010 was between $20 and $24, giving the firm a market capitalization value of around US$2.5 billion. The first PC motherboards with support
    6.60
    5 votes
    29
    Cartoon Network

    Cartoon Network

    Cartoon Network (abbreviated CN, operated by The Cartoon Network, Inc.) is an American cable television network owned by Turner Broadcasting which primarily airs animated programming. The channel was launched on October 1, 1992, after Turner purchased the animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1991. It was originally a 24-hour outlet for classic animation properties from the Turner Broadcasting libraries and was all-ages-oriented, but now the channel targets children and teens with mature content handled by its Adult Swim division. It also broadcasts many shows, ranging from action to animated comedy. Original series started in 1994 with Space Ghost Coast to Coast, along with Cartoon Cartoons original programs like Cow & Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, I Am Weasel, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. In 2009, it started airing live-action programming, including movies from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. The network is currently celebrating its 20th birthday; this celebration started on October 1, 2012, and will end on November 1, 2012. On August 4, 1986, Ted Turner's Turner Broadcasting System acquired Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United
    7.50
    4 votes
    30
    Microsoft

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies. Microsoft was established to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created an estimated three billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date. As of 2012, Microsoft is market dominant in both the PC operating system and office suite markets (the latter with Microsoft
    7.50
    4 votes
    31
    Toyota Motor Corporation

    Toyota Motor Corporation

    Toyota Motor Corporation (トヨタ自動車株式会社, Toyota Jidōsha KK, IPA: [toꜜjota]) /tɔɪˈoʊtə/, abbreviated TMC, is a Japanese multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2010, Toyota employed 300,734 people worldwide, and was the largest automobile manufacturer in 2010 by production. Toyota is the eleventh largest company in the world by revenue. In July 2012 the company reported that it had manufactured its 200 millionth vehicle. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles. Three years earlier, in 1934, while still a department of Toyota Industries, it created its first product, the Type A engine, and, in 1936, its first passenger car, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation group companies are Toyota (including the Scion brand), Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors, along with several "non-automotive" companies. TMC is part of the Toyota Group, one of the largest conglomerates in the world. Toyota is headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi. Its Tokyo office is located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Its Nagoya office is located in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya. In addition to manufacturing automobiles, Toyota
    7.50
    4 votes
    32
    Vanguard Ventures

    Vanguard Ventures

    Vanguard Ventures is a leading early stage venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs build pioneering technology and life science companies. Vanguard partners bring hands-on entrepreneurial experience to the firm, as well as executive and venture capital backgrounds.

    Each of our managing directors has unique expertise and interests, and, together with our network of affiliates, provides meaningful support and assistance to our portfolio companies.

    Over the last 25 years, Vanguard Ventures has invested in over 120 companies, 30 of which have had notable success, including public companies such as Advanced Fibre Communications, Cobalt Networks, Ciena, Endotherapeutics, Network Appliance, Digital Island and ZipRealty. With each of these companies, Vanguard invested in the first round of venture financing.

    7.50
    4 votes
    33
    Hyperion

    Hyperion

    Hyperion Books is a general-interest book publishing part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of the Walt Disney Company, established in 1991. Hyperion publishes general-interest fiction and non-fiction books for adults under the following imprints: ABC Daytime Press, ESPN Books, Hyperion Audio, Hyperion eBooks, Hyperion East, Miramax Books, and Voice. The company is named after Hyperion Avenue, the location of Walt Disney Studios prior to 1939. The Disney Book Group publishes children's books under the Disney-Hyperion publishing arm. Hyperion is the home of numerous bestselling novels, including Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day; Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl, Candace Bushnell’s Trading Up and Lipstick Jungle; Laura Moriarty’s The Rest of Her Life; Percy Jackson & The Olympians and Ridley Pearson's The Kingdom Keepers. The company's bestselling memoirs include J. R. Moehringer’s The Tender Bar; Duane “Dog” Chapman’s You Can Run But You Can't Hide, and Bob Newhart’s I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This. They are also home to influential business books like Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail; self-help books like Dr. Phil McGraw’s Relationship
    8.67
    3 votes
    34
    Tropos Networks

    Tropos Networks

    Tropos® Networks is the market leader in delivering metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh network systems. Our systems have been selected to unwire more major league cities than all competitors combined.

    At Tropos, we develop technology based on what our customers want and need. With more than 500 deployments worldwide, we've gotten to know pretty well what those wants and needs are. Metro-scale Wi-Fi is different than enterprise wireless, which is different than wireline networking. Huge differences. That's why we've developed a system, from the ground up, that's purpose-built for this environment.

    Tropos MetroMesh™ solutions deliver true wireless broadband (>1 Mbps downloading and uploading). They require only 10% of the capital investment and 8% of the operating expense of 3G cellular networks on a capacity adjusted basis. Low-cost Wi-Fi clients can connect to Tropos MetroMesh networks with no need for additional hardware or software.

    The patented Tropos MetroMesh architecture couples superior radios with the software required to scale metro Wi-Fi networks to nationwide or international footprints. MetroMesh creates affordable capacity by making the most efficient possible use of each active RF channel. It maximizes return on investment by allowing one physical network to be separated into multiple secure virtual segments for use by different subscriber populations. MetroMesh's adaptive connectivity compensates for the wide variety of Wi-Fi clients used to access metro-scale mesh networks, providing the foundation for an outstanding user experience. MetroMesh also provides the software tools required for centralized visibility, analysis and control of highly dispersed networks, minimizing operating expenses.

    MetroMesh networks deliver residential broadband access and serve small businesses and nomadic users. These networks support mission-critical broadband applications in mobile public safety environments, such as mobile database access, video surveillance, and GIS inquiries. Finally, they are enabling new in-field applications for municipalities and enterprises such as automated meter reading and automated vehicle tracking.

    If it isn't a Tropos MetroMesh solution, it isn't designed for a metro-scale Wi-Fi environment. Sure, you can find ways to make Spanning Tree and Layer 2 bridging work in this world, but it'd be a bit like using a push mower to maintain a golf course…you could do it, by why would you?

    So, you can deploy the world's most widely used metro Wi-Fi solution, or you can grab your mower and head out to #10...the rough needs trimming.

    8.67
    3 votes
    35
    Walt Disney Imagineering

    Walt Disney Imagineering

    Walt Disney Imagineering (also known as WDI or simply Imagineering) is the design and development arm of the Walt Disney Company, responsible for the creation and construction of Disney theme parks worldwide. Founded by Walt Disney in 1952 to oversee the production of Disneyland Park, it was originally known as WED Enterprises, from the initials Walter Elias Disney. The term Imagineering, a portmanteau, was popularized in the 1940s by Alcoa to describe its blending of imagination and engineering, and adopted by Walt Disney a decade later to describe the skill set embodied by the employees of WDI, known as Imagineers. Imagineering is responsible for designing and building Disney theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, and other entertainment venues at all levels of project development. Imagineers possess a broad range of skills and talents, and thus over 140 different job titles fall under the banner of Imagineering, including illustrators, architects, engineers, lighting designers, show writers, graphic designers, and many more. Most Imagineers work from the company’s headquarters in Glendale, California, but are often deployed to satellite branches within the theme parks for long
    8.67
    3 votes
    36
    Abbott Laboratories

    Abbott Laboratories

    Abbott Laboratories is an American global pharmaceuticals and health care products company. It has 90,000 employees and operates in over 130 countries. The company headquarters are in Abbott Park, North Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded by Chicago physician, Dr. Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888. In 2010, Abbott had over $35 billion in revenue. In 1985, the company developed the first HIV blood screening test. The company's drug portfolio includes HUMIRA, a drug for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, moderate to severe chronic psoriasis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis; Norvir, a treatment for HIV; Depakote, an anticonvulsant drug; and Synthroid, a synthetic thyroid hormone. Abbott also has a broad range of medical devices, diagnostics and immunoassay products as well as nutritional products, including Ensure, a line of well known meal replacement shakes, and EAS, the largest producer of performance based nutritional supplements. Abbott's in vitro diagnostics business is a world leader in immunoassays and blood screening. Abbott's broad range of medical tests and diagnostic instrument systems are used worldwide by hospitals,
    6.40
    5 votes
    37
    Europa Aircraft ltd.

    Europa Aircraft ltd.

    The Europa XS and Europa Classic are a family of British composite two-place low-wing monoplanes, manufactured by Europa Aircraft and supplied as kits for amateur construction. More than 450 Europas have been completed. Europas are flown in Europe in the very light aircraft category. In the United States the Europa XS is currently awaiting light-sport aircraft certification and as of September 2012 the design does not appear on the Federal Aviation Administration's list of approved special light-sport aircraft. Ivan Shaw's design work on the Europa, as it was initially named, began in January 1990. The first prototype, G-YURO, first flew on 12 September 1992 and Popular Flying Association certification was gained in May 1993. Most Europas have been sold in kit form, although five factory-assembled aircraft were produced between 1994 and 1996. The first kit-built aircraft to be completed flew on 14 October 1995. By the autumn of 2007 450 Europas of all types had been completed and were flying. The basic design was later developed by Ivan Shaw into a United States FAR certified aircraft, built by Liberty Aerospace in the USA as the Liberty XL2. The Europa is classified as a homebuilt
    6.40
    5 votes
    38
    Internet Security Systems

    Internet Security Systems

    IBM Internet Security Systems is a security software provider which was founded in 1994 as Internet Security Systems, and is often known simply as ISS or ISSX (after its former NASDAQ ticker symbol). The company was acquired by IBM in 2006. In 1992, while attending the Georgia Institute of Technology, Christopher Klaus developed the first version of Internet Scanner. In 1994, Chris Klaus founded ISS to further develop and market Internet Scanner. Although the larger shareholder, Chris Klaus took the role of Chief Technology Officer, whilst Tom Noonan was recruited as Chief Executive Officer in 1995. In 1996 Bob Davoli, from Sigma Partners, led the first round of venture capital investment in ISS. The initial public offering of the company on NASDAQ was on March 23, 1998. Further products in security software space followed, including Network Sensor and Server Sensor which were both developed in-house. In 1998, ISS acquired the UK company March Information Systems, and rebranded their Security Manager product as System Scanner. About the same time, ISS acquired the company DbSecure, founded by Eric Gonzales and Aaron C. Newman, to add a database security solution to their products.
    6.40
    5 votes
    39
    O'Reilly Media

    O'Reilly Media

    O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) is an American media company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books and Web sites and produces conferences on computer technology topics. Their distinctive brand features a woodcut of an animal on many of their book covers. The company began in 1978 as a private consulting firm doing technical writing, based in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. In 1984, it began to retain publishing rights on manuals created for Unix vendors. A few 70-page "Nutshell Handbooks" were well-received, but the focus remained on the consulting business until 1988. After a conference displaying O'Reilly's preliminary Xlib manuals attracted significant attention, the company began increasing production of manuals and books In 1992, O'Reilly Media published one of the first popular books about the Internet, Ed Krol's Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog. O'Reilly Media also created the first web portal, the Global Network Navigator ("GNN") in 1993; it was sold to AOL in 1995, one of the first large transactions of the dot-com bubble. O'Reilly launched a Perl Conference to raise the profile of the Perl programming language. Many of the company's
    6.40
    5 votes
    40
    ServiceSource

    ServiceSource

    Maintenance You Can Bank On
    ServiceSource is an outsource sales organization with one mission: maximizing support and maintenance revenue for technology companies. Acting on our clients’ behalf, ServiceSource uncovers, manages and renews expiring contracts to yield substantial incremental revenue each quarter. Our clients benefit from improved financial performance and a much higher level of predictability in their results. Gartner Dataquest estimates that hardware and software support and maintenance offerings in North America currently generate roughly $60 billion. Technology companies, on average, capture only 84% of this potential annuity stream, leaving a significant gap in realized revenue. By providing an outsource solution which spans account research to online reporting of results, ServiceSource closes this revenue gap for blue-chip clients such as Borland, CA and Sun Microsystems. Our 100% commission model underscores our commitment to results. ServiceSource clients pay only for the revenue we generate and there are no upfront costs or implementation fees. With eight years of experience and a prestigious portfolio of clients, we define and lead the market for maintenance sales. Our best-in-class approach allows us complete confidence to bet our fees on performance. Founded in 1999, ServiceSource has been profitable since inception and is privately held. It is backed by General Atlantic and Benchmark Capital.
    6.40
    5 votes
    41
    Ferrari S.p.A.

    Ferrari S.p.A.

    Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has had great success. Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of luxury and wealth. Enzo Ferrari was not initially interested in the idea of producing road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari (literally "Ferrari Stable", and usually used to mean "Team Ferrari", it is correctly pronounced [skudeˈriːa]) in 1928 as a sponsor for amateur drivers headquartered in Modena. Ferrari prepared, and successfully raced, various drivers in Alfa Romeo cars until 1938, when he was hired by Alfa Romeo to head their motor racing department. In 1941, Alfa Romeo was confiscated by the fascist government of Benito Mussolini as part of the Axis Powers' war effort. Enzo Ferrari's division was small enough to be unaffected by this. Because he was prohibited by contract from racing for four years,
    7.25
    4 votes
    42
    Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) is an American multinational investment banking firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869 and is headquartered at 200 West Street in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City, with additional offices in international financial centers. The firm provides mergers and acquisitions advice, underwriting services, asset management, and prime brokerage to its clients, which include corporations, governments and individuals. The firm also engages in market making and private equity deals, and is a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious investment banks in the world, but has sparked a great deal of controversy over alleged improper practices, especially since the 2007–2012 global financial crisis. Former employees include Robert Rubin and Henry Paulson who served as United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, respectively, as well as Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of Canada since 2008,
    7.25
    4 votes
    43
    Granville Brothers Aircraft

    Granville Brothers Aircraft

    Granville Brothers Aircraft was an aircraft manufacturer in operation from 1929 until its bankruptcy in 1934. The firm was located at the Springfield Airport in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Granville Brothers, Zantford, Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward are best known for the production of the three Gee Bee Super Sportster air racers, the Models Z, R1 and R2, which are synonymous with the golden age of air racing. The Granville Brothers built only 24 aircraft. Only two original aircraft are known to exist. In 1970 Ken Flaglor began building a reproduction of the Florence Klingensmith's Model Y. Completed in 1984, this reproduction is powered by a 300 horsepower Lycoming R-680. Jack Venaleck now owns this aircraft. David Gouldsmith, owner of Golden Aviation in Cassville, Mo, completed another replica of the Model Y Senior Sportster in 2001. Powered by a 300 hp Jacobs R-755, the Gee Bee is currently kept in Monett, Missouri (M58). Another Menasco powered D Model should now be about completed by Al Lathum of Valdosta, Georgia, USA. Scott Crosby of Antelope, California and Jim Jenkins of Connecticut have built replica E Models. Crosby's aircraft crashed several times and was re-built
    7.25
    4 votes
    44
    National Institutes of Health

    National Institutes of Health

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. Its science and engineering counterpart is the National Science Foundation. It comprises 27 separate institutes, centers, and offices which includes the Office of the Director. Francis S. Collins is the current Director. As of 2003, the NIH was responsible for 28%—about US$26.4 billion—of the total biomedical research funding spent annually in the U.S., with most of the rest coming from industry. The NIH's research is divided into two parts: the NIH Extramural Research Program is responsible for the funding of biomedical research outside the NIH, while the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the NIH, known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science. With 1,200 principal investigators and more than 4,000 postdoctoral fellows in basic, translational, and clinical research, the IRP is the largest biomedical research institution on earth. The unique funding environment of the IRP facilitates opportunities to conduct
    7.25
    4 votes
    45
    Sukhoi

    Sukhoi

    Sukhoi Company (JSC) (Russian: ОАО "Компания "Сухой") is a major Russian aircraft manufacturer, headquartered in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow, famous for its fighters. It was founded by Pavel Sukhoi in 1939 as the Sukhoi Design Bureau (OKB-51, design office prefix Su). After the collapse of Soviet Union, each of the multitude of bureaus and factories producing Sukhoi components were privatized independently. In 1996, the government re-gathered the major part of them forming Sukhoi Aviation Military Industrial Combine (Sukhoi AIMC). In parallel, other entities, including Ulan Ude factory, Tbilisi factory, Belarus and Ukraine factories, established alternate transnational Sukhoi Attack Aircraft (producing e.g. Su-25 TM). The Sukhoi AIMC comprises the JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau located in Moscow, the Novosibirsk Aviation Production Association (NAPO), the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) and Irkutsk Aviation. Sukhoi is headquartered in Moscow. Finmeccanica owns 25% + 1 share of Sukhoi's civil division. The Russian government merged Sukhoi with Mikoyan, Ilyushin, Irkut, Tupolev, and Yakovlev as a new company named United Aircraft
    7.25
    4 votes
    46
    Naval Aircraft Factory

    Naval Aircraft Factory

    The Naval Aircraft Factory (NAF) was established by the United States Navy in 1918 at Philadelphia in order to assist in solving the problem of aircraft supply which faced the Navy Department upon the entry of the U.S. into World War I. The Army’s requirements for an enormous quantity of planes created a decided lack of interest among aircraft manufacturers in the Navy's requirements for a comparatively small quantity of aircraft. The Navy Department concluded that it was necessary to build a Navy-owned aircraft factory in order to assure a part of its aircraft supply, to obtain cost data for the Department’s guidance in its dealings with private manufacturers and to have under its own control a factory capable of producing experimental designs. On July 27, 1917, Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels approved the project; the contract was let on August 6, 1917 and ground was broken four days later. The entire plant was completed by November 28, 1917, 110 days after ground breaking. When it was completed the greatest need was for patrol flying boats, so production of the H-16 patrol aircraft was started. On March 27, 1918, just 228 days after ground breaking and 151 days from
    8.33
    3 votes
    47
    Sony Computer Entertainment

    Sony Computer Entertainment

    Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. is a major video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products & Services Group of Sony. The company was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan, prior to the launch of the original PlayStation video game system. Sony Computer Entertainment handles the research & development, production, and sales of both hardware and software for the PlayStation line of handheld and home console video game systems. It is also a developer and publisher of video game titles and is composed of several subsidiaries covering the company's biggest markets: North America, Europe and Asia. The North American operations, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, were established in May 1994 as a division of Sony Electronic Publishing. They were located in Foster City and headed by Steve Race. In the months prior to the release of PlayStation in Western markets, the operations were restructured: All videogame marketing from Sony Imagesoft was folded into SCEA in July 1995, with most affected employees transferred from Santa Monica to Foster City. On August 7, 1995, Steve
    8.33
    3 votes
    48
    Windecker Industries

    Windecker Industries

    Windecker Industries was an American aircraft manufacturer founded in 1962 as Windecker Research in Midland, Texas. It was the first company to produce and market powered aircraft built predominantly of composite materials (in this case, foam and fiberglass). The company was founded by Leo Windecker, a dentist from Lake Jackson, Texas. Initial tests of composite wings on conventional airplane bodies began in 1958. Full FAA-supervised structural and flight testing began in 1961. In 1965, the company delivered a pair of composite wings to Cessna Aircraft Company, where they were subjected to structural and flight testing on a Cessna 182. Results proved promising, so the company built an experimental prototype of all-composite aircraft, the Windecker ACX-7 Eagle. Designed by Dr. Leo Windecker and his wife, Dr. Fairfax Windecker (also a dentist), the aircraft was molded from a unidirectional fiberglass called Fibaloy. The fuselage was made in two halves in full-size female molds and joined on the centerline, much as a model kit might be assembled; the wings were full-core foam around a tubular fiberglass fuel tank, with wing skins formed in full-size female molds. The first prototype,
    6.20
    5 votes
    49
    Aeronca Aircraft

    Aeronca Aircraft

    Aeronca, contracted from Aeronautical Corporation of America, located in Middletown, Ohio, is a US manufacturer of engine components and airframe structures for commercial aviation and the defense industry. In the 1930s and 1940s, the company was a major producer of general aviation aircraft, and also produced the engines for some of their early designs. Aeronca has now become a division of Magellan Aerospace, producing aircraft, missile, and space vehicle components at the same location adjacent to Middletown’s Hook Field. The Aeronca Aircraft Corporation was founded November 11, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Backed by the financial and political support of the prominent Taft family and future Ohio senator Robert A. Taft who was one of the firm's directors, Aeronca became the first company to build a commercially successful general aviation aircraft. When production ended in 1951, Aeronca had sold 17,408 aircraft in 55 models. Production began with the Jean A. Roche-designed Aeronca C-2 monoplane, often called the "Flying Bathtub", in 1929. The next major model was the Scout of 1937, a two-seater, which was developed into the Chief and Super Chief the next year. In 1937 there was a
    7.00
    4 votes
    50
    Xoomsys

    Xoomsys

    Xoomsys was founded in 2003 by Dr. Sunil Shah. Dr. Shah has developed breakthrough technology that allows simulation of tightly coupled systems in a distributed processing environment. Prior to this breakthrough tightly coupled systems - integrated circuits belong to this class of systems - could not be simulated in a distributed processing environment because the communication overhead between computing nodes negated any performance gains achieved by distributing the problem. Xoomsys is developing products based on this breakthrough in distributed processing. The overall solution uses Xoomsys products, industry-standard circuit simulators and low-cost Linux computing clusters to deliver orders-of-magnitude gains in circuit simulation throughput without any loss of accuracy. Xoomsys secured initial seed funding in July 2004 from prominent individual investors and secured venture financing from top-tier venture capital firms in October 2004.

    7.00
    4 votes
    51
    Zenith Aircraft Company

    Zenith Aircraft Company

    Zenith Aircraft Company is in the exclusive business of designing, developing and manufacturing kit aircraft. The independent, privately owned company was formed in 1992 in Mexico, Missouri, centrally located in the United States, and is based in 20,000+ sq.ft. production facilities at Mexico Memorial Airport. Zenith Aircraft Company has acquired the rights to manufacture and market Zenair kit aircraft designs from designer Chris Heintz of Zenair Ltd. Chris Heintz' son Sebastian is listed as the owner of Zenith Aircraft Company. Kit designs manufactured by the company include the original two-seat STOL CH 701, a high-wing all-metal short take-off and landing design, the larger STOL CH 801 four-place aircraft, the STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit airplane, and the two-seat CH 650, an all-metal low-wing cruiser. Other than the 801, these designs may be built to meet the FAA's Light-sport Aircraft (LSA) definition for operation by Sport Pilots. Zenith Aircraft designs may be built from plans-only (blueprints), selected parts, and from complete kits typically in a few hundred hours. The company holds two-day hands-on workshops at the factory every month to allow potential builders
    7.00
    4 votes
    52
    Mu Security

    Mu Security

    Company Overview Download the Mu Security Corporate Fact Sheet Mu Security is an early-stage innovator creating a new class of security analysis system. The company's mission is to widely deploy security analysis and reduce product and application vulnerabilities. The security analysis process and the Mu-4000 Security Analyzer platform provide a rigorous and streamlined methodology for verifying and improving the security readiness of any IP-based product or application. Mu Security
    • Enables enterprises and service providers to evaluate new products and software updates for known and previously undetected security vulnerabilities;
    • Introduces security readiness as a metric for end-users' product purchase and deployment decisions;
    • Allows development teams to efficiently identify security flaws in their products before release;
    • Significantly decreases the number of security events in production networks through a proactive methodology that detects security flaws before systems and applications are deployed.
    Mu Security was founded in 2005 by noted experts in the open source protocol analysis tools, ethical hacking, and network management markets. The company is backed by preeminent venture capital firms, including Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital and DAG Ventures, and it is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
    6.00
    5 votes
    53
    Cypress Semiconductor

    Cypress Semiconductor

    Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY) is a Silicon Valley-based semiconductor design and manufacturing company founded by T. J. Rodgers and others from Advanced Micro Devices. It was formed in 1982 with backing by Sevin Rosen and went public in 1986. The company initially focused on the design and development of high speed CMOS SRAMs, EEPROMs, PAL devices, and TTL logic devices. Two years after going public the company switched from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange. In October 2009, the company announced it would switch its listing to the NASDAQ on November 12, 2009. Its headquarters are in San Jose, California, and it has divisions in the United States, Ireland, India and the Philippines as well as a fabrication plant in Minnesota. Some of its main competitors include Microchip Technology, Integrated Device Technology, Samsung Electronics, and Xilinx. Since its founding, Cypress has acted as an incubator for wholly owned subsidiaries which are given a degree of autonomy and has acquired other small technology companies. Since the mid-2000s these acquisitions have included: In addition, Cypress has incorporated some of its technology into subsidiaries, in order to
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    3 votes
    54
    Fuji Heavy Industries

    Fuji Heavy Industries

    Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. (富士重工業株式会社, Fuji Jūkōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha), or FHI, is a Japanese transportation conglomerate most known for being the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles. It traces its roots to the Nakajima Aircraft Company, a leading supplier of airplanes to the Japanese government during World War II. At the end of World War II, Nakajima was broken up by the Allied Occupation government, and by 1950 part of the separated operation was already known as Fuji Heavy Industries. FHI was incorporated on July 15, 1953 when five Japanese companies, known as Fuji Kogyo, Fuji Jidosha Kogyo, Omiya Fuji Kogyo, Utsunomiya Sharyo and Tokyo Fuji Sangyo, joined to form one of Japan's largest manufacturers of transportation equipment. Currently, FHI employs more than 15,000 people worldwide, operates nine manufacturing plants and sells products in 100 countries. It currently makes Subaru brand cars, and its aerospace division makes parts for Boeing, helicopters for the Japanese Self Defense Force, Raytheon Hawker, and Eclipse Aviation business jets. FHI is 16.5% owned by Toyota. In 2003, the company adopted the logo of its Subaru division as its worldwide corporate symbol. From 1968
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    3 votes
    55
    Pinnacle Ventures

    Pinnacle Ventures

    Pinnacle Ventures is a private venture capital fund focused on providing debt and equity financing to early-stage companies. We typically initiate our relationship with an investment in the form of a growth capital or an equipment loan. Over time, we also plan on investing additional debt and equity capital in our portfolio companies.

    Value of Venture Debt
    Pinnacle initiates a relationship with a startup as early as possible, typically with a venture debt loan and ideally shortly after it receives its first round of venture capital financing. Pinnacle provides these early-stage companies with an efficient form of financing that is materially less dilutive than straight equity. Pinnacle’s investments do not have any financial covenants or restrictions, giving the company true cash runway and maximum flexibility.

    The additional cash runway provided by our capital allows a startup the necessary time to achieve key additional milestones before its next financing. Achieving additional milestones will result in a higher valuation and a more successful next round of financing, thereby lowering ownership dilution for the current stakeholders. In certain cases, our capital also provides the resources for a startup to become cash flow positive.

    Broad Range of Products
    Pinnacle provides various types of capital, including growth capital loans, equipment loans, accounts receivable financing, subordinated debt, convertible debt, M&A financing and direct equity investments. By utilizing our financing products, investors, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders can optimize their financing strategy benefiting all constituents.

    We focus on investing in both technology and healthcare sectors. Our typical initial investment ranges from $500,000 to as much as $15 million. In conjunction with the initial investment, we also reserve for potential future investments and follow-on fundings in each individual portfolio company.

    Experienced Team
    The Pinnacle investment team has a variety of experience and a broad mix of skills, ranging from operating roles at startups and large technology firms to venture equity, technology lending and investment banking. With this mix of skills, Pinnacle takes a balanced approach to making its investments. We examine each opportunity based on a variety of factors and make clear investment decisions in a timely manner. This approach allows us to assist our portfolio companies throughout their various phases of growth. Our experience also enables us to leverage our extensive network and relationships in order to find the best opportunities and partner with the top firms and people.

    Creativity in Structuring and Responsiveness
    The Pinnacle investment team has direct experience in managing and financing startups and, therefore, understands their needs. Pinnacle works with early-stage companies to creatively structure financing packages in order to meet their near and long term goals. Pinnacle’s structures provide maximum flexibility and have no restrictive covenants.

    Our thoughtful approach saves a startup time during and after the transaction. We utilize a quick and easy documentation process during the transaction, and we continue helping the company on an ongoing and responsive basis thereafter.

    Focus on Adding Value to the Portfolio
    Pinnacle focuses on providing value above and beyond our capital. In concert with the management and venture investors’ contacts, Pinnacle uses its own network to aid the startup in its pursuit of operational needs such as critical services and introductions to beta customers and executive staff candidates. We also assist in providing valuable guidance with respect to a company’s financial requirements and strategies, including providing introductions to potential future investors. Additionally, Pinnacle has relationships with equipment providers, which include pre-negotiated discounts and support services.

