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May 31, 2007

2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC : GlobalGiants.com

Spelling Bee


Photo: David A. Brokaw waits during the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 30, 2007 in Washington, DC. About 300 competitors will take part in the annual spelling competition that lasts two-days, with a champion determined May 31. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) |GlobalGiants.com|


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CITIZEN WATCH CO. UNSTOPPABLE AD WITH ELI MANNING : GlobalGiants.com

CITIZEN WATCH


Photo: Professional quarterback Eli Manning as featured in Citizen's international "Unstoppable" ad campaign. (Citizen Watch Co.) |GlobalGiants.com|


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DOW XLA SHIRTS : GlobalGiants.com

DOW XLA SHIRTS


Photo: Now men can look great without the wait in Brooks Brother's no-iron shirt. Both cotton and stretch styles have a hint of XLA fiber to prevent wrinkling while maintaining comfort and style. Picture provided by Brooks Brothers. (Dow XLA) |GlobalGiants.com|


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May 30, 2007

Bush to Name Former Deputy Secretary of State as World Bank President : GlobalGiants.com

World Bank President


Photo: Robert Zoellick, a nimble negotiator who has crisscrossed the globe as President Bush’s trade chief and as the country’s No. 2 diplomat, is the White House’s choice to be the next World Bank President.

Bush will announce the decision on Wednesday, according to a senior administration official. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Early Exits at Roland Garros for the American Men : GlobalGiants.com

Andy Roddick Roland


Photo: Andy Roddick of the U.S. reacts after losing a point to Russia's Igor Andreev in the first round of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 29, 2007 (Reuters)

Roddick would go on to lose 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to #125 Igor Andreev of Russia. Other American men didn't fare well either, going 0-8 on the day. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Apple Announces iTunes U on the iTunes Store : GlobalGiants.com

Free Content From Top Universities Now Available.

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Photo: Apple(R) today announced the launch of iTunes(R) U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) featuring free content such as course lectures, language lessons, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours provided by top US colleges and universities. (Apple)

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 30 -- Apple(R) today announced the launch of iTunes(R) U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) featuring free content such as course lectures, language lessons, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours provided by top US colleges and universities including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Duke University and MIT.

Created in collaboration with colleges and universities, iTunes U makes it easier than ever to extend learning, explore interests, learn more about a school and stay connected with an alma mater. Content from iTunes can be loaded onto an iPod(R) with just one click and experienced on-the-go, anytime, making learning from a lecture just as simple as enjoying music. |GlobalGiants.com|


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AT&T BLACKBERRY CURVE : GlobalGiants.com

Smallest and Lightest Full QWERTY BlackBerry Handset Features Enhanced Multimedia Capabilities.

AT&T BLACKBERRY CURVE


Photo: On May 30, 2007, AT&T and Research In Motion announced retail availability of the BlackBerry Curve in the U.S. Packed with consumer-friendly features including a 2 megapixel camera, enhanced media player and high performance Web browser, the BlackBerry Curve goes on sale tomorrow for as low as $199.99. (AT&T)

Available in the U.S. exclusively from AT&T, the BlackBerry Curve can be used by AT&T customers within the broadest domestic and international coverage area for wireless data services of any U.S. carrier. The BlackBerry Curve measures just 4.2" x 2.4" x 0.6", weighs approximately 3.9 oz. The BlackBerry Curve is the first BlackBerry handset to offer a 2 megapixel camera and spell checker for e-mail. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Microsoft Launches New Product Category -- Surface Computing : GlobalGiants.com

Surface Computing Comes to Life in Restaurants, Hotels, Retail Locations and Casino Resorts.

First commercially available surface computer from Microsoft provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects.

MICROSOFT Surface Computer


MICROSOFT Surface Computer


Photos: On May 30, Microsoft Corp. unveiled Microsoft Surface, the company's first commercially available surface computer. Surface is a 30-inch display in a table-like form factor that users interact with through touch, natural gestures and objects placed on the surface. The intuitive user interface works without a mouse or keyboard, giving people direct interaction with digital content -- such as viewing, stretching, sorting and sharing digital photos by sliding their fingers across the surface. (Microsoft Corp.)

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 30 -- Picture a surface that can recognize physical objects from a paintbrush to a cell phone and allows hands-on, direct control of content such as photos, music and maps. Today at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil Microsoft Surface(TM), the first in a new category of surface computing products from Microsoft that breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology. Surface turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, dynamic surface that provides effortless interaction with all forms of digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects. Beginning at the end of this year, consumers will be able to interact with Surface in hotels, retail establishments, restaurants and public entertainment venues. |GlobalGiants.com|


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May 29, 2007

Mercedes-Benz presents a new face at first Fashion Week in Berlin : GlobalGiants.com

Top model Eva Padberg to become fashion ambassador for Mercedes-Benz.

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Photos: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Ambassador Eva Padberg next to a Mercedes-Benz CL 500 in a HUGO by Hugo Boss dress at the Potsdamer Platz. Berlin, May 29 2007.

Stuttgart, May 29, 2007: Top German model Eva Padberg is taking on a new role as brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz. The sought-after star model is to represent the Stuttgart-based premium car brand at future international fashion and lifestyle events. Eva Padberg will make her debut appearance in this role at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin which is being staged for the first time in July.

As brand ambassador, Eva Padberg will become the face of Mercedes-Benz’s long-term commitment to top-class fashion events. The star model has a special place in today’s fashion industry. She has been on the catwalks of Milan, Paris and New York in fashion shows for Chanel, Versace and Armani. She has featured on the cover of glamorous fashion magazines and in major advertising campaigns. She is also making a name for herself as a presenter, actress and voice-over artist and is an official ambassador for both UNICEF and SOS Children’s Villages.

