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Criticism of General Electric - Wiki. Visually. General Electric (GE) is an American multinationalconglomerate corporation incorporated in New York.
The first group of workers arrived in the summer of 2. Morgan and the Vanderbilt family for Edison's lighting experiments. Drexel, financed Edison's research and helped merge those companies under one corporation to form Edison General Electric Company which was incorporated in New York on April 2.
The new company also acquired Sprague Electric Railway & Motor Company in the same year. Around the same time, General Electric's Canadian counterpart, Canadian General Electric, was formed.
After 1. 20 years, it is the only one of the original companies still listed on the Dow index, although it has not been on the index continuously. GE established its lighting division headquarters at Nela Park in East Cleveland, Ohio. Nela Park is still the headquarters for GE's lighting business. Young, through GE, founded the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in 1. GE used RCA as its retail arm for radio sales from 1.
GE began production, until separation in 1. On January 1. 3, 1. United States. The sound was broadcast on GE's WGY (AM). Superchargers became indispensable in the years immediately prior to World War II, and GE was the world leader in exhaust- driven supercharging when the war started. Among them were the GE 2.
GE 4. 00, and GE 6. A Datanet 5. 00 computer was designed, but never sold. In 1. 96. 2, GE started developing its GECOS (later renamed GCOS) operating system, originally for batch processing, but later extended to timesharing and transaction processing. Versions of GCOS are still in use today. From 1. 96. 4 to 1.
GE and Bell Laboratories (which soon dropped out) joined with MIT to develop the Multics operating system on the GE 6. The project took longer than expected and was not a major commercial success, but it demonstrated concepts such as single level store, dynamic linking, hierarchical file system, and ring- oriented security. Active development of Multics continued until 1. GE got into computer manufacturing because in the 1.
United States federal government. Its major appliance manufacturing plant . GE was a major provider of computer timesharing services, through General Electric Information Services (GEIS, now GXS), offering online computing services that included GEnie. In 2. 00. 0 when United Technologies Corp.
The Link bulb is designed to communicate with smartphones and tablets using a mobile app called Wink. The remainder was sold to various companies, including Bertelsmann (Bertelsmann acquired RCA Records) and Thomson SA which traces its roots to Thomson- Houston, one of the original components of GE. The new company, named GXS, is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. GXS is a provider of B2. B e- Commerce solutions.
GE maintains a minority stake in GXS. Vivendi bought 2. NBC forming the company NBCUniversal. GE then owned 8. 0% of NBC Universal and Vivendi owned 2. By January 2. 8, 2.
GE owned 4. 9% and Comcast 5. On March 1. 9, 2. Comcast bought GE's shares in NBCU for $1. GE sold 6. 0% stake in Genpact to General Atlantic and Oak Hill Capital Partners in 2. Genpact into an independent business.
GE is still a major client to Genpact getting its services in customer service, finance, information technology and analytics. In May 2. 00. 8, GE announced it was exploring options for divesting the bulk of its consumer and industrial business. The cable giant will hold a controlling interest in the company, while GE retains a 4. Vivendi. Vivendi will sell 7. NBCUniversal to GE for US$2 billion if the GE/Comcast deal is not completed by September 2.
NBCUniversal to GE for US$3. IPO if the deal is not completed. This acquisition expands the extensive drilling and surface manufacturing and services portfolio of GE Oil and Gas, a division of GE Energy. Santander will additionally assume the portfolio debts of GE Capital in the country. The transaction was finished in 2. GE Capital will focus in the core business and will shed its non- core assets. In June 2. 01. 4 a formal offer From GE worth $1.
Alstom board. Part of the transaction involved the French government taking a 2. Alstom to help secure France's energy and transport interests, and French jobs. A rival offer from Siemens- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was rejected. The acquisition was expected to be completed in 2. The transaction involves USD $8. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the sale includes USD $8- billion of on- line deposits and another USD $8- billion of brokered certificates of deposit.
The sale is part of GE's strategic plan to exit the U. S. GE also aims to shed its status as a . The unit sold has USD $8. CAD $1. 1. 5- billion) of assets, 6.
