Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing Company is an American alcoholic beverage producer, operating a brewery and distillery on Potrero Hill in San Francisco, California. The brewery was founded in 1896 and was purchased by Frederick Louis Maytag III in 1965 and it moved to its current location in 1979. It is one of the last remaining breweries to produce California common beer, known as Steam Beer, in 2010 the company was purchased by The Griffin Group, an investment and consulting company focused on beverage alcohol brands. The brewery is now known as Anchor Brewers & Distillers, LLC, Anchor began during the California Gold Rush when Gottlieb Brekle arrived from Germany and began brewing in San Francisco. In 1896, Ernst F. Baruth and his son-in-law, Otto Schinkel, Jr. bought the old brewery on Pacific Avenue, the brewery burned down in the fires that followed the 1906 earthquake, but was rebuilt at a different location in 1907. There is no record of what Anchor did during Prohibition, but it resumed serving Steam Beer after Repeal, however the brewery burned down yet again within the year, and it relocated once more, this time to a building a few blocks away.
The brewery continued operations into the late 1950s, but suffered heavily from the increasingly strong preference for the light lagers produced by the megabreweries. Whereas there had been more than 4,000 breweries at the turn of the twentieth century, Anchor shut its doors briefly in 1959, but was bought and reopened the following year. By 1965, however, it was doing so poorly that it closed again. The brewery gained a reputation for producing sour, bad beer. In 1965, Frederick Louis Fritz Maytag III bought the brewery and he purchased 51 percent of the brewery for several thousand dollars, and purchased the brewery outright. It moved to its current location near Potrero Hill in 1979, turning the failing brewery around required more than the money in Maytags fortune. He had to change the character of the beer that was produced there, the new beer was a definitive representative of California common beer, a derivative of historic steam beer. Before offering in bottles, sales were only as draft beer to thirty local establishments that had carried the brand.
Total production was only 800 barrels in 1969,1,200 in 1970, the bottles were initially sold in four-packs, to keep the price close to mainstream six-packs. During the 1980s Anchor Steam Beer began to achieve national notice and it was the first of the modern microbreweries, being among the first American breweries to produce a porter, barley wine, or India pale ale with regularity. Its success inspired others to enter the brewing business, notably New Albion. In 1989 the company produced an edition of beer which they named Ninkasi after the Sumerian goddess of beer
California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area. Located on the western coast of the U. S, California is bordered by the other U. S. states of Oregon and Arizona and shares an international border with the Mexican state of Baja California. Los Angeles is Californias most populous city, and the second largest after New York City. The Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nations second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, California has the nations most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The Central Valley, an agricultural area, dominates the states center. What is now California was first settled by various Native American tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its war for independence.
The western portion of Alta California was organized as the State of California, the California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom. If it were a country, California would be the 6th largest economy in the world, fifty-eight percent of the states economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5 percent of the states economy, the story of Calafia is recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián, written as a sequel to Amadis de Gaula by Spanish adventure writer Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo. The kingdom of Queen Calafia, according to Montalvo, was said to be a land inhabited by griffins and other strange beasts. This conventional wisdom that California was an island, with maps drawn to reflect this belief, shortened forms of the states name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA.
Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000. The Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their organization with bands, villages. Trade and military alliances fostered many social and economic relationships among the diverse groups, the first European effort to explore the coast as far north as the Russian River was a Spanish sailing expedition, led by Portuguese captain Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, in 1542. Some 37 years English explorer Francis Drake explored and claimed a portion of the California coast in 1579. Spanish traders made unintended visits with the Manila galleons on their trips from the Philippines beginning in 1565
Spark Public Relations is a public relations and integrated marketing communications agency headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York City. The firm focuses on the technology and consumer markets, Spark Public Relations was founded in 1999 by Donna Sokolsky Burke and Chris Hempel, who started the firm after working at Netscape. Its early clients were Silicon Valley start-ups and former Netscape colleagues and it signed one-year contracts to help with startup launches and IPOs, in exchange for equity in the company. It supported VA Linuxs IPO in December 1999, a price comparison website, Shopping. coms hired Spark in 2004. The following year, it began supporting Yahoo. com and MyYahoo, in 2007, it founded SPR Europe, a London-based affiliate for the European market. An office was opened in South Africa in 2008 and in New York in 2012, in 2015, Spark announced its suite of services called Agile Narrative with the hiring of Tobin Trevarthen as Chief Narrative Officer. In 2016, Spark hired Stowe Boyd as Head of Research in order to support these efforts, sparks co-founder Donna Sokolsky Burke has been named one of the Top Women in PR by PR News in 2016