    Long Term, Disciplined Mindset
    Pinnacle looks to invest in companies with a long term perspective. We plan on providing additional capital over time, whether debt or equity. Pinnacle also believes in working closely with the venture community and has formed strong relationships by making a number of investments alongside such firms as Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia and Benchmark, as well as numerous other venture equity funds. Our venture equity mindset aligns Pinnacle with our companies’ and co-investors’ goals, making us a true long term partner.
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    3 votes
    56
    Wendy's

    Wendy's

    Wendy's (known as Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers before late 2012) is an international fast food chain restaurant founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The company decided to move its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio, on January 29, 2006. It has been owned by Triarc (now called Wendy's Company) since 2008. As of March 2010, Wendy's was the world's third largest hamburger fast food chain with approximately 6,650 locations, following McDonald's 31,000+ locations and Burger King's 12,000+ locations. In 2011, Wendy's sales exceeded those of Burger King for the first time in the company's history. With sales of $8.5 billion (USD), the company ranked number two in hamburger chains, although Burger King still has far more restaurants. Approximately 77% of Wendy's restaurants are franchised, the majority of which are located in North America. Wendy's and its affiliates employ more than 46,000 people in its global operations. In fiscal year 2006, the firm had $2.469 billion (USD) in total sales. While Wendy's sets standards for exterior store appearance, food quality, and menu, individual owners have control over hours of operations, interior decor,
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    3 votes
    57
    Antonov

    Antonov

    Antonov, or Antonov Aeronautical Scientific/Technical Complex (Antonov ASTC) (Ukrainian: Авіаційний науково-технічний комплекс імені Антонова, АНТК ім. Антонова), formerly the Antonov Design Bureau, is a Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company with particular expertise in the field of very large aircraft construction. Antonov ASTC is a state-owned commercial company. Its headquarters are in Kiev. The company is named after Oleg Antonov, its founder and head designer of An-2, An-24, An-22 and other planes. The Antonov company lacks facilities for full construction of some aircraft, a result of Soviet industrial strategy that split military production between different regions of the USSR. This distribution minimized potential war loss risks. As a result, Antonov airplanes are often assembled by the specialist contract manufacturers in Kharkiv (Ukraine), Novosibirsk (Russia), and Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Fields of commercial activity of Antonov ASTC include: Antonov's airplanes (design office prefix An) range from the rugged An-2 biplane (which itself is comparatively large for a biplane) through the An-28 reconnaissance aircraft to the massive An-124 Ruslan and An-225
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    4 votes
    58
    NexPrise

    NexPrise

    NexPrise, Inc. is a seller of business process automation and management applications. It develops and markets software solutions that can enable manufacturers to automate key business processes. Its principal applications are Document Manager, Engineering Change Manager, Supplier Non-Conformance and Corrective Action Manager, Cost Estimation and Quote Manager, Contract Data Manager, Supplier Materials Manager, Action Item Manager and Management of Change. The Company's nProcess Platform and a set of configurable process applications offer improved workflow, integration into multiple data sources, configuration and reconfiguration and a development studio that customers can use to automate their processes. NexPrise also licenses the nProcess Platform to customers who prefer to do their own development and modifications.

    With roots as a DARPA-funded project within Lockheed Martin in the mid 1990's, the NexPrise platform was originally conceived to support secure, multi-organizational collaboration in the aerospace and defense industry. Spun off as an independent company in 1997, NexPrise has invested hundreds of man years developing ways to make it easier for users to collaborate and manage information online. NexPrise usage has spread across multiple industries including automotive manufacturing, high tech manufacturing, medical device manufacturing and education. The NexPrise community now tops 25,000 users worldwide. The NexPrise management team has extensive experience in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Content Management and Business Process Automation. This experience has proven critical in addressing the usability, security, integration and administration pitfalls associated with implementing collaborative data management environments — particularly those that span multiple firewalls. From multi-national corporate supply chains to large B2B industry-focused exchanges, NexPrise has an unmatched track record implementing large extranet environments. Better yet, NexPrise continually delivers a strong return on investment for even the smallest companies — giving them access to enterprise-class software without the enterprise-class expense.
    6.75
    4 votes
    59
    VLSI Technology

    VLSI Technology

    VLSI Technology, Inc was a company which designed and manufactured custom and semi-custom ICs. The company was based in Silicon Valley, with headquarters at 1109 McKay Drive in San Jose, California. Along with LSI Logic, VLSI Technology defined the leading edge of the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) business, which accelerated the push of powerful embedded systems into affordable products. The company was founded in 1979 by a trio from Fairchild Semiconductor by way of Synertek - Jack Balletto, Dan Floyd, Gunnar Wetlesen - and by Doug Fairbairn of Xerox PARC and Lambda (later VLSI Design) magazine. Alfred J. Stein became the CEO of the company in 1982. Subsequently VLSI built its first fab in San Jose; eventually a second fab was built in San Antonio, Texas. VLSI had its initial public offering in 1983, and was listed on the stock market as (NASDAQ: VLSI). The company was later acquired by Philips and survives to this day as part of NXP Semiconductors. The original business plan was to be a contract wafer fabrication company, but the venture investors wanted the company to develop IC (Integrated Circuit) design tools to help fill the foundry. Thanks to its Caltech
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    4 votes
    60
    Avvo

    Avvo

    We Are Avvo We are Avvo -- a new Seattle-based Internet company started by former executives of Expedia and Microsoft. We are currently in "stealth" mode, so we cannot say too much. However, we can say that we are dedicated to helping consumers better navigate the highly confusing legal industry, and we are building something that no one else has built before. Sound intriguing? Well, it is -- and if you are interested, there are a couple of ways to get involved. The first is to visit our Jobs page because we are hiring, and we may just have the perfect position for you. The second is to sign-up for our Beta release so that we can notify you when it is available, and you can stress-test it and tell us what you think. Also, if you have any thoughts on how to make the legal industry easier to navigate, visit our Ideas page to share them with us. No matter who you are, an individual, lawyer, law professor, in-house attorney, etc., we would love to hear from you.

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    2 votes
    61
    Bristol Aerospace

    Bristol Aerospace

    Bristol Aerospace is a Canadian aerospace firm located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is an operating division of Magellan Aerospace. Bristol Aerospace began in 1930 as the MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Company. Brothers Jim and Grant MacDonald moved to Winnipeg from Nova Scotia in 1904 to start a sheet metal business. Brother Edwin joined them later and by the late 1920s air travel had become an important means of transportation with Winnipeg becoming a hub for travel to the booming west. The MacDonalds formed MacDonald Brothers Aircraft Company in 1930, producing seaplane floats under licence from EDO Corporation of New York. The company produced floats into the early 1980s. During World War II the factory built training aircraft and by war's end had grown to 4,500 employees. At the end of the war, MacDonald Bros. became an important repair and overhaul centre for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Their location at the center of the country lowered the average travel cost for aircraft to the factories, as well as providing aviation jobs in the Canadian west. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the company performed depot level inspection and repair for many of Canada's fighter aircraft. In 1954,
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    2 votes
    62
    Adult Swim

    Adult Swim

    Adult Swim (stylized as [adult swim]) is an American timeshare cable television network distributed on Cartoon Network every night from 9:00 pm until 6:00 am PT/ET in the United States. The programs featured on Adult Swim are geared toward older adolescents and young adults. Broadcast since 2001, much of the network's general content is known for its risqué, unorthodox and often bizarre presentation, while many of the series' features are developed in stark contrast with traditional American television programs. The network was granted its own Nielsen ratings report due to differing target demographics, and broadcasts in countries such as Australia and New Zealand. The block features stylistically varied animated and live-action shows including original programming, syndicated shows and Japanese anime, generally with minimal or no editing for content. In the United States, Adult Swim has, over the course of its history, frequently cycled through and aired either recent or older features of adult animation, foreign anime, mockumentaries and sketch comedy, among many other programs consisting of pilots and their subsequent, short-lived series' and numerous spinoffs and shows that
    10.00
    1 votes
    63
    California

    California

    California (/ˌkæləˈfɔrnjə/) is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third most extensive (after Alaska and Texas). It is home to the nation's 2nd and 6th largest census statistical areas (Los Angeles metropolitan area and San Francisco Bay Area, respectively), and eight of the nation's fifty most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach and Oakland). The capital city is Sacramento. California's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west, to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east – from the Redwood–Douglas-fir forests of the northwest, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast. The center of the state is dominated by Central Valley, a major agricultural area. California contains both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States (Mount Whitney and Death Valley), and has the 3rd longest coastline of all states (after Alaska and Florida). Earthquakes are a common occurrence due to the state's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire: about 37,000 are recorded annually. The name California once referred to a large area of
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    1 votes
    64
    De Havilland Canada

    De Havilland Canada

    The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. company was an aircraft manufacturer with facilities based in what is now the Downsview area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The original home of de Havilland Canada is now the home of the Canadian Air & Space Museum located in what is now Downsview Park. The aircraft company was created in 1928 by British de Havilland Aircraft Company to build Moth aircraft for the training of Canadian airmen, and subsequently after the Second World War, designed and produced indigenous designs. After a number of company changes, Bombardier Inc. sold the rights to the out-of-production aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7) to Viking Air Ltd. of Sidney, British Columbia, in May 2005. Founded in 1928 as a subsidiary of de Havilland Aircraft (UK) de Havilland Canada was first located at De Lesseps Field in Toronto, before moving to Downsview in 1929. Flown for the first time on 26 October 1931, the DH.82 Tiger Moth was derived from the DH.60 Moth. The DH 82 was powered by a 120 hp Gipsy II engine, but the 1939 DH.82a received the 145 hp Gipsy Major. More than 1,000 Tiger Moths were delivered before the Second World War, and subsequently 4,005 were built in the UK and
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    1 votes
    65
    Maule Air

    Maule Air

    Maule Air, Inc. is a manufacturer of light, single-engined, short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft, based in Moultrie, Georgia, USA. Maule has delivered 2,500 aircraft in its first 50 years of business. Founded in 1941 by Belford D. Maule (1911–1995), it is a family-owned enterprise. The company's owner, June Maule, widow of B.D. Maule, died in 2009 at the age of 92. She remained directly involved with Maule Air's factory production until her death. B.D. Maule designed his own aircraft, the M-1 starting at age 19. He started the company Mechanical Products Co. in Jackson, Michigan to market his own starter design. In 1941 The B.D. Maule Co. was founded. Maule produced tailwheels and fabric testers. In 1953 Maule started design work, and started aircraft production with the "Bee-Dee" M-4 in 1957. The aircraft produced by Maule Air are tube-and-fabric designs and are popular with bush pilots, thanks to their very low stall speed, their tundra tires and very forgiving oleo strut landing gear. Most Maules are built with tailwheel or amphibious configurations, although the newer MXT models have tricycle gear. A Maule M-5 was featured in the Burt Reynolds movie The Cannonball Run.
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    1 votes
    66
    Sun Microsystems

    Sun Microsystems

    Sun Microsystems, Inc. was a company that sold computers, computer components, computer software, and information technology services. Sun was founded on February 24, 1982. At its height, Sun headquarters were in Santa Clara, California (part of Silicon Valley), on the former west campus of the Agnews Developmental Center. On January 27, 2010, Sun was acquired by Oracle Corporation for US$7.4 billion, based on an agreement signed on April 20, 2009. The following month, Sun Microsystems, Inc. was merged with Oracle USA, Inc. to become Oracle America, Inc. Sun products included computer servers and workstations built on its own RISC-based SPARC processor architecture as well as on x86 based AMD's Opteron and Intel's Xeon processors; storage systems; and a suite of software products including the Solaris operating system, developer tools, Web infrastructure software, and identity management applications. Other technologies include the Java platform, MySQL, and NFS. Sun was a proponent of open systems in general and Unix in particular, and a major contributor to open source software. Sun's main manufacturing facilities were located in Hillsboro, Oregon and Linlithgow, Scotland. The
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    1 votes
    67
    Synaptics

    Synaptics

    Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) develops human interface solutions for many major consumer electronics companies, such as Apple Inc., Asus, Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Logitech, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and several others. The products include touchpads and touchscreens for a variety of devices including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, mobile phones, digital music players, and remote controls. Synaptics was originally founded as a neural network research company in 1986 by Federico Faggin (co-inventor of the microprocessor) and Carver Mead (VLSI pioneer). The company began to apply semiconductor hardware design techniques to a computing technology known as neural networks. The company started shipping commercial products in 1995, with its flagship TouchPad interface for notebook PCs. The TouchPad is a touch-sensitive pad for notebooks or keyboards that senses the position of a user’s finger(s) on the surface to provide screen navigation, cursor movement, application control, and a platform for interactive input. Synaptics went public in 2002 and is currently listed on the NASDAQ exchange. The IPO of 5 million common stock shares at a price of $11.00 per
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    1 votes
    68
    Telefónica Europe plc

    Telefónica Europe plc

    Telefónica Europe plc is a European broadband and telecommunications company that trades as O2 (typeset as O2). The company originated as a collection of worldwide telecommunications companies, known in the later half of the 1990s as BT Wireless, and a global mobile data business known then as Genie Internet, both subsidiaries of British Telecommunications. Telefónica Europe provides both fixed and mobile telephony operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. O2 has additionally established a joint venture with Tesco Mobile in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hungary and in Slovakia, and the Tchibo Mobilfunk network in Germany. Originally launched in January 1985 (1985-01), Cellnet was launched as a subsidiary of Telecom Securicor Cellular Radio Limited, a 60:40 venture between British Telecommunications and Securicor respectively. In 1999 (1999), BT purchased Securicor's shares in Cellnet for £3.15 billion, Securicor originally invested £4 million in Cellnet in 1983 (1983), the company was later rebranded as BT Cellnet, and it became a part of BT Wireless, a group of subsidiary companies owned by BT. BT invested £2 billion in BT Cellnet, and in
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    1 votes
    69
    Vultee Aircraft

    Vultee Aircraft

    The Vultee Aircraft Corporation became an independent company in 1939 and had limited success before merging with the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in 1943 to form the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, or Convair. Gerard "Jerry" Freebairn Vultee (1900–1938) and Vance Breese (1904–1973) started the Airplane Development Corporation in early 1932 after American Airlines showed great interest in their six-passenger V-1 design. Soon after, Errett Lobban (E.L.) Cord bought all 500 shares of stock in the company and the Airplane Development Corporation became a Cord subsidiary. Due to the Air Mail Act of 1934, AVCO established the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation (AMC) on November 30, 1934 through the acquisition of Cord's holdings, including Vultee's Airplane Development Corporation. AMC was liquidated on January 1, 1936 and Vultee Aircraft Division was formed as an autonomous subsidiary of AVCO. Jerry Vultee was named vice president and chief engineer. Vultee acquired the assets of the defunct AMC, including Lycoming and Stinson Aircraft Company. Vultee Aircraft was created in November 1939, when Vultee Aircraft Division of AVCO was reorganized as an independent company.
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    1 votes
    70
    DG Flugzeugbau

    DG Flugzeugbau

    DG Flugzeugbau GmbH is a manufacturer of sailplanes based in Bruchsal near Karlsruhe, Germany. The business was founded in 1973 by Gerhard Glaser and Wilhelm Dirks as Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH. The Glaser-Dirks company produced the following gliders: In 1978 an alliance was made with the Elan Company of Slovenia to increase production capacity. Older DG models such as the 505 are still produced there. The Glaser-Dirks company ran into financial trouble in 1996 because the engine planned for the DG-800B was no longer available and no replacement could be found. The assets of the bankrupt company were bought by Friedel Weber and his wife Eva-Marie Weber in partnership with the accountant Gerhard Wolff. They founded the new company "DG Flugzeugbau GmbH". Dirks stayed on as chief designer. In 2000 DG Flugzeugbau built a new factory and moved to the Bruchsal airfield. In 2003 DG took over the assets of Rolladen Schneider including the LS brand name and designs. In 2009 the company proposed a highly controversial annual charge to the owners of aircraft that had been built by the bankrupt predecessor companies. This charge is said to be for the documentation that is needed to maintain
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    4 votes
    71
    McKim, Mead, and White

    McKim, Mead, and White

    McKim, Mead & White was a prominent American architectural firm which thrived at the turn of the twentieth century. The firm's founding partners were Charles Follen McKim (1847–1909), William Rutherford Mead (1846–1928) and Stanford White (1853–1906). The firm was a major training ground for many other prominent architects – partners, associates, designers and draftsmen. McKim and Mead joined forces in 1872 and were joined in 1879 by White who, like McKim, had worked for architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Their work applied the principles of Beaux-Arts architecture, the adoption of the classical Greek and Roman stylistic vocabulary as filtered through the Parisian École des Beaux-Arts, and the related City Beautiful movement after 1893 or so, which aimed to clean up the visual confusion of American cities and imbue them with a sense of order and formality during America's Gilded Age. Mead was the last of the firm's founding partners to die in 1928, after McKim (1909), and White (1906). The firm retained its name after the death of Mead, until partner James Kellum Smith's death in 1961. The firm – primarily Smith – designed the prominent National Museum of American History in
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    4 votes
    72
    Apache Software Foundation

    Apache Software Foundation

    The Apache Software Foundation  /əˈpætʃiː/ (ASF) is a non-profit corporation (classified as 501(c)(3) in the United States) to support Apache software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server. The ASF was formed from the Apache Group and incorporated in Delaware, U.S., in June 1999. The Apache Software Foundation is a decentralized community of developers. The software they produce is distributed under the terms of the Apache License and is therefore free and open source software (FOSS). The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus-based development process and an open and pragmatic software license. Each project is managed by a self-selected team of technical experts who are active contributors to the project. The ASF is a meritocracy, implying that membership to the foundation is granted only to volunteers who have actively contributed to Apache projects. The ASF is considered a second generation open-source organization, in that commercial support is provided without the risk of platform lock-in. Among the ASF's objectives are to provide legal protection to volunteers working on Apache projects, and to prevent the Apache brand name from being used by
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    2 votes
    73
    Avia

    Avia

    Avia is a Czech aircraft and automotive company notable for producing biplane fighter aircraft, especially the B-534, and trucks. The company was founded by Pavel Beneš, Miroslav Hajn, Jaroslav František Koch and Václav Malý in 1919 and became part of Škoda in 1928. During the 1930s the factory became the biggest aircraft producer in Czechoslovakia and moved to Letňany. During World War II Avia produced aircraft for the German Luftwaffe. After the war the company was nationalized and became involved in the automotive industry. It manufactured aircraft up to 1963, then continued to make aircraft engines (producing only propellers from 1988) and targeted truck production. The company was split in 1992 into propeller and truck sections, both using the Avia brand. Before the war the company produced civilian and military aircraft, including the Avia BH-1, Avia BH-21, Avia B-534 and Avia B-71 (Soviet licensed Tupolev SB). Avia had started building Messerschmitt Me 109G soon after WWII as the Avia S-99, but soon ran out of the 109's Daimler-Benz DB 605 engine. Also during the war the Germans set up a number of assembly plants in Czechoslovakia for production of the Messerschmitt Me 262,
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    2 votes
    74
    Boeing

    Boeing

    The Boeing Company (pronounced /ˈboʊ.ɪŋ/ BOH-ing) is an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation. Founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington, the company has expanded over the years, and merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Boeing moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago, Illinois, in 2001. Boeing is made up of multiple business units, which are Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, and the third largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world based on defense-related revenue. The company is the largest exporter by value in the US, and its stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In March 1910, William E. Boeing bought Heath's shipyard in Seattle on the Duwamish River, which later became his first airplane factory. Boeing was incorporated in Seattle by William Boeing, on July 15, 1916, as "Pacific Aero Products Co.". Boeing, who studied at Yale University, worked initially in the timber industry, where he became wealthy and
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    2 votes
    75
    Champion Aircraft

    Champion Aircraft

    Champion Aircraft Corporation was formed in 1954 by Robert Brown. Headquartered in Osceola, Wisconsin, it began production in 1954 of the 7EC design which it had purchased from Aeronca Aircraft Corporation. Through the 1950s and the 1960s Champion introduced variations on the 7-series design. Champion also developed and began production of the significantly upgraded follow-on to the 7-series, the 8KCAB Decathlon, as well as the twin-engined Lancer. Champion was acquired in 1970 by Bellanca Aircraft Corporation, which continued to produce most of the Champion designs in production at the time of acquisition. Champion, as the name suggests, was formed to produce the design which Aeronca had introduced in 1946 as the 7AC Champion. By the time Aeronca ceased production in 1951, they had advanced the design through the 7BCM, 7CCM, and 7DC, reaching the 7EC. It was this model with which Champion commenced production in 1954, giving it the name "Traveler" to go along with the alphanumeric model designation. (Champion assigned both alphanumeric designations and names to most of its designs.) Though there was a great variety, all of the aircraft which Champion introduced were in one way or
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    2 votes
    76
    Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group

    Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group

    Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAC) is a Chinese aerospace conglomerate that manufactures aircraft parts as well as designs and manufactures combat aircraft. It was founded in 1958 (as Chengdu State Aircraft Factory No.132 Aircraft Plant) to be a supplier of aircraft for the Chinese military. Currently it is a subsidiary of AVIC. The Chengdu conglomerate designed and now produces the Jian-10 (J-10) medium-weight multi-role fighter that is considered to be one of the most advanced in China's inventory, as well as the FC-1/JF-17 light-weight multi-role fighter that is produced in cooperation with Pakistan. In April 1956 an agreement was signed by China with the Soviet Union which included assistance with China's aviation industry. This included the No. 132 fighter manufacturing plant construction project. Construction started on 18 October 1958 and was basically completed in October 1964. A total of 180 million yuan was invested, the plant covered 507.4 hectares and employed 10,485 people. The first J-5 fighter to be produced made a successful maiden flight in November 1964. The J-5 was then modified into a dual-seat model, the FT-5, whose maiden flight occurred in May 1966. The
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    2 votes
    77
    Evektor-Aerotechnik

    Evektor-Aerotechnik

    Evektor-Aerotechnik is manufacturer of general aviation aircraft, based in Kunovice in Czech Republic. The company produces range of light sport aircraft, training and advanced ultralight aircraft that are exported to 40 countries worldwide. Evektor-Aerotechnik is actively engaged in project of twin engine turboprop airplane for 9 – 14 passengers - the EV-55 Outback. Evektor-Aerotechnik is based at Kunovice airport; in a region known for a famous tradition of aircraft industry since 1936. LET Kunovice, today Aircraft Industries, producer of twin engine 19-seat turobprop aircraft L-410 as well as Moravan Aeroplanes - producer of Zlin aircraft are located in the region. History of Evektor-Aerotechnik dates back to 1970 when Aerotechnik was established as a producer of small general aviation airplanes. Its first aircraft programmes involved gyrocopeters and motor gliders, later diversifying into overhaul and maintenance of a range of Czech general aviation aircraft, including the Zlin aircraft family. Production of light sport aircraft and advanced UL aircraft was launched in 1996, starting with P220UL Koala aircraft and followed by EV-97 Eurostar (introcuced in 1997) and SportStar
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    2 votes
    78
    Genesys Telecommunications

    Genesys Telecommunications

    Business: #1 Provider of Contact Center Software
    Founded: 1990
    CEO: Wes Hayden
    Locations: Headquartered in Daly City, California, USA, with 45 offices worldwide
    Employees: Approximately 1,500 worldwide
    Customers: 4,000+ worldwide
    Parent: Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) Genesys Mission Genesys enables companies to deliver a superior customer service experience in real-time. Consumers today expect good service whether they contact companies by phone, e-mail, video, SMS, IM or over the Web. They expect speed, accuracy and easy access to information. To deliver the level of service that today's customers expect, your company's software applications, communications infrastructure, and customer information must all come together in real-time to provide a superior customer service experience. Genesys is 100% focused on call center software, delivering real-time interaction solutions to medium- and large-sized businesses and contact centers of all sizes. Our integrated, award-winning contact center products, in combination with our proven services approach and global network of partners, deliver seamless interactions for superior customer service and satisfaction. A History of Success As the market leader in contact center software, Genesys knows what superior service means. And so do the companies that run our software. Genesys has delivered contact center software and services for more than 15 years, pioneering the development of computer telephony integration software and developing a range of award-winning products for live support and self-help. Genesys delivers solutions for inbound customer service, collections, help desks, order desks, workforce management, and outbound telesales and service. Today, more than 4,000 companies worldwide trust Genesys for contact center solutions. The Genesys Product Suite Designed to improve customer satisfaction, the Genesys Product Suite enables sophisticated routing and reporting of customer interactions across voice, e-mail and Web channels. Genesys ensures that your customers are quickly connected to the best available resource - the first time. Genesys software is based on an open platform approach, enabling businesses to deliver customer service across any network and any site, leveraging investments and existing infrastructure. Genesys software is based on open standards and can be quickly integrated with leading CRM applications, ensuring effective application integration and better use of customer information for personalized service. To support your long-term growth, Genesys offers the most scalable contact center software in the industry, with the ability to route nearly 1 million contacts and more than 40,000 e-mails per hour. The results for businesses are more satisfied customers and greater market share. Proven Expertise Genesys Customer Services helps you succeed by offering specialized consulting and support throughout the planning, implementation, operation and evolution of your contact center technology and customer service strategies. Genesys products are backed by a global network of service professionals that offer extensive contact center knowledge and years of experience. Genesys services can be leveraged in any combination - as well as incorporated into our partner offerings - to maximize success in your unique environment. Global Partners Genesys has more than 250 technology, systems integration and value-added reseller partners worldwide. Our global partners - Accenture, Alcatel, IBM, Oracle, and SAP - are leaders in their industries, ensuring access to experts and compatibility of products.
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    2 votes
    79
    Ketera Technologies

    Ketera Technologies

    Ketera Technologies is the leading provider of on demand spend management solutions, providing companies with the applications and services needed to control and reduce corporate spending at a low cost of ownership.
    Ketera′s mission is to provide a competitive advantage by delivering bottom–line savings in the procure–to–pay process. Ketera is committed to continuous innovation in a results–focused environment, which provides our employees a challenging and rewarding work experience.   Ketera′s on demand suite includes applications for spend analysis, sourcing, contract management, e–procurement, and payment & reconciliation. The Ketera "on demand advantage" is our delivery model which combines hosted procurement applications with the "heavy lifting" services required for success, including supplier enablement, hardware infrastructure, project resources, system administration and solution upgrades.

    8.50
    2 votes
    80
    Lotus Development Corporation

    Lotus Development Corporation

    Lotus Development, an IBM subsidiary that does business as Lotus Software, makes software that helps business people collaborate across corporate networks. Its main offering is communication and collaboration platform Lotus Notes. Other products include messaging applications (Domino), desktop office productivity tools (Organizer), and Web-based learning software (Virtual Classroom). The company also offers consulting, support, and training services. Lotus sells its products directly and through partners and distributors.

