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High-tech companies control top three spots
For the seventh year in a row, Apple has taken the top spot on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list. The ranking is based on a survey of corporate executives and directors, as well as industry analysts; all three groups were asked to evaluate companies based on factors like innovation, social...
Google said to prep set-top box
Google may be preparing to release a Nexus-branded set-top box, according to new reports. This according to The Information, which claims that the search giant is planning to release an Android-powered set-top box in the next year. The move would mark an even stronger move into television for Google,...
BCN rankings put Apple on top of Japanese smarpthone sales
Apple's newest iPhones aren't just popular in Japan, they account for each of the top 10 selling smartphone slots in that country. This according to BCN Rankings, which charts the top selling devices in Japan from week to week. The week ending November 4 marked the first time in history that one smartphone...
Samsung tops Apple, Nokia, Lenovo in China
South Korean manufacturer Samsung sold the most smartphones in China of any manufacturer for 2012, according to a new report out from Strategy Analytics. In taking the top spot, Samsung beat out competitors including Apple, Lenovo, and Nokia, which held the top spot for Chinese smartphone sales in 2011....
Google, Amazon fill out top three
For a sixth year in a row, Apple has claimed the top position in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Companies list. The chart is based on a poll of executives. "Apple has had a rough time lately with its stock price in a free fall and the widely publicized failure of its Maps feature," Fortune...
Second year in top spot for iPhone maker
Apple has maintained its lead over other companies in the Millward Brown 2012 Brandz study. This marks the second year at the top for Apple, increasing their brand value from $153 billion to $182 billion, while previous branding leader Google slips behind IBM to third place. The study covers brand value...
Japanese see Apple as top home brand
Nikkei BP Consulting on Friday awarded Apple the position of Japan's top home brand for the first time. The American company's overall "brand power" hit 90.5 percent, taking the company from 11th place in last year's look to the lead position in 2012. The iPad was a key ingredient,...
ASUS global VP said company wants to top tablets
ASUS' global vice president Xu Youjia, while speaking at conference in China earlier this week, revealed the company aims to be the top tablet maker, behind only Apple and its iPad. In order to do so, Youjia indicated the company will innovate rather than follow others, though...
Google said looking for Motorola set-top buyer
Google is already looking to sell the set-top box business it will get as part of the $12.5 billion buy of Motorola Mobility, the New York Post claimed. In August, during the announcement of the purchase, the plan was to make the business work under Google's tutelage. Cable operators...
Amazon only other tech firm in top five
Apple has taken first place in a Harris Interactive poll on corporate reputations. The company scored a quotient of 85.63, giving it enough to beat out last year's winner, Google, which in the new poll has claimed second place with 82.82. Remaining companies in the top five...
Facebook, Google, others top list
Management consulting firm Bain & Company was named the top company in the world to work for in Glassdoor.com's annual ranking of some 65,000 firms, with frequent top pick Facebook coming in at number three (a fall of two places from last year). Apple leapt ten spots in this...
iPad 2 sits just outside top five
Verizon's 4G LTE network has taken top place in a PCWorld list of the best products of 2011. LTE allows for much faster speeds than HSPA- or EVDO-based 3G networks, in some cases giving performance on par with wired connections. Second place in the list is occupied by the...
Tom Tom Top Gear Edition out now
Tom Tom has taken the wraps of its in Top Gear Edition GO Live GPS navigation system featuring the voice of co-host Jeremy Clarkson. It joins a range of devices now featuring the Clarkson's unique take on driving (audio embedded below) including the PS3's Gran Turismo 5 and...
ASUS releases slim U36, Eee Top with Fusion
ASUS has added two notable products to its range, the ultra-slim U36 notebook and a new Eee Top all-in-one PC powered by AMD's Fusion APU. ASUS claims that the U36 is the slimmest Core i5 notebook currently on the market at just 0.74-inches thin. It is also lightweight, at...
Consumer Reports has Apple top new notebook charts
Consumer Reports' refreshed notebook rankings [sub. required] gave Apple the top spot in virtually all notebook rankings. As of late May, the updated MacBook Pros led the 15-inch category with 76 to 78 points versus Dell's XPS 15 at 73 points, while the 17-inch models just...
Harris study shows Google tops, Apple 5th in image
Google has managed to oust traditional businesses to claim the top reputation among US companies, Harris said Monday. The search giant and Android maker pushed Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway down to fourth place. The study gave Google top marks for financial strength...
Windows 7 now top OS in the US, ekes out XP
Windows 7 has just overtaken Windows XP as the top operating system in the US, according to the latest stats from StatCounter. As of April 7, the newer OS reached a 31.71 percent of share, while Windows XP is only slightly behind, at 31.56 percent. The data was collected using...
DisplaySearch says Apple now top in PCs with iPad
Apple may have wrested the top spot from HP in portable computing if its surging iPad sales are factored in, DisplaySearch said in an estimate. The combination of the tablet and Macs saw Apple ship 10.2 million portables of some kind in the fall to claim 17.2 percent of the...
HTC rapidly closing on top manufacter spot
Apple is the top mobile manufacturer, but faces a growing threat from HTC, January data from Millennial Media suggests. The mobile advertiser notes that Apple grew 24 percent month-over-month to sit at a 26.07 percent share. HTC settled for second place, but did so by rising...
iPhone 4 tops eBay's top list of 2010, iPad 5th
eBay on Tuesday released its annual Top Shopped report that reveals which products were the most popular on its Marketplace web pages in 2010. The top of the list was taken up by the iPhone 4, followed by all things related to Barbie, with military jackets rounding out the...
Apple, Google devices win top 7 of 10 slots
Apple's iPad edged out the Android-running Samsung Galaxy S to take Time Magazine's "Top Gadget" prize of 2010, a poll that finds the two companies dominating the mobile and technological hardware arena and leaving others in the dust. Of the top 10 devices, either Apple or...
MSI intros latest addition to Wind Top PC lineup
MSI has added another Wind Top model, the Wind Top AC1900. The all-in-one PC includes an 18.5-inch screen with a 1366x768 resolution, driven by Intel's integrated GMA X4500 graphics. The processor is key to an entry-level focus as the new desktop uses Intel's dual-core 2.6GHz...
Apple takes top spots across all size categories
Apple, stung by early criticism of the iPhone 4 by Consumer Reports, was handed an unexpected triumph today as the publication's latest ratings of laptops place Mac laptops in first place overall in every size category Apple offers, including top marks for the just-released...
IBM and Lenovo top reliability ratings
Apple has fallen to the third position in Rescuecom's latest computer reliability report, after maintaining the highest overall score in 2009. Each of the top five companies showed improvements in scores, with IBM and Lenovo representing the strongest growth as both companies...
Google puts 23m cash into set-top app firm
Google today helped invest $23 million into Invidi Technologies in a possible clue as to its development of Google TV. The move also brings a product manager for Google's TV and YouTube ads on to Invidi's board of directors and gives Google influence over the startup firm,...
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