Erscheinungsdatum: 10.01.2012, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: History of the Express Companies and the Origin of American Railroads. Together With Some Reminiscences of the Latter Days of the Mail Coach and Baggage Wagon Business in the United States, Autor: Stimson, A. L. (Alexander Lovett), Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 632, Informationen: 23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam, Gewicht: 835 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
History of the Express Companies and the Origin of American Railroads. Together With Some Reminiscences of the Latter Days of the Mail Coach and Baggage Wagon Business in the United States ab 25.99 € als Taschenbuch: . Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Geist & Wissen,
History of the Express Companies ab 16.99 € als Taschenbuch: And the Origin of American Railroads. Together with Some Reminiscences of the Latter Days of the Mail Coach and Bagg. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Geist & Wissen,
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Lee De Forest (August 26, 1873 June 30, 1961) was an American inventor with over 180 patents to his credit. De Forest invented the Audion, a vacuum tube that takes relatively weak electrical signals and amplifies them. De Forest is one of the fathers of the "electronic age", as the Audion helped to usher in the widespread use of electronics. He is also credited with one of the principal inventions which brought sound to motion pictures. He was involved in several patent lawsuits and he spent a substantial part of his income from his inventions on the legal bills. He had four marriages and 25 companies, he was defrauded by business partners, and he was once indicted for mail fraud, but was later acquitted. He typically signed his name "Lee de Forest." He was a charter member of the Institute of Radio Engineers, one of the two predecessors of the IEEE (the other was the American Institute of Electrical Engineers).
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.In the United States a railway post office, commonly abbreviated as RPO, was a railroad car that was normally operated in passenger service as a means to sort mail en route, in order to speed delivery. The RPO was staffed by highly trained Railway Mail Service postal clerks, and was off-limits to the passengers on the train. In the UK, the equivalent term was Travelling Post Office (TPO). From the middle of the 19th century, many American railroads earned substantial revenues through contracts with the Post Office to carry mail aboard high-speed passenger trains, and the Railway Mail Service enforced various standardized designs on RPOs. In fact, a number of companies maintained passenger routes where the financial losses from moving people were more than offset by transporting the mail.
Essay from the year 2001 in the subject Cultural Studies - Basics and Definitions, grade: 1 (A), University of Leeds (Department for Communication and Cultural Studies), course: Communication & Cultural Studies, 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: After, what has been a `very long, uneven and complicated process and is currently called globalisation', world capitalism and the underlying system of sovereign states have become `the first historical system to include the entire globe within its geography'. The brands, images, and the cultural output of transnational companies of mainly North American origin are flooding almost every part of the world. What George Ritzer has called McDonaldization, `the rationalization of everyday interaction and individual identity' - the principles of a fast food restaurant that `more and more sectors of society are adopting transforms national economies into one global, interdependent economy'. As a consequence, activities, which were previously carried out within a national or regulated international framework, will from now on be carried out globally, in accordance with the needs of the global marketplace, which is steadily growing. By 1980, it was estimated that there were over 10.000 transnational corporations of all national origins, and by the early 1990s more than three times as many. In the media sector the vision or the nightmare of a global business would look like this: one single mega-corp, which delivers down its cable, to our homes, every intellectual morsel (it thinks) we need. The films, sit-coms and documentaries it has made; the news it makes; the information and e-mail services it controls; the chat-rooms it monitors and the celebrities it has made famous. In the following this essay will examine how true this fantasy of total control is in reality by looking at two German conglomerates, KirchGruppe and Bertelsmann AG, which are currently expanding in Europe and the United States. Furthermore, the cultural effetcs of globalisation will be looked at in this context.