    Lotus was founded in April 1982 by 32-year-old Mitchell D. Kapor, whose previous experience included writing two business programs for VisiCorp, an early personal computer software company: VisiTrend, which covered statistics, and VisiPlot, a program for creating business charts. Kapor made $500,000 on the spreadsheet before VisiCorp bought him out for $1.7 million. Setting his sights on a spreadsheet that translated numbers into graphs, Kapor joined forces with Jonathan Sachs, a programmer who had already envisioned a new spreadsheet and was looking for someone to help him market it. Sachs spent the next ten months writing Lotus 1-2-3 in assembly language for the IBM personal computer. Aside from the graphics, Kapor and Sachs concentrated on making 1-2-3 a fast recalculator. They took advantage of the new personal computers (PCs) with 256K of memory, which enabled the software to far exceed the spreadsheet capabilities of the similar VisiCalc.
    8.50
    2 votes
    81
    Parnall

    Parnall

    Parnall was a British aircraft manufacturer, that evolved from a wood-working company before the First World War to a significant designer of military and civil aircraft into the 1940s. It was based in the west of England. Parnall and Sons of Mivart Street, Eastville, Bristol was a wood-working firm in the period before the First World War. The demands of wartime aircraft production meant that many woodworking companies were contracted to build aircraft. Parnall received large orders from the Admiralty to build aircraft designed by other manufacturers, principally the Avro 504 and Short Admiralty Type 827 (of which 20 were built). The company split in two in 1921, when George Geach Parnall left the company and formed George Parnall & Co. Ltd., the original company Parnall & Sons moving to Fishponds, Bristol, in 1923 to continue production of shop-fittings and aircraft components. In 1936 Parnall joined with Hendy Aircraft and Nash and Thompson to form Parnall Aircraft Ltd. In 1939 they stopped aircraft production to concentrate on aircraft components, particularly gun turrets. The quality of workmanship and their enthusiasm for aircraft production was noted and so in 1916 they were
    8.50
    2 votes
    82
    Södertörn University College

    Södertörn University College

    Södertörn University (Swedish: Södertörns högskola, abbreviated as SH) is a public university college (högskola) located in Flemingsberg, which is located in Huddinge Municipality, and the larger area called Södertörn, in Stockholm County, Sweden. In 2009, it had 6,300 full-time students. The campus area ("Universitetsområdet") in Flemingsberg hosts the main campus of SH, several departments of the Karolinska Institutet, and the School of Technology and health of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge (formerly Huddinge Hospital), is also located there. Södertörn University was established in 1996 by the Parliament of Sweden, because the number of students in the Stockholm area, particularly at Stockholm University, was deemed as too high. When the institution was founded, the prospect was to develop the högskola (university college) into a full university at a later point. Consequently, Södertörn högskola applied for full university status and the right to award doctoral degrees in 2002, and in an updated form again in 2006 together with an independent evaluation in its favour. In 2004, it also applied to form a collegiate university
    8.50
    2 votes
    83
    Southern California Institute of Architecture

    Southern California Institute of Architecture

    The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, California, is an independent, nonprofit school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture. It offers community design and outreach programs, and free public access to frequent exhibitions and lectures by leading thinkers in architecture. Founded in 1972, SCI-Arc is widely regarded as one of the most avant-garde U.S. architecture schools, with a reputation for pushing the boundaries of academic study. SCI-Arc's approximately 500 students and 80 faculty members - some of whom are practicing architects - work together to explore and test the limits of architecture. The school is based in the quarter-mile long former Santa Fe Freight Depot in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. Approximately half of SCI-Arc’s students are enrolled in its undergraduate program and half in its graduate programs. It offers a five-year professional Bachelor Degree in Architecture (B.Arch); a three-year professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch 1) program, open to applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field of study ; and a two-year professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch 2)
    8.50
    2 votes
    84
    ABC Motors

    ABC Motors

    ABC Motors Limited (All British (Engine) Company) of Hersham, Surrey, England was a manufacturer of cars, aircraft, motor scooters, and engines for road and air. Established by Ronald Charteris in Hersham, Surrey in 1912, its chief designer was the young and talented Granville Bradshaw. It was absorbed into Vickers in 1951 and the factory finally closed in the 1970s although some of the premises survive today as part of the Hersham Trading Estate and are occupied by the Ian Allan publishing company. The ABC radial aero engines of the World War I period were extremely advanced for their time, and were initially thought to be very promising indeed. Unfortunately they were all more or less plagued by problems – and although a number of types for the Royal Air Force were designed around ABC engines (especially the ill-fated Dragonfly) none of these types were to see squadron service with the RAF. ABC also made a large number of engines for electrical generators and other purposes – mostly with a flat twin cylinder layout and unusual exhaust-over-inlet valve configuration. These smaller ABC engine have the distinction of being possibly the first airborne APUs- the Coastal class blimp
    7.33
    3 votes
    85
    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) manages public pension plans in the Canadian province of Quebec. It was founded in 1965 by an act of the National Assembly. The name translates to Quebec Deposit and Investment Fund, but it is referred to by its full French name or as "the Caisse" in English. The Caisse is headquartered in Quebec City in the Price building and has its major business office in Montreal in the Quartier International de Montreal. The Caisse's large holdings make it a formidable player in investment markets. It is the second largest pension fund in Canada, with the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) in first place. As of February 2012, the Caisse’s total assets under management amounted to CA$159 billion. Jean-Claude Scraire spent 22 years with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He stepped down in 2002 after eight years as CEO of Canada’s biggest pension fund, which at the time managed more than $140 billion in assets. Henri-Paul Rousseau, who previously headed Laurentian Bank, served as the Caisse's President and CEO from 2002 to mid 2008, when he left to become a vice chairman at the Power Corporation of Canada. His successor was the fund's
    7.33
    3 votes
    86
    Fairchild Aircraft Ltd.

    Fairchild Aircraft Ltd.

    The Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada was an aircraft manufacturer in the period 1920-1950. It served as a subsidiary of the Fairchild Aircraft company of the United States. Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. came about a result of the aviation activities of the St. Maurice Valley Protective Association beginning in 1919. This association was the first to use aircraft for commercial purposes in Canada. From the St. Maurice Association, Fairchild Aerial Surveys of Canada Ltd. was formed in 1922. Until 1929, Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. acted solely as a servicing organization dealing with forestry, mapping, surveying (aerial photography), fire detection and reforestation. "Forester extraordinaire," Ellwood Wilson, was the man responsible for creating this specialized Canadian company. The first planes used were 12 Curtiss HS-2Ls. Problems with this seaplane arose when water entered the rubber seals, froze and cracked. The need for utility aircraft appropriate for the Canadian climate, sparked the company to expand into the construction and adaptation of aircraft for the Canadian government. A great deal of the work to open up the Canadian North, was carried out by Fairchild Cabin
    7.33
    3 votes
    87
    Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers

    Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is a venture capital firm located on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. The Wall Street Journal has called it one of the "largest and most established" venture capital firms in the world. The New York Times has called it "one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers," and said that it is "one of Silicon Valley's most prominent venture capital firms." Reuters news service has called KPCB "one of the most successful venture capital firms in the world." KPCB was known as one of the more progressive venture capital firms in Silicon Valley when it came to hiring women, with 12 female partners out of 49 partners total. However in May 2012, partner Ellen Pao sued the firm for gender discrimination, which KPCB has vigorously denied. The case is ongoing. KPCB specializes in investments in incubation and early stage companies. Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures including AOL, Amazon.com, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Genomic Health, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, Verisign, WebMD and Zynga. More than 150 of the
    7.33
    3 votes
    88
    University of Leicester

    University of Leicester

    The University of Leicester (/ˈlɛstə/ LES-tər) is a research-led university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is a mile south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College. The university has established itself as a leading research-led university and has been named University of the Year of 2008 by the Times Higher Education. The university has consistently ranked amongst the top 15 universities in the United Kingdom by the Times Good University Guide and The Guardian; it has a vision of becoming an established top ten UK university by 2015. The university was ranked third behind Oxford and Cambridge in the 2011 National Student Survey of 120 mainstream universities in the UK. Research by THE and Opinion Panel published in 2011 rated Leicester third best in England for the quality of lecturing staff. The University was founded as Leicestershire and Rutland University College in 1921. The site for the University was donated by a local textile manufacturer, Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for those who lost their lives in First World War. This is reflected in the University's motto Ut Vitam Habeant
    7.33
    3 votes
    89
    Zettacore

    Zettacore

    ZettaCore is focused on molecular memory applications. It's technology will lead to significant advances in memory capability, playing a key role in new generations of electronic devices, both large and small.

    Company HistoryZettaCore was founded by scientists from the University of California Riverside and North Carolina State University, along with business executives with experience in computer, IT and biotechnology firms. The company has attracted considerable attention in the venture capital community, closing its first round of funding late in 2001. ZettaCore's venture backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Oxford Biosciences, Radius Venture Partners, Access Venture Partners, Garrett Capital/BancOne and Stanford University.

    ZettaCore is an attractive partner for the semiconductor industry. Its focus has always been on creating technology and product platforms that can be used broadly for memory applications and on ensuring that adoption of technology can occur in existing and planned semiconductor fabrication facilities using reliable and established processes. Zettacor's technology has the flexibility to be used across a wide spectrum of products where silicon semiconductor memory is used. Initial target markets are in areas where the potential for significant density improvement, reduced cost, and reduced power demand will have the most value. This includes portable devices such as laptops, PDAs, cell phones and cameras, as well as desktop and server computers.
    7.33
    3 votes
    90
    Jasper Wireless

    Jasper Wireless

    Jasper Wireless is the world’s only global GSM carrier dedicated exclusively to connecting machines around the world.  The company was created to offer simple, efficient and cost-effective communications solutions for the rapidly-growing M2M device market.  Jasper Wireless is comprised of experts from both the wireless and software industries.  The company has uniquely converged wireless technologies with Internet applications to design a solution unlike any other on the market in meeting the needs of M2M application providers.  Unlike resellers and MVNOs, Jasper Wireless is a licensed GSM operator.  As a result, the business is able to offer customers unique capabilities at competitive rates:
    • Global SIM – one SIM for coverage in multiple countries
    • Automated provisioning process that reduces operational costs
    • Unprecedented visibility and control of deployed devices over the Internet 
    With Jasper Wireless, customers reach new markets, lower costs and experience streamlined operations. The company is funded by top-tier Silicon Valley investors. Jasper Wireless is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with regional headquarters in the United Kingdom. Learn How Our Service Works
    6.25
    4 votes
    91
    BMW

    BMW

    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG  pronunciation (help·info) (BMW; English: Bavarian Motor Works) is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1917. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It also owns and produces the Mini marque, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna brands. In 2010, the BMW group produced 1,481,253 automobiles and 112,271 motorcycles across all its brands. BMW was established as a business entity following a restructuring of the Rapp Motorenwerke aircraft manufacturing firm in 1917. After the end of World War I in 1918, BMW was forced to cease aircraft engine production by the terms of the Versailles Armistice Treaty. The company consequently shifted to motorcycle production in 1923, once the restrictions of the treaty started to be lifted, followed by automobiles in 1928–29. The first car which BMW successfully produced and the car which launched BMW on the road to automobile production was the Dixi, it was based on the Austin 7 and licensed from the Austin Motor Company in Birmingham, England. The circular blue and white BMW logo or roundel evolved
    7.00
    3 votes
    92
    Dornier Flugzeugwerke

    Dornier Flugzeugwerke

    Dornier Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturer founded in Friedrichshafen in 1914 by Claudius Dornier. Over the course of its long lifespan, the company produced many notable designs for both the civil and military markets. Originally Dornier Metallbau, Dornier Flugzeugwerke took over Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen production facilities (Weingarten, Warnemünde, and the former Zeppelin shed at Manzell) when it failed in 1923. Dornier rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s as a manufacturer of large, all-metal flying boats, including the 1924 Wal (English: Whale) and the Do X. Dornier also built a series of successful land planes, including the Komet (Comet) and Merkur (Mercury) that were used by Luft Hansa and other European carriers during the 1920s and early 30s. Dornier built its aircraft outside Germany during much of this period, in compliance with the restrictions placed on German aircraft manufacturers by the Treaty of Versailles. Foreign factories licence-building Dornier products included CMASA and Piaggio in Italy, CASA in Spain, Kawasaki in Japan, and Aviolanda in the Netherlands. Once the Nazi government came to power and abandoned the treaty's restrictions,
    7.00
    3 votes
    93
    Genzyme

    Genzyme

    Genzyme Corporation is a fully owned subsidiary of Sanofi. Before its acquisition in 2011, Genzyme was an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2010, Genzyme was the world’s third-largest biotechnology company, employing more than 11,000 people around the world. As a subsidiary of Sanofi-Aventis, Genzyme has a presence in approximately 40 countries, including 17 manufacturing facilities and 9 genetic-testing laboratories, its products are sold in 90 countries. In 2007, Genzyme generated $3.8 billion in revenues with more than 25 products in the market. In 2006 and 2007 Genzyme was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for”. The company donated $83 million worth of products worldwide; in 2006, it made $11 million in cash donations. In 2005, Genzyme was awarded the National Medal of Technology, the highest level of honor awarded by the president of the United States to America’s leading innovators. The company was started by Sheridan Snyder, George M. Whitesides and scientist Henry Blair in 1981 and is primarily devoted to finding drugs that would cure enzyme deficiency conditions that were essential to human survival and which
    7.00
    3 votes
    94
    J.C. Penney

    J.C. Penney

    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
    7.00
    3 votes
    95
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida, U.S. They are currently members of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL) – they are the only team in the division not to come from the old NFC West. The team, along with the Seattle Seahawks, joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. The Bucs played their first season in the AFC West as part of the 1976 expansion plan. After the season, they switched conferences with the Seattle Seahawks and became part of the NFC. The club is currently owned by Malcolm Glazer. They play their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The Buccaneers are the first post-merger expansion team to win a division title, win a playoff game, and to host and play in a conference championship game, this was accomplished during the 1979 season. They are also the first team since the merger to complete a winning season when starting 10 or more rookies, which happened in the 2010 season. In 1976, The Buccaneers lost their first 26 games. After a brief winning era in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the team suffered
    7.00
    3 votes
    96
    VeriSign

    VeriSign

    Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is an American company based in Reston, Virginia that operates a diverse array of network infrastructure, including two of the Internet's thirteen root nameservers, the authoritative registry for the .com, .net, and .name generic top-level domains and the .cc and .tv country-code top-level domains, and the back-end systems for the .jobs, and .edu top-level domains. Verisign also offers a range of security services, including managed DNS, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation and cyber-threat reporting. In 2010, Verisign sold its authentication business unit – which included SSL (secure socket layer), PKI (public key infrastructure), Verisign Trust Seal, and Verisign Identity Protection (VIP) services – to Symantec for $1.28 billion. The deal capped a multi-year effort by Verisign to narrow its focus to its core infrastructure and security business units. Verisign's former CFO Brian Robins announced in August 2010 that the company would move from its original domicile of Mountain View, California to Dulles in Northern Virginia by 2011 due to 95% of the company's business being on the East Coast. Verisign was founded in 1995 as a spin-off of
    7.00
    3 votes
    97
    ByteMobile

    ByteMobile

    Look inside the leader. In Bytemobile, you have a proven, branded partner for mobile and convergent IP network solutions.

    Our vision: We will change the way that people live and work by enabling total mobility of information, communications, transactions, and entertainment.

    Our mission: To drive high-quality, high-performance delivery of all multimedia content to anyone with any mobile device, any time, anywhere.

    Bytemobile was created to solve a real problem — high-bandwidth data applications on low-bandwidth wireless networks — and to fulfill a real promise: the perpetual value of optimizing the user experience. The rest is history.

    Founded in 2000. First commercial network deployment in 2001. Deployments in 85 networks since then — without a single displacement. Dominant share of mobile data optimization since the market’s inception. Undisputed technology leader. Emerging technology innovator. The industry consensus choice in 52 countries — and counting.

    Bytemobile is a company built to last. With us, your solutions benefit from years of best practices in network optimization and service delivery. Today, our value proposition reaches all the way from the data path in the heart of your network to the mobile device in your subscriber's hand. And today, we have access to over a billion subscribers worldwide — and counting.

    6.00
    4 votes
    98
    Cirrus Design

    Cirrus Design

    The Cirrus Aircraft Corporation is an aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 1984 by Alan and Dale Klapmeier to produce the VK-30 kit aircraft. The company is owned by the Government of the People's Republic of China though Aviation Industry Corporation of China and its subsidiarity CAIGA. The company markets several versions of its two certificated designs, the SR20 and the SR22. The company is also planning to market the light-sport aircraft category Cirrus SR Sport, though this project is currently on hold. The Cirrus Vision SF50 single-engine jet is currently under development. Cirrus Aircraft has its headquarters and main manufacturing facility in Duluth, Minnesota. An additional manufacturing facility is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Grand Forks facility is owned by the city of Grand Forks and leased to the company. It has provided work for as many as 330 employees, but as of March 2011 employed around 75. Assembly facilities are also located at Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight in England and at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, Australia. On 27 December 2007 the company secured a lease for former Northwest Airlines hangar at Duluth International Airport. It will
    6.00
    4 votes
    99
    Aetna

    Aetna

    Aetna, Inc. (/ˈɛtnə/) is an American managed health care company, providing a range of traditional and consumer directed health care insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, group life, long-term care, and disability plans, and medical management capabilities. Aetna is a member of the Fortune 100. In 2005, the company had $1.1 billion in earnings. Aetna's 2007 revenue, reported in 2008, was $27.6 billion. Aetna's 2008 revenue, reported in 2009, was $31 billion. Aetna provides health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability, and long-term care insurance and employee benefits, primarily through employer-paid (fully or partly) insurance and benefit programs, and through Medicare. Membership numbers: (as of March 31, 2008) Aetna has spent more than $2.0 million in 2009 on lobbying. The company spent $809,793 between January 2009 and the end of March 2009—up 41 percent from the same period in 2008. Aetna's campaign contributions include more than $110,000 to US Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) in 2009. From 2005 through 2009, Aetna contributed $56,250 to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee,
    8.00
    2 votes
    100
    Antoinette

    Antoinette

    Antoinette was a French manufacturer of light gasoline engines. Antoinette also became a builder of aeroplanes, most notably the record-breaking monoplanes flown by Hubert Latham and René Labouchère. Based in Puteaux, the Antoinette concern was in operation between 1903 and 1912. The company operated a flying school at Chalons for which it built one of the earliest flight simulators. Antoinette began as a private venture led by the engineer Léon Levavasseur and financed by Jules Gastambide, who owned an electricity generating station in Algeria. While on holiday with Gastambide and his family in 1902, Levavasseur expressed his interest in the emerging field of aviation and proposed the development of light, powerful engines for use in aircraft. Levavasseur then suggested to Gastambide's daughter, Antoinette, that the engines should be named after her. Gastambide financed the venture. Levavasseur patented the V8 engine configuration that year. By 1904, most of the prize-winning speedboats in Europe were powered with Antoinette engines. During this time, he designed engines of various configurations of up to thirty-two cylinders. Antoinette was incorporated in 1906, with Gastambide
    8.00
    2 votes
    101
    Beecraft

    Beecraft

    Bee Aviation Associates, Inc. (Beecraft) built three prototype aircraft, designed by William Chana, at Montgomery Field in San Diego, California. None of the aircraft went into production. The first aircraft built was the Wee Bee in 1948. the Wee Bee is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's lightest aircraft. It had a two-cylinder engine and tricycle landing gear. The pilot flew in a prone position lying atop the fuselage. The Honey Bee was the second plane, completed in 1952. It had a single seat in an enclosed cabin. The Queen Bee was the last and the largest of the three. It was completed in 1960 and seated four. The Queen Bee and the Honeybee had V-tails. The Queen Bee and the Wee Bee were destroyed in a fire that also destroyed the San Diego Aerospace Museum on February 22, 1978. The Honeybee escaped the fire as it was still operating out of Montgomery Field at the time, owned by Walt Mooney. In 2004 the Experimental Aircraft Association donated the Honey Bee to the San Diego Air & Space Museum where it is currently (As of 2007) awaiting restoration at their Gillespie Field annex. According to Aerofiles two Honeybees have been built from advertised plans.
    8.00
    2 votes
    102
    Boingo Wireless

    Boingo Wireless

    About Us Welcome to Wireless Freedom.
    Boingo® provides software technology and roaming services that help bring the wireless Internet to the masses. The company has assembled a large and rapidly growing roaming system with tens of thousands of hot spot locations under contract around the world. Boingo also invented the world's most powerful software for discovering and connecting to hot spots.

    With the Boingo retail service, customers can connect in thousands of airports, hotels, convention centers, cafes and other public locations, all for one low monthly fee. Boingo's award-winning wireless software makes using hot spots a one-click breeze.

    Through its roaming system and software technology, Boingo powers the wireless offerings of major carriers and ISPs, enabling their customers to connect in thousands of hot spots, all from a single, powerful, carrier-branded software interface. Boingo can augment a carrier's existing Wi-Fi efforts or provide a complete, private-label, turnkey solution.
    8.00
    2 votes
    103
    Consolidated Aircraft

    Consolidated Aircraft

    The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1923 by Reuben H. Fleet, the result of the Gallaudet Aircraft Company's liquidation and Fleet's purchase of designs from the Dayton-Wright Company as the subsidiary was being closed by its parent corporation, General Motors. Consolidated became famous during the 1920s and 1930s for its line of flying boats. The most successful of the Consolidated patrol boats was the PBY Catalina, which was produced throughout World War II and used extensively by the Allies. Equally famous is the B-24 Liberator, a heavy bomber which, like the Catalina, saw action in both the Pacific and European theaters. Consolidated's first design was one of those purchased by Fleet from Dayton-Wright, the TW-3 primary trainer, sold to the U.S. Army and designated the PT-1 Trusty. In September 1924 the company moved from the Gallaudet plant in Connecticut to new facilities in Buffalo, New York, and within a year won a contract from the U.S. Navy for a naval version of the PT-1 designated the NY-1. In September 1935 Consolidated moved across the country to its new "Building 1", a 247,000-square-foot (22,900 m) continuous flow factory in San Diego, California.
    8.00
    2 votes
    104
    Dell

    Dell

    Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is an American multinational computer technology corporation based in 1 Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas, United States, that develops, sells and supports computers and related products and services. Bearing the name of its founder, Michael Dell, the company is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide. Dell is listed at number 44 in the Fortune 500 list. It is the third largest PC vendor in the world after HP and Lenovo. Dell has grown by both increasing its customer base and through acquisitions since its inception; notable mergers and acquisitions including Alienware (2006) and Perot Systems (2009). As of 2009, the company sold personal computers, servers, data storage devices, network switches, software, and computer peripherals. Dell also sells HDTVs, cameras, printers, MP3 players and other electronics built by other manufacturers. The company is well known for its innovations in supply chain management and electronic commerce, particularly its direct-sales model and its "configure to order" approach to manufacturing—delivering individual PCs configured to customer specifications. Dell is the
    8.00
    2 votes
    105
    Documentum

    Documentum

    Documentum is an enterprise content management platform, now delivered by EMC Corporation, as well as the name of the software company that originally developed the technology. EMC acquired Documentum for $1.7 billion in December, 2003. The Documentum platform is part of EMC's content management and archiving business unit, one of EMC's four operating divisions. Howard Shao and John Newton founded Documentum in June, 1990. They had worked together at Ingres, one of the leading relational database vendors at the time, and sought to solve unstructured information management problems using relational database technologies. (Unstructured information refers to information that does not have a formal data structure ¬タモ documents, images, audio, video, etc.) With initial backing from Xerox, they developed a customized system for Boeing to organize, store, maintain, and selectively publish the thousands of pages of information for the Boeing 777 training manuals. They developed another customized system for Syntex, a pharmaceutical vendor, to automate the process of assembling New Drug Application (NDA) documents when seeking approval from the FDA. Documentum introduced its Enterprise
    8.00
    2 votes
    106
    IBM

    IBM

    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
    8.00
    2 votes
    107
    Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair is a magazine of pop culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast. The present Vanity Fair has been published since 1983 and there have been editions for four European countries as well as the U.S. edition. This revived the title which had ceased publication in 1935 after a run from 1913. The current editor is Graydon Carter. Condé Montrose Nast began his empire by purchasing the men's fashion magazine Dress in 1913. He renamed the magazine Dress and Vanity Fair and published four issues in 1913. It continued to thrive into the twenties. However, it became a casualty of the Great Depression and declining advertising revenues, although its circulation, at 90,000 copies, was at its peak. Condé Nast announced in December 1935 that Vanity Fair would be folded into Vogue (circulation 156,000) as of the March 1936 issue. Condé Nast Publications, under the ownership of S.I. Newhouse, announced in June 1981 that it was reviving the magazine. The first issue was published in February 1983 (cover date March), edited by Richard Locke, formerly of The New York Times Book Review. After three issues, Locke was replaced by Leo Lerman, veteran features editor of Vogue.
    8.00
    2 votes
    108
    Ace Aircraft Manufacturing Company

    Ace Aircraft Manufacturing Company

    The Ace Aircraft Manufacturing Company was established in Wichita, Kansas in 1929 by Orland Corben to market the world's first homebuilt aircraft, a machine of his own design called the Baby Ace. The enterprise did not last long before US regulations changed to restrict homebuilt aircraft, and Corben was forced to stop marketing his design. He next commenced operations in Madison, Wisconsin in 1931 under the name Corben Sport Plane and Supply Company and produced a prototype sports plane known as the Super Ace. This endeavor soon languished, and the company remained dormant until Paul Poberezny purchased its assets for $US 200 in 1952. This included plans to three aircraft designs and a variety of components. Poberezny was one of the founders of the Experimental Aircraft Association in 1953 and was approached by Mechanix Illustrated magazine the following year to write a series of articles on building an aircraft at home. Their publication caused considerable demand for plans, but Poberezny felt compelled to divest himself of marketing them in order to avoid any potential conflict of interest with his position within the EAA. Since then, the rights have changed hands several times.
    9.00
    1 votes
    109
    GSR Ventures

    GSR Ventures

    GSR Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests primarily in early stage technology companies with substantial operations in China. China has some of the world's largest and fastest growing technology markets. We strongly believe that with large and homogeneous technology markets, talented entrepreneurs and the emergence of disruptive technology, the next generation of global leaders in technology will emerge form China. We seek investment opportunities that have very large market opportunities, strong management teams and disruptive intellectual property, business models or market positions that will give them a competitive advantage to successfully compete in China and the global market. We are willing to invest in early stage companies with talented entrepreneurs to help build great technology companies such as Intel, Broadcom, Google and HuaWei. Our team brings together a unique combination of strong operating experience in China, extensive international investment experience, and deep networks in China and Silicon Valley. Our primary focus areas include semiconductor, Internet, wireless, and new media. GSR currently has about $300 million under management. We also have an affiliation with Mayfield Fund, and manage Mayfield China together with Mayfield. We have representative offices in Beijing and Silicon Valley. GSR is an engaged partner ready to provide guidance and resources to take your company to the next level.
    9.00
    1 votes
    110
    Henschel & Son

    Henschel & Son

    Henschel & Son (German: Henschel und Sohn) was a German company, situated in Kassel, best known during the 20th century as a maker of transportation equipment, including locomotives, trucks, buses and trolleybuses, and armoured fighting vehicles and weapons. Georg Christian Carl Henschel founded the factory in 1810 at Kassel. His son Carl Anton Henschel founded another factory in 1837. In 1848, the company began manufacturing locomotives. The factory became the largest locomotive manufacturer in Germany by the 20th century. Henschel built 10 articulated steam trucks, using Doble steam designs, for Deutsche Reichsbahn railways as delivery trucks. Several cars were built as well, one of which became Hermann Göring's staff car. In 1935 Henschel was able to upgrade its various steam locomotives to a high speed Streamliner type with a maximum speeds of up to 85mph by the addition of a removable shell over the old steam locomotive. Early in 1935, Henschel began manufacturing Panzer I tanks. During World War II in 1939-1940 it began large-scale production of the Panzer III, and the Tiger I from 1941. Henschel was the sole manufacturer of the Tiger II. In 1945, the company had 8000 workers
    9.00
    1 votes
    111
    Nieuport

    Nieuport

    Nieuport, later Nieuport-Delage, was a French aeroplane company that primarily built racing aircraft before World War I and fighter aircraft during World War I and between the wars. Originally formed as Nieuport-Duplex in 1902 for the manufacture of engine components the company was reformed in 1909 as the Société Générale d'Aéro-locomotion, and its products (including ignition components) were marketed to the aviation industry. During this time, their first aircraft were built, starting with a small single-seat monoplane, which was destroyed in a flood. A second design flew before the end of 1909 and had the essential form of the modern aircraft, including a non-lifting tail (where the lift pushes down, as opposed to up as on the Bleriots) and an enclosed fuselage with the pilot protected from the slipstream. In 1911, the company was reformed specifically to build aircraft (though it continued to build components including propellers) under the name Nieuport et Deplante. In 1911, Edouard Nieuport(1875–1911) (one of several brothers) died after being thrown from his aircraft, and the company was taken over by Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe, a famous supporter of aviation development.
    9.00
    1 votes
    112
    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
    9.00
    1 votes
    113
    Stanford University

    Stanford University

    The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto. It is situated in the northwestern Silicon Valley, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco. Leland Stanford, Governor and Senator of California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford founded the university in 1891 in honor of their son, Leland Stanford, Jr., who died of typhoid two months before his 16th birthday. The university was established as a coeducational and nondenominational institution. Tuition was free until the 1930s. The university struggled financially after the senior Stanford's 1893 death and after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would become known as Silicon Valley. By 1970, Stanford was home to a linear accelerator, and was one of the original four ARPANET nodes (precursor to
    9.00
    1 votes
    114
    Zillow.com

    Zillow.com

    Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is an online real estate database that was founded in 2005 by Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, former Microsoft executives and founders of Microsoft spin-off Expedia. Zillow has stated that it is a media company that generates revenue by selling advertising on the Web site. In April 2009, Zillow announced a partnership to lend its real estate search engine to the Web sites of more than 180 United States newspapers as a part of the Zillow Newspaper Consortium. Zillow shares advertising revenue from the co-branded sites with the newspapers and extends its reach into local markets. In February 2011, Zillow and Yahoo! Real Estate launched an exclusive partnership creating the largest real-estate advertising network on the web, according to comScore Media Metrix. In April 2011 Zillow acquired Postlets, an online real estate listing creation and distribution platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zillow has data on 100 million homes across the United States, not just those homes currently for sale. In addition to giving value estimates of homes, it offers several features including value changes of each home in a given time frame (such as one, five, or 10 years),
    9.00
    1 votes
    115
    Activision

    Activision

    Activision is an American video game publisher, majority owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA. Its current CEO is Eric Hirshberg. It was founded on October 1, 1979 and was the world's first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles. Its first products were cartridges for the Atari 2600 video console system published from July 1980 for the US market and from August 1981 for the international market (UK). Activision is now one of the largest third party video game publishers in the world and was also the top publisher for 2007 in the United States. On January 18, 2008, Activision announced they were the top US publisher in 2007, according to the NPD Group. On December 2, 2007, it was announced that Activision would be acquired by Vivendi, with Vivendi contributing its gaming division plus cash, in exchange for a majority stake in the new group. The merger between Activision and Vivendi Games took place on July 9, 2008, with the newly formed company known as Activision Blizzard. Activision will still exist as a subsidiary owned by Activision Blizzard, and it will still develop and publish games such as Call of Duty, along with some of Vivendi's owned
    6.67
    3 votes
    116
    Angeleno Group

    Angeleno Group

    Angeleno Group ("AG") is a California-based private equity firm focused on high growth investments in the energy sector. AG makes investments broadly across the energy industry to support innovative, well-managed, rapidly growing companies. Areas of particular interest include:

    • Renewables
    e.g. Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Ocean Energy, Waste-to-Energy, Biofuels/Ethanol • Energy Intelligence & Controls
    e.g. Energy Efficiency & Demand Management, Building Automation, Automated Metering, Energy & Environmental IT • Transmission & Distribution
    e.g. Substation Automation, High Capacity Cabling, Smart Grid IT • Environmental Technologies
    e.g. Emissions Reduction, Clean Coal, Waste, Water, Air • Energy Storage
    e.g. Advanced Batteries, Flywheels, Supercapacitors • Advanced Materials & Components
    e.g. Catalysts, Composites, Variable Drives & Motors • Fuel Technologies
    e.g. E&P, Hydrogen, Coal/Gas-to-Liquids, natural gas, Additives • Clean Power Generation
    e.g. Fuel Cells, Non-Renewable Distributed Generation, Nuclear, Gasification/IGCC • Power Electronics
    e.g. Inverters, Rectifiers, Uninterruptible Power Systems • Advanced Transportation
    e.g. Dual Fuel Engines, Clean Vehicles Angeleno Group believes that a series of fundamental changes in the energy and environmental industries are generating significant private equity opportunities. These changes revolve around three major themes: (1) the need for energy independence, (2) the requirements of a stable and reliable energy infrastructure, and (3) imperatives relating to environmental sustainability. Taken as a whole, these themes affect the entire sector value chain -- from the extraction of natural resources and the conversion of fuels into electricity to the distribution of energy and the way in which power is ultimately consumed. In each case, innovative products and services are emerging as potential solutions to global energy and environmental challenges.

