Pepe Jeans is a denim and casual wear brand launched by Sholemay Ltd–a company founded by Nitin
Shah, Arun Shah, Milan Shah and Shantilal Parmar in 1970s in the UK.
Current TV and financial-services startup Generation Investment Management
(has $1 billion under management) have been launched by former US Vice-President
Khazanah Nasional Berhad is the investment holding arm of the Government of
Malaysia entrusted to hold and manage the commercial
assets of the government and to undertake strategic
In 1937 Thomas J. Watson, Sr., received the Order of Merit of the German
Eagle with Star from Adolf Hitler for "foreign nationals who have made
themselves deserving of the German Reich."
Winifred Barnum is a children's author and illustrator whose famous book
Gumwrappers and Goggles is the story of Southwest Airlines's legal fight.
In the story, TJ Love, a small jet, is taken to court by two larger jets to try and stop him from flying at all.
Taken to court, TJ Love's right to fly is upheld after an impassioned plea from The Lawyer.
While no company names are mentioned in the book, TJ Love's colors are those of Southwest Airlines,
and the two other jets are colored in Braniff and Continental's colors. The Lawyer is designed to resemble
Citi Group has launched a corporate brand identity advertising campaign based on the theme 'Let's Get it
Times Ascent Pink Slip Awards are given for creative excellence in recruitment advertising by the
Times of India Group.
Aviva Life Insurance Company launched a unit-linked children's plan called Aviva
Dennis Hwang is a graphic artist who designs the festive logos for Google (also
called Doodles) on special days. He designed his first logo for Google in honour of
Bastille Day, July 14, 2000, at the request of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and has
been designing the specialty logos ever since.
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The Jonga was a Nissan designed vehicle used by the Indian Army. In 1960
Nissan introduced their new 4x4 called the P60 (Patrol 60). The vehicle was
built by the Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ) under an exclusive license from
Nissan for the Indian Army. Hence the P60 came to be known as the Jabalpur
Ordnance aNd Gun carriage Assembly - JONGA. In 1999 the production of
the JONGA stopped. The Army auctioned and scrapped many of them and they
were replaced by 4x4's manufactured by Mahindra vehicles.
Tatra is a Czech vehicle manufacturer founded by Ignac Sustala in 1850 as Nesselsdorfer
Wagenbau-Fabriksgesellschaft. The company produced the first motor car in central
Europe, the Präsident, in 1897. In 1919 it changed its name to Tatra after the Tatra
Mountains. Tatra is the third oldest car maker in the world after Daimler Mercedes-Benz and
The Rapaport Report is the jewelry industry standard for the pricing of diamonds. The report is published
weekly and given to jewelers and diamond merchants to set prices for consumers. The report is issued in
the form of a table and prices diamonds based on the 5 C's of diamonds - carat, color, clarity, cut and cost.
The Rapaport List is copyrighted and available only to subscribers to its magazine.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a web-based information system, specifically
for India, named Bhuvan — Sanskrit for Earth — the application system will give very high resolution
images of India and details of every destination like Google Earth.
Kellogg's markets cereals based on cartoons such as SpongeBob SquarePants
Cereal, Cinnamon Marshmallow Scooby-Doo! Cereal, Spider-Man Spidey-Berry
cereal, Disney Mickey's Magix cereal and Disney Princess Cereal.
George Safford Parker began his career as a teacher of telegraphy. To supplement
his teaching income, Parker started selling pens for the John Holland Pens
Company. When the pens he sold malfunctioned, Parker decided to invent his own
version of the fountain pen and set up Parker Pen Company in 1888 in Janesville,
Walter A. Sheaffer invented the first
practical lever filling fountain pen in
1907. About 300 steps are required to
build a Sheaffer® White Dot™ fountain
pen. Punchline-'Style for Life'.
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Brand Icon: Timex
The Timex Group USA, Inc., is headquartered in Middlebury, Connecticut, USA with affiliate offices located
throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For over 150 years,
TIMEX has been providing innovative, well-designed, affordable, and reliable
timepieces. With hundreds of styles among its Fashion, Sports, Outdoor and Youth
lines, Timex is the largest selling watch brand in America and has sold more than
one-billion watches worldwide. While every Timex produced since then has retained
the virtues of those early watches, in the intervening 150 years, the company has
introduced a steady stream of technological advancements. Here is a list of major
milestones in the life of the Timex brand.
