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Bertelsmann AG is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. The company operates in 63 countries and employs 102,397 workers (as of December 31, 2007). In 2007 the company reported a 18.758 billion revenue, an operating EBIT of €1.81 billion, and a net income of €0.405 billion.

On April 23, 2008, the company announced that it planned to "reverse publish" a one-volume encyclopedia in September using content from the German-language Wikipedia. The volume is planned to include abbreviated entries for the 50,000 most commonly used search terms of the prior two years.

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