M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc. referred to as Gensler, is an American design and architecture firm headquartered in San Francisco. In 2015, Gensler generated $1.18 billion in revenue, as of 2015, it operated offices in 46 cities in 16 countries worldwide. Art and Drue Gensler, and their associate, James Follett and it is involved in planning and urban design, brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, sustainable design consulting and other areas. As of 2015, the firm employed more than 5,000 people working in 46 offices in 16 countries, genslers newest offices is at the Custard Factory in Birmingham UK which was opened in 2016. Gensler was awarded the Architecture Firm Award in 2000 by the American Institute of Architects, in 2015, Gensler was awarded for their proposed London Underline project. Founder Art Gensler received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Design Futures Council in 2016, Arthur Gensler - AIACC Lifetime Achievement Award. Art Gensler proud of design, largest architect firm in world
Henry Jamison Jam Handy was an American Olympic breaststroke swimmer, water polo player, and leader in the field of commercial audio and visual communications. Handy was noted for the number of training films that he produced over the years, as a swimmer, Handy introduced a number of new swimming strokes to Americans, such as the Australian crawl. He would often wake up early and devise new strokes to give him an edge over other swimmers, swimming led to him getting a bronze in the 1904 Olympics at St. Louis, Missouri. Twenty years he was part of the Illinois Athletic Club water polo team at the 1924 Olympics in Paris and he broke the record of longest period of time between first and last competition. The team won the bronze at that Olympics, Handy attended North Division High School in Chicago, and the University of Michigan during the 1902–03 academic year. During that time he was working as a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune when on May 8 he wrote an article about a lecture in the Elocution 2 class given by Prof.
Thomas C. Trueblood as a course in lovemaking, Handy went on to describe how Trueblood had dropped to a bended knee in order to demonstrate how to make an effective marriage proposal. John T. McCutcheon, a Chicago Record Herald cartoonist, followed the day with a cartoon about a Professor Foxy Truesport showing his class how to best make love. Neither Trueblood nor university President James B. Angell were amused, ten days after the initial article was published, Handy was suspended for a year for publishing false and injurious statements affecting the character of the work of one of the Professors. Handy was told he could re-apply one year later, Handy decided to apply to a different school, but he was unable to gain acceptance to other schools because of what had happened at the University of Michigan. Handy was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania, but was told to leave two weeks of classes. Tribune editor Medill McCormick tried to intervene on Handys behalf, at that point McCormick offered Handy a job.
Handy worked in a number of departments at the Tribune and it was during his time working on the advertising staff that Handy observed that informing and building up salespeoples enthusiasm for the products they were selling helped to move more merchandise. He began researching exactly what people buy a particular product. Handy left the Tribune to do work on corporate communications. He worked with John H. Patterson of National Cash Register, with help from another associate, Handy began making and distributing films that showed consumers how to operate everyday products. After World War I broke out, Handy began making films to show how to operate military equipment, during this time the Jam Handy Organization was formed. Handy was married to Helen Hoag Rogers and had five children, one of his daughter Chailles children is the printmaker Garner Tullis
Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California. Facebook gradually added support for students at other universities. Since 2006, anyone age 13 and older has been allowed to become a user of Facebook, though variations exist in the minimum age requirement. The Facebook name comes from the face book directories often given to United States university students, Facebook may be accessed by a large range of desktops, tablet computers, and smartphones over the Internet and mobile networks. After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile indicating their name, schools attended and so on. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups organized by workplace, hobbies or other topics, in groups, editors can pin posts to top. Additionally, users can complain about or block unpleasant people, because of the large volume of data that users submit to the service, Facebook has come under scrutiny for its privacy policies.
Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements which appear onscreen, Inc. held its initial public offering in February 2012, and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion. On July 13,2015, Facebook became the fastest company in the Standard & Poors 500 Index to reach a market cap of $250 billion, Facebook has more than 1.86 billion monthly active users as of December 31,2016. As of April 2016, Facebook was the most popular social networking site in the world, Facebook classifies users from the ages of 13 to 18 as minors and therefore sets their profiles to share content with friends only. Zuckerberg wrote a program called Facemash on October 28,2003 while attending Harvard University as a sophomore, to accomplish this, Zuckerberg hacked into protected areas of Harvards computer network and copied private dormitory ID images. Facemash attracted 450 visitors and 22,000 photo-views in its first four hours online, the site was quickly forwarded to several campus group list-servers, but was shut down a few days by the Harvard administration.
