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History & Timeline:
Name, Logo, Internet Domains:
The original logo from 1892 stands the the monogram
"G" for General and "E" for Electric or Edison.
In 1900 it got a major change as the Monogram was surrounded by a circle.
The General Electric logo is inspired by the Art Nouveau style,
the "curls" represent the movement of electricity.
The outside has a circular shape which makes it timeless,
while the inner activity interconnects the "GE" initials in a sorphisticated way
and in the movement of electricity .
The logo has become a timeless symbol for innovation.
In 2004 it was slightly modified adding blue color.
The change was done by Mike Abbink from the brand consultancy Wollf Ollins.
The Logo remained unchanged ever since.
Unlike other companys owning iconic Monograms,
General Electric was very internet savvy
and not late to register the matching internet domain GE.com.
The date of registration, August 5 1986,
is a symbol of exeptional technology awareness,
in fact General Electric was one of the very first companies (the 20th company)
to register an Internet Domain in history,
and the third one (after HP.com and TI.com) to register a Two Letter Domain.
At that time almost nobody knew about the Internet.
General Electric is listed on position n°3
on the VB.com Domain Hall of Fame.
See also the history of the GE.com website.
The domain General Electric.com was registered 1995 september 12.
General Electric has an impressive portfolio of over 18,300 domains.
Facts & Figures about General Electric today
The CEO is Jeffrey Immelt since 2001.
Today GE's is a diversified technology and financial service corporation.
GE Technology Infrastructure
GE Home & Business Solutions
and 49% of NBC Universal.
The products and services of the Company range from
aircraft engines, household appliances to medical imaging,
power generation, water processing, consumer electronics,
and business and consumer financing.
2012 revenues are $billion 147.3
employing 301,000 people
General Electric is owned by a large public.
GE stocks are traded on the NYSE with the ticker symbol GE.
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