    Investors in AG funds include leading endowments and foundations, nationally recognized family offices and former CEO's and board members of some of the country's most prominent energy companies.
    6.67
    3 votes
    117
    Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Lockheed Martin employs 123,000 people worldwide. Robert J. Stevens is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Lockheed Martin is one of the world's largest defense contractors; In 2009, 74% of Lockheed Martin's revenues came from military sales. It received 7.1% of the funds paid out by the Pentagon. Lockheed Martin operates in four business segments. These comprise, with respective percentages of 2009 total net sales of $45.2 billion, Aeronautics (27%), Electronic Systems (27%), Information Systems & Global Solutions (27%), and Space Systems (19%). In 2009 US Government contracts accounted for $38.4 billion (85%), foreign government contracts $5.8 billion (13%), and commercial and other contracts for $900 million (2%). In both 2009 and 2008 the company topped the list of US Federal Contractors. The company has received the Collier Trophy six times. Most recently (in
    6.67
    3 votes
    118
    NeoMagic

    NeoMagic

    NeoMagic Corporation NASDAQ: NMGC is a fabless semiconductor company and supplier of low-power audio and video integrated circuits for mobile use (MagicMedia). NeoMagic designs and delivers consumer electronic device solutions with semiconductors and software offering exciting new product functionality for Video, TV, Imaging, Graphics, and Audio. NeoMagic was a leader in VGA until the early 2000s, when it lost out to more-powerful, 3D-capable devices from other vendors. NeoMagic then entered the smartphone and handheld device market with its family of MiMagic devices, including the MiMagic 3, MiMagi 5, and MiMagic 6. Market acceptance was weak, and in September of 2008, NeoMagic laid off virtually all employees and ceased most operations. Certain devices continued to be sold from inventory, and via supplies from the fab company who had made the devices previously. NeoMagic Corporation was incorporated in California in May 1993 and subsequently reincorporated in Delaware in February 1997. NeoMagic's first products pioneered the concept of integrating the major component parts of a computer video system (video memory, logic and analog circuitry such as a RAMDAC) into one integrated
    5.75
    4 votes
    119
    Shopping.com

    Shopping.com

    About Us Shopping.com, an eBay company, pioneered online comparison shopping and today is one of the fastest growing shopping destinations for a comprehensive set of products from thousands of trusted stores from across the Web. With a singular focus on shopping, Shopping.com offers shoppers easy-to-use search tools, engaging content and time saving navigation, along with millions of unbiased product and merchant reviews from the Epinions community, all in once place. In today's cluttered online world, smart consumers demand simple and easy comparison shopping features that take the stress out of online shopping, lead them straight to the products they're seeking, while saving them time and money. Mission Shopping.com's mission is to help consumers anywhere use the power of information to easily find, compare and buy anything online – in less time and for the best price! Helping change the way consumers shop and merchants sell online For consumers, For consumers, Shopping.com is a one-stop shop for online shopping. We've recently introduced new and improved content and navigational features to help shoppers make quick, easy and informed shopping decisions by presenting them with a comprehensive array of products from their favorite brands, reinforced by extensive product reviews and ratings from across the Web. The world's largest product catalog - searchable by thousands of attributes - provides an unprecedented depth of information necessary to make purchase decisions in one easy-to-navigate place. From Puma sneakers to garden furniture, shoppers in Boise, Idaho or Paris, France, can simply and conveniently find the right product at the right price and from the right merchant generally in fewer than five clicks. Shopping.com consistently ranks among the top ten global ecommerce destinations with websites in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, France and Australia. For retailers, Shopping.com offers one of the highest conversion to sale rates in the industry and provides one of the most productive and efficient online channels available. The comprehensive and clear presentation of trustworthy data on Shopping.com facilitates quick consumer purchase decisions. As a result, browsers become buyers. For more information about Shopping.com's retailer program, please visit: https://merchant.shopping.com/enroll/app?service=page/PartnerWelcome Shopping.com partners with some of the Internet's most popular destinations including: MSN in the US; AOL in France and the UK; Preisvergleich.de in Germany and CNET.com.au and ninemsn, in Australia. Headquartered in Brisbane, California with operations in the U.K., Germany, France, Australia, Ireland, and Netanya, Israel, Shopping.com also operates the DoorOne online comparison shopping destination in the U.K., Germany, France and Australia. Shopping.com was acquired by eBay Inc. in August 2005.
    5.75
    4 votes
    120
    Alfresco

    Alfresco

    Alfresco is a Free/Libre enterprise content management system for Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems. Alfresco comes in three flavors. Alfresco Community Edition is free software, LGPL licensed open source and open standards. Alfresco Enterprise Edition is commercially & proprietary licensed open source, open standards and enterprise scale. Its design is geared towards users who require a high degree of modularity and scalable performance. Alfresco Cloud Edition (Alfresco in the cloud) is the SaaS version of Alfresco that extends Alfresco’s document management capabilities across the firewall to support you when you want to easily and securely collaborate with colleagues or other organizations. Alfresco includes a content repository, an out-of-the-box web portal framework for managing and using standard portal content, a CIFS interface that provides file system compatibility on Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems, a web content management system capable of virtualizing webapps and static sites via Apache Tomcat, Lucene indexing, and Activiti workflow. The Alfresco system is developed using Java technology. John Newton (co-founder of Documentum) and John
    7.50
    2 votes
    121
    Eclipse Aviation

    Eclipse Aviation

    Eclipse Aviation Corporation was the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based manufacturer of the Eclipse 500 very light jet (VLJ) and also at one time proposed developing the Eclipse 400 single-engined jet. The company was founded in 1998 by former Microsoft employee Vern Raburn. Due to Raburn's relationship with Microsoft, Bill Gates was a major stake-holder in the Eclipse project. Production of the Eclipse 500 was halted in mid-2008 due to lack of funding. The company entered an unsuccessful Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2008, which was converted into a Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation procedure in February 2009. In the final Chapter 7 procedure, completed on 20 August 2009, there was only one bidder, a new company formed to acquire the assets, Eclipse Aerospace. Eclipse operated service centers at Albuquerque, Gainesville Regional Airport, Florida and at Albany International Airport, New York. Eclipse Aviation was founded by Vern Raburn in 1998 in Scottsdale, Arizona and the company started to design the twin-engined Eclipse 500 very light jet. Due to investments by the State of New Mexico and incentives and concessions from the City of Albuquerque, the company decided to set up its
    7.50
    2 votes
    122
    Électricité de France

    Électricité de France

    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
    7.50
    2 votes
    123
    Gothaer Waggonfabrik

    Gothaer Waggonfabrik

    Gothaer Waggonfabrik (Gotha, GWF) was a German manufacturer of rolling stock established in the late nineteenth century at Gotha. During the two world wars, the company expanded into aircraft building. In World War I, Gotha was the manufacturer of a highly successful series of bombers based on a 1914 design by Oskar Ursinus. From 1917, these aircraft were capable of carrying out strategic bombing missions over England, the first heavier-than-air aircraft used in this role. Several dozen of these bombers were built in a number of subtypes - the Gotha G.I, G.II, G.III, G.IV, and G.V. This last variant was the most prolific, with thirty-six in squadron service at one point. Whilst Germany was prohibited from military aircraft manufacture by the Treaty of Versailles, Gotha returned to its railway endeavours, but returned to aviation with the rise of the Nazi government and the abandonment of the Treaty's restrictions. Gotha's main contribution to the new Luftwaffe was the Gotha Go 145 trainer, of which 1,182 were built. The firm also produced the Gotha Go 242 assault glider. Perhaps the most famous Gotha product of World War II, however, was an aircraft that never entered service, the
    7.50
    2 votes
    124
    Matrix Partners

    Matrix Partners

    Matrix Partners is a US based private equity investment firm focusing on venture capital investments. The firm invests in seed and early stage companies in the United States and India, particularly in the software, communications, semiconductors, data storage, Internet or wireless sectors. The firm has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, Palo Alto, California, Mumbai, India and Beijing, China. Matrix Partners is not connected with Matrix Private Equity Partners LLP or Matrix Securities, which are part of Matrix Group, a UK financial services business based in London. Tracing its roots to 1977, Matrix was an active player in the development of the venture capital industry in the 1980s. The firm's direct predecessor, Hellman Ferri Investment Associates (1977 to 1982), was founded by Paul J. Ferri and Warren Hellman, founder of San Francisco based private equity firm, Hellman & Friedman. Among the firm's notable investments, Matrix Partners was an early stage investor in Apple Inc., Arrowpoint Communications, Digium, JBoss, JustFab, PSINet, SanDisk, Silverstream Software, TheLadders.com, Sonus Networks, Tivoli Software, Tollbridge Technologies, VERITAS Software, Vermeer Technologies
    7.50
    2 votes
    125
    Oracle Corporation

    Oracle Corporation

    Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly database management systems. Headquartered at 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California, United States and employing approximately 113,644 people worldwide as of 30 June 2012 (2012 -06-30), it has enlarged its share of the software market through organic growth and through a number of high-profile acquisitions. Oracle is the third-largest software maker by revenue, after Microsoft and IBM. The company also builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. Larry Ellison, a co-founder of Oracle Corporation, has served as Oracle's CEO throughout its history. He also served as the Chairman of the Board until his replacement by Jeffrey O. Henley in 2004. On August 22, 2008, the Associated Press ranked Ellison as the top-paid chief executive in the world. Ellison took inspiration from the 1970 paper written by
    7.50
    2 votes
    126
    Telefónica

    Telefónica

    Telefónica, S.A. (Spanish pronunciation: [teleˈfonika]) is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider with operations in Europe, the United States and Latin America. Operating globally, it is the sixth largest mobile network provider in the world. The company is the former public monopoly of telecommunications in Spain. Its head office is in the Distrito Telefónica in Madrid. Telefónica is a supporter of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) initiative (a consortium of broadcasting and Internet industry companies including SES, OpenTV and Institut für Rundfunktechnik) that is promoting and establishing an open European standard for hybrid set-top boxes for the reception of broadcast TV and broadband multimedia applications with a single user interface, and has run pilot HbbTV services in Spain. Created in 1924, as Compañía Telefónica Nacional de España (CTNE), until the liberalisation of the telecom market in 1997, Telefónica was the only telephone operator in Spain and still holds a dominant position (over 75% in 2004). Since 1997, the Spanish government has privatised its interest in the company. In 2005, Telefónica bought Český Telecom (Czech Telecom), the former
    7.50
    2 votes
    127
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (U of I, University of Illinois, UIUC, or simply Illinois) is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state, second to Illinois State University, and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The university is designated as a RU/VH Research University (very high research activities). The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States and the fifth-largest in the country overall. The university comprises 17 colleges that offer more than 150 programs of study. Additionally, the university operates an extension that serves 2.7 million registrants per year around the state of Illinois and beyond. The campus holds 286 buildings on 1,468 acres (594 ha) in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana; its annual operating budget in 2011 was over $1.7 billion. The Morrill Act of 1862 granted each state in the United States a
    7.50
    2 votes
    128
    Xilinx

    Xilinx

    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) ( /ˈzaɪlɪŋks/ ZY-lingks) is an American technology company, primarily a supplier of programmable logic devices. It is known for inventing the field programmable gate array (FPGA) and as the first semiconductor company with a fabless manufacturing model. Founded in Silicon Valley in 1984, the company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with additional offices in Longmont, Colorado; Dublin, Ireland; Singapore; Hyderabad, India; and Tokyo, Japan. Ross Freeman, Bernard Vonderschmitt, and James V Barnett II, who all had worked for integrated circuit and solid-state device manufacturer Zilog Corp, founded Xilinx in 1984. While working for Zilog, Freeman wanted to create chips that acted like a blank tape, allowing users to program the technology themselves. At the time, the concept was paradigm-changing. "The concept required lots of transistors and, at that time, transistors were considered extremely precious – people thought that Ross's idea was pretty far out", said Xilinx Fellow Bill Carter, who when hired in 1984 as the first IC designer was the Xilinx's eighth employee. Big semiconductor manufacturers were enjoying strong profits by producing
    7.50
    2 votes
    129
    ArcSight

    ArcSight

    Overview
    ArcSight is a leading provider of security and compliance management solutions that intelligently identify and mitigate business risk for enterprises, MSSPs and government agencies. Designed with the needs of highly complex, geographically dispersed and heterogeneous business and technology infrastructures in mind, ArcSight provides the industry’s only vendor-neutral solution for intelligent identification, prioritization and network response to external security attacks, insider threats and compliance breaches.

    Much like a "mission control center," ArcSight's award-winning ESM solution intelligently collects and distills millions of enterprise-wide events down to the most critical information necessary for organizations to make informed decisions to protect their businesses. It does this through an open platform which integrates hundreds of point/individual security and networking products to find risks that would otherwise go undetected, and inherently enhances the business value of point technology investments.

    The resulting real time and historic view across heterogeneous infrastructures, augmented by ArcSight's complementary solutions for high performance log management – ArcSight Logger, network configuration management – ArcSight NCM and threat response management – ArcSight TRM, offers the industry’s only complete solution suite with a closed-loop process for addressing both security and compliance requirements.

    6.33
    3 votes
    130
    Boulton Paul Aircraft

    Boulton Paul Aircraft

    Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd was a British aircraft manufacturer that was created in 1934, although its origins lay in 1914, and lasted until 1961. The company mainly built and modified aircraft under contract to other manufacturers, but had a few notable designs of its own, such as the Boulton Paul Defiant. The company's origins date back to an ironmonger's shop founded in 1797 in Norwich . By the early 1900s, Boulton & Paul Ltd was a successful general manufacturing firm. The aircraft building business was sold off from the main construction business in 1934 and then moved to Wolverhampton. In 1915, Boulton & Paul began to construct aircraft under contract including 550 of the Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b. During the war the company built more Sopwith Camels than any other manufacturer. Success as a builder of aircraft led to the company forming a design department but none of its resulting aircraft made a significant impact while the war lasted. The P.3 Bobolink fighter was overshadowed by the Sopwith Snipe and the Armistice beat the P.7 Bourges fighter-bomber into production. Boulton Pauls chief aircraft designer was John Dudley North(1893 - 1968), who moved to them from Austin's
    6.33
    3 votes
    131
    Connetics

    Connetics

    Connetics Corporation develops and markets therapeutics for the dermatology market, selling two products, Luxiq and OLUX, both of which use the company's proprietary foam delivery system. Luxiq, the company's first dermatology product, and OLUX treat psoriasis of the scalp. The products are classified as topical steroids; Luxiq competes in the mid-potency category of the topical steroids market and OLUX competes in the high- and super-high potency category of the topical steroids market. Connetics also owns the rights to Soriatane, an oral psoriasis drug originally developed by Switzerland-based La Roche Holding. Connetics follows what it refers to as its "4:2:1" development model, a strategy that calls for the company to have four products in development, two products in final stage trials mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and one new, FDA-approved, product every year.During its first decade of existence, Connetics was a company trying to find itself. Both its name and its strategic focus were changed during its inaugural decade, as the company's executives worked to find the right niche for their pharmaceutical company. The company began as an enterprise named Connective Therapeutics, Inc., which was spun off in 1993 from another pharmaceutical company, San Francisco-based Genentech, Inc. Connective Therapeutics drew its name from the physiological focus of its business strategy, concentrating on connective tissues, the components of the body that form structural or binding elements such as skin, joints, ligaments, and lining of organs. Connective tissues form the three-dimensional structure that allow cells to function normally; any alteration in the precise framework causes organs to function abnormally, aberrations that Connective Therapeutics sought to eliminate or to treat with its pharmaceutical products.
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    Scintera Networks

    Scintera Networks

    Scintera Networks was founded in August 2001. The company's goal was to create a platform for adaptive high speed signal processing that would enable low power IC solutions at high data rates (10Gb/s+) across a broad spectrum of applications. Scintera has successfully delivered on that goal with the platform delivering the industries first EDC - Electronic Dispersion Compensation products for 10GE LAN LRM and 10GE/OC-192 Metro applications. Scintera's innovative, low power, CMOS Gigabit Signal Processor™ IC products enable cost effective deployment of multi gigabit communication systems. Scintera Networks is well-funded and has been successful in attracting top-tier Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists - August Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sevin Rosen Funds and Ridgewood Capital. Scintera has an exemplary multi-disciplinary team with a proven track record of developing and commercializing technology and products in the wired, wireless, and optical communication space. About Scintera Networks Scintera Networks is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in products that empower multi-gigabit communication and networking systems. Scintera's cutting-edge Gigabit Signal Processor™ (GSP™) IC products are built using Advanced Signal Processing Platform™ that enables 1 to 12 Gbps processing with ultra low power dissipation. Applications include enterprise 10 Gigabit Ethernet LRM, metro OC-48 to 10GE/OC-192, storage, backplanes, and other high-speed communication systems. The products are built using standard CMOS silicon technology to provide solutions that are cost effective, low power, low risk and scalable. The company is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California. www.scintera.com
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    Société Anonyme des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Breguet

    Société Anonyme des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Breguet

    The Société des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Bréguet also known as Breguet Aviation was a former French aircraft manufacturer. The company was set up in 1911 by aviation pioneer Louis Charles Breguet. The company together with the British Aircraft Corporation was a parent to SEPECAT which was formed to develop and produce the SEPECAT Jaguar aircraft. In 1971 it merged with Dassault to form Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation. Before 1914, in addition to producing aircraft, the firm produced a few six cylinder engined cars. During the Second World War the company produced an electric car powered by batteries and propelled by an "off-the shelf" motor from Paris-Rhône. The motor was capable of producing two different levels of output. "First gear" and "Reverse gear" were provided with 36 volts, while "Second gear" equated to 72 volts. An advertisement for the car in 1941 claimed a range of 100 km (62 mi) between charges without mentioning that this range was only available where adhering to steady cruising speed of 20 km/h (12 mph). Cruising at a steady 40 km/h (25 mph) would, on the same basis, have given a range of 65 km (40 mi). The car had a modern looking all enveloping two
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    Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés

    Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés

    SPAD (Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés) was a French aircraft manufacturer active between 1911 and 1921. Its SPAD S.XIII biplane was the most popular French fighter airplane in World War I. The company was set up in 1911 as Aéroplanes Deperdussin, becoming the Société de Production des Aéroplanes Deperdussin in 1912. Its founder Armand Deperdussin (born 1867) had been a travelling salesman and a cabaret singer in Liège and Brussels, before making his fortune in the silk business. Deperdussin became fascinated by aviation in 1908, and in 1909 he established an aircraft works at Laon. Deperdussin himself was not a designer, but he hired the talented engineer Louis Béchereau (1880–1970) as technical director. Béchereau would be responsible for Deperdussin and SPAD aircraft designs thereafter. The first Deperdussin aircraft was an unsuccessful canard, but their next aircraft, the Type A, was an immediate success, and led to a series of closely related monoplanes. Similar to Louis Blériot's Blériot XI, and the Nieuport 4, this was a layout popular with both military and civilian clients in the period before the First World War. The Deperdussin TT was a considerable export success,
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    Upromise

    Upromise

    Upromise, Inc. is an American corporation launched in April 2001, that is owned by SLM Corporation, the parent of Sallie Mae. Upromise members accrue account credit on eligible purchases from grocery stores, online retailers, travel, restaurants and gas stations. Members can direct their earnings into a high-yield savings account or tax-deferred 529 plan, use it to pay down eligible student loans or request a check to spend the funds in any way they like -- the money is not required to be spent on college-related expenses. Critics of the Upromise program point out that as of 2008, the average member has earned only $47 toward future college expenses -- and that to accrue this amount, the participant opts into a highly detailed purchase-tracking system, with information sold by Upromise to subscribing marketers. Upromise is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. The "529" college savings plans are offered through Upromise Investments, Inc. (member of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)). On August 23, 2006, Upromise was acquired by Sallie Mae. On January 5, 2012, Upromise agreed to settle FTC charges and was barred
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    3 votes
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    Xsigo

    Xsigo

    Xsigo Systems is a privately held, venture funded startup with offices in Sunnyvale, California. It's worlwide headquarters is based in San Jose, CA,

    The principal business of the company is to design, manufacture and sell datacenter solutions that help customers reduce complexity and lower costs. The solutions are aimed at improving cost of ownership by helping customers reduce capital outlay in a number of areas, as well as significantly save on operating costs by eliminating waste and avoiding operational errors.

    Xsigo is working with industry leaders to allow customers to quickly and efficiently assess, optimize and manage data center resources in order to accelerate application deployment. This consists of strategic relationships with the industry’s leading systems, software, services, middleware and open source providers. Xsigo's goal is to improve data center resource utilization in order to meet service level agreements and reap greater operational efficiencies.   Service Oriented Connectivity is the strategic enabler for turning a data center into a highly responsive environment.  Service Oriented Connectivity consists of virtualizing the physical I/O resources so they can be automatically and dynamically re-purposed, based on business policies, user demands and service level requirements.  This allows organizations to deliver applications based on current and changing service level requirements.
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    Lazard

    Lazard

    Lazard Ltd is the parent company of Lazard Group LLC, a global, independent investment bank with approximately 2,300 employees in 42 cities across 27 countries throughout Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. Formerly known as Lazard Frères & Co. the firm's origins date back to 1848. Current services provided to corporations, governments, and individuals include advising on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, capital raising, and asset management. Lazard's history as a preeminent financial advisor has contributed to its ability to secure key advisory roles in some of the most important, complex and recognizable mergers and acquisitions of the last 160 years. In recent years, Lazard has advised on nearly 1,000 completed mergers and acquisitions, having a cumulative value in excess of $1 trillion. Lazard has one of the most highly regarded corporate advisory departments. Lazard has also advised on some of the largest and highest-profile corporate restructurings around the world. Since 1999, the firm has advised on more than 250 restructurings totaling over $1 trillion in debtor assets, including the landmark bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings. In
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    Ryan Aeronautical Company

    Ryan Aeronautical Company

    The Ryan Aeronautical Company was founded by T. Claude Ryan in San Diego, California in 1934. Part of Teledyne after 1969, Northrop Grumman purchased Teledyne Ryan in 1999. Ryan built several historically and technically significant aircraft, including four innovative V/STOL designs, but its most successful production aircraft would be the Ryan Firebee line of unmanned drones used as targets and unmanned air vehicles. In 1922, T.C. Ryan founded a flying service in San Diego that would lead to several aviation ventures bearing the Ryan name, including Ryan Airlines founded in 1925. T.C. Ryan, previously best known for building Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic Spirit of St. Louis, actually had no part in building the famous plane. Ryan had been owner or partner in several previous companies, one of which also bore the name Ryan Aeronautical. The Spirit of St. Louis was not built by the final Ryan Aeronautical entity. The new company's first aircraft was the Ryan ST or "Sport Trainer", a low-wing tandem-seat monoplane with a 95 hp (71 kW) Menasco B-4 "Pirate" straight-4 engine. Five were built before production switched to the Ryan STA (Aerobatic) with a more powerful 125 hp (93 kW)
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    Sage Capital Partners

    Sage Capital Partners

    The Sage Group, LLC acquired Mercury Partners Fund - III, L.P. in September 2003 and changed its name to Sage Capital Partners, L.P. Sage Capital Partners, L.P. (“SCP”) is now the private equity arm of The Sage Group, LLC (“Sage”), a leading Los Angeles-based merchant bank.

    SCP has total committed capital in excess of $55 million. Investors in SCP include financiers, top executives, and founders of successful companies representing a broad spectrum of industries. SCP and its portfolio companies benefit from this experience, as well as the breadth and depth of resources at Sage.

    SCP actively pursues investment opportunities across several industry sectors. In general, SCP focuses on companies with revenues between $20 and $150 million, and that require equity capital to:

    • Finance management buyouts, strategic acquisitions, recapitalizations, or growth;
    • Acquire non-strategic divisions or subsidiaries of larger companies;
    • Provide liquidity to asset-based borrowers;
    • Fund sound businesses constrained by estate, tax, health, or other liquidity issues; and
    • Complete complementary acquisitions for current portfolio companies.

    SCP has a proven track record of successfully investing in small and mid-sized companies. SCP’s investment professionals have decades of experience investing in a wide variety of industries, including business services, consumer products, and manufacturing companies.

    SCP seeks companies with experienced management teams, well-defined business segments, strong market positions, and significant potential for long-term growth. SCP does not directly manage the companies in which it invests, but rather, works closely with management to develop and execute strategic plans, identify and negotiate acquisitions, finance continued growth, and increase shareholder value.