Zuckerberg faced expulsion and was charged by the administration with breach of security, violating copyrights, Zuckerberg expanded on this initial project that semester by creating a social study tool ahead of an art history final exam. He uploaded 500 Augustan images to a website, each of which was featured with a corresponding comments section and he shared the site with his classmates, and people started sharing notes. The following semester, Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website in January 2004 and he said that he was inspired by an editorial about the Facemash incident in The Harvard Crimson. On February 4,2004, Zuckerberg launched Thefacebook, originally located at thefacebook. com. com and they claimed that he was instead using their ideas to build a competing product. The three complained to The Harvard Crimson and the newspaper began an investigation and they filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg, subsequently settling in 2008 for 1.2 million shares. Membership was initially restricted to students of Harvard College, within the first month, eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Andrew McCollum, and Chris Hughes joined Zuckerberg to help promote the website
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, cloud computing, Google was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph. D. students at Stanford University, in California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares, and they incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4,1998. An initial public offering took place on August 19,2004, in August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc. Google, Alphabets leading subsidiary, will continue to be the company for Alphabets Internet interests. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai became CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page, rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products and partnerships beyond Googles core search engine. The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, the new hardware chief, Rick Osterloh, stated, a lot of the innovation that we want to do now ends up requiring controlling the end-to-end user experience.
Google has experimented with becoming an Internet carrier, alexa, a company that monitors commercial web traffic, lists Google. com as the most visited website in the world. Several other Google services figure in the top 100 most visited websites, including YouTube, Googles mission statement, from the outset, was to organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful, and its unofficial slogan was Dont be evil. In October 2015, the motto was replaced in the Alphabet corporate code of conduct by the phrase Do the right thing, Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in Stanford, California. They called this new technology PageRank, it determined a websites relevance by the number of pages, and the importance of those pages and Brin originally nicknamed their new search engine BackRub, because the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site. Originally, Google ran under Stanford Universitys website, with the domains google. stanford.
edu, the domain name for Google was registered on September 15,1997, and the company was incorporated on September 4,1998. It was based in the garage of a friend in Menlo Park, craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee. The first funding for Google was an August 1998 contribution of $100,000 from Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, given before Google was incorporated. At least three other investors invested in 1998, Amazon. com founder Jeff Bezos, Stanford University computer science professor David Cheriton. Author Ken Auletta claims that each invested $250,000, early in 1999, Brin and Page decided they wanted to sell Google to Excite. They went to Excite CEO George Bell and offered to sell it to him for $1 million, vinod Khosla, one of Excites venture capitalists, talked the duo down to $750,000, but Bell still rejected it. Googles initial public offering took place five years later, on August 19,2004, at that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for 20 years, until the year 2024
McKesson Corporation is an American company distributing pharmaceuticals at a retail sale level and providing health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools. The company had sales of $122 billion in 2012, McKesson is based in the United States and distributes health care systems, medical supplies and pharmaceutical products. It is a Fortune Global 500 company, and the 5th highest revenue generating company in the United States, founded in New York City as Olcott & McKesson by Charles Olcott and John McKesson in 1833, the business began as an importer and wholesaler of botanical drugs. A third partner, Daniel Robbins joined the enterprise as it grew, in the 1960s, McKesson & Robbins merged with Foremost Dairies of San Francisco to form Foremost-McKesson Inc. Since the mid-20th century, McKesson has derived an increasing proportion of its income from medical technology and this culminated in its purchase of medical information systems firm HBO & Company in 1999, the combined firm was briefly known as McKessonHBOC.
Accounting irregularities at HBOC reduced the share price by half. The firms name reverted to McKesson in 2001, in 2010, McKesson acquired leading cancer services company US Oncology, Inc. for $2.16 billion, which was integrated into the McKesson Specialty Care Solutions business. A study in 2012 by GMI Ratings, which tracks executive pay, found that 60% of CEOs at S&P500 companies have pensions, and their value averages $11.5 million. In addition to its offices throughout North America, McKesson has offices in Australia, France, the Netherlands. Today, McKesson is one of the oldest continually operating businesses in the United States, as of August 23,2016, McKesson has decided to merge a majority of its IT business with Change Healthcare. McKesson Provider Technologies is the name for McKesson Technology Solutions. Their customer base in the United States includes 50% of all systems, 20% of all physician practices, 25% of home care agencies. On June 20,2005, McKesson Provider Technologies acquired Medcon, in October 2013, McKesson agreed to buy a 50% stake in German peer Celesio for $8.3 billion.
