6 big brands you probably don't know

The US is home to some of the world's most valuable brands. But big competitors many Americans have never heard of are nipping at their heels.

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Feb 23, 2013 2:22AM
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If we don't use them in the U.S. most probably don't know of them, even if they are part of an American company.
Mar 1, 2013 2:05PM
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Only the new age Americans don't know these companies. If you have ever watched a "football" game Vodafone is a sponsor, so is Petrobas, and the T-mobile of Europe. Same with auto racing, unless the only thing you know of auto racing is all about turning left. The only one that is "new" is China telecom...they don't trade on the "normal" stock exchanges so it is not a surprise that only a few know them.

How about Holden? Any one know "who" they are? There are plenty of companies out there that may be part of an "American" parent company that people don't know, same with stuff we have that others don't know even if they are owned by parent companies in those countries.

Basically, pull your heads out and become more aware, especially if you own stock in the company or work for it. A good investor/employee knows all of the companies holdings.

Mar 1, 2013 1:41PM
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Since you do not care, you should. The rest of the world, companies want your business. If you do not like your service you leave and go to the next provider. NO early termination fee. You just say BYE.

Their phone rates are cheaper too.

Same phones same equipment.

But it all how much they can take from you with out you screaming to loud.

 

 

Mar 1, 2013 2:38PM
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Most of these are telecoms. Of course we dont know those if they are only overseas.  I think most people know of Hermes. They have stores here. Theres one down the street from me.
Mar 1, 2013 2:38PM
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Most of what we know comes in from China, courtesy of Walmart. Where else.
Mar 1, 2013 1:46PM
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So there are at least 6 companies that don't own a piece of us, the US. I don't believe that, we put ourselve on the auction block 33 years ago. They must be slackers.
Mar 1, 2013 3:06PM
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Vodafone is awful!  Here is a big warning to Americans settling down in Europe: don't sign ANYTHING with Vodafone.  They have the worst business practices I've ever encountered.  If they call you, they can sign you up for anything they're selling and they only need proof that you answered the phone.  I've sued them successfully for trying this with me.  A few years ago, they started sending "maintenance men" to check the phone jacks in apartment buildings in Germany, and then they asked the resident to sign a form for their boss confirming that they checked the equipment, but it's a contract switching the resident's land line provider to Vodafone.  
Deutsche Telekom is actually quite reasonable in comparison, but I'd recommend O2.  Their service is really slow, but at least you know what you're getting when you sign up, and cancellation was hassle-free when I left the country.
Mar 1, 2013 2:29PM
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Can the US tax these companies also, carbon credits .. we need the money
Mar 1, 2013 1:56PM
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So people in those countries know all the big brands we have in the US?
Feb 25, 2013 8:13AM
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Some of us live and work in America.
Feb 25, 2013 11:23AM
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Nipping at their heels where?  here in the U.S.?

We should care because__________________

Mar 1, 2013 2:29PM
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Stupid Huh. North Americans. That is how it is spelled. I know about them corporation's. But so what ! Ya so what. Internet chatter. I don't have much use for  a cell phone, Others do. That's their problem. If I need one I know of,  Carriers in & out of the USA, I'm cool. No need cell phone. Cave people have more use of said item. Spell check is available to user here. or Buy a spell checker. Before you start acting all superior. Yea: Me. In North America. Just happin to look at your post, & wanted to respond to it. Because "we - all" are" not all dumb Americans ! Here in north America.  
Mar 1, 2013 2:16PM
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i did not know the Japanese mobile carrier but sid the rest.  Americans cannot be that out of touch. Or can they !!!
Apr 11, 2013 3:50PM
Mar 1, 2013 1:37PM
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Stupids Noth Americans, They only know fried chiken....
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