Until recently Google was the undisputed champion at the top of technology companies in the world for consecutive 4 years. This year it all changed though in 2011 we have a new champion. Would you like to know who?
I have compiled a list of top 10 tech brands in the world. No surprise many companies are from USA. But the main surprise is the dethroning of Google from top. Just check out the below table with each companies brand value in billions.
Technology Company Name
|BRAND VALUE 2011 (Billions)|
|10||Amazon: Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. in 1994 and the site went online in 1995. The name Amazon.com was chosen because the Amazon River is one of the largest rivers in the world and so the name suggests large size. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys.||$37.628|
|9||Verizon: Verizon Communications Inc. is a global broadband and telecommunications company. It started in 1983 as Bell Atlantic (based in Philadelphia) with a footprint covering New Jersey to Virginia and NYNEX (based in New York City) with a footprint spanning from New York to Maine that emerged as part of the 1984 AT&T breakup into seven “Baby Bells.”||$42.828|
|8||Vodafone: Vodafone Group plc is a global telecommunications company headquartered in London, UK. Vodafone is the world’s largest mobile telecommunications company measured by revenues and the world’s second-largest measured by subscribers (behind China Mobile), with around 341 million proportionate subscribers as of November 2010||$43.647|
|7||General Electric: GE is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York.GE operates through five najor segments which include Energy Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance and Consumer & Industrial.In 2010, Forbes had ranked GE as the world’s second largest company after JPMorgan Chase,The company has 287,000 employees around the world.||
|6||China Mobile: China Mobile Limited is a Chinese telecommunication company that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile telecommunications network, the largest of its kind in the world. Also the most valuable mobile telecommunications company in the world. As of March 2011, China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile phone operator with over 600 million subscribers.||$57.326|
|5||AT&T: AT&T Inc. is the largest provider of fixed telephony in the United States, and also provides broadband and subscription television services. As of 2010, AT&T is the 7th largest company in the United States by total revenue, as well as the 4th largest non-oil company in the US.||$69.916|
|4||Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions.||$78,243|
|3||IBM: International Business Machines is an American multinational technology and consulting firm headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.||$100.849|
|2||Google: Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products,and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program.||$111.498|
|1||Apple: Apple was established on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, to sell the Apple personal computer kit. Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.||$153.285|
All the above data is based on the Millward Brown BrandZ Study and the source of the data for the above article is www.adage.com