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Thomas Edison

An American businessman and inventor. He is especially known for inventing the light bulb, but he also created the phonograph, which laid the foundation for much of modern telecommunications. He founded General Electric. Edison lived from 1847 to 1931.
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One of Stross's main tasks in The Wizard of Menlo Park is to penetrate this veneer and to distinguish between Edison the myth and Edison the man.
Compared with the Ford plant, Edison Town Square reduces traffic and noise impacts, increases landscaped areas, improves the architectural aesthetics of the site and provides Edison with a premier asset--and is expected to generate vastly greater property tax revenues and provide more than 2000 new jobs.
Today, innovation is considered an integral part of product development, thanks to Edison.
In 2005, Edison was among just 38 schools in the state to be awarded the Academic Improvement Award and to be honored as an Illinois Spotlight School by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Then they'll ask me what I think of Edison as a person and what's most interesting about him.
Over a year ago, Edison schools in Philadelphia struggled with bad publicity in part due to allegations over a state sweetheart deal and falling stock prices.
A century after he arrived penniless on the docks of New York City, Tesla is receiving credit for brilliant achievements that outdid those of his contemporaries, Edison and Marconi.
Bryson joined Edison in 1984 and was elected chairman and CEO of Edison International in 1990.
Since Con Edison will still be delivering the energy to the consumers, if something unforeseen happens to an ESCO, Con Edison will pick up and make sure that the customer never spends a minute without access to their energy.
If Edison succeeds, the biggest beneficiary may be company founder and CEO, Christopher Whittle, not Florida teachers.
Despite posting a $24 million, fourth-quarter loss, power utility giant Edison, the parent company of Rosemead-based Southern California Edison, continues to recover from nearly $3 billion in debt incurred from the 2001 energy crisis, Chief Executive Officer John Bryson said during a conference call with investors and analysts.
It's so clearly working," says Allegra Harrison, whose daughter is an Edison Charter third grader.