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    Synopsys

    Synopsys

    Synopsys, Inc. is one of the largest companies in the Electronic Design Automation industry. Synopsys' first and best-known product is Design Compiler, a logic-synthesis tool. Synopsys offers a wide range of other products used in the design of an application-specific integrated circuit. Products include logic synthesis, behavioral synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis, formal verification, HDL (SystemC, SystemVerilog/Verilog, VHDL) simulators as well as transistor-level circuit simulation. The simulators include development and debugging environments which assist in the design of the logic for chips and computer systems. The company was founded in 1986 by Dr. Aart J. de Geus, David Gregory and a team of engineers from General Electric's Microelectronics Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. First established as Optimal Solutions, Synopsys was chartered to develop and market the synthesis technology developed by the team at General Electric. Synopsys proceeded to pioneer the commercial application of logic synthesis. The company has more than 60 sales, support and R&D offices worldwide in North America, Europe, Japan, the Pacific Rim, India, Israel, Chile
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    Zagat Survey

    Zagat Survey

    Zagat Survey ( /zəˈɡæt/) was established by Tim and Nina Zagat in 1979 as a way to collect and correlate the ratings of restaurants by diners. For their first guide, covering New York City, the Zagats surveyed their friends. As of 2005, the Zagat Survey included 70 cities, with reviews based on the input of 250,000 individuals reporting over the years. In addition to restaurants, Zagat guides rate hotels, nightlife, shopping, zoos, music, movies, theaters, golf courses, and airlines. The guides are sold in book form, and formerly as a paid subscription on its web site. As of May 2012, as part of its acquisition by Google in September 2011, Zagat reviews and ratings became tightly integrated into Google's services, and the Zagat.com site became free to use. The ratings are on a 30-point scale, made up of ratings for defined areas including food, decor, service, and cost. In addition to numeric scores, the survey also includes a short descriptive paragraph that incorporates selected quotations (typically a few words) from several reviewers' comments about each restaurant or service, as well as typical pricing and other information. Private equity firm General Atlantic bought a third
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    Acuson

    Acuson

    Acuson Corporation was a sonography equipment company specializing in high quality medical ultrasound equipment. Founded in 1979 by Sam Maslak, Rob Younge and Amin Hanafy with the first product (The Acuson 128) shipped in 1983, Acuson pioneered many aspects related to medical ultrasound, most significantly the first fully computerized ultrasound system. In 1996 Acuson introduced the Sequoia 512 and Sequoia C256 systems (the latter for cardiac imaging). The principal architect of the Sequoia was Nelson Wright, who was Acuson's Vice President of Advanced Development. Wright also led the engineering team that developed the Sequoia. The Sequoia quickly became the biggest selling ultrasound system (by dollar volume) and it was manufactured in various versions until December 2008. In 2000, Acuson was acquired by Siemens Medical Engineering group for approximately $700 million after which Acuson Corporation no longer existed, however Siemens continues to use the Acuson brand name. Siemens' ultrasound division headquarters is located at the original Acuson facility in Mountain View California. Acuson was important enough in evolution of the obstetric ultrasound that the National Museum of
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    Bauhaus

    Bauhaus

    Staatliches Bauhaus (help·info), commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was a school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. It operated from 1919 to 1933. At that time the German term  Bauhaus, literally "house of construction" (help·info) stood for "School of Building". The Bauhaus school was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. In spite of its name, and the fact that its founder was an architect, the Bauhaus did not have an architecture department during the first years of its existence. Nonetheless it was founded with the idea of creating a 'total' work of art in which all arts, including architecture would eventually be brought together. The Bauhaus style became one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture and modern design. The Bauhaus had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography. The school existed in three German cities (Weimar from 1919 to 1925, Dessau from 1925 to 1932 and Berlin from 1932 to 1933), under three different architect-directors: Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1928,
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    Blohm + Voss

    Blohm + Voss

    Blohm + Voss (also shown historically as Blohm & Voss), is a German shipbuilding and engineering works. It is a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. ThyssenKrupp announced in December 2011 that it had agreed the sale of Blohm + Voss to British investment company STAR Capital Partners, pending regulatory approval. The company built aircraft through Hamburger Flugzeugbau before and during World War II. It was founded on April 5, 1877, by Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss as a general partnership named Blohm & Voss (Blohm und Voss English: "Blohm and Voss"). A shipyard was built on the island of Kuhwerder, near the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, covering 15,000 m² with 250 m of water frontage and three building berths, two suitable for ships of up to 100 metres length. The company's logo is a simple dark blue rectangle with rounded corners bearing the white letters "Blohm+Voss". Until 1955 the company name was shown with the ampersand. The company has continued to build ships and other large machines for 125 years. Despite being almost completely demolished after the end of World War II, it now builds warships both for the Deutsche Marine and for export (see MEKO), as well as
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    Children's Hospital Boston

    Children's Hospital Boston

    Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-licensed-bed children's hospital in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, Massachusetts. At 300 Longwood Avenue, Children's is adjacent both to its teaching affiliate, Harvard Medical School, and to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Dana-Farber and Children's jointly operate Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Care, a 60-year-old partnership established to deliver comprehensive care to children with and survivors of all types of childhood cancers.) In 2010, for the 21st year in a row, U.S. News & World Report rated Boston Children's Hospital one of the nation's top hospitals specializing in pediatric care. (Children's ranked in the top three of all pediatric specialty categories, and number one in heart & heart surgery, neurology & neurosurgery, urology, nephrology and orthopedics Children's was the first stand-alone pediatric hospital in New England to be awarded Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. One of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. Its Advanced Fetal Care Center can begin
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    Grob

    Grob

    Grob Aircraft is a German aircraft manufacturer, previously known as Grob Aerospace. It has been manufacturing aircraft using carbon fiber reinforced polymer since the 1970s. The company was founded in 1971 by Dr Burkhart Grob, son of Ernst Grob, who had started producing internal combustion engines in 1926 and later made other parts for the automobile industry. Grob Aerospace became involved in glider manufacture in 1971 when it was sub-contracted by Schempp-Hirth to build the Standard Cirrus under licence. Burkhart Grob was a power pilot and a glider pilot already. Two hundred Standard Cirruses were built by Grob at its own Tussenhausen-Mattsies airfield between 1971 and 1975. In 1974 Grob decided to continue with glider production independently using its experience with fibre-composite construction. Instead of building competitive gliders, they decided to build for the club market at competitive prices. The result was the G-102 Astir. The two-seat G 103 Twin Astir followed shortly after. In the late 1970s Grob also decided to build the G 109, the world's first production all-composite motor glider which was certified in 1981. This was following by the G 115 which was certified
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    Moravan Otrokovice

    Moravan Otrokovice

    ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s. Otrokovice (former well known name Moravan Otrokovice) is a Czech (and formerly Czechoslovak) aircraft company located at Otrokovice Airfield on the outskirts of Otrokovice, famous for the line of Z-26 TRENER and other small aircraft like crop-dusting Z-37 and aerobatics special Z-50. Founded in 1934 as Zlínská letecká společnost, a. s. (Zlin Aviation company), by Zlín-based company Bata, it starter to produce glider and single engine aircraft trainers. Later production expanded to segments of sport and agriculture aircraft. Trainer Z-XII became the most popular type of the era. During the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the factory was known as Zlínské letecké závody (Zlin Aviation Enterprise). It produced German trainer types Klemm Kl 35, after the war known as C-1 in Czechoslovakia, and a low-wing Bücker Bü 181 which was later produced as Z-181 (military designation C-6, C-106). The company went under public administration after the War. It was a part of Automobilové závody (Automotive Enterprise) and later renamed Zlínavion. It became a subsidiary of the Prague based state enterprise Let, n. p.,, later known as Let Kunovice. Since 1953 there appears a
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    Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

    Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

    The Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (日本航空機製造 Nihon Kōkūki Seizō), or NAMC, was the manufacturer of Japan's only successful civilian airliner, the YS-11. Although Japan had designed and manufactured a number of military aircraft during World War II, Japan was forbidden according to the Potsdam Declaration from engaging in the production of airplanes and other products that could be used to rearm a military. These restrictions, however, were lightened by the United States during the Korean War, opening up the possibility for a Japanese company to produce a civilian aircraft. Actually a consortium of several different manufacturing companies and university professors, NAMC was founded in April 1957 by executives from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Fuji Heavy Industries, Shinmeiwa Manufacturing, Sumitomo, Japan Aircraft, Showa Aircraft, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries with the goal of designing and manufacturing a Japanese civilian turboprop airliner to replace the successful but aging Douglas DC-3. The resulting aircraft, the YS-11, became the only successful civilian airliner ever to come out of Japan. By the late 1970s, after producing several variations of the YS-11, NAMC
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    Pacific Aerospace

    Pacific Aerospace

    Pacific Aerospace Ltd (PAL) is an aircraft manufacturing company based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Along with its predecessors, it has produced around 600 utility, training and agricultural aircraft. Pacific Aerospace was formed from two companies, Air Parts (NZ) Ltd and Aero Engine Services Ltd. Air Parts imported Fletcher FD-25s in kit form during the mid-1950s and began manufacturing a significantly-modified variant, known as the PAC Fletcher, in 1965. Aero Engine Services Ltd diversified from maintenance work into taking over production of the Victa Airtourer, a light aircraft it developed into a military trainer, the PAC CT/4 in the early 1970s. The two firms joined in 1973 as New Zealand Aerospace Industries, which became Pacific Aerospace Corporation in 1982.. Shortly afterward, Pacific Aerospace won contracts to provide components to Boeing and Airbus. Pacific Aerospace took over NZAI's work on a replacement for the Fletcher, which became the PAC Cresco and has in turn developed this into utility and skydiving variants. A new utility aircraft, the P-750 XSTOL, first flew in 2001. The company has also continued low-level CT4 production for over 30 years. In September 2005 an
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    Republic Aviation Company

    Republic Aviation Company

    The Republic Aviation Corporation was an American aircraft manufacturer based in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. Originally known as the Seversky Aircraft Company, the company was responsible for the design and production of many important military aircraft, including its most famous product, World War II's P-47 Thunderbolt fighter, the F-84 Thunderjet and F-105 Thunderchief jet fighters, as well as the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-support aircraft. The Seversky Aircraft Company was founded in 1931 by Alexander de Seversky, a Russian expatriate and veteran World War I pilot who had lost a leg in the war. In the beginning, many of Seversky Aircraft's designers were Russian and Georgian engineers whom Seversky had rescued from Joseph Stalin's purges by bringing them to the United States, including Michael Gregor and Alexander Kartveli, who would go on to design many of Republic's most famous aircraft. After several failed attempts, Seversky Aircraft finally won a design competition for a new United States Army Air Corps fighter, and was awarded its first military contract in 1936 for the production of its Seversky P-35. In 1939, Seversky Aircraft again entered in a military fighter
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    Silver Peak Systems

    Silver Peak Systems

    WAN acceleration reduces the amount of traffic sent across the Wide Area Network (WAN) and delivers information locally whenever possible.  This improves the costs associated with application delivery – from staffing, infrastructure and facility costs to expenditures in application software and WAN bandwidth.  In addition, WAN acceleration protects investments in business critical applications by ensuring that they meet end user performance objectives, and it minimizes risk of exposure by improving the performance and reliability of data backup, replication and recovery.  As a result, WAN acceleration provides an extremely rapid return on investment, plus the intangible benefit of increased end user productivity and unsurpassed IT satisfaction. There are several areas where enterprises can benefit from WAN acceleration, which include:

    • Improve the Performance and Reliability of Disaster Recovery - Disaster recovery can be particularly difficult to achieve across a Wide Area Network (WAN).  For one, backup, replication and recovery involve the transfer of entire volumes of data, which require a significant amount of WAN bandwidth.  In addition, many business continuity tasks react poorly when in the presence of high latency, resulting in application timeouts and subsequent database synchronization problems.
    WAN acceleration overcomes these challenges by reducing the amount of data sent across the WAN during the backup, replication, and restore processes, and delivering information locally whenever possible to accelerate application response time.  In addition, TCP acceleration and Quality of Service (QoS) help overcome other bandwidth and latency challenges that often plague disaster recovery initiatives.
    • Improve Application Performance across the WAN - There are inherent limitations associated with Wide Area Networks that make it difficult to deliver business critical applications to remote and branch offices.  Bandwidth is limited and costly to provide, latency occurs when communication is taking place over long geographic distances, and network congestion can lead to packet loss.  The back-off mechanisms incorporated within TCP, coupled with the “chatty” behavior of common application protocols, such as CIFS, further exacerbate the situation. The result is poor application response time in many enterprise WAN environments.  By overcoming these limitations, WAN acceleration can improve employee productivity and protect investments in business critical applications while save on ongoing support costs and WAN bandwidth expenditures.
    • Facilitate Data Center Consolidation - According to recent Computerworld and Ziff Davis surveys, over 80% of enterprises are either exploring branch office infrastructure consolidation projects, or have already taken steps towards this goal.  By facilitating the centralization of servers and storage, WAN acceleration can save a significant amount of money in infrastructure costs, software investments, WAN bandwidth, and day-to-day operational expenditures. 
    The Market In a recent Ziff Davis survey, 94% of enterprises said that they are experiencing one or more major challenges in deploying applications across the WAN. Furthermore, when it comes to business continuity, 83% of enterprises have a goal of completing backup/replication in less than 5 hours, yet only 40% are actually achieving this goal.  These problems are only getting worse due to an enormous increase in the volume of data that is being protected.  See Info Center & Educational Resources. The application delivery market is expanding rapidly to address these and other needs of distributed enterprises. According to Taneja Group, this market is epected to grow at a 50% compound annual growth rate through the next three years, exceeding several billion dollars by 2010.. The Technology Silver Peak offers a premier platform for WAN acceleration.  This is achieved leveraging the following innovative technology components:
    •  Network memory™ - the industry’s leading solution for disk based data reduction. Network Memory™ uses advanced fingerprinting technology to inspect all WAN traffic and stores a local instance of information in an application independent data store at the appropriate enterprise location. 
    The local instance is transparently populated based on day-to-day usage, containing a subset of the enterprises working data set that is most relevant to each location.   Each piece of information is stored only once per location, enabling Silver Peak appliances to hold weeks or months worth of data.  Network memory examines outbound packets to see if a match exists in the local instance at the destination location.  If a match exists, then the duplicate information is not sent across the WAN and instructions are sent to deliver the data locally.  If the data has been modified, only the delta is transmitted across the WAN, maximizing bandwidth utilization and application performance

    Network Memory™ reduces the amount of information that is traversing a WAN by several orders of magnitude and enables information to be delivered with LAN-like performance, making it an extremely effective tool when delivering an application across a distributed enterprise. 

    • Compression:  The Silver Peak solution supports advanced cross-flow payload and header compression.  Cross-flow payload compression ensures that the transmission of data across the WAN is as efficient as possible by eliminating redundant information.   Header compression significantly reduces the overhead inherent to flows of small packets, as is the case with Voice over IP.
    • Quality of Service (QoS):  Silver Peak NX Series appliances supports a variety of QoS techniques, including advanced queuing and scheduling, as well as per application policy based decision–making and application tagging.  Silver Peak’s advanced QoS capabilities enable enterprises to deploy and prioritize a wide variety of business critical applications, ensuring that each gets the network resources it needs.
    • Latency and loss mitigation – The Silver Peak solution uses protocol acceleration techniques, such as window size adjustment and selective acknowledgements to compensate for poor performance on high latency links.  Moreover, the Silver Peak solution employs adaptive Forward Error Correction, which adds a small amount of redundant information to the payload so that lost packets can be easily recovered at the destination with minimal impact on performance. Silver Peak dynamically adjusts the FEC overhead in response to changing link conditions for maximum effectiveness in environments with packet loss.
    • Secure Content Architecture –Silver Peak NX Series appliances protect all locally-stored and transmitted information from physical and network-level security breaches using the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and IPsec tunneling.  Data encryption is done in hardware on the NX Series appliances to ensure maximum performance.
    The Company Founded in 2004, Silver Peak is a privately held company that improves backup, replication and recovery between data centers and facilitates branch office server and storage centralization by improving application performance across the Wide Area Network (WAN).  The company’s award winning NX appliances deliver exceptional performance improvements with unprecedented security and scalability across all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, email, web and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP.  Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Silver Peak is funded by Artis Capital Management, Benchmark Capital, Duff Ackerman and Goodrich, and Greylock Partners.
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    Zero Stage Capital

    Zero Stage Capital

    Zero Stage Capital is a private equity firm that invests in small capitalization private and public companies in our areas of expertise: IT & telecommunications, life sciences, energy and homeland security technologies. We provide exit-focused strategic, management and operational guidance with the appropriate level of inflection capital to unlock value in stalled, underperforming companies that have the potential to be great companies. Our team works with closely with companies that are underserved by the typical venture capital and buyout community. In order to deliver results to our stakeholders, we are differentiated in the following ways:
    • Innovative investment approach. We execute on the strategy of unlocking value using a disciplined, exit-focused, sector-driven approach with an expedited liquidity cycle;
    • Professionals with proven results. Our team has deep expertise in structuring complex deals, entrepreneurship and operations of small-cap companies. We have demonstrated success by working together; and
    • Extensive networks in academia and industry. Our advisors consist of world-class individuals who actively participate in our investment and value creation activities.
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    Airbus

    Airbus

    Airbus SAS (English pronunciation: /ˈɛərbʌs/, French: [ɛʁbys] ( listen), German: [ˈɛːɐbʊs], Spanish: [airˈβus]) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace company. Based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, and with significant activity across Europe, the company produces approximately half of the world's jet airliners. Airbus began as a consortium of aerospace manufacturers, Airbus Industrie. Consolidation of European defence and aerospace companies in 1999 and 2000 allowed the establishment of a simplified joint-stock company in 2001, owned by EADS (80%) and BAE Systems (20%). After a protracted sales process BAE sold its shareholding to EADS on 13 October 2006. Airbus employs around 63,000 people at sixteen sites in four European Union countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain; and, since 2009, Tianjin, China. Airbus has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, China and India. The company produced and markets the first commercially viable fly-by-wire airliner, the Airbus A320, and the world's largest airliner, the A380. Airbus Industrie began
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    Daimler AG

    Daimler AG

    Daimler AG (help·info) (German pronunciation: [ˈdaɪmlɐ aːˈɡeː]; formerly DaimlerChrysler) is a German multinational automotive corporation. Daimler AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. By unit sales, it is the thirteenth-largest car manufacturer and second-largest truck manufacturer in the world. In addition to automobiles, Daimler manufactures buses and provides financial services through its Daimler Financial Services arm. The company also owns major stakes in aerospace group EADS and Japanese truck maker Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation. Daimler produces cars and trucks under the brands of Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, Smart, Freightliner and many others. Daimler AG is a German manufacturer of automobiles, motor vehicles, and engines, which dates back more than a century. An Agreement of Mutual Interest was signed on May 1, 1924 between Benz & Cie (founded 1883) of Karl Benz and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (founded 1890) of Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Both companies continued to manufacture their separate automobile and internal combustion engine brands until, on June 28, 1926, when Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft AG formally
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    Intel Corporation

    Intel Corporation

    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Intel Corporation, founded on July 18, 1968, is a portmanteau of Integrated Electronics (the fact that "intel" is the term for intelligence information was also quite suitable). Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, Intel combines advanced chip design capability with a leading-edge manufacturing capability. Though Intel was originally known primarily to engineers and technologists, its "Intel Inside" advertising campaign of the 1990s made it and its Pentium processor household names. Intel was an early developer of SRAM and DRAM memory chips, and
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    RWD

    RWD

    RWD was a Polish aircraft construction bureau active between 1928 and 1939. It started as a team of three young designers, Stanisław Rogalski, Stanisław Wigura and Jerzy Drzewiecki, whose names formed the RWD acronym. They started work while studying at Warsaw University of Technology. In December 1925, with some other student constructors, they set up workshops at the Aviation Section of Mechanics Students' Club (Sekcja Lotnicza Koła Mechaników Studentów), where they manufactured their first designs. From 1926 they designed several aircraft alone (Drzewiecki JD-2 and WR-1), in 1928 they joined forces as one team, starting with RWD-1 sportsplane. Apart from building planes, J. Drzewiecki was a test pilot of their designs, while S. Wigura flew as a mechanic in competitions. In 1930 the team was moved to new workshops at Okęcie district in Warsaw, near the Okęcie aerodrome, today's Warsaw International Airport, founded by the LOPP paramilitary organization. On 11 September 1932, Stanisław Wigura died in an air crash in the RWD-6 during a storm, but the RWD name continued to be used for new designs (according to a popular story, the letter W now de facto stood for engineer Jerzy
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    San Francisco Examiner

    San Francisco Examiner

    The San Francisco Examiner is an independent free daily newspaper distributed in and around San Francisco, California, United States. Traditionally one of the city's leading newspapers, the Examiner has been published continuously since the late 19th century. The longtime "Monarch of the Dailies" and flagship of the Hearst Corporation chain, the Examiner converted to free distribution early in the 21st century and is now independently owned by the San Francisco Newspaper Company LLC. The Examiner was founded in 1863 as the Democratic Press, a pro-Confederacy, pro-slavery paper opposed to Abraham Lincoln, but after his assassination in 1865 the paper's offices were destroyed by a mob, and starting on June 12, 1865 it was called the Daily Examiner. In 1880, mining engineer and entrepreneur George Hearst bought the Examiner. Seven years later, after being elected to the U.S. Senate, he gave it to his son, William Randolph Hearst, who was then 23 years old. The elder Hearst "was said to have received the failing paper as partial payment of a poker debt." William Randolph Hearst hired S.S. (Sam) Chamberlain, who had started the first American newspaper in Paris, as managing editor and
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    Juniper Networks

    Juniper Networks

    Juniper Networks is an American manufacturer of networking equipment founded in 1996. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. The company designs and sells high-performance Internet Protocol network products and services. Juniper's main products include T-series, M-series, E-series, MX-series, and J-series families of routers, EX-series Ethernet switches and SRX-series security products. Junos, Juniper's own network operating system, runs on most Juniper products. In 1995 Pradeep Sindhu, a principal scientist at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, returned from vacation with the idea to start a company to supply high-performance routers to support the quickly emerging Internet. Sindhu started the company in February 1996 with $200,000 in seed money from powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the deal led by Vinod Khosla. He hired two other engineers, Bjorn Liencres from Sun Microsystems and Dennis Ferguson from MCI. For business expertise, Sindhu recruited Scott Kriens, co-founder of StrataCom. As a startup, Juniper received $6 Million in funding from AT&T and the Anschutz Corporation in 1997. It also received another $14 million from a variety
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    Agusta

    Agusta

    Agusta (now part of AgustaWestland) is an Italian helicopter manufacturer. It is based in Samarate, Northern Italy. It is a subsidiary of Finmeccanica. The company was founded by Count Giovanni Agusta in 1923, who flew his first airplane in 1907. The MV Agusta motorcycle manufacturer began as an offshoot of the Agusta aviation company at the end of the Second World War as a means to save the jobs of employees of the Agusta firm. From 1952 the company got involved in helicopter manufacturing, first building Bell helicopters under licence, but later Sikorsky, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas products as well. The company also had ambitions to design and build its own helicopters. The Agusta A.101 and the Agusta A.106 can be considered the best of its earlier attempts. Others included the AB.102, A.103, A.104, and A.115. It also produced a small line of aero engines such as the GA.70 and GA.140. Developed in the 1970s, the Agusta A109 has undoubtedly been the company's biggest success. The A109 is a commercial and military twin turbine helicopter, of which the latest variants are still in production, hundreds having already been sold. In 1983 the Agusta A129 Mangusta anti-tank helicopter
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    BAS Medical

    BAS Medical

    BAS Medical is a private, development-stage company founded in 2003 with a mission to develop and commercialize the peptide hormone, relaxin. The company has acquired worldwide rights to recombinant human relaxin, a naturally occurring hormone with several distinct biological activities, including select vasodilation and angiogenesis. Broad field-of-use patents protect the Company's intellectual property.  In addition to patents the Company has filed on its own, BAS Medical has acquired the entire relaxin-related patent estate from Genentech, Inc., Connetics Corporation, and the Howard Florey Institute.  This intellectual property estate contains over 140 relaxin composition-of-matter, process, formulation, and use patents. In addition to this intellectual property, the Company has acquired the entire relaxin drug master file, including extensive pre-clinical and clinical test results, open INDs, and a large quantity of clinical trial material manufactured according to cGMP. Leveraging these assets, the company is conducting clinical trials in the following indications:
    • Preeclampsia
    • Congestive Heart Failure
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    Beechcraft

    Beechcraft

    Beechcraft is an American manufacturer of general aviation and military aircraft, ranging from light single engine aircraft to business jets and light military transports. Previously a division of Raytheon, it has been a brand of Hawker Beechcraft since 2006. Beechcraft was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1932 by Walter H. Beech and his wife Olive Ann Mellor Beech. The company began operations in an idle Cessna factory. With designer Ted Wells, they developed the first aircraft under the Beechcraft name, the classic Model 17 Staggerwing, which first flew in November 1932. Over 750 Staggerwings were built, with 270 manufactured for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Beechcraft was not Beech's first company, as he had previously formed Travel Air in 1924 and the design numbers used at Beechcraft followed the sequence started at Travel Air, and were then continued at Curtiss-Wright, after Travel Air had been absorbed into the much larger company in 1929. Beech became President of the Curtiss-Wright's airplane division and VP of sales, but became dissatisfied with being so far removed from aircraft production and quit to form Beechcraft, using the original Travel Air
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    Lake Aircraft

    Lake Aircraft

    Lake Aircraft was a manufacturer of amphibious aircraft. Their factory was in Sanford, Maine, USA, and their sales offices were located at Laconia / Gilford, New Hampshire and Kissimmee, Florida. The assets of the company were sold in 2004 to an investor who incorporated as "Sun Lake Aircraft" in Vero Beach, Florida. The assets are now owned by Revo Inc, owned by Armand Rivard. The first plane produced was the Colonial Skimmer. It was derived from an original design produced by Dave Thurston in 1946 when he was with Grumman Aircraft. Grumman never produced the design, but Thurston formed Colonial Aircraft as a side business to continue development. Colonial's first amphibious aircraft, designated the "Colonial Aircraft C-1 Skimmer" and based on the original Grumman G-65 Tadpole design, first flew in 1948. Colonial grew to produce almost 50 of the C-1 and larger C-2 design before being sold in 1959. The new owner, M.L. (Al) Alson, renamed the company Lake Aircraft and enlarged the basic design again into the LA-4, a 180-horsepower, 4-seat aircraft, which was the basis for the entire line of aircraft that continues today. Lake aircraft produced in the 1960 - 1980 range are listed by
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    Miles Aircraft

    Miles Aircraft

    Miles was the name used to market the aircraft of British engineer Frederick George Miles, who with his wife (Blossom) and his brother, George Herbert Miles designed numerous light civil and military aircraft and a range of curious prototypes. The name "Miles" is associated with two distinct companies that Miles was involved in, and is also affiliated with several designs produced before there was a company trading under the Miles name. The original company was founded by Charles Powis and Jack Phillips as Philips and Powis Aircraft after meeting Fred Miles. The company was based on Woodley Aerodrome in Woodley, near the town of Reading and in the county of Berkshire. In 1936, Rolls-Royce bought into the company and although aircraft were produced under the Miles name, it was not until 1943 that the firm became Miles Aircraft Limited when Rolls-Royce's interests were bought out. The company needed to increase production of the Miles Messenger and in doing so they took over a former Linen Mill in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland for the production of components of the aircraft. A hangar at R.A.F. Long Kesh was used for assembly of the aircraft and flight testing was carried
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    Monotype Corporation

    Monotype Corporation

    Monotype Imaging Holdings (NASDAQ: TYPE) is a Delaware corporation based in Woburn, Massachusetts, and specializing in typesetting and typeface design (type foundry) as well as text and imaging solutions for use with consumer electronics devices. Monotype Imaging Holdings is the owner of Monotype Imaging Inc., Linotype, International Typeface Corporation, among others. Monotype Imaging Holdings and its predecessors and subsidiaries have been responsible for many developments in printing technology—in particular the Monotype machine, which was the first fully mechanical typesetter, and the Linotype machine—and the design and production of typefaces in the 19th and 20th centuries. Monotype Imaging’s subsidiaries are the owners of some of the most widely used typeface designs, including Helvetica, ITC Franklin Gothic, ITC Avant Garde, Optima, and Times New Roman. The Lanston Monotype Machine Company was founded by Tolbert Lanston in Washington, D.C., in 1887. Lanston had a patented mechanical method of punching out metal types from cold strips of metal which were set (hence typesetting) into a matrix for the printing press. In 1896 Lanston patented the first hot metal typesetting
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    Sonex Aircraft

    Sonex Aircraft

    Sonex Aircraft, LLC is an American aircraft kit manufacturer located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, producing kits for four all-metal homebuilt monoplanes. The company is led by John Monnett who has designed the Monnett Sonerai sport aircraft series, Monnett Monerai sailplane, Monnett Moni motorglider, and Monnett Monex racer. Monnett designs are displayed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum near Washington D.C. AeroConversions manufactures the AeroConversions AeroVee Engine. A custom aircraft implementation of the Volkswagen air cooled engine. The Hornet's Nest is the research and development arm of Sonex LLC. At AirVenture 2007, Sonex Aircraft announced a new project to work on new, innovative technologies in aviation. The E-flight projects includes using an electric motor, ethanol-based fuels, and other power plant alternatives. In December 2010, an all-electric Waiex was test flown from Wittman field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The aircraft was flown with a 54 kW (72 hp) brushless DC electric motor, managed by a newly-designed controller. Power is from a collection of 14.5 kW-hour lithium polymer batteries, giving the aircraft an endurance of one hour at
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    Symantec Corporation

    Symantec Corporation

    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is an American global computer security software corporation headquartered in Mountain View, California. It is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 stock market index. Founded in 1982 by Gary Hendrix with a National Science Foundation grant, Symantec was originally focused on artificial intelligence-related projects, including a database program. Hendrix hired several Stanford University natural language processing researchers as the company's first employees, among them Barry Greenstein (professional poker player and developer of the word processor component within Q&A). In 1984 it became clear that the advanced natural language and database system that Symantec had developed could not be ported from DEC minicomputers to the PC. This left Symantec without a product, but with expertise in natural language database query systems and technology. As a result, later in 1984 Symantec was acquired by another, smaller software startup company, C&E Software, founded by Denis Coleman and Gordon Eubanks and headed by Eubanks. C&E Software was in the process of developing an integrated file management and word processing program. The merged
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    Thinking Machines

    Thinking Machines

    Thinking Machines Corporation was a supercomputer manufacturer founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1982 by W. Daniel "Danny" Hillis and Sheryl Handler to turn Hillis's doctoral work at MIT on massively parallel computing architectures into a commercial product called the Connection Machine. The company moved in 1984 from Waltham to Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, close to the MIT AI Lab and Thinking Machines' competitor Kendall Square Research. Besides Kendall Square Research, Thinking Machines' competitors included MasPar, which made a computer similar to the CM-2, and Meiko, whose CS-2 was similar to the CM-5. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1994, with its hardware and parallel computing software divisions eventually acquired by Sun Microsystems. Thinking Machines produced a number of Connection Machine models (in chronological order): the CM-1, CM-2, CM-200, CM-5, and the CM-5E. The CM-1 and 2 came first in models with 64K (65,536) bit-serial processors (16 processors per chip) and later smaller configurations(16,384 (16K) and 4,096 (4K) processors). The Connection Machine was programmed in a variety of specialized languages, including *Lisp and CM Lisp (derived
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    Business.com

    Business.com

    Business.com is a business search engine and web directory and pay per click advertising network. It includes Work.com, a business-to-business community publishing platform where experts share advice on common business topics in the form of how-to guides. Business.com, Inc. was founded in 1999 by Jake Winebaum, previously chairman of the Walt Disney Internet Group; and Sky Dayton, founder of Earthlink, Boingo Wireless, and Helio, among others. Around that time, the Business.com domain name was purchased from Marc Ostrofsky by Winebaum's eCompanies Ventures for a then record $7.5 million. This represented a tidy profit over the $150,000 price tag of the domain in 1997, also a record in its own time. In addition to investment by eCompanies, early funding in the amount of $61 million was provided in 2000 by Pearson PLC, Reed Business Information, McGraw Hill, and others. In its initial form, Business.com aimed to be the Internet's leading search engine for small business and corporate information. As with much of the nascent and well-hyped Internet industry, Business.com struggled through the Dot-com bubble years. The company retooled beginning in 2002 after massive layoffs and a new
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    Construcciones Aeronáuticas

    Construcciones Aeronáuticas

    EADS CASA was a Spanish aircraft manufacturer, previously Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA). It became the Spanish branch of EADS in 1999, and was absorbed by Airbus Military in 2009. CASA has been a part of EADS, the European aerospace corporation, with Aérospatiale-Matra of France, Dornier GmbH and DASA of Germany since 1999. From then, the Spanish branch of EADS is called EADS-CASA. The current CEO and Chairman of EADS-CASA is Domingo Ureña-Raso. EADS-CASA currently employs around 7,500 workers. In July 2001 EADS-CASA Military Aircraft marked the beginning of the Eurofighter Typhoon Final Assembly Phase at Getafe. It is one of four assembly lines for the Eurofighter (the other three are at Warton in the United Kingdom, Manching in Germany and Turin in Italy). Production was expected to be up to seven Typhoon wings per month and 12 aircraft per year. EADS CASA is producing the right wing for the Eurofighter and assembling 87 aircraft for the Spanish Air Force. First delivery was realized together with the other partner air forces in the second half of 2002. EADS was formed in July, 2000 following the merger of Aerospatiale Matra of France, DaimlerChrysler from Germany and
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    EarthLink

    EarthLink

    EarthLink is an IT services, network and communications provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The company serves more than 150,000 businesses and 1 million U.S. consumers. As of 2012, EarthLink operates two distinct divisions: EarthLink Business Services and EarthLink Consumer Services. EarthLink Business Services include connectivity (MPLS, T-1, DS3, DSL, Ethernet, Wireless), IT services (Cloud Hosting, virtualization, Data and Voice CPE, IT Security, Managed Services, ASP Web Hosting), and wholesale services (fiber capacity and network services). The company owns and operates a U.S. network including 28,000 route miles of fiber, 90 metro fiber rings, and 4 data centers. The network covers over 90 percent of the country. EarthLink Business Services provides IT and IP services for more than 150,000 customers. EarthLink Consumer Services include Broadband (DSL, Freestanding DSL, Cable Internet, Satellite Internet), Voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) phone services, dial-up Internet, Web Hosting and ecommerce, and related services such as software. EarthLink provides Internet services to over 1 million homes. EarthLink was founded in March 1994 by Sky Dayton at age 23. He
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    Entrisphere

    Entrisphere

    Over the coming decade, telecommunications carriers will be asked to deliver a rich new array of voice, data, and video services to business and residential customers. To do so, carriers must transform their access networks.

