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November 11, 2007

Halogen Energy Saver from Osram

Osram Bulb

Osram has developed halogen lamps that can be screwed into normal light bulb sockets. The lamps' service life is at least twice as long as that of conventional light bulbs, however. The biggest advantage of this lamp -- the Halogen Energy Saver -- is that it consumes as much as 30 percent less electricity than normal light bulbs, while providing the same level of light intensity for interior lighting. The new lamp is available in a range of different designs. It comes in the socket sizes E14 and E27 and is also available in low-voltage variants for applications of a more commercial nature. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 10, 2007


Kangoo Express

Photo: New Kangoo Express

With New Kangoo Express and New Kangoo Express Compact, Renault is extending its product range and strengthening its position as Europe's leading maker of light commercial vehicles.

Ever since it was first released, Kangoo has proved highly successful, with over 2.2 million units sold worldwide, over half of them in LCV versions.

With attractive products backed by efficient services, Renault's LCV offering is very well matched to the needs of its business customers.

Since the model was first released in 1997, over 2.2 million Kangoos have been made on four continents, at MCA Maubeuge (France), Casablanca (Morocco) Córdoba (Argentina) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Kangoo Express stands out as Europe's biggest-selling small van ever, with sales approaching 1.1 million units.

Renault's Light Commercial Vehicles Division is a specialized organization employing 2,000 engineers and technicians on product range extension and product upgrade programs for Renault light commercial vehicles.

Kangoo Express

Photo: New Kangoo Express Compact

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New Kangoo Express Compact -- Renault is strengthening its number one status in the European LCV segment with the addition of a new concept in commercial vans, manufactured at its Maubeuge plant in France.

New Kangoo Express Compact is a vehicle that has been designed with urban use uppermost in mind. It sets new standards in comfort that help make life easy for its users. Attractive, compact and nimble, it shares the key strengths of the New Kangoo Express.

With this new addition to its line-up, Renault is addressing the business needs of people whose work involves driving in and around towns and cities. New Kangoo Express Compact is aimed particularly at those whose jobs take them frequently into city centres to make deliveries, carry out jobs or repairs or provide different services. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 9, 2007

Sony Ericsson reveals compact K-series phone, geared to the Web

The new Sony Ericsson K660 packs landscape Web browsing and dedicated shortcut keys into a classy looking handset targeting a young Web-savvy audience.


London, UK - Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of the K660, an HSDPA ('mobile broadband') enabled phone with clever features like illuminated shortcut keys that only become active when surfing the Net, and desktop tickers that provide regular updates from your favourite websites; all designed to make Web browsing on the move as simple and convenient as at your computer.

Sony Ericsson K660 --

• Web Optimised (Landscape Browsing and Shortcut Keys) for easy surfing
• HSDPA for fast surfing, email and download
• Google Maps for Mobile

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H&M New York Flagship Store -- Roberto Cavalli at H&M


NEW YORK, Nov. 9 -- Yesterday in New York City, designer Roberto Cavalli (left) and model Jessica Stam (right) made a special appearance at the H&M New York flagship store on Fifth Avenue for the launch of his limited edition collection at H&M. There is a strong demand for the party collection, which includes a selection of Roberto Cavalli's favorite pieces for men and women from over the years. (Source: H&M, Hennes Mauritz) || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 8, 2007



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Photo: With the intention of attending as consumers during public days, Robert Nardelli (2nd from right), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chrysler LLC, recently joined James Press, (left), Vice Chairman and President; Christopher Ellis (2nd from left), Representative Director and President, Chrysler Japan Co., Ltd.; and Michael Donoughe (right), Vice President, Body-on-Frame Product Team and Core Team Leader; at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 7, 2007

Boeing Delivers 150th Next-Generation 737-800 to Ryanair


Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, took delivery of its 150th Boeing Next-Generation 737-800. Shown here, the 146th, 147th, 148th, 149th and 150th 737s for Ryanair are parked in formation at Boeing Field in Seattle, where they underwent flight-testing prior to delivery to Ryanair. The successful European carrier operates a fleet of 737-800s around Europe and northwest Africa. From its inception, Ryanair has relied on the 737 -- first the 737 Classic and now the Next-Generation 737 -- to help it meet strenuous efficiency, environmental, cost and reliability targets. Ryanair operates the second largest 737 fleet in the world, after Southwest Airlines in the United States. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 6, 2007

Timex Group's TX Collection Introduces Bold New Styles

TX Watch Company is debuting five new line extensions, which further express the concept of TechnoLuxury(TM) and echo the brand's signature styling.