The Internet is changing the way people communicate and the way companies do business. At the same time, it is transforming the law. Whether you buy or sell goods and services online, publish information via the World-Wide Web, exchange messages via e-mail, electronically distribute digital content, or make payments online, you will be faced with new legal questions that are challenging businesses and attorneys alike. Written for the layperson, but extensively annotated for the experienced lawyer, Online Law provides clear guidance through the rapidly developing law of electronic commerce. Based on sound legal principles, this comprehensive handbook draws on the extensive knowledge of experienced attorneys at the forefront of today's emerging online legal issues. Online Law provides answers to the toughest online legal questions, such as: What rules govern advertising online? What are the legal issues involved in setting up a Web site? How do you create and enforce online contracts? How can you use digital signatures to facilitate electronic commerce? Who owns the rights to online information? When can you 'borrow' online materials from others? What are the rules for using sexually explicit material on the Net? What constitutes illegal conduct online? Can employers legally read their employees' e-mail? A collaborative effort, Online Law was written by the attorneys of the Information Technology Law Department at McBride Baker & Coles and sponsored by the Software Publishers Association. Thomas J. Smedinghoff, J.D., editor and lead author of Online Law, cochairs the Information Technology Law Department of the Chicago law firm of McBride Baker & Coles, chairs the Electronic Commerce and Information Technology Division of the American Bar Association, and serves as intellectual property counsel to the Software Publishers Association. He is the author of The Software Publishers Association Legal Guide to Multimedia (Addison-Wesley, 1994). The Software Publishers Association is the principal trade association of the PC software industry. With over 1,200 member companies, it has been a leading force in fostering electronic commerce and protecting intellectual property in a digital world.
The charismatic forger immortalized in Catch Me If You Can exposes the astonishing tactics of today's identity theft criminals and offers powerful strategies to thwart them based on his second career as an acclaimed fraud-fighting consultant. When Frank Abagnale trains law enforcement officers around the country about identity theft, he asks officers for their names and addresses and nothing more. In a matter of hours he can obtain everything he would need to steal their lives: Social Security numbers, dates of birth, current salaries, checking account numbers, the names of everyone in their families, and more. This illustrates how easy it is for anyone from anywhere in the world to assume our identities and in a matter of hours devastate our lives in ways that can take years to recover from. Considering that a fresh victim is hit every four seconds, Stealing Your Life is the reference everyone needs by an unsurpassed authority on the latest identity theft schemes. Consider these sobering facts: &#8226; Six out of ten American companies and government agencies have already been hacked. &#8226; An estimated 80 percent of birth certificate requests are fulfilled through the mail for people using only a name and a return address. &#8226; Americans write 39 billion checks a year, and half of them never reconcile their bank statements. &#8226; A Social Security number costs $49 on the black market. A driver's license goes for $90. A birth certificate will set you back $79. Abagnale offers dozens of concrete steps to transform anyone from an easy mark into a hard case that criminals are likely to bypass: &#8226; Don't allow your kids to use the computer on which you do online banking and store financial records (children are apt to download games and attachments that host damaging viruses or attract spyware). &#8226; Beware of offers that appeal to greed or fear in exchange for personal data. &#8226; Monitor your credit report regularly and know if anyone's been 'knocking on your door.' &#8226; Read privacy statements carefully and choose to opt out of sharing information whenever possible. Brimming with anecdotes of creative criminality that are as entertaining as they are enlightening, Stealing Your Life is the practical way to shield yourself from one of today's most nefarious and common crimes.
Marketing experts know that Direct Marketing is the single most effective way to sell products and services. It is the only form of marketing that is testable, trackable, and, when done the right way, always profitable. Lois K. Geller, a leading Direct Marketing expert, updates her classic book to include the latest tips and techniques, plus expanded coverage of Direct Marketing in the age of the Internet. The new Revised Edition of Response offers all marketers, in any size company, a strategy for creating and sustaining a profitable Direct Marketing program--both on- and off-line. Leading the reader through this program of planning, budgeting, forecasting, testing, building lists, choosing suppliers, selling overseas, and developing loyal customers, Geller explains how to create profitable direct mail packages, print ads, television and radio commercials, inbound and outbound telemarketing programs, and more. Plus, she shows how all of these strategies can be applied to Internet direct marketing, including loyalty programs, online catalogs, fulfillment and customer service, and more. With scores of up-to-date examples drawn from companies large and small, including Ford Motor Company, American Express, and 1-800-Flowers, plus an updated glossary and resource guide, this Revised Edition of Response will be the authoritative source for Direct Marketing strategies and techniques.