    The best path forward is to simplify access infrastructure by migrating to a single network that can deliver any service to any customer at any time. Multi-service access platforms are the vehicle for this simplification. But in seeking the right solution, carriers have found that legacy equipment suppliers are limited by their need to integrate new capabilities into legacy products, while startup equipment suppliers lack the practical understanding of carrier business and operational challenges to properly support their customers' business goals.

    Entrisphere is the only access network equipment supplier that combines the technical brilliance required for real network service transformation with the decades of real-world carrier experience that ensure pragmatic application of new technology. At Entrisphere, we believe that new broadband networking products must solve business problems as well as technical ones, and our multi-service access solutions have been designed from the ground up to simplify access networks, to ease the migration to new services, and to maximize carrier deployment versatility and revenues throughout the process.

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    Iron Planet

    Iron Planet

    IronPlanet makes buying and selling used equipment simple, taking the guess work out of buying used equipment and eliminating the need to travel by presenting guaranteed inspection reports for every piece of equipment.  IronPlanet helps sellers achieve faster and more profitable equipment sales through low transaction costs and a global audience of buyers actively solicited by IronPlanet's sales and marketing team.  In addition, all transactions are managed from start-to-finish with the help of IronPlanet's Customer Care team.  Besides the Customer Care Agents and Sales Representative who work with you on a daily basis, you'll also benefit from the knowledge and experience of the Board of Directors, the executives and  strategic industry alliances. IronPlanet is setting the standard for the online buying and selling of used heavy equipment.  Their IronClad Assurance™ symbolizes their commitment to provide guaranteed inspection reports for all equipment and one-on-one customer service to ensure that what you see is what you get. The IronPlanet Marketplace features a variety of used heavy equipment from leading manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, Deere, Case, Hitachi, Ingersoll-Rand, Bobcat and Dynapac.  Featured equipment includes: dozers, excavators, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, compactors, graders, scrapers, off-highway trucks, skid steer loaders and more. With a variety of quality used equipment and our IronClad Assurance, IronPlanet customers can Buy with Confidence™.
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    Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina

    Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina

    The Fábrica Argentina de Aviones or FAdeA SA officially Fábrica Argentina de Aviones "Brigadier San Martín" S.A., is Argentina's main aircraft manufacturer. Founded on 10 October 1927 and located in Córdoba, for most of its existence it was known as Fábrica Militar de Aviones (hence the acronym FMA), until its privatisation in the 1990s. On 2010 the concession ended and is now wholly owned by the Argentine government. Formed on October 10, 1927 and on July 18, 1928 ends the construction and testing begins on the track the first domestically produced aircraft: the license built Avro 504 Gosport training aircraft equipped with a 100 hp (75 kW) Gnome engine. It had a speed of 140 km/h with a flying endurance of 2hours. The factory is known for producing the first jet fighter aircraft in Latin America: the Pulqui I (1947) and the Pulqui II (1950) under the direction of engineers Emile Dewoitine (French) and Kurt Tank (German) respectively. FMA was closed in 1995 and was privatized by the government of Carlos Menem and from 1995 until March 2009 it belonged concession to LMAASA (Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina SA, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation). Under the terms of the
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    Move.com

    Move.com

    Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) is a real estate web site, which operates the Move Network of real estate web site for consumers and real estate professionals. The Move Network of websites captures more than 15 million monthly visitors. The headquarters for Move, Inc. is in Campbell, CA. Move, Inc., maintains offices in Scottsdale, AZ, Westlake Village, CA and Vancouver, Canada. The Company is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol: MOVE. The company began by working with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to host and manage the listings of Realtors nationwide in the mid-1990s. At the time, the company operated as RealSelect, Inc. although the company became better known as Homestore. Much of the past criticisms of the company centered on the actions of the management team during the rise of the dot-com bubble. In particular, the founder and former CEO, Stuart Wolff, was convicted of insider trading and falsifying the company books. Wolff's conviction was overturned on appeal in 2008, but he eventually plea bargained for a sentence of 3-5 years. W. Michael Long, former CEO of Healtheon Corp. and chairman of WebMD Inc. after its merger with Healtheon took over
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    Murphy Aircraft

    Murphy Aircraft

    Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing Limited is a Canadian maker of civil utility aircraft kits. They have designed and produced a series of aircraft which allows builders to choose from a range of sizes - from two-seat sports planes to six-place bush transports. The company was started as the result of an hunting accident. Darryl Murphy was a mechanical engineering technologist who designed and built a rigid wing hang glider in 1978 as a school project at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In 1984 Murphy was in a non-aviation accident that left him hospitalized for four months. During his recovery time he decided to design a biplane to fit into the then-new Canadian ultralight category. The aircraft was a single-seat model and was intended as a one-off aircraft for his own use, with no production intentions. Murphy named it the Renegade. After taking the Renegade to a number of fly-ins and other aviation events, Murphy was encouraged by the positive response it received and by the number of people who asked him to build one for them. In 1985 Murphy quit his job and started Murphy Aviation (later renamed Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing),
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    RGB Networks

    RGB Networks

    RGB Networks is revolutionizing an industry.

    RGB is building the first family of video-intelligent processors — powerful video and bandwidth management products that harness the power of standards-based data networking technology to deliver advanced, revenue-generating services at exceptional returns on investment that will change forever the television viewing experience.

    Using the RGB solutions, multiple system operators (MSOs) and other video service providers can deploy cost-effective, truly switched video networks that easily scale to meet the demands of emerging high-density digital video and data environments — while significantly reducing operational costs.

    The future isn't coming — it's here. And it's brought to you by RGB Networks.

    The Challenge
    Competitive pressures, customer demands and technological advances are pushing MSOs and other video service providers to develop and deliver new value-added services to their subscribers. To effectively deliver these services, video service providers need to empower their current video delivery environment and bridge the gap between today's digital broadcast capabilities and emerging on-demand switched digital offerings.

    The first step in this process — the deployment of high-performance IP data networking systems that enhance the flexibility and reliability of video delivery solutions — is already underway. The next step, and the greater challenge, requires something entirely new: a family of solutions that complements this high-performance infrastructure by adding sophisticated, video-intelligent processing capabilities that support increasingly advanced services, delivered at a high return on investment, without requiring wholesale changes or forklift upgrades.

    RGB Networks: Cornerstone of the Future
    RGB Networks, founded by a team of seasoned veterans and proven innovators who have shaped the digital television industry, is building those solutions today.

    RGB's new family of video intelligent processors promise to revolutionize the delivery and distribution of high-quality video services while leveraging existing low-cost, high-performance Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switching infrastructures. With the RGB product family, video service providers will be able to route, process and distribute video streams at rates and densities that are an order of magnitude greater than today's video processing and distribution equipment — at dramatically lower costs.

    Video Intelligence Architecture (VIA)
    The key to RGB Networks' groundbreaking technology is its Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA™), an innovative design methodology that overcomes existing technological barriers to deliver the industry's highest-density solution that dramatically lowers the cost of delivering advanced services in today's digital video environments.

    Leveraging a core set of sophisticated video processing capabilities that work with Gigabit Ethernet networking and switching technologies, VIA delivers scalable, future-proofed solutions that easily adapt to the changing landscape, ensuring high-performance, cost-effective processing for digital video, high definition, on-demand, and all-digital applications — all from a single programmable platform.

    RGB Networks' VIA-enabled products allow MSOs and other video service providers to implement switched digital networks where viewers are free to watch whatever they want, when they want, creating new, revenue-generating personalized video services that will change the industry.
    RGB Media Network is a privately owned company dedicated to providing many of the services that are high in demand in this Information Technology age.  It is a web resourse and solutions provider.  The purpose at RGB Media Network is to provide many of the services that are high in demand. 

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    Saab Automobile AB

    Saab Automobile AB

    Saab /ˈsɑːb/ (or SAAB, an acronym for Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget), or Saab Automobile AB, is a Swedish car manufacturer. It was formed in 1945 out of Saab AB, "Svenska Aeroplan AB (aktiebolaget)" (English: Swedish Aeroplane Limited), a Swedish aerospace and defence company, when Saab AB started a project to design a small automobile. The Saab 92, Saab's first production model, was launched in 1949. The parent company merged with Scania-Vabis in 1968, and ten years later, in 1978, launched the Saab 900, Saab's best-selling model. In the mid 1980s, the new Saab 9000 was launched and in 1989, the Saab car division of Saab-Scania was restructured into an independent company, Saab Automobile AB; General Motors (GM), with an investment of US$600 million, owned 50%. GM exercised its option to acquire the remaining Saab shares in 2000, spending US$125 million to turn the company into a wholly owned subsidiary. GM sold it to the Dutch automobile manufacturer Spyker Cars N.V. (now Swedish Automobile) in 2010. After struggling to avoid insolvency throughout 2011, the company petitioned the Swedish court for bankruptcy following the failure of a Chinese consortium to complete a purchase of
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    Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia Capital

    Sequoia Capital is an American venture capital firm located in Menlo Park, California, United States Sequoia's diverse portfolio includes companies in energy, financial, health care, mobile and technology sectors. The firm is known for the success of companies it has funded, some of which include Airbnb, Apple, Aruba Networks, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, NVIDIA, Navigenics, Cotendo, Atari, Ameritox, Kayak, Meebo, Admob, Zappos, Green Dot and LinkedIn. With its broad range of highly successful investments, Sequoia estimates that 19% of the NASDAQ’s value is made up of firms that they have invested in. Sequoia was founded by Don Valentine in 1972 in Menlo Park, CA and today has offices worldwide to support its international portfolio of companies. Current partners at the US office include Don Valentine, Roelof Botha, Bill Coughran, Jim Goetz, Michael Goguen, Aaref Hilaly, Warren Hogarth, Timothy Lee, Douglas Leone, Alfred Lin, Greg McAdoo, Michael Moritz, Luis Robles, Bryan Schreier, Michael Abramson, Jake Anderson, Mickey Arabel, Scott Carter, Todd Cozzens, Michael Dixon, Pat Grady, Eric Marcotulli, Matthew Miller, and David
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    Stinson Aircraft Company

    Stinson Aircraft Company

    The Stinson Aircraft Company was an aircraft manufacturing company in the United States between the 1920s and the 1950s. The Stinson Aircraft Company was founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1920 by aviator Edward “Eddie” Stinson, brother to Katherine Stinson. After five years of business ventures, Stinson made Detroit, Michigan the focus for his future flying endeavors. Stinson found Detroit's business community receptive to his plans. A group of local businessmen — the Detroit Board of Commerce's Aviation Committee — supported Stinson's plans to establish the Stinson Aircraft Syndicate in 1925 at a site southwest of Detroit, where today's Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is located, and provided $25,000 to develop a new monoplane; the SM-1 Detroiter made its first flight on January 25, 1926, and became an overnight success that enabled Stinson to quickly assemble $150,000 in public capital to incorporate the Stinson Aircraft Corporation on May 4, 1926. Always an aviator at heart, Eddie Stinson was still flying as a stunt pilot, earning $100,000 a year for his efforts — a huge sum in those days. Stinson Aircraft Corporation sold 10 SM-1 Detroiters in 1926. Business was steadily
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    United States Navy

    United States Navy

    The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest navy in the world, with a battle fleet tonnage that is greater than that of the next 13 largest navies combined. The U.S. Navy also has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 11 in service, one under construction (two planned), and one in reserve. The service has 321,053 personnel on active duty and 106,188 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 286 ships in active service and more than 3,700 aircraft. The Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which was established during the American Revolutionary War and was essentially disbanded as a separate entity shortly thereafter. The United States Constitution provided the legal basis for a military force by giving Congress the power "to provide and maintain a navy". Depredations against U.S. shipping by Barbary Coast pirates in the Mediterranean Sea spurred Congress to employ this power by passing the Naval Act of 1794 ordering the construction and manning of six frigates. These ships were used to end most pirate activity off the Barbary Coast. In the 20th
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    Aero Engineers Australia

    Aero Engineers Australia

    Aeronautical Engineers Australia (AEA) is an Australian aeronautical engineering consultancy and aircraft technical service provider. It is the largest civil aircraft design organisation in the Asia Pacific region and is now headquartered in Brisbane. AEA was established by Graham Swannell in Perth in 1978 in order fill the gap in airworthiness people authorised to approve the design of modifications and repairs in Western Australia. Originally starting with a few desks in a part-owned hangar at Jandakot Airport, the practice grew and moved to its current location at 1 Eagle Drive in 1990. In 1995, the company established its second office at Parafield Airport in Adelaide to widen its client base and better serve existing customers in the Adelaide region. In 2000, AEA joined with HSJ aviation and founded its third office at Sydney's Bankstown Airport. The company has since gone on to establish offices at Brisbane and Melbourne. In 2003, a Cessna 404 crashed at Jandakot Airport. On investigation, the ATSB found a replacement bush used in one of the engine fuel pumps and approved by AEA had seized, causing the engine to fail on takeoff. Although the Cessna 404 is designed to climb on
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    British Aerospace

    British Aerospace

    British Aerospace plc (BAe) was a UK aircraft, munitions and defence-systems manufacturer. Its head office was in the Warwick House in the Farnborough Aerospace Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire. In 1999 it purchased Marconi Electronic Systems, the defence electronics and naval shipbuilding subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, to form BAE Systems. The company was formed in the United Kingdom as a statutory corporation on 29 April 1977 as a result of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. This called for the nationalisation and merger of the British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation. In 1979 BAe officially joined Airbus, the UK having previously withdrawn support for the consortium in April 1969. In accordance with the provisions of the British Aerospace Act 1980 the statutory corporation was changed to a Public limited company (plc), British Aerospace Public Limited Company, on 1 January 1981. On 4 February 1981 the government sold 51.57% of its shares. The British government sold its remaining shares in 1985, maintaining a £1 Golden Share which allows it veto foreign control of the board or company. On
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    EADS Socata

    EADS Socata

    SOCATA (also DAHER-SOCATA, formerly EADS Socata) is a producer of general aviation aircraft propelled by piston engines and turboprops, including business planes, small personal or training aircraft, as well as the production of aircraft structures for other manufacturers such as Airbus, Dassault, Embraer, Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin. The company headquarter is currently located in Tarbes, France. The history of Socata goes back to 1911 when the aircraft manufacturer Morane-Saulnier was founded. In 1966, Morane-Saulnier changed its name to SOCATA (which is an abbreviation for Societe de Construction d'Avions de Tourisme et d'Affaires, French for "Company for the construction of aircraft for tourism and business") when the company was bought by Sud Aviation to produce small aircraft. In 2000 Socata became a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS. On 27 June 2008, EADS announced its intention to sell a controlling interest in EADS Socata to DAHER. On 3 November 2008, EADS and DAHER announced that they had reached an agreement for DAHER to acquire a 70% of Socata. On 7 January 2009, DAHER confirmed its acquisition of a majority 70% stake in SOCATA. Daher-Socata recently drew up plans to
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    Fortify Software

    Fortify Software

    Fortify Software or later Fortify was a California-based software security vendor, founded in 2003 and acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2010. It now functions as a part of HP Enterprise Security Products, providing products and services to identify, fix and protect from security vulnerabilities in software applications. The group now refers to itself as "HP Fortify". Fortify's technical advisory board included Avi Rubin, Bill Joy, David A. Wagner, Fred Schneider, Gary McGraw, Greg Morrisett, Li Gong, Marcus Ranum, Matt Bishop, William Pugh and John Viega. HP Fortify includes a security research group which maintains the Java Open Review project and the Vulncat taxonomy of security vulnerabilities. Members of the group authored for the book Secure Coding with Static Analysis and for published research, including JavaScript Hijacking, Attacking the build: Cross build Injection, Watch what you write: Preventing Cross-site scripting by observing program output and Dynamic taint propagation: Finding vulnerabilities without attacking. The HP Fortify offerings include Static Application Security Testing and Dynamic Application Security Testing products, as well as products and services to
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    Hellenic Aerospace Industry

    Hellenic Aerospace Industry

    Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI, Greek: Ελληνική Αεροπορική Βιομηχανία or ΕΑΒ) is the leading aerospace company of Greece. The company has undertaken over the years a great deal of subcontracting work with major International Aerospace companies (including Boeing, Airbus, Alenia, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, EADS and many others) and has accomplished many original developments in military electronics, telecommunications equipment, night vision equipment, wind generators and composite material technology. Original designs include a number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (the Pegasus model), first flown in 1982 and currently in service with the Hellenic Air Force. HAI is located 65 kilometers north-west of Athens, with facilities covering an area of 200,000 sq.m. Its industrial capability is organized by production centers geared to deliver high technology services and products in a wide range of activities, that include: HAI's Quality System is certified by BVQI, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9001:1994 and TickIT Guide and EN/AS 9100. The company applies Total Quality Management and Six Sigma (6σ) methodology. In addition, HAI has been inspected, verified and accepted by nearly every major
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    Pagani

    Pagani

    Pagani Automobili S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of sports cars and carbon fibre. The company was founded in 1992 by Argentinian Horacio Pagani, and is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, near Modena, Italy. Horacio Pagani, who formerly managed Lamborghini's composites, founded Pagani Composite Research in 1988. This new company worked with Lamborghini on numerous projects, including the restyling of the 25th Anniversary Countach, the Lamborghini LM002, the P140 design concept, and the Diablo. In the late 1980s, Pagani began designing his own car, then referred to as the "C8 Project". Pagani planned to rename the C8 the "Fangio F1" to honour five-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio. In 1991 Pagani established Modena Design to meet the increasing demand for his design, engineering, and prototyping services. In 1992, he began construction of a Fangio F1 prototype, and by 1993, the car was being tested at the Dallara wind tunnel with positive results. In 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V12 engines. The final car was named the Zonda C12; the Fangio F1 name was dropped out of respect for Fangio, who died in 1995. It was first presented at the 1999 Geneva Motor
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    Scottish Aviation

    Scottish Aviation

    Scottish Aviation Limited was a Scottish aircraft manufacturer, based at Prestwick in South Ayrshire. Originally a flying school operator the company took on maintenance work in 1938. During the Second World War, Scottish Aviation was involved in aircraft fitting for the war effort. This included maintenance and conversion of the Consolidated Liberator bomber. The factory building of Scottish Aviation, which still exists today, was formerly the Palace of Engineering at the 1938 Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. The building was dismantled from its Glasgow site and reconstructed. Post war it built robust military STOL utility aircraft such as the Pioneer and larger Twin Pioneer. Much later the company built some Jetstream turboprop transport and navigational training aircraft following the collapse of the Handley Page Aircraft Company (which designed the type). It built Bulldog trainers after the demise of their original manufacturer, Beagle Aircraft Limited. Scottish Aviation merged with the British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, and Hawker Siddeley Dynamics to form British Aerospace in 1977. Much of the former Scottish Aviation assets now belong to
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    Tivoli Systems, Inc.

    Tivoli Systems, Inc.

    Tivoli Software is the systems management brand of the IBM Software Group. IBM purchased Austin, Texas-based Tivoli Systems, Inc. in 1996 and allowed it to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary for a few years before forming the Software Group. In addition to Tivoli this IBM division includes WebSphere, DB2, Lotus Software and Rational Software. In August, 2006, IBM acquired MRO Software, intending to add them to the Tivoli division. Tivoli's early mottos included "Making Client/Server Work" and "The Power To Manage. Anything. Anywhere.ᅡᆴ" The current slogan is "Intelligent management software for the on demand world. " Their product lines cover security, storage, monitoring and configuration. Some of Tivoli's best-known products are Tivoli Enterprise Console, Tivoli Monitoring, Tivoli NetView, Tivoli Framework, Tivoli Storage Manager (formerly IBM's Adstar Distributed Storage Manager), Tivoli Identity Manager, Tivoli Federated Identity Manager, and Tivoli Access Manager. Tivoli is typically divided into several pillars including: Storage, Security, Performance Automation, Business Automation, and Micromuse. Each pillar includes software specifically designed to improve IT
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    Université de Montréal

    Université de Montréal

    The Université de Montréal (English translation: University of Montréal) (UdeM) is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The francophone institution comprises thirteen faculties, more than sixty departments and two affiliated schools: the École Polytechnique (School of Engineering) and HEC Montréal (School of Business). It offers more than 650 undergraduate programmes and graduate programmes, including 71 doctoral programmes. The university has Quebec's largest sponsored research income and the third largest in Canada, allocating close to $524.1 million to research conducted in more than 150 research centres as of 2011. It is also part of the U15 universities. More than 55,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, making it the second largest university in Canada in terms of student enrolment. As an institution, the university was first founded when the Université Laval in Quebec City founded a new branch in Montréal in 1878, which became known as the Université de Laval à Montréal. This initially went against the wishes of Montréal's prelate, who advocated an independent university in his city. Certain parts of the institution's
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    Westland Aircraft

    Westland Aircraft

    Westland Aircraft was a British aircraft manufacturer located in Yeovil in Somerset. Formed as a separate company by separation from Petters Ltd just before the start of the Second World War, Westland had been building aircraft since 1915. During the war the company produced a number of generally unsuccessful designs, but their Lysander would serve as an important liaison aircraft with the Royal Air Force. After the war the company focussed on helicopters, and was merged with several other British firms to create Westland Helicopters in 1961. In 1915 the Westland Aircraft Works was founded as a division of Petters Limited in response to government orders for the construction under licence of initially 12 Short Type 184 seaplanes, followed by 20 Short Type 166 aircraft. Orders for other aircraft followed during the First World War, including the Sopwith 1½ Strutter, the de Havilland designed Airco DH.4, Airco DH.9 and Airco DH.9A and the Vickers Vimy. The name "Westland" was chosen by Mrs Petter as new land purchased as part of an expansion in 1913 at West Hendford which had been earmarked for a new foundry, but ended up becoming the centre for aircraft production. As a result of
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    Blue Nile Inc.

    Blue Nile Inc.