U. S. Exact terms of the sale were not disclosed, but the final price would be based on the value of the assets at closing, plus a premium according to the parties. The transaction, if completed, would create a publicly- traded entity controlled by GE. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 2. May 8, 2. 01. 7 and a completion date is sometime in mid- 2. Its main offices are located at 3. Rockefeller Plaza at Rockefeller Center in New York City, known now as the Comcast Building.
It was formerly known as the GE Building for the prominent GE logo on the roof; NBC's headquarters and main studios are also located in the building. Through its RCA subsidiary, it has been associated with the center since its construction in the 1. GE moved its corporate headquarters from the GE Building on Lexington Avenue to Fairfield in 1. The list of GE businesses varies over time as the result of acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations.
GE is one of the biggest players in the wind power industry, and is developing environment- friendly products such as hybrid locomotives, desalination and water reuse solutions, and photovoltaic cells. The transaction took place on August 3. SABIC Innovative Plastics, with Brian Gladden as CEO. The company is also seeking to have a 5. He was selected by GE's Board of Directors in 2.
Jack Welch following his retirement. Previously, Immelt had headed GE's Medical Systems division (now GE Healthcare) as its President and CEO.
His tenure as the Chairman and CEO started at a time of crisis: he took over the role on September 7, 2. Immelt was also selected as one of President Obama's financial advisors concerning the economic rescue plan. Businesses. GE Lighting (consumer lighting) and the newly created Current, powered by GE (commercial LED, solar, EV, and energy storage), are now stand- alone businesses within the company.
Through GE Commercial Finance, GE Consumer Finance, GE Equipment Services, and GE Insurance it offers a range of financial services. It has a presence in over 1. It is also one of the largest lenders in countries other than the United States, such as Japan. Even though the first wave of conglomerates (such as ITT Corporation, Ling- Temco- Vought, Tenneco, etc.) fell by the wayside by the mid- 1. Westinghouse, Tyco, and others) tried and failed to emulate GE's success.
The project will create 4. The new business unit will be headed by Bill Ruh, who joined GE in 2.
Cisco Systems and has since worked on GE's software efforts. The changes were designed by Wolff Olins and are used on GE's marketing, literature and website. In 2. 01. 4, a second typeface family was introduced: GE Sans and Serif by Bold Monday created under art direction by Wolff Olins. Their design had been criticised as far back as 1. General Electric had a tax refund of $3. This same article also pointed out that GE has reduced its American workforce by one fifth since 2.
Based on year 2. 00. According to EPA documents, only the United States Government, Honeywell, and Chevron Corporation are responsible for producing more Superfund toxic waste sites. Concerns over the design and safety of these reactors were raised as early as 1. Musician Pete Seeger founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the Clearwater Festival to draw attention to the problem.
In 1. 98. 3, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared a 2. Hudson Falls to New York City, to be a Superfund site requiring cleanup. This Superfund site is considered to be one of the largest in the nation. General Electric polluted the Housatonic River with PCB discharges from its plant at Pittsfield, Massachusetts. EPA designated the Pittsfield plant and several miles of the Housatonic to be a Superfund site in 1. GE to remediate the site.
This is estimated to be about 1. PCBs. Immelt's credibility as a spokesman on national environmental policy is fatally flawed because of his company's intransigence in cleaning up its own toxic legacy.
As of October 2. 00. In 2. 00. 7, GE raised the annual revenue target for its Ecomagination initiative from $2. Since entering the renewable energy industry in 2.
GE has invested more than $8. In August 2. 00. 8 it acquired Kelman Ltd.
GE's ENMAC Distribution Management System is the foundation of Orion's initiative. The system of smart grid technologies will significantly improve the network company's ability to manage big network emergencies and help it to restore power faster when outages occur. Educational initiatives. The initiative included 3. Albert Maysles, Jessica Yu, Leslie Iwerks, Steve James, Alex Gibney, Lixin Fan, Gary Hustwit and others), and a user- generated competition that received over 6.
Stories included breakthroughs in Slingshot (water vapor distillation system), cancer research, energy production, pain management and food access. Each of the 3. 0 films received world premiere screenings at a major international film festival, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.
The winning amateur director film, The Cyborg Foundation, was awarded a US$1. Sundance Film Festival.
GE was convicted in 1. US Department of Defense, and again in 1.