Mercedes-Benz commissioned renowned photographer Marc Trautmann for the fashion shoot in Berlin, and the pictures feature the model with an elegant Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupé to emphasise the close links between the worlds of fashion and cars. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or : GlobalGiants.com

Palme D'or Cannes


Photo: Romanian director Cristian Mungiu poses with his Palme d'Or after receiving the award for his film '4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days' at the filmfestival in Cannes, France, 27 May 2007. (DPA) |GlobalGiants.com|


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World Table Tennis Championships : GlobalGiants.com

World Table Tennis Zagreb


Photo: Ma Lin of China returns a ball to Leung Chu Yan of Hong Kong during their match on the fifth day of the World Table Tennis Championships in Zagreb, 25 May 2007. (AFP) |GlobalGiants.com|


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Riyo Mori of Japan is Crowned Miss Universe 2007 : GlobalGiants.com

Riyo Mori Japan


Photo: Winner of Miss Universe 2007, Miss Japan Riyo Mori parades in the evening gown competition of the pageant at the National Auditorium in Mexico City May 28, 2007. |GlobalGiants.com|


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May 28, 2007

The New World of Coca-Cola : GlobalGiants.com

The Coca-Cola Company Celebrates New World of Coca-Cola Grand Opening.

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The Coca-Cola Company celebrated on May 24 the official grand opening of the new World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place. Expected to draw more than 1 million visitors in its first year of operation alone, the new World of Coca-Cola represents a significant enhancement to an already growing center for tourism in Georgia.

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The Company will use its new attraction to showcase how people all around the world have connected with its brands for more than 120 years.

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The new World of Coca-Cola is located at Pemberton Place, next door to the Georgia Aquarium, which opened in November 2005 on land donated by The Coca-Cola Company.

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Twice the size of its predecessor, the attraction includes more than 1,000 artifacts that have never been seen by the public.

Coca-Cola

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The attraction features three theaters (one in 4D), a real bottling line, a popular culture exhibit showcasing artwork by Andy Warhol and a contemporary tasting lounge where guests can sample 70 Coca-Cola products from around the globe -- including sparkling beverages, waters, juices, teas and sports drinks.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's most valuable brand, the Company markets four of the world's top five nonalcoholic sparkling beverage brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. |GlobalGiants.com|


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May 27, 2007

Patrick Dempsey With The 2007 Corvette Convertible : GlobalGiants.com

GM Dempsey


GM PatDempsey


Photo: Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is photographed with the 2007 Corvette Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car in Los Angeles, CA while taking a break from shooting a movie. Dempsey will drive the 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Pace Car at the 91st Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27. This will be the 18th time a Chevy has paced the Indianapolis 500. (General Motors Racing Photo) |GlobalGiants.com|


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Longines Re-enters Tennis with Roland Garros 2007 : GlobalGiants.com

Longines Roland Garros


St-Imier (Switzerland) / Paris (France), 27th May 2007 – With its rich sporting heritage and elegant positioning, Longines finds its match in Roland Garros.


Longines Roland Garros


The Swiss watch brand Longines is the new official partner and timekeeper of the prestigious French Open of Roland Garros. This new partnership for its 175th anniversary in 2007 fits with the brand’s positioning: “Elegance is an Attitude” as well as its sporting heritage. |GlobalGiants.com|


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May 26, 2007

'Shuttle Launch Experience' Now Open at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex : GlobalGiants.com

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Shuttle Experience

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NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex officially opened Shuttle Launch Experience on May 25. Joining Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp and key officials forthe attraction's premiere were NASA veteran astronauts including Charlie Bolden, Rick Searfoss, John Young, Robert Crippin, Buzz Aldrin and Al Worden.

The culmination of three years of development by veteran Space Shuttle astronauts, renowned attraction experts and a design team under the guidance of NASA, Shuttle Launch Experience sends visitors through a simulation of launching into Earth's orbit from Kennedy Space Center, the birthplace of American space exploration, minutes from Orlando.

Through sophisticated motion technology, special effects seats and high fidelity presentations, the unique experience immerses visitors in the sensations of launching into space -- going fully vertical in the process. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Dr Pepper Band in a Bubble : GlobalGiants.com

DR PEPPER

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Photo: The Band in the Bubble: The five members of Cartel said farewell to fans before sealing themselves inside a giant bubble from May 24-June 12 to record the follow-up to their hit album CHROMA as part of Dr Pepper Band in a Bubble -- a multi-media event and MTV music special. |GlobalGiants.com|


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World Table Tennis Championships : GlobalGiants.com

World Table Tennis


Photo: Ma Lin of China returns a ball to Leung Chu Yan of Hong Kong during their match on the fifth day of the World Table Tennis Championships in Zagreb, 25 May 2007. (AFP) |GlobalGiants.com|


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May 25, 2007

Ford H2 ICE E-450 Shuttle Bus : GlobalGiants.com

Ford Shuttle Bus


Photo: Ford is the world's first automaker to deliver dedicated hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2 ICE) powered vehicles to commercial customers. Pictured here, the Ford H2 ICE E-450 shuttle bus carries 30kg of hydrogen and can transport passengers with nearly zero emissions. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Jordin Sparks Arrives In A 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: GlobalGiants.com

Ford Jordin Sparks


Photo: American Idol Season 6 winner, Jordin Sparks, arrives in a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, the official vehicle of the American Idol finale's red carpet. (05/25/07) |GlobalGiants.com|


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