    Blue Nile Inc. is an online specialty retailer of fine jewelry. Blue Nile was founded in 1999 and today is the largest online retailer of diamonds. Blue Nile is based in Seattle, Washington and competes with traditional jewelry stores such as Tiffany & Co., and online retailer stores such as James Allen and Angel City Jewelers. The key feature of being able to search through thousands of diamonds by carat weight, cut, clarity, color and other characteristics, is what attracts many customers to the website. The company that became Blue Nile began in 1995 when Doug Williams of Williams & Son Inc. of Seattle started a website to sell diamonds online. Mark C. Vadon, then a management consultant at Bain & Company, purchased a diamond engagement ring from the site in 1998. In 1999, Vadon raised $6 million to purchase 85% of the company and improve the website. The company’s name was changed to Blue Nile in November 1999. During the next year, the company raised an additional $44 million. Investors included Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Blue Nile raised $76 million in its IPO on May 18, 2004. Merrill Lynch & Co., Bear Stearns Cos. and Thomas Weisel Partners
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    Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

    Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

    The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) was an Australian aircraft manufacturer. The CAC was established in 1936, to provide Australia with the capability to produce military aircraft and engines. In 1935 the Chief General Manager of Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP), Essington Lewis, visited Europe and formed the view that war was probable. On his return to Australia, concerned at the lack of manufacturing capabilities there and at the possibility of aircraft not being available from 'traditional' (i.e. British) sources during wartime, he commenced a lobbying campaign to convince the Australian Government to establish a modern aircraft industry. The government required little persuasion and encouraged negotiations between a number of Australian companies. The outcome of these negotiations, begun in August 1935, was the formation of CAC the following year. Initially the companies involved were BHP, General Motors-Holden Ltd., and Broken Hill Associated Smelter Pty. Ltd. These were joined by Imperial Chemical Industries of Australia and New Zealand Ltd., the Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd. and the Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia Ltd. at the time of CAC's formation (the
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    Gulfstream Aerospace

    Gulfstream Aerospace

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Gulfstream designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft since 1958. Gulfstream's fleet consists of the following models: G150, G280, G350, G450, G500, G550, and G650. The company that evolved into Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. started in the late 1950s when Grumman Aircraft Engineering Co., known for military aircraft production, developed a marketable business aircraft at its facilities in Bethpage, N.Y. Dubbed the Grumman Gulfstream I (GI). The GI could seat 12 passengers, had a maximum speed of 350 mph (563 kmph) at 25,000 feet (7,620 m) and a range of 2,200 miles (3,541 km). The new aircraft, the first of its kind designed specifically for business travel, was a success, prompting Grumman to develop the jet-powered Grumman Gulfstream II or GII. At the start of the GII program, Grumman officials separated the company’s civil and military aircraft production to improve efficiency. In 1966, they relocated the civilian component to Savannah, Georgia where they found a supply of skilled labor, an airfield adjacent to the
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    New England Patriots

    New England Patriots

    The New England Patriots, commonly called the "Pats," are a professional football team based in the Greater Boston area, playing their home games in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium. The team is part of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team changed its name from the original Boston Patriots after relocating to Foxborough in 1971, although Foxborough is a suburb of Boston, 22 miles (35 km) away. An original member of the American Football League (AFL), the Patriots joined the NFL in the 1970 merger of those leagues. The team advanced to the playoffs four times before appearing in Super Bowl XX in January 1986, losing to the Chicago Bears. The team also appeared in Super Bowl XXXI in January 1997, losing to the Green Bay Packers. In the 2000s, the Patriots became one of the most successful teams in NFL history. They are third in appearances in a Super Bowl with seven (the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys each have 8), and have the most appearances in the last 25 years. Between 2001–2010, the Patriots set a record for most wins in a decade (126, different from conventionally bounded
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    Heinkel

    Heinkel

    Heinkel Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturing company founded by and named after Ernst Heinkel. It is noted for producing bomber aircraft for the Luftwaffe in World War II and for important contributions to high-speed flight. Heinkel was established at Warnemünde in 1922, after the restrictions on German aviation imposed by the Treaty of Versailles were relaxed. The company's first great success was the design of the Heinkel He 70 Blitz high-speed mail plane and airliner for Deutsche Luft Hansa in 1932, which broke a number of air speed records for its class. It was followed by the two-engine Heinkel He 111 Doppel-Blitz, which became a mainstay of the Luftwaffe during World War II as a bomber. Heinkel's most important designers at this point were the twin Günter brothers, Siegfried and Walter, and Heinrich Hertel. The firm's headquarters was in Rostock later known as Heinkel-Nord (Heinkel-North), with an additional Heinkel-Süd facility in Schwechat, Austria, after the Anschluss in 1938. The Heinkel company is most closely associated with aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. This began with the adaptation of the He 70 and, in particular, the He 111, to be
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    Iceland

    Iceland

    Iceland /ˈaɪslənd/ (Icelandic: Ísland, IPA: [ˈislant]) is a Nordic European island country situated at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The country has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km (40,000 sq mi), which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with the surrounding areas in the southwestern region of the country being home to two-thirds of the country's population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists mainly of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. According to Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in AD 874 when the chieftain Ingólfur Arnarson became the first permanent Norse settler on the island. Others had visited the island earlier and stayed over winter. Over the following centuries, Norsemen settled Iceland, bringing with them thralls (slaves) of Gaelic origin. From 1262 to 1918,
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    NetXen

    NetXen

    NetXen, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of high-performance networking and protocol processing solutions. The company stands at the forefront of a major shift in technology in the enterprise datacenter. Blade servers, server consolidation, and the convergence of network fabrics at 10 Gigabit speeds are driving an exponential increase in both data volumes and complexity. Against this backdrop of escalating network processing demands, IT managers must also address the challenge of system power consumption and cooling, and integrating more flexibility into their datacenters. NetXen has a unique solution to address these needs. In March 2006, we introduced the Intelligent NIC™, the industry's first programmable, multi-protocol networking solution designed for volume 10GbE markets. The Intelligent NIC silicon and board-level products are ideally suited for enterprises seeking cost-effective, high-performance solutions that alleviate critical IT infrastructure problems while scaling datacenter performance. The patented NetXen chip architecture delivers advanced capabilities for the next generation of server networking, substantially improving datacenter performance and agility. NetXen was founded by Govind Kizhepat, a chip-design veteran and entrepreneur with a long list of notable accomplishments to his credit. At NetXen Govind has brought together a top-notch team of industry veterans drawn from Broadcom, Conexant, Cisco, HP, IBM, Intel and Sun. Our team is further strengthened with the financial backing of some of world's premier high technology venture capital firms: Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital and Integral Capital Partners.
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    Red Hat Software

    Red Hat Software

    Corporate Fact Sheet for Red Hat Profile: Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices worldwide. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high-quality, low-cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system platforms along with middleware, applications, and management solutions, as well as support, training, and consulting services to customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with a focus on security and ease of management. Red Hat's mission: To be the defining technology company of the 21st century. Founded: 1993 Number of Employees: Approximately 2000 worldwide Ownership: Publicly held (NYSE:RHT) as of August, 1999 Website: www.redhat.com Headquarters: Varsity Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 754-3700 Over 50 offices worldwide including locations in: Australia
    Brazil
    Canada
    China
    France
    Germany
    Hong Kong
    India
    Ireland Italy
    Japan
    Korea
    Malaysia
    Singapore
    Spain
    Sweden
    United Kingdom
    United States Management: Matthew J. Szulik
    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Charlie Peters
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Alex Pinchev
    Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales Paul Cormier
    Executive Vice President, Engineering Joanne Rohde
    Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations Michael Cunningham
    General Counsel Timothy Yeaton
    Senior Vice President, Marketing DeLisa Alexander
    Vice President, Human Capital Solutions: Red Hat offers a comprehensive line of software subscriptions, services, and support, making it the leading resource for open source solutions. Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    The foundation for open source computing in the enterprise. Offered in products that span the desktop to the data center.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for high-end and mission-critical systems
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES for small/mid-range servers
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS for technical/design workstation clients
    • Red Hat Desktop for secure, managed clients
    Red Hat Network
    The complete systems management platform for Linux. Currently featuring three modules:
    • Update
    • Management
    • Provisioning
    Red Hat infrastructure solutions
    Extend the benefits of open source beyond the operating system:
    • Red Hat Global File System
    • Red Hat Cluster Suite
    • Red Hat Developer Suite
    JBoss solutions
    The global leader in open source middleware software:
    • JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite
    • JBoss Application Server
    • Hibernate
    • JBoss Subscription
    Key customers: Red Hat customers include enterprise organizations, academic and research institutions, and local, state and federal governments. Among our enterprise customers: Amazon.com, AOL, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston, DreamWorks, Lithonia Lighting, VeriSign, Charles Schwab, Lehman Brothers, UBS Warburg, Morgan Stanley, and Goodyear. Key partners: IBM, Dell, HP, Oracle, Sun, Fujitsu, Intel, NEC, Hitachi, BEA Key Awards:
    • CIO Insight Magazine's Most Valued Vendor, 2006
    • CIO Insight Magazine's Most Valued Vendor, 2005
    • June 2002, CNET survey - more than 2,200 IT professionals were asked which companies would be most relevant to their business in the next five years. They ranked Red Hat #2. Ahead of IBM, Sun, Dell, Cisco, HP, Oracle, Apple.
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    Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory

    Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory

    Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, the primary lab of the Shockley Transistor Company, was the first company to work on silicon semiconductor devices in what came to be known as Silicon Valley. It was purchased by Clevite in 1960, and officially closed shortly after being sold to ITT in 1968. Engineers leaving the company stayed in the area; engineers leaving these companies did the same, and soon an entire industry built up in the San Francisco Bay Area. William Shockley had studied his undergraduate degree at Caltech and moved east to complete his PhD at MIT. He graduated in 1936 and immediately started work at Bell Labs. Through the 1930s and 40s he worked on electron devices, and increasingly with semiconductor materials. This led to the 1947 creation of the first transistor, in partnership with John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and others. Through the early 1950s a series of events led to Shockley becoming increasingly upset with Bell's management, and especially what he saw as a slighting when Bell promoted Bardeen and Brattain's names ahead of his own on the transistor's patent. However, others that worked with him suggested the reason for these issues was Shockley's abrasive
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    United States of America

    United States of America

    The United States of America (commonly called the United States, the U.S., the USA, America, and the States) is a federal constitutional republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to the east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories in the Pacific and Caribbean. At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km) and with over 314 million people, the United States is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, and the third-largest by both land area and population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. Paleoindians migrated from Asia to what is now the United States mainland around 15,000 years ago. The Native American population descendent from
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    Kiva.org

    Kiva.org

    Kiva Microfunds (commonly known by its domain name, Kiva.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the internet to people in developing countries through Kiva's 142 partner microfinance institutions, which Kiva calls field partners. Kiva includes personal stories of each person who needs a loan because they want their lenders to connect with their entrepreneurs on a human level. Kiva itself does not collect any interest on the loans it facilitates. It is purely supported by grants, loans, and donations from its users, corporations, and national institutions. Kiva is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Kiva allows microfinance institutions around the world, called "Field Partners", to post profiles of qualified local entrepreneurs on its website, Kiva.org. Lenders browse and choose an entrepreneur they wish to fund. The lenders transfer their funds to Kiva through PayPal, which waives its transaction fee in these cases. It is possible to pay by credit card through PayPal's website, even without a PayPal account, but a PayPal account is needed to withdraw funds. After receiving a user's money, Kiva aggregates loan capital from individual
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    Sequent Computer Systems

    Sequent Computer Systems

    Sequent Computer Systems, or Sequent, was a computer company that designed and manufactured multiprocessing computer systems. They were among the pioneers in high-performance symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) open systems, innovating in both hardware (e.g. cache management and interrupt handling) and software (e.g. read-copy-update). Through a partnership with Oracle Corporation, Sequent became a dominant high-end UNIX platform in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Later they introduced a next-generation high-end platform for UNIX and Windows NT based on a non-uniform memory access architecture, NUMA-Q. As hardware prices fell in the late 1990s, and Intel shifted their server focus to the Itanium processor family, Sequent joined the Project Monterey effort in October 1998. which aimed to move a standard Unix to several new platforms. In July 1999 Sequent agreed to be acquired by IBM. At the time, Sequent's CEO said its technology would "find its way through IBM's entire product field" and IBM announced it would "both sell Sequent machines, and fold Sequent's technology...into its own servers", but by May 2002 a decline in sales of the models acquired from Sequent, among other reasons,
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    Benchmark Capital

    Benchmark Capital

    Benchmark Capital is a venture capital firm, responsible for the early stage funding of some very successful startups. In 1997, the firm invested $6.7 million in eBay, which made it worth more than $5 billion by the spring of 1999. Other high-profile investments have included or currently include Instagram, Zillow, Zipcar, Yelp, Demandforce, and Proofpoint as well as Ariba, Juniper Networks, Red Hat, and Twitter. Benchmark Capital is noted for creating the first equal ownership and compensation structure for its partners. The firm's general partners include Matt Cohler, Bruce Dunlevie, Peter Fenton, Bill Gurley, Kevin Harvey, and Mitch Lasky. From December 2010 to June 2012, five companies in which Benchmark Capital invested went public and nine were acquired for a total market value of more than $8 billion. The Menlo Park, California-based firm announced in May 2012 it would be expanding by opening an office with more than 10,000 square feet in San Francisco’s emerging tech corridor, the Mid-Market neighborhood. Benchmark has invested in more than 150 startups since its inception in 1995, including Infinera, MySQL, Minted, OpenTable, Second Life, Tellme Networks, Yelp, Inc., CTERA
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    4 votes
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    August Capital

    August Capital

    August Capital was founded in August of 1995 by David Marquardt and John Johnston, both formerly of Technology Venture Investors (TVI). The firm currently has over $1.3 billion under management and focuses on investing in early stage technology companies. Early stage investments of the firm's partners include Microsoft, Adaptec, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Seagate, Intuit, Sybase, Visio, Actel and ViewLogic. In addition, members of the August team have been founders of numerous companies including Wired Digital, MMC Networks, Cobalt Networks and Transmeta. Together, the partners bring over 60 years of investment experience and their investments have created in excess of $400 billion dollars in equity value. August takes a relatively unique approach, even within the early-stage venture community, by focusing on long-term deep technology bets driven by visionary entrepreneurs. Every venture capital firm makes tradeoffs when it establishes its investing priorities. Our priorities include Great entrepreneurs
    Although recruiting a good management team is often a prerequisite for long-term success, the firm's approach is to first and foremost work with visionary, passionate entrepreneurs who can drive the company and its products. Deep Technology
    Identifying the right product and market are essential components of any business plan. However, August specifically looks for companies that have deep technology and a sustainable advantage. We do not use consultants for our due diligence and attempt to understand our companies' products and technologies thoroughly. Long-Term, Large Bets
    Great companies are not created overnight, and much of the early years are spent sowing the right seeds in culture, strategy, and technology. The majority of the wealth created by our partners' investments is created after the companies go public. Due to the early-stage, hands-on focus, the partners make relatively few investments, and serve on an average of five boards each.
    6.00
    1 votes
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    Boston Consulting Group

    Boston Consulting Group

    The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm with 77 offices in 42 countries. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious management consulting firms in the world. It is one of only three companies to appear in the top 15 of Fortune's "Best Companies to Work For" report for seven consecutive years. In the 2011 and 2012 lists, BCG is listed as the second best company to work for, and is the only top-tier consulting firm to appear in the top 100. BCG is also the only firm to have been listed every year in Consulting Magazine's "Best Firms to Work For" list, since the magazine's inception in 2001. The company was formed by Bruce D. Henderson, a Vanderbilt University and Harvard Business School alumnus. After many years in the purchasing department of Westinghouse in Pittsburgh (where pricing behavior gave him the idea of the experience curve), he joined Arthur D. Little in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was then recruited by The Boston Company, where he founded a one-man, one-telephone consulting unit he named Boston Consulting Group. In 1975, Henderson arranged an employee stock ownership plan, and employees took the company independent from The Boston
    6.00
    1 votes
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    General Magic

    General Magic

    General Magic was a company co-founded by Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld and Marc Porat that developed a new kind of handheld communications device they called a "personal intelligent communicator", which was a PDA precursor that stressed communications. The original project started in 1990 within Apple Computer, when Porat convinced Apple's CEO at the time John Sculley that the next generation of computing would require a partnership of computer, communications and consumer electronics companies to cooperate. Known as the Paradigm project, the project ran for some time within Apple, but management remained generally uninterested and the team struggled for resources. Eventually they approached Sculley with the idea of spinning off the group as a separate company, which occurred in May 1990. The company started to generate some buzz during that year, and by 1992 some of the world's largest electronics corporations, including Sony, Motorola, Matsushita, Philips and AT&T were partners and investors in General Magic. Apple also decided to re-enter the market with a project that eventually developed into the Apple Newton, and they decided to sue General Magic. The lawsuit did not produce
    6.00
    1 votes
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    Netscape

    Netscape

    Netscape Communications (formerly known as Netscape Communications Corporation and commonly known as Netscape) is a US computer services company, best known for Netscape Navigator, its web browser. When it was an independent company, its headquarters were in Mountain View, California. Netscape's web browser was once dominant in terms of usage share, but lost most of that share to Internet Explorer during the first browser war. The usage share of Netscape had fallen from over 90-percent in the mid 1990s to less than one-percent by the end of 2006. Netscape is credited with developing the Secure Sockets Layer Protocol (SSL) for securing online communication, which is still widely used, as well as JavaScript, the most widely used language for client-side scripting of web pages. Netscape stock traded from 1995 until 1999 when it was acquired by AOL in a pooling-of-interests transaction ultimately worth US$10 billion. Shortly before its acquisition by AOL, Netscape released the source code for its browser and created the Mozilla Organization to coordinate future development of its product. The Mozilla Organization rewrote the entire browser's source code based on the Gecko rendering
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    1 votes
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    Pinarello

    Pinarello

    Cicli Pinarello S.p.A. (1952–present) is an Italian bicycle manufacturer in Treviso, Italy. It supplies mostly handmade bicycles for road racing, track racing and cyclo-cross. The Pinarello Montello SLX model frame was one of the most responsive of the mid to late 1980s as shown by wins in events such as the 1984 Olympic Road Race, Vuelta a España (English: Tour of Spain), the Giro d'Italia and stages of the Tour de France. The Montello had a brake cable through the top tube, chrome sloping front forks and a chrome rear triangle. The Montello SLX was in red, blue and Spumoni. Pinarellos from the mid-1980s have had their paint and decals restored by collectors as factory-applied decals flaked. The Montello was fabricated from Columbus SLX butted tubing with rifling down the inside center. The bottom bracket was investment cast with the Pinarello logo and the drop-outs were by Campagnolo. Braze-ons for down-tube shifters, front derailleur and two water bottles were provided. The GPT logo (for Giovanni Pinarello, Treviso) appeared in many locations. The Pinarello Treviso was the second-in-line model under the Montello SLX in the mid-to-late '80's. Built with Columbus SL tubing, it
    6.00
    1 votes
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    SNCF

    SNCF

    The SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français; "French National Railway Corporation") is France's national state-owned railway company. The SNCF operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure owned by Réseau Ferré de France (RFF). The SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries across the globe. The railway network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily. The chairman of the SNCF is Guillaume Pépy. The company's headquarters is in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, in the Rue du Commandant Mouchotte. As of 2010 the SNCF was ranked 22 in France and 214 globally on the Fortune Global 500 list. The SNCF operates almost all of France's railway system, including the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, meaning "High-Speed Train"), In the 1970s, the SNCF began the TGV high-speed train programme with the intention of creating the world's fastest railway
    6.00
    1 votes
    210
    United States Army

    United States Army

    The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services. The modern army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775, before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War. The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 after the end of the Revolutionary War to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The army considers itself to be descended from the Continental Army and thus dates its inception from the origins of that force. The primary mission of the army is "to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders." The army is a military service within the Department of the Army, one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense. The army is headed by the Secretary of the Army, and the top military officer in the department is the Chief of
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    1 votes
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    William Beardmore and Company

    William Beardmore and Company

    William Beardmore and Company was a Scottish engineering and shipbuilding conglomerate based in Glasgow and the surrounding Clydeside area. It was active from 1886 to the mid-1930s and at its peak employed about 40,000 people. It was founded and owned by William Beardmore, later Lord Invernairn, after whom the Beardmore Glacier was named. The Parkhead Forge, in the east end of Glasgow, would become the core of the company. It was established by Reoch Brothers & Co in 1837 and was later acquired by Robert Napier in 1841 to make forgings and iron plates for his new shipyard in Govan. Napier was given the contract to build HMS Black Prince, the sister ship to the Royal Navy's first true ironclad ship, HMS Warrior. Parkead was contracted to make the armour for her, but failed, so the manager, William Rigby called in William Beardmore Snr, who at the time was superintendent of the General Steam Navigation Company in Deptford, to help. Beardmore became a partner in the business and, moving to Glasgow was joined by his brother Isaac and son, William Jr. On the premature death of William Snr, Isaac retired and William Jnr became sole partner. He founded William Beardmore & Co in 1886. By
    6.00
    1 votes
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    Advanced Micro Devices

    Advanced Micro Devices

    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) or AMD is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets. Its main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers, and embedded systems applications. AMD is the second-largest global supplier of microprocessors based on the x86 architecture and also one of the largest suppliers of graphics processing units. It also owns 8.6% of Spansion, a supplier of non-volatile flash memory. AMD is the only significant rival to Intel in the central processor (CPU) market for (x86 based) personal computers. Together they held 99.1 percent (Intel 80.3%, AMD 18.8%) of the CPUs sold for quarter three of 2011. Since acquiring ATI in 2006, AMD and its competitor Nvidia have dominated the discrete graphics processor unit (GPU) market, together making up virtually 100% of the market. Advanced Micro Devices was founded on May 1, 1969, by a group of former executives from Fairchild Semiconductor, including Jerry Sanders III, Ed Turney,
    4.33
    3 votes
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    Newport Media

    Newport Media

    Overview

    Newport Media supplies complete receiver solutions for the rapidly growing digital broadcast media marketplace.

    Newport Media is a fabless semiconductor company that develops and sells highly integrated solutions for emerging digital audio and mobile TV broadcasts standards. Market research firm In-Stat forecasts that the market for TV enabled cellular phones will grow to over 80 million units annually by 2010. To optimally address this and other significant market opportunities, Newport Media has assembled a management and development team with comprehensive system semiconductor experience in wireless handset and digital set-top box industries. Newport Media’s development team leverages its collective experience in these converging industries to develop broadcast multi-media architectures and IC implementations with unprecedented performance, power consumption, size and cost. Newport Media is a member of all major mobile TV industry forums and is an active participant in the international standardization process.

    Founded in January 2005 and located in the heart of Southern California's telecommunications and semiconductor community in Orange County, Newport Media’s has attracted investment capital from a who’s who list of premier Silicon Valley venture capital firms.

    5.00
    2 votes
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    Philadelphia Eagles

    Philadelphia Eagles

    The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Eagles have won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances, losing both (in 1980 to the Oakland Raiders and 2004 to the New England Patriots). The club was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets after a syndicate led by future NFL commissioner Bert Bell purchased the rights to a Philadelphia franchise from the league. Eagles players who have been inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame include Chuck Bednarik, Bob Brown, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Tommy McDonald, Greasy Neale, Pete Pihos, Sonny Jurgensen and Norm Van Brocklin. Bell was also inducted as a contributor. Midway through the 1931 season, the Frankford Yellow Jackets went bankrupt and ceased operations. After more than a year of searching for a suitable replacement, the NFL granted an expansion franchise to a syndicate headed by Bert Bell and Lud Wray and awarded them the assets of the failed Yellow Jackets organization. The Bell-Wray group had
    5.00
    2 votes
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    United Airlines

    United Airlines

    United Air Lines, Inc., operating as United Airlines, is a major U.S. airline and the world's largest airline in terms of number of destinations. United employs 86,852 people. It is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. formerly, UAL Corporation, with corporate headquarters in Chicago. United's largest hub is George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. United is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world, and offers connections to over 1,000 destinations in over 170 countries worldwide. The airline's regional service is United Express. United Airlines originated from the Varney Air Lines air mail service of Walter Varney, who also founded Varney Speed Lines which later became Continental Airlines. Founded in Boise, Idaho in 1926, the carrier flew the first Contract Air Mail flight in the U.S. on April 5, 1926, marking the first scheduled airline service in the country's history. In 1927, airplane pioneer William Boeing founded his own airline, Boeing Air Transport, and began buying other airmail carriers including Varney Airlines. In 1929, Boeing merged his company with Pratt & Whitney to form the United Aircraft and Transport
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    2 votes
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    WorkSpace

    WorkSpace

    WorkSpace is a shared work environment in downtown Vancouver. Our Gastown loft has meeting rooms, a lounge & a café surrounding a beautiful open concept work environment. We provide memberships (not leases) to independent professionals and small firms looking for a better place to work.
    Inspired by the trend of working in cafés, WorkSpace is a shared office unlike any other.  An increasing number of people are working independently, whether it be for themselves or for their employers.  In our age of cell phones and laptops, we have the freedom to work from almost anywhere. Previously, individuals who wanted to work outside of their homes had few options beyond committing to traditional office space, or by making frequent visits to the nearest coffee shop with wireless access. In 1912 our building was used as a meat packing plant.  In the summer of 2006, the fourth floor was renovated to serve as a third space for independent professionals and entrepreneurs.The space is managed more like a club than an office.  The important difference is that we have members instead of tenants, so there's no need to sign a lease or deal with landlords.  Our staff takes care of all the details, so our members can focus on being productive.  WorkSpace is a place where people can be more creative, more effective and happier with their workday.
    5.00
    2 votes
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    Alloy Ventures

    Alloy Ventures

    Profile and Mission Alloy Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm. Over the decades of our history, our limited partners have entrusted us with over $1 billion in capital. We are currently investing out of our 5th fund a $368 million limited partnership raised in June 2005.Each year we invest in a small number of entrepreneurial ideas and young companies. We strive to achieve long-term relationships with our entrepreneurs and executives – with the objective of building several successful companies together. This goal requires mutual commitment, respect and trust – values that we try to earn and build-upon every day. Investment approachIt’s never too early to approach Alloy Ventures. We have invested as little as $50K to help an entrepreneur develop an idea or write a business plan. However, we typically make initial investments in the range of $1-5 million and reserve additional capital for subsequent financing rounds. We support our companies through each phase of development and actively assist our CEO’s and entrepreneurs in raising follow-on rounds of financing from our extensive network of venture-capital, private-equity, and corporate investors. Investment philosophy The people of Alloy Ventures are problem solvers and opportunity creators. When your growth rate accelerates, a product release date slips, or a competitor threatens, you need partners who will roll up their sleeves and help. We believe that actively involved, industry-savvy investment partners are an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs. We use our experience and connections to help you set strategy, hire key employees, optimize business development opportunities, raise additional capital, and avoid common (and uncommon) mistakes in all phases of your company's growth. Ethics Some of Alloy's partners have been in the venture capital business for more than 25 years — from a time when the industry was smaller, deals were made on a handshake, and you were only as good as your word. We still operate that way. Our values are simple. We minimize politics and egos, treat people fairly, follow through on commitments, and work to solve problems quickly. We expect the same from our entrepreneurs and executives.
    4.50
    2 votes
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    Amazon.com

    Amazon.com

    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer—and is a major provider of cloud computing services. Amazon has separate retail websites for the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and China, with international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. It is also expected to launch its websites in Poland, Brazil, Netherlands and Sweden. Jeff Bezos incorporated the company (as Cadabra) in July 1994, and the site went online as amazon.com in 1995. The company was renamed after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world, which in turn was named after the Amazons, the legendary nation of female warriors in Greek mythology. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company was founded in 1995,
    4.50
    2 votes
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    Infosys

    Infosys

    Infosys Limited, formerly Infosys Technologies Limited (BSE: 500209, NSE: INFY, NASDAQ: INFY) is an Indian multinational provider of business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services company. It is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. Infosys was co-founded in 1981 by N. R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K.Dinesh and Ashok Arora after they resigned from Patni Computer Systems. Infosys ranked among the most innovative companies in a Forbes survey, leading technology companies in a report by The Boston Consulting Group and top ten green companies in Newsweek's Green Rankings Infosys was voted India's most admired company in The Wall Street Journal Asia 200 every year since 2000. The corporate governance practices were recognized by The Asset Platinum award and the IR Global Rankings. Infosys was also ranked as the 15th most trusted brand in India by The Brand Trust Report Life Insurance Corporation of India has 6.28%. Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund owned by Abu Dhabi, and the Government of Singapore also hold significant shareholdings as on
    4.50
    2 votes
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    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

    Nissan Motor Company Ltd (Japanese: 日産自動車株式会社, Nissan Jidōsha Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 7201), usually shortened to Nissan ( /ˈniːsɑːn/ or UK /ˈnɪsæn/; Japanese: [nisːaɴ]), is a multinational automaker headquartered in Japan. It was a core member of the Nissan Group, but has become more independent after its restructuring under Carlos Ghosn (CEO). Nissan was the sixth largest automaker in the world behind Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen AG, Hyundai Motor Group, and Ford in 2010. It formerly marketed vehicles under the "Datsun" brand name. As of 2011, the company's global headquarters is located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. In 1999, Nissan entered a two way alliance with Renault S.A. of France, which owns 43.4% of Nissan while Nissan holds 15% of Renault shares, as of 2008. Along with its normal range of models, Nissan also produces a range of luxury models branded as Infiniti. The Nissan VQ engines, of V6 configuration, have been featured among Ward's 10 Best Engines for 14 straight years. Masujiro Hashimoto founded The Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works in 1911. In 1914, the company produced its first car, called DAT. The new car's name was an acronym of the company's investors' family
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    2 votes
    221
    Wink

    Wink

    About Wink Wink is a people search engine. We specifically target our search engine to find individual people who are active web and social network users. We search the public profiles on MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, LinkedIn, Live Spaces, and other sources. We're adding more and more networks all the time and are developing new technology to find even more people in a variety of cool ways. We also use our PeopleRank technology that takes direct input about our search results from users and refines it to deliver the results that people think are the best. Wink People Search lets you find people by name, location, school, work, and interest anywhere on the web. Wink also lets you create your own Wink profile. This enables you to be found in the Wink search engine (and other traditional search engines) and have control over what people know about you. The Wink profile allows you to control your name, location, description, and other contact information. It also provides you with the ability to promote and share links to the sites that you own or have a profile across the web. It can link to your MySpace, blog, Flickr photos, wish list, and other pages that you manage on various sites. This gives you the freedom to determine what people know about you and where you are on the web. The Wink profile is also a great thing to share with your friends and family, it provides them with a single page to access all of your content. Wink profiles are sorted to the top of our search results. All of us here a Wink are dedicated to creating the best people search engine and experience possible. Our goal is for Wink to be the place to go for finding old friends, new friends, and anyone else you care to find. Have fun with Wink! Make your own Wink profile. Share it with your friends and family. Be found. Please feel free to send us feedback or join our user group to let us know how we're doing.
    4.50
    2 votes
    222
    YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS, the BBC, VEVO, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users at least 18 years old. In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion, and now operates as a subsidiary of Google. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, while Chen and Karim
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    2 votes
    223
    Alenia Aeronautica

    Alenia Aeronautica

    Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica subsidiary, is a European aerospace company from Italy. Alenia Aermacchi owns ATR, a joint venture with EADS. The company head office is in Venegono Superiore, Varese. It also maintains offices on the property of Turin Caselle Airport in San Maurizio Canavese, Province of Turin and Pomigliano d'Arco, Province of Naples. Alenia Aermacchi was created on January 1st, 2012 as the merger of Alenia Aeronautica and its subsidiaries Alenia Aermacchi e Alenia SIA. The former Alenia Aeronautica was created in 1990 by concentrating the Finmeccanica aerospace and defense industries Aeritalia and Selenia. Alenia's predecessor companies include Aeritalia, Fiat and Romeo. Airplane manufacture in the Turin area began in 1910 with SIT and continued with Pomilio and Ansaldo, which built the SVA reconnaissance biplane. The industry was consolidated by Fiat after the First World War. Under chief designers Celestino Rosatelli and Giuseppe Gabrielli, Fiat built some of the most iconic Italian designs including the CR.32 and CR.42 biplanes, the G.55 fighter and the G.91 family of light attack and trainer jets. The Naples plants trace their history to Nicola Romeo. Widely
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    1 votes
    224
    EBay

    EBay

    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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    1 votes
    225
    Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) (NASDAQ: EA) is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. Electronic Arts is the world's third-largest gaming company by revenue after Nintendo and Activision Blizzard. Originally, EA was a home computing game publisher. In the late 1980s, the company began developing games in-house and supported consoles by the early 1990s. EA later grew via acquisition of several successful developers. By the early 2000s, EA had become one of the world's largest third-party publishers. On May 4, 2011, EA reported $3.8 billion in revenues for the fiscal year ending March 2011, and on January 13, 2012, EA announced that it had exceeded $1 billion in digital revenue during the previous calendar year. In a note to employees, EA CEO John Riccitiello called this “an incredibly important milestone” for the company. EA began to move toward direct distribution of digital games and services with the acquisition of the popular online
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    1 votes
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    ON Technology

    ON Technology

    ON Technology Corporation is a provider of enterprise infrastructure management solutions that enable large and geographically distributed organizations to optimize the flexibility, reliability and security of their IT (information technology) infrastructures while simultaneously reducing operational costs. This is accomplished by simplifying and automating existing, manual IT processes and transforming them into unattended operations that can be performed on multiple systems simultaneously across the enterprise and all types of devices and networks. The Company's open and scalable solutions are used to remotely manage a range of computing systems and devices over both wired and wireless networks, including corporate networks and the Internet. In February 2004, the Company was acquired by Symantec Corp., a provider of broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers.