1850s-1870s: Waterbury Clock made timekeeping affordable for working class Americans. Its inexpensive
yet reliable shelf and mantel clocks, with cases designed to imitate expensive imported models, contained
simple, mass-produced stamped brass movements. Waterbury Clock's products grew out of a long tradition
of innovative clockmaking that developed in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during the 19th
century as the "Switzerland of America."
1880s: Waterbury Watch, a sister company, manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in
1880 and quickly sold more than any other firm in the world. The "Waterbury," known for its extraordinarily
long, nine-foot mainspring, was assembled by a predominantly female workforce whose dexterous fingers
were prized for the close and exacting work. Waterbury pocket watches sold throughout North America and
Europe, and could be found in Africa, where they were presented as gifts to native chieftains, and as far
away as Japan.
1900s: By the turn of the twentieth century, the watch industry's first and
most successful mass marketer, Robert H. Ingersoll, worked with
Waterbury Clock to distribute the company's "Yankee" pocket watch,
the first to cost just one dollar. Twenty years later, with nearly forty million
sold, the "Yankee" became the world's largest seller and "the watch that
made the dollar famous." Everyone carried the Yankee: from Mark
Twain to miners, from farmers to factory workers, from office clerks to
1917: During World War I, the U.S. Army required Waterbury Clock to re-tool the Yankee pocket watch into
a convenient new "wristwatch" for soldiers; after the war, returning veterans continued to wear the handy
timepiece, and civilians took them up in huge numbers during the 1920s.
1930s: The popularity of a brand new cartoon character led Waterbury Clock to produce the very first
Mickey Mouse clocks and watches in 1933, under an exclusive license from Walt Disney. Despite the
deep shadow cast by the Great Depression, within just a few years, parents bought two million Mickey
Mouse watches for their children. Originally priced at $1.50, these same watches are collector's items that
today command higher and higher prices.
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1940s: During World War II, the newly renamed U.S. Time Company completely converted its factories to
wartime manufacturing. Over the course of the war, it turned an eighty-four year tradition of reliable
mechanical timekeeping to the record-breaking production of more high-quality mechanically-timed artillery
and anti-aircraft fuses than any other Allied source.
1950s: U.S. Time's wartime expertise in research and development and advanced mass production
techniques led to the creation of the world's first inexpensive yet utterly reliable mechanical watch
movement. The new wristwatch, called the Timex, debuted in 1950. Print advertisements featured the new
watch frozen in an ice cube tray, spun for seven days in a vacuum cleaner, taped to a giant lobster's claw, or
wrapped around a turtle in a tank. Despite these and other extensive live torture tests, the Timex kept
ticking. The plucky watch that "takes a licking and keeps on ticking®" quickly caught the American
imagination. By the end of the 1950s, one out of every three watches bought in the U.S. was a Timex.
1960s: The Timex brand name became a household word during the 1960s. Having completely conquered
the low-priced market, the company upgraded and diversified its product line. It introduced the "Cavatina,"
its first women's brand in 1959 and with it, a revolutionary merchandising concept: the watch as an impulse
item. For the price of one expensive watch, women could buy several Timex watches to match different
occasions or ensembles.
1970s: By the mid-1970s, the renamed Timex Corporation had sold more than 500 million of these
mechanical movements. At this time, every other watch bought in the U.S. was a Timex, and the brand
retailed in two hundred and fifty thousand different outlets.
1980s: Alone among all domestic watchmakers, only Timex survived the
brutal 1970s watch industry shakeout caused by new digital watch
technology and fierce price competition from the Far East. Having
gradually phased out mechanical watch production in favor of digital
watches, in 1986 Timex introduced its "Ironman Triathlon®," jointly
devised by serious athletes and industrial designers. Within a year, the
"Ironman Triathlon®" became America's best-selling watch and,
diversifying into a full line for men and women, became the world's largest
selling sports watch, a distinction it has held throughout the 1990s.
1990s and Beyond: In the 1990s, a nearly 150 year-old Timex vigorously pursues its long tradition of
technological innovation and market leadership. The company introduced the industry's first
electroluminescent watch face in 1992, when the blue-green Indiglo® night light appeared on some of its
digital and analog watches. The All-Day Indiglo® display, using a hologram-like material, provides greater
contrast between digital numbers and the display background.
In 1994, Timex introduced the Data Link® watch, a sophisticated wrist instrument that carries scheduling,
phone numbers, and other personal information, having collaborated with Microsoft to create the necessary
software to communicate the data from computer to watch. In 1998, Timex pioneered its i-Control™ turn n
pull analog alarm watch and, in a joint venture with Motorola, a new wrist pager called Beepwear®