Health Mart is a network of over 4,000 independently owned and operated pharmacies and it is a wholly owned subsidiary of McKesson Corporation, which owns the name Health Mart. McKesson acquired Health Mart owner FoxMeyer in 1996, in 1991, McKesson Corporation acquired a 100 percent interest in Medis Health and Pharmaceutical Services from Provigo. In 2002, the McKesson Canada name was adopted, McKesson Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of McKesson Corporation. It includes various business units, McKesson Pharmaceutical, McKesson Automation, McKesson Specialty, McKesson Health Solutions, in March 2016, McKesson agreed to purchase Canadian pharmacy chain Rexall from the Katz Group of Companies for $3 billion. The proposed deal is subject to government approval, in the United Kingdom, McKesson was a provider of information technology services to the health care industry.3 million staff, making it the world’s largest single payroll IT system
The first product released was the Fitbit Tracker. Some evidence has found that the use of similar devices improves exercise levels, alongside its trackers, Fitbit offers a mobile app and website that can be used with or without the Fitbit Tracker, although owning one is recommended. Users have the ability to log their food and weight, to track time and can set daily and weekly goals for themselves for steps, calories burned and consumed. The devices come with a USB dongle, to data to the account via Fitbit Connect. There was no evidence that the devices altered the amount that people exercised or their diet compared to control and it is unclear whether these devices affect the amount of physical activity children engage in. 1% and 10. 4% error ratings, respectively. A small 2015 study had participants wear multiple devices on their wrists, Fitbit devices worn on the hip accurately measured steps taken within 1 step of 100% accuracy. Devices worn on the wrist, were off by an average of 11 steps per minute, when measuring the number of calories burned, Fitbit devices worn on the hip underestimated by an average of 6%, while devices worn on the wrist overestimated calories burned by 21%.
Authors concluded that both the Fitbit One and Fitbit Flex devices reliably measured step counts and energy expenditure, with hip-based Fitbit devices being more accurate than wrist-based devices and these measurements did not address the question of health effects. Fitbit, working with the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, recalled the Fitbit Force on February 20,2014 because some users experienced allergic reactions to the used in the product. On March 12,2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission made the recall official, at that time it was revealed that There were 9,900 reports of skin irritation and 250 reports of blistering. The product is no longer for sale on Fitbits website, headquartered in San Francisco, Fitbit was founded on May 1,2007 by James Park and Eric Friedman. On May 7,2015, Fitbit announced it had filed for IPO with a NYSE listing, the IPO was filed for $358 million. The companys stock began trading with the symbol FIT on June 18,2015, on December 7,2016, Fitbit officially announced that they acquired assets from Pebble, including key personnel, as the company decided to stop producing wearable technology.
The acquisition excludes Pebbles hardware products, in January 2017, Fitbit acquired Romania-based smartwatch startup Vector Watch SRL for $15 million and it paid $23 million for Pebble, a smartwatch brand that started as a Kickstarter campaign. Fitbit has won awards, including runner-up at TechCrunch50 in 2008 and CES2009 Innovation honoree. Most recently, Fitbit ranked 37 out of the 50 most innovative companies of 2016, to use and setup the hardware, one has to create an account with Fitbit and agree to data collection and privacy rules. Starting in June 2011, Fitbit was criticized for its websites default activity-sharing settings, all users had the option to make their physical activity information private, but some users were unaware that the information was public by default. Fitbit responded to criticism by making all data private by default
Digg is a news aggregator with a curated front page, aiming to select stories specifically for the Internet audience such as science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues. It was launched in its current form on July 31,2012, with support for sharing content to social platforms such as Twitter. It formerly had been a social news website, allowing people to vote web content up or down, called digging and burying. Quantcast had estimated Diggs monthly U. S. unique visits at 3.8 million, Diggs popularity prompted the creation of similar social networking sites with story submission and voting systems such as Reddit. In July 2008, the company took part in advanced acquisition talks with Google for a reported $200 million price tag. In September 2016, Digg announced that it would begin a partnership with Gannett. The seven figure investment would give Gannett access to real-time trend analysis of Diggs 7.5 million pieces of content, Digg started as an experiment in November 2004 by collaborators Kevin Rose, Owen Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky, and Jay Adelson.
The original design by Dan Ries was free of advertisements, the company added Google AdSense early in the project but switched to MSN adCenter in 2007. The sites main function was to let users discover, members of the community could submit a webpage for general consideration. Other members could vote that page up or down, although voting took place on digg. com, many websites added digg buttons to their pages, allowing users to vote as they browsed the web. The end product was a series of wide-ranging, constantly updated lists of popular and trending content from around the Internet and improvements were made throughout the websites first years. Digg v2 was released in July 2005, with a new interface by web design company silverorange, new features included a friends list, and the ability to digg a story without being redirected to a success page. Further interface adjustments were made in August 2007, by 2008, Diggs homepage was attracting over 236 million visitors annually, according to a Compete. com survey.
Digg had grown enough that it was thought to affect the traffic of submitted webpages. Some pages experienced an increase of traffic shortly after being submitted. CEO Jay Adelson announced in 2010 that the site would undergo an extensive overhaul, in an interview with Wired magazine, Adelson stated that Every single thing has changed and that the entire website has been rewritten. The company switched from MySQL to Cassandra, a database system, in a blog post. Adelson summed up the new Digg by saying, Weve got a new backend, a new infrastructure layer, Adelson stepped down as CEO on April 5,2010 to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, months before the launch date of Digg v4