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Photo: TX World Time.

Timex Group's TX Watch Company has forged a new category within the watch industry -- TechnoLuxury. The new TX(TM) styles were designed with precision and with an eye toward sophistication. The new watches feature saturated color with black-on-black or white-on-white motifs for a man with individual style.

The TX collection now encompasses a range of 30 styles across three different movement executions:

• TX Perpetual Calendar
• TX World Time
• TX Fly-back Chronograph/Compass/Second Time Zone (TX 730 Series/770 Series)

According to the company, "Each TX timepiece conveys power and intelligence through the integration of Italian design with the precision of German engineering. The foundation of the TX series, a proprietary German-engineered six-hand mechanism, offers a full spectrum of features not typically found in traditional analog timepieces. Each model is made of solid stainless steel or titanium and incorporates a sapphire crystal, screw-down crowns on select models, sculpted dials and luminous features that enhance the distinctive look. Each watch is water resistant to 10 ATM (100m / 330 ft)."

Timex Group is a privately owned company which has been providing timepieces for over 150 years and has manufacturing plants and company offices throughout the world. The Timex Group manufactures and distributes watches under the Timex, TX, Ironman, Expedition, Vincent Berard, Versace, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Ecko and Nautica brands. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 5, 2007

Gap and Vespa Introduce the 2007 Limited Edition Vespa LX 50 in a Custom 'Crazy Stripe' Design

GAP Vespa

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5 -- For the first time, Gap and Vespa have partnered to design the 2007 Limited Edition Vespa LX 50 in a custom "Crazy Stripe" design by Gap. This collaboration is a first for Gap and brings together two brands known for classic style, Vespa as a symbol of Italian style and elegance and Gap as the brand known for classic, casual American design.

Holiday shoppers in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Las Vegas will have the opportunity to check out the 2007 Limited Edition Vespa LX 50 on display in select Gap stores from November 15 to December 3, 2007.

Gap Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Piperlime brand names. Gap Inc. operates more than 3,100 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Ireland and Japan. Established in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio and based in Pontedera (Pisa), Italy, the Piaggio Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of two-wheel motor vehicles. With over 6,300 employees in 50 countries and an annual production of more than 680,000 vehicles, the Piaggio Group has a consolidated leadership in the European 2-wheeler market. Piaggio ended 2006 with more than 300 dealers in the US, and an over 20 percent share of the US scooter market for Piaggio and Vespa scooters. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 4, 2007

Microsoft donates more than $72 million to 25,000 nonprofits

Former President Clinton Joins Microsoft CEO Ballmer to Hail Giving Record.


Photo: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and former president Bill Clinton announced the results of the annual Microsoft Giving Campaign in a news conference following Mr. Clinton's address to Microsoft employees.

REDMOND, Wash., -- Microsoft Corp. marked the end of its annual giving campaign by hosting former President Bill Clinton for a campus visit. Clinton, joining Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to reveal the results of this year's campaign, told an audience of more than 1,000 employees and thousands more watching via webcast that every individual, regardless of status or income, can help solve global challenges such as climate change and poverty.

A Microsoft tradition for 25 years, the giving campaign is a dedicated season of employee involvement and contributions that takes place each October. Microsoft employees donate to thousands of nonprofit organizations working to improve lives. In addition, Microsoft matches U.S. employee donations, dollar for dollar, up to $12,000 per person per year. This year, employee donations and Microsoft's matching contributions of cash and software totaled over $72 million. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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L'Oreal Paris Introduces New HIP High Intensity Pigments Multi-Purpose Eye Products with Intense, Cream Color


L'Oreal Paris has introduced two new eye products with high-pigment color and professional tools to create signature eye looks. New HIP High Intensity Pigments Color Truth Cream Eyeliner and HIP High Intensity Pigments Color Rich Cream Crayon, a pearlescent effects, dual-purpose shadow and liner, provide countless new style options from HIP High Intensity Pigments. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 1, 2007


Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen

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Photo: 2009 Jetta TDI SportWagen

LAS VEGAS -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. is showcasing its commitment to clean diesel performance and unique vehicle personalization with three new concepts on display at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.

Volkswagen's Dieselution Tour, a mobile marketing exhibit showcasing clean diesel, will be staged outdoors in the plaza.

For the 2007 SEMA show, Volkswagen blends concept car design, aftermarket tuning and creativity to illustrate how their already exciting line-up can be transformed into unique high-performance, one-of-a-kind vehicles -- 2009 Jetta TDI SportWagen.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, and Touareg. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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