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Which company built Burj Khalifa in Dubai?
Samsung (Korea). Samsung C&T Corporation (Construction and Trade), established in 1938, is the origin of Samsung Group. Samsung C&T was the primary contractor of 3 worlds tallest skyscrapers: Burj Khalifa, Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.
Where does the Bridgestone Corporation, maker of the Bridgestone tires, come from?
Japan. The company was founded in 1931 in Kurume, Japan. The name is derived from founder Shojiro Ishibashi's last name, which translates literally to "stone bridge." In 1988, Bridgestone purchased American Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
What shape is hidden in the FedEx logo?
Arrow. The white space between the "E" and the "x" in "Ex" is an arrow pointing towards the right.
Who owns the Lamborghini company?
Volkswagen Group. Automobili Lamborghini was owned by Feruccio Lamborghini only for nine years (1963–1972). After going through bankruptcy and several changes in ownership, Lamborghini was sold to Audi AG in 1998.
To whom does the .tv internet domain belong?
Country of Tuvalu. The domain name is popular, and thus economically valuable, because it is an abbreviation of the word television. The domain is managed by VeriSign company, which signed the contract with the Government of Tuvalu.
Which major German company was founded by the Nazis?
Volkswagen was founded on 28 May 1937 as the "Society for the preparation of the German People's Car", by the Nazi German Labor Front. The purpose of the company was to manufacture "people's car" Volkswagen Beetle.
Kodak, Fujifilm and Agfa used to be top producers of photographic films and equipment. Which of these companies best survived the advent of digital photography?
Fujifilm. Only Fujifilm has survived the digital revolution. AgfaPhoto GmbH, separated from Agfa holding in 2004, filed for bankruptcy after just one year. The Agfa photographic brands are now licensed to other companies. Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy in January 2012.
This is well known Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. But what is Transamerica?
Insurance company. Although the tower no longer serves as the Transamerica Corporation headquarters, it is still strongly associated with the company and is depicted in the company's logo. In 1999, Transamerica was acquired by Dutch insurance company Aegon. When the non-insurance operations of Transamerica were later sold to GE Capital, Aegon retained the building as an investment
Which airline is the world’s oldest one to still be using its original name?
KLM was founded in 1919. Operations stopped during World War II apart from the operations in the Dutch Antilles. The airline is the "Oldest operating airline", but with the 2004 merge with Air France some dispute whether KLM should still hold the crown. QANTAS, founded in 1920, is dubbed "Oldest continuously operating airline".