History of Sega

Sega® of America, based in San Francisco, California, was established in 1986 as the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sega Corporation of Japan. However, its rich history of gaming goes back 50 years. Sega’s roots stretch back to 1940 and a Honolulu-based company called Standard Games, formed by Martin Bromely, Irving Bromberg, and James Humpert. In 1951, …

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History of Dole

Founded in Hawaii in 1851, the Company built its reputation on its commitment to “quality, and quality, and quality.” These were the words of James Drummond Dole’s “Statement of Principles,” upon which he founded and operated the Company. James Dole came to Hawaii with an initial investment of $1,000, degrees in business and horticulture and …

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History of Virgin

Richard Branson got his start in the business world at the age of 17, dropping out of boarding school to pursue his magazine, Student, in 1968. Two years later he was on to a new challenge when he started Virgin — a mail-order record company named for his lack of experience at such things. After …

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History of NCR

The company began as the National Manufacturing Company of Dayton, Ohio, which was established to manufacture and sell the first mechanical cash register, invented in 1879 by James Ritty. In 1884 the company and patents were bought by John Henry Patterson and his brother Frank Jefferson Patterson and the firm was renamed the National Cash …

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History of NBC

The fortunes of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) have always been closely tied to those of its parent company, Radio Corporation of America (RCA). Unlike CBS, which was formed as an independent programming enterprise, NBC came into existence as the subsidiary of an electronics manufacturer which saw programming as a form of marketing, an enticement …

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History of the NBA

From its inception as a league in 1949, the National Basketball Association (NBA) had grown from a small league garnering little interests from the American public to a global juggernaut responsible for making basketball into the fastest growing sport in the world! The history of the NBA is filled with remarkable stories and captivating characters. …

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