    The Group's principal activity is to provide remote software management solutions for desktops, mobile PCs, handhelds and servers. The Group's principal product ON Command CCM(R) or CCM(R) is used by enterprise Information Technology organizations and service providers to remotely manage and rapidly deliver business-critical software over corporate networks. This product reduces operational costs while enhancing both IT and end-user productivity. The Group also provides a single, integrated system for managing desktops, mobile PCs and handhelds from one centralized server. The Group markets its products primarily to large and medium-size corporate, government and institutional customers. Provides remote software management solutions for desktops, mobile PCs, handhelds, servers and banking workstations.
    5.00
    1 votes
    227
    PZL

    PZL

    PZL (Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze - State Aviation Works) was the main Polish aerospace manufacturer of the interwar period, based in Warsaw, functioning in 1928-1939. The abbreviation was thereafter - from late 1950s - used as an aircraft brand and as a part of names of several Polish state-owned aerospace manufacturers referring to traditions of the PZL, belonging to the Zjednoczenie Przemysłu Lotniczego i Silnikowego PZL - PZL Aircraft and Engine Industry Union. After the fall of communism in Poland in 1989, these manufacturers became separate plants, still sharing the PZL name. In the case of PZL-Mielec, the abbreviation means Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze - State Aviation Works. The PZL - Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze (State Aviation Works) was founded in Warsaw in 1928 as a state-owned company, and was based on the earlier CWL (Centralne Warsztaty Lotnicze) - Central Aviation Workshops. First to be produced was a licensed version of a French fighter, the Wibault 70, but from then on the company produced exclusively its own designs. In the next decade Zygmunt Puławski designed a series of high-wing, all-metal modern fighters: PZL P.1, P.6, P.7 and P.11. The last two types were used as
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    1 votes
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    Securify

    Securify

    Securify's identity-aware solutions monitor and verify network access and user behavior for critical business systems and networks. Our appliances provide continuous visibility to fill critical gaps in planning and audit discovery, identity and access management and insider risk mitigation. Securify solutions uniquely address both application access verification and network access with the ease and context of a network-based solution. We offer robust integration with identity stores for in-depth discovery and behavior verification. Today, Securify continuously monitors and verifies 'who, what, where, and when' across millions of users on the most sensitive networks in the world, including Visa, Guardian Life, the largest Federal agencies and all branches of the Department of Defense. Our patented, award-winning solutions are the only monitoring and verification appliances to achieve Common Criteria EAL3 certification. Named as a Deloitte Fast 50/500 company, an Inc. 500 company, a Fortune Magazine "Cool Company," and a Red Herring Magazine Top Private Security Company, venture-backed Securify is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with offices in Herndon, VA and New York City.
    5.00
    1 votes
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    Temco Aircraft

    Temco Aircraft

    The Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Company (TEMCO), also known as Temco Aircraft Corporation, was a U.S.-based manufacturing company located in the Dallas, TX area. It is best known for eventually forming part of the conglomerate Ling-Temco-Vought. Temco was the brainchild of Robert McCulloch, who began his career in aircraft with the Aircraft Division of the William Beardmore and Company in Scotland. McCulloch emigrated to the US in 1927 and worked for a small machining company before joining the Atlantic Aircraft Corporation. The company was "flipped" a number of times during the Great Depression, first becoming Fokker Aircraft of America, then General Aviation, and finally North American Aviation (NAA), where McCulloch rose to become Factory Manager in 1941. That year he took a position at Convair as the General Manager of their factory in Nashville, Tennessee, but he returned to NAA in 1943 and by the end of World War II was the manager of their new plant in the Dallas area at Grand Prairie. With the end of the war Convair closed their Dallas plant, McCulloch joined with another NAA executive, H. L "Bert" Howard, to form the Texas Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation,
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    University of Texas at Austin

    University of Texas at Austin

    The University of Texas at Austin (informally University of Texas, UT Austin or UT) is a state research university, and is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, its campus is approximately 0.25 miles (400 m) from the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The institution has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of fall 2010 (and had the largest enrollment in the country from 1997 to 2003), with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 24,000 faculty and staff. It currently holds the second largest enrollment in Texas behind Texas A&M University. The University of Texas at Austin was named one of the original eight Public Ivy institutions and was inducted into the American Association of Universities in 1929. The university is a major center for academic research, with research expenditures exceeding $640 million for the 2009–2010 school year. The university houses seven museums and seventeen libraries, including the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art, and operates various auxiliary research facilities, such as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus and the McDonald Observatory. Among
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    Walla Walla University

    Walla Walla University

    Walla Walla University is a University offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs located in College Place, Washington, just a few miles from Walla Walla. The current President is John McVay. It was founded in 1892 and is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The University has an annual enrollment of around 1,500 students. It is regionally accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is also denominationally accredited. Walla Walla offers 36 majors, seven master’s degrees, and an associate of science degree. The Edward F. Cross School of Engineering is an ABET accredited program that offers bachelor of science and engineering degrees. No published research is regularly done at the school. Students are organized as the Associated Students of Walla Walla University or ASWWU. ASWWU operates the student newspaper The Collegian, the annual Mountain Ash (a collection of photography, student art, and mugs), an online radio station, and the student directory the Mask. Both the men's and the women's on-campus dormitories operate their own clubs. The women's club is named Aleph Gimel Ain (AGA); the men's club is named Omicron Pi Sigma
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    XDx, Inc.

    XDx, Inc.

    Our Mission Improve patient care by developing molecular diagnostics that translate an individual's immune status into clinically actionable information. About XDx Founded in 2000, XDx is a molecular diagnostics company based in South San Francisco, Calif. Setting the stage for a new era in personalized medicine, XDx is one of the first companies to develop and commercialize practical applications built on insights from the Human Genome Project. The company has developed a proprietary new method for noninvasively monitoring the immune system by measuring gene expression in a patient’s peripheral blood. The technology offers the potential to decrease healthcare costs and significantly improve the quality of life for patients with a variety of life-threatening or life-altering, immune-mediated diseases. This work is the basis for AlloMapTM molecular expression testing, a service provided by XDx through its clinical laboratory in South San Francisco, California. AlloMap testing provides transplant physicians a new tool for post-cardiac transplant patient management. The lab received CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments) certification in November 2004. AlloMap testing is being incorporated into clinical practice at leading U.S. cardiac transplant centers. XDx's First Market: Post-Cardiac Transplant Patient Management Worldwide, approximately 4,500 cardiac transplants are performed annually and the approximately 30,000 patients living with transplants visit their physician an aggregate of over 100,000 times per year. These visits are vital to monitor whether the patient's immune system is rejecting the transplanted heart and whether the patient is able to tolerate the powerful immunosuppressive drugs that attempt to prevent the immune system from attacking and rejecting the new heart. Current clinical practice calls for multiple cardiac biopsies, as many as 10 or more, in the first year post-transplant, where pathologists look for microscopic evidence of rejection. These invasive procedures are necessary despite the fact that over 75% of the time, they provide a negative result- the patient's immune system is not rejecting the transplanted heart. While cardiac biopsy is the gold standard for monitoring transplant rejection, there is a critical need for a better tool. XDx is working to introduce AlloMap as that better tool to monitor rejection.
    Broad Based Technology Platform The AlloMap molecular expression technology developed and implemented by XDx in heart transplant patient management may be broadly applicable to other diseases that involve the immune system. Lung, kidney, liver, pancreas and bone marrow transplantation are all complicated by rejection mediated through the immune system. XDx also foresees opportunities in common autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases that involve activation or dysfunction of the immune system.
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    Jodel

    Jodel

    Société Avions Jodel is a French aircraft company started in 1946 by Édouard Joly and his son-in-law Jean Délémontez. Jodel designed a range of light aeroplanes shortly after the Second World War. The popular myth is that the two, with no formal aerodynamics training, set about designing a single-seat aircraft with some spare plywood and a small Poinsard aircraft engine. The result was the 1948 D9 Bébé (Baby) model. In fact, the two had much experience of building and designing aircraft, Delemontez being a trained aeronautical engineer, and Joly having built an aircraft before the war. The French government bought many of the aircraft, with more than 500 D9s being built during the next twenty years. Subsequently, the government expressed interest in a larger aircraft as a training aircraft and the two-seat D11 model followed in 1950. Jodel aircraft are all-wood, usually made from Sitka spruce and plywood made out of okoume (also known as gaboon), a kind of West African hardwood. Most of the designs are recognisable by their distinctive wings, which have ‘cranked’ dihedral only on the outer third. The wings also incorporate washout, retaining aileron effectiveness at or just prior
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    Sweden

    Sweden

    Sweden (/ˈswiːdən/ SWEE-dən; Swedish: Sverige [ˈsværjɛ] ( listen)), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish:  Konungariket Sverige (help·info)), is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of about 9.5 million. Sweden has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54 /sq mi) with the population mostly concentrated to the southern half of the country. About 85% of the population live in urban areas. Sweden's capital city is Stockholm, which is also the largest city. Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, the country expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire. The empire grew to be one of the great powers of Europe in the 17th and early 18th century. Most of the conquered territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were lost during the 18th and 19th centuries. The eastern half of Sweden, present-day Finland, was lost to Russia in
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    Vickers Limited

    Vickers Limited

    Vickers Limited was a famous British engineering conglomerate that merged into Vickers-Armstrongs in 1927. Vickers was formed in Sheffield as a steel foundry by the miller Edward Vickers and his father-in-law George Naylor in 1828. Naylor was a partner in the foundry Naylor & Sanderson and Vickers' brother William owned a steel rolling operation. Edward's investments in the railway industry allowed him to gain control of the company, based at Millsands and known as Naylor Vickers and Company. It began life making steel castings and quickly became famous for casting church bells. In 1854 Vickers' sons Thomas and Albert joined the business. In 1863 the company moved to a new site in Sheffield on the River Don in Brightside. The company went public in 1867 as Vickers, Sons & Company and gradually acquired more businesses, branching out into various sectors. In 1868 Vickers began to manufacture marine shafts, in 1872 they began casting marine propellers and in 1882 they set up a forging press. Vickers produced their first armour plate in 1888 and their first artillery piece in 1890. It bought out the Barrow in Furness shipbuilder The Barrow Shipbuilding Company in 1897, acquiring its
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    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. designs, optimizes and develops novel small-molecule pharmaceuticals that block key enzymes involved in cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, and viral infections.

    BioCryst uses structure-based drug design, which incorporates multiple scientific disciplines including biology, crystallography, medicinal chemistry and computer modeling, in order to most efficiently develop new therapeutic candidates.

    BioCryst's Approach to Building its Product Pipeline BioCryst designs drug candidates using detailed knowledge of the structures of active sites of targeted enzymes. The active site of an enzyme is the area into which a chemical or biological molecule fits to initiate a biochemical reaction. Enzymes make ideal drug targets as they mediate biochemical processes along disease pathways, are relatively easy to crystallize, and have small active sites. BioCryst aims to license or design compounds that will fit in the active sites of enzymes and thereby interfere with the progression of disease. Using this approach, the company has successfully both licensed and designed product candidates for cancer, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases and viral infections.
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    Carrère and Hastings

    Carrère and Hastings

    Carrère and Hastings, the firm of John Merven Carrère (November 9, 1858 – March 1, 1911) and Thomas Hastings (March 11, 1860 – October 23, 1929), located in New York City, was one of the outstanding Beaux-Arts architecture firms in the United States. The partnership operated from 1885 until 1911, when Carrère was killed in an automobile accident. Thomas Hastings continued on his own, using the same firm name, until his death in 1929. Both men studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and worked at the firm of McKim, Mead, and White before they established their firm in the same building. The partnership's first success was the Ponce de León Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, which they designed for Henry Flagler. They went on to establish a successful practice during the 1880s and early 1890s, and rose to national prominence by winning the competition for the New York Public Library in 1897. The firm designed commercial buildings, elaborate residences, and prominent public buildings in New York, Washington and as far afield as Toronto, London, Paris, Rome, and Havana. John Merven Carrère was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the son of John Merven Carrère, a Baltimore
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    Crystal Dynamics

    Crystal Dynamics

    Crystal Dynamics is an American video game developer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1992 by Judy Lang, Madaline Canepa and Dave Morris. It was acquired by Eidos Interactive, a British video game publisher, in 1998 and, following Square Enix's acquisition of Eidos in 2009, is now a subsidiary of Square Enix. Crystal Dynamics was formed in mid-1992 by Sega veterans Judy Lang (sales and acting CEO), Madeline Canepa (marketing) and Dave Morse (Amiga). Crystal was the first licensed developer for 3DO, a gaming hardware platform simultaneously funded by Kleiner Perkins. In 1993 Strauss Zelnick, then president of 20th Century Fox's film studio, was hired to run Crystal Dynamics. This made national news and helped to touch off the frenzy of multimedia investments of the mid-1990s. 3DO's launch during the 1993 Christmas season was a commercial failure, undermining Crystal's one-platform software strategy. Zelnick, Lange and Mark Cerny all resigned at about this time. The next strategy was to become a leading publisher for two new 32-bit, 3D-capable consoles, the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. Randy Komisar was hired away from LucasArts in 1994 to replace Zelnick as CEO.
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    EBags.com

    EBags.com

    eBags.com, a division of eBags, Inc., is an American electronic commerce company founded in 1998. Based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The primary purpose of eBags.com is to be an online retailer of handbags, backpacks, business cases, urban bags, luggage, and travel accessories. eBags.com represents more than 700 brands. In addition, eBags Inc. operates e-commerce websites for such partners as Tumi.com and CaseLogic.com. The website launched on March 1, 1999 with seven brands including Samsonite, JanSport, and Skyway Luggage. The focus was primarily on luggage due to the backgrounds of the founders. While eBags' growth rate (CAGR) was 42% from the summer of 1999 through summer 2005, three events caused eBags cash to dip below USD$700,000. Those events were: In 1999, the company hired San Francisco-based Collaborate to create and test traditional TV, radio and print advertising using celebrities including Reggie Jackson, Gabrielle Reece and Francis Ford Coppola. But, after seeing little change in product demand from test markets, the traditional advertising efforts were tabled After experiencing very rapid growth, September 11, specifically, caused eBags' luggage sales to slow to
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    Forbes

    Forbes

    Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc. Published biweekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law. Headquarters are in New York City. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune, which is also published biweekly, and Businessweek which recently was sold to Bloomberg. The magazine is well known for its lists, including its lists of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400), highest-paid stars under 30, and its list of billionaires. The motto of Forbes magazine is "The Capitalist Tool." Its editor-in-chief is Steve Forbes. B. C. Forbes, a financial columnist for the Hearst papers, and his partner Walter Drey, the general manager of the Magazine of Wall Street, founded Forbes magazine in 1917. Forbes provided the money and the name and Drey provided the publishing expertise. The original name of the magazine was Forbes: Devoted to Doers and Doings. Drey became vice-president of the B.C. Forbes Publishing Company, while B.C. Forbes became editor-in-chief, a post he held until his death in 1954.
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    FSB

    FSB

    The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) (Russian: ФСБ, Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации; Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii) is the main domestic security agency of the Russian Federation and the main successor agency of the Soviet Committee of State Security (KGB). Its main responsibilities are counter-intelligence, internal and border security, counter-terrorism, and surveillance. Its headquarters are on Lubyanka Square, downtown Moscow. The direct predecessor of the FSB was the Federal Counterintelligence Service (FSK). On 3 April 1995, President Boris Yeltsin signed a law ordering a reorganisation of the FSK, which resulted in the creation of the FSB. In 2003, the FSB's responsibilities were widened with the integration of the Border Guard Service and a major part of the abolished Federal Agency of Government Communication and Information (FAPSI). The FSB was made subordinate to the Ministry of Justice by presidential decree on 9 March 2004. The Director of FSB, since 2008, is Aleksandr Bortnikov. According to the federal law, the FSB is considered a military service just like the Armed Forces, MVD Internal Troops,
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    Halliburton

    Halliburton

    Halliburton (/ˈhælɨbɜrtən/; NYSE: HAL) is one of the world's largest oilfield services companies with operations in more than 70 countries. It owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, brands, and divisions worldwide and employs over 60,000 people. The company has dual headquarters located in Houston and in Dubai, where Chairman and CEO David Lesar works and resides, "to focus [the] company’s Eastern Hemisphere Growth." The company will remain incorporated in the United States. Halliburton's major business segment is the Energy Services Group (ESG). ESG provides technical products and services for petroleum and natural gas exploration and production. Halliburton's former subsidiary, KBR, is a major construction company of refineries, oil fields, pipelines, and chemical plants. Halliburton announced on April 5, 2007 that it had finally broken ties with KBR, which had been its contracting, engineering and construction unit as a part of the company for 44 years. U.S. regional office locations are Anchorage, Alaska; Bakersfield, California; Denver, Colorado; Lafayette, Louisiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Farmington, New Mexico; Naples, Utah; and Odessa, Texas. Major
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    Klemm

    Klemm

    The Klemm Leichtflugzeugbau GmbH ("Klemm Light Aircraft Company") was a German aircraft manufacturer noteworthy for sports and touring planes of the 1930s. The company was founded in Böblingen in 1926 by Dr. Hanns Klemm, who had previously worked for both Zeppelin and the Daimler Aircraft Company. While working at Daimler Klemm had developed his ideas for a light aircraft, to be made of wood for strength and lightness. It should be easy to manufacture, aerodynamically efficient with low mass and wing loading, for which a low-powered engine would be sufficient. Klemm's first design, the Daimler L.15, was a light aircraft with a single 7.5 hp (5.5 kW) Indian motorcycle engine. This aircraft flew in early 1919, although a 12 hp (8.8 kW) Harley-Davidson engine was used instead of the originally-envisioned engine. Klemm then designed a squared-off version of the cylindrical fuselage of the L.15, which could be more easily built, which he designated the L.20, and he founded his own company to produce it. This aircraft, of which more than 100 were built, was powered by a 20 hp (15 kW) Daimler engine designed by Ferdinand Porsche. In 1928 Freiherr Friedrich-Karl von Koenig-Warthausen made
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    Lancair

    Lancair

    Lancair International, Inc. (pronounced ‘lance-air’) is a U.S. manufacturer of general aviation aircraft kits. They are well known for their series of high-performance single-engine aircraft that offer cruise speeds that surpass many twin-engine turboprop designs. Along with the Glasair series, the early Lancair designs were among the first kitplanes to bring modern molded composites construction to light aircraft. The company was founded by Lance Neibauer in 1981 as a producer of composite homebuilt aircraft kits. Neibauer had been introduced to aviation by his uncle Ray Betzoldt, who had collaborated with Al Meyers to build the Meyers 200. Whenever he visited his aunt and uncle, he always took a ride in the Meyers. Hooked, he went looking for an aircraft twenty years later and found nothing that he liked, and decided to join the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and design his own. Neibauer began working on the new design after asking every builder he could find what features they were looking for in a homebuilt design. Looking to improve performance with the latest possible features, he selected the new NASA NLF 0215-F airfoil designed by Dan Somers at Langley. The NLF,
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    Morane-Saulnier

    Morane-Saulnier

    Aéroplanes Morane-Saulnier is a French aircraft manufacturing company formed in October 1911 by Raymond Saulnier (1881–1964) and the Morane brothers, Leon (1885–1918) and Robert (1886–1968). The company was taken over and diversified in the 1960s. Morane-Saulnier's initial production was the Model A, a continuation of a monoplane design produced by the previous Morane company (sometimes called Morane-Borel, from the brothers partnership with Gabriel Borel) using a wing-warping mechanism for control, in which Jules Védrines won the Paris-Madrid race on May 26, 1911. Morane-Saulnier's first commercially successful design was the Morane-Saulnier G, a boxy looking wire braced shoulder wing monoplane with wing warping which led to the development of a whole series of aircraft and was very successful in racing, and setting records in its own right. The Type G was a single seater, and was enlarged slightly to make the Morane-Saulnier H, a 2 seater, and in parallel was given a faired fuselage to make the Morane-Saulnier N single seat fighter. The Morane-Saulnier H was modified so that its wings were mounted parasol fashion, above the fuselage to afford the observer a better view, creating
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    National Public Radio

    National Public Radio

    NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs that are produced. Most public radio stations broadcast a mixture of NPR programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio International and Public Radio Exchange, and locally produced programs. NPR's flagships are two drive time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and are two of the most popular radio programs in the country. NPR manages the Public Radio Satellite System, which distributes NPR programs and other programming from independent producers and networks such as American Public Media and Public Radio International. Its content is also available on-demand via the web, mobile, and podcasts. National Public Radio replaced the National Educational Radio Network on February 26, 1970, following congressional passage of the
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    Ning

    Ning

    Ning is an online platform for people and organizations to create custom social networks, launched in October 2005. Ning offers customers the ability to create a community website with a customized appearance and feel, feature sets such as photos, videos, forums and blogs, and the service layers in support for “Like”, integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo!. Ning, Inc. is owned by Glam Media and, the operating company, has its headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The service allows customers to charge for membership directly within their Ning Network. Customers can also monetize by using services provided through partnerships established by Ning, and adding display advertisements, such as Google AdSense, to their Ning Network. There are over 90,000 (as of June 2011) social websites, known as Ning Networks, running on the Ning Platform. Ning offers 3 plans to its customers: Mini, Plus and Pro. The plans are offered with varying feature offerings and range in price so that customers can choose a plan that best fits the goal for their community. Once a plan is chosen, a customer can change it to another plan at any time. As of June 2011, Ning has 65 million monthly
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    Redpoint

    Redpoint

    Redpoint Ventures was formed in 1999 with partners from Brentwood Venture Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, two firms that have been successfully investing in technology since the early days of venture capital. This gives the company a deep bench of experienced partners with success in building companies throughout the technology industry. The partners all have established track records—from early investments in industry pioneers like TiVo, NetFlix, Ask Jeeves, Foundry Networks and Juniper Networks to exciting new companies such as MySpace, Calix, MobiTV, BigBand Networks, Fortinet, Right Media and HomeAway. With a critical mass of partners in each area of focus, Redpoint brings the full weight of the partnership to every endeavor. This collective experience provides the partners with keen judgment on how to get things done right and insight into where things might go wrong.Redpoint was founded with a single vision;   Partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to help build companies that define industries and shape the future.  Redpoint brings more than just capital. It has 100 collective years of experience and over $2 billion under management—including 34 IPOs and 54 upside acquisitions.Redpoint partners with entrepreneurs every step of the way, bringing deep market knowledge and contacts as well as operational expertise. The company strives to be the entrepreneur's closest and most loyal ally by being hands on and doing whatever it takes to succeed.    Redpoint provides our companies with access to an expansive network of business leaders and seasoned executives. Entrepreneurs leverage these relationships to find new team members, forge strategic partnerships and identify customers.Redpoint partners have spent years developing domain and market expertise. This knowledge enables them to have a meaningful impact on companies that are tackling entirely new markets or redefining established ones. This knowledge also allows each partner to continually sharpen their point of view on where markets are heading. 
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    SnapTrack

    SnapTrack

    About SnapTrack SnapTrack, Inc. (“SnapTrack”) was founded in San Jose, California in 1995 to make personalized, high-quality location applications a reality by pioneering the concept and commercialization of Assisted GPS (“A-GPS”) technology. SnapTrack proved to the wireless industry that A-GPS could be operated independent of air interface, in synchronous or asynchronous networks, and utilize the modes of operation commonly known today as MS-Assisted, MS-Based, standalone GPS, and Hybrid assisted GPS.

    In commercializing A-GPS technology, SnapTrack developed the elements necessary to implement an end-to-end location functionality on a wireless network. This included a location server, a wide area reference network, client technology, the underlying system architecture, and location protocols, as well as providing industry leadership in the development of A-GPS standards that today are well defined in both the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards bodies.

    As part of its early business model, SnapTrack actively licensed software implementations and related technology to a wide range of licensees. In 2000, SnapTrack was acquired by QUALCOMM Incorporated (“QUALCOMM”) and became a subsidiary of QUALCOMM. SnapTrack continued licensing its software implementations and related technology to third parties and today has an even longer list of licensees. The two most prominent product areas related to SnapTrack’s licensing program are the A-GPS location server technology and the A-GPS client technology.

    The SnapTrack location server technology has been implemented in a software product offering that is now known as QPoint™. QPoint software is widely deployed in the world today and is used in more than 45 deployments of A-GPS technology worldwide. The QPoint software is made available though system integration partners of SnapTrack, who provide a broader, commercially packaged solution containing QPoint software and other elements to wireless operators and location service providers for in-network use or as a hosted service. QPoint software is also licensed to certain test equipment manufacturers and deployment service houses. View more information about QPoint, related system architectures, and QPoint partners/licensees. To become a licensee of QPoint software, please contact QUALCOMM's QPoint business development group.

    The SnapTrack A-GPS client technology has been licensed and implemented by several major semiconductor manufacturers which serve the wireless industry. These semiconductor companies provide a commercial semiconductor product directly to terminal providers in the wireless industry. These semiconductor manufacturers have delivered millions of SnapTrack-enabled A-GPS chipsets to handset manufactures which have in turn sold their SnapTrack A-GPS-enabled handsets into the wireless marketplace.

    QUALCOMM has designed and utilizes SnapTrack A-GPS intellectual property. QUALCOMM’s solution is generally known as gpsOne®. QUALCOMM has shipped over 150 million wireless modem chipsets that have A-GPS solutions integrated directly into the wireless modem. View more information about gpsOne and related solutions.

    SnapTrack and QUALCOMM collectively have a substantial portfolio of patents and/or patent applications related to positioning or location-based service capabilities, either granted or pending worldwide. With more than 150 million gpsOne-enabled handsets at more than 45 operators globally, the A-GPS technology that SnapTrack pioneered is the most widely deployed A-GPS technology in the world, enabling dramatically more devices than any other GPS provider. Learn more about A-GPS technology.
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    The Walt Disney Company

    The Walt Disney Company

    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), commonly referred to as Disney, is an American multinational diversified mass media corporation headquartered in Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, United States. It is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue. Founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, Walt Disney Productions established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and travel. Taking on its current name in 1986, The Walt Disney Company expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theatre, radio, music, publishing, and online media. In addition, it has created new divisions of the company in order to market more mature content than it typically associates with its flagship family-oriented brands. The company is best known for the products of its film studio, the Walt Disney Studios, and today one of the largest and best-known studios in Hollywood. Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, A+E Networks, and ABC Family;
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