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Apple, Inc. together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, retail stores, direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, resellers, and value-added resellers. In addition, it sells various third-party Macintosh, iPhone, and iPod compatible products, including application software, printers, storage devices, speakers, headphones, and various other accessories and peripherals through its online and retail stores, and digital content and applications through the iTunes Store. The company sells its products to consumer, small and mid-sized business, education, enterprise, government, and creative customers. As of September 26, 2009, it had 273 retail stores, including 217 stores in the United States and 56 stores internationally. The company, formerly known as Apple Computer, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.



Adidas, AG together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, produces, and markets a range of athletic and sports lifestyle products for men and women primarily in the football, running, training, basketball, and golf sectors worldwide. The company offers sportswear; style essentials, such as street fashion and high fashion products; women's fitness products; dress, casual, and outdoor footwear, as well as apparel and accessories. It also manufacturers and markets hockey equipment, including drivers, fairway woods, irons, putters, balls, and golf footwear and apparel. The company offers its products under the ADIDAS, Reebok, Reebok Hockey, CCM Hockey, Rockport, TaylorMade, adidas Golf, and Ashworth brand names. The company was formerly known as adidas-Salomon AG and changed its name to adidas AG  in June 2006. adidas AG was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.