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Apple no longer the world's most respected company, but still just ahead of Google

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Apple no longer the world's most respected company, but still just ahead of Google
Every year, Barron's releases its list of the World's Most Respected Companies, which is not to be confused with Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies, or Forbes' Most Trusted Companies list. For the past three years, Barron's list has had Apple as the most respected company in the world, but Apple has lost that crown this year.

Apple dropped from first to third, landing behind Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (it's easy to be respected when your stock sells for almost $170,000 a share), and Walt Disney. But, Apple was able to stay just ahead of Google, which landed in the #4 spot. Other notable tech companies on the list included Amazon (6), IBM (10), Samsung Electronics (18), Intel (20), Qualcomm (43), Verizon Communications (57), Microsoft (61), Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg (65), NTT DoCoMo (70), and AT&T (78).

To generate the list, Barron's surveys professional money managers and asks them about the world's 100 largest companies by market value. Those surveyed are asked to rate the company as: Don't Respect, Respect Somewhat, Respect, or Highly Respect, each response is given a numerical score (1-4) and the score is averaged out.  Google was something of an outlier in the data, because it was able to finish 4th in the rankings while being the only company in the top 36 that had 5% of respondents say they didn't respect the company. Google did this by also being the only company on the list other than Berkshire Hathaway to receive more than 50% "Highly Respect" votes.

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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:37 5

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


That's great news.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 17:39 1

39. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Tell me more... I'm so happy...
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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:39 8

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Apple deserves it.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 17:39 3

40. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Dam right it surely does.
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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:40 19

3. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


I think that apple is dying silently

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:49 2

5. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


It will be quick.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:23 1

13. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Not that silently when every internet commenter is predicting its imminent demise. Predictions of Apple's death seem to be the trend of late.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:30 3

20. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


but not dying fast enough

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 17:35 1

38. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


They will very soon!

Join Nokia....
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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 19:11 2

43. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Will only join Nokia if they ever make a ANDROID DEVICE

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 00:00

56. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Nokia does have some old android phones but they suck.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:45 3

24. selena1000 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


they drop two spots form first to third and they are dying?!?

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 16:10 1

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 22135; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Haters are waiting with bated breath, but death isn't coming. This year will mark a major turnaround for apple.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 00:01

57. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


quad core a7 cpu with new gpu and a 4" 720p screen at best.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 21:33

64. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


From a hardware perspective, what are you anticipating them dropping on the public that's going to turn things around for them?

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:47 8

4. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


sony ?

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:57 13

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not even in the top 100.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:20 9

12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Lol! Ouch!

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:12 11

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Sony has been on the decline since the portable CD came out. I think the Walkman was probably their peak, then a slight bump with the Playstations. But when most people think of Sony now, they get nostalgic of past innovations. Sony has got to make themselves relevant again here and now. The only thing they're really known for now is the Playstation.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:31 6

22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


you forgot their mobile division its still on the rise on their mobile division

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 14:37 2

27. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


It is, true. But if you ask the common person what an Xperia is they't think it was a car or something. Then ask them what was the last Sony product they've purchased they would probably say a Playstation.

They still make great products but most people have no idea .

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 19:13 2

44. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


LOL yeah you're right about that. If Sony can only get their XPERIA Z on every U.S. carrier like Samsung they will sell more here in the states like they did in Europe.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 21:05

49. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I can't wait for the ZU! I know you can use a pencil, but I'm praying for a stylus/S Pen.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 17:41

41. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Sony TVs as well

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posted on 03 Jul 2013, 00:02

58. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


4k TVs only $5000 from Sony.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:58 2

8. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Introducing iPhone 5S! Now with a newer high res screen with an aspect ratio that still sucks balls!

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 00:05

60. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


The iPhone 5 is 16:9 like android but the res is almost half of 1080p.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:13 1

11. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


sadly the media is pro-apple -_-"

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:33 6

14. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


My respect for Google increased tenfold when they launched the person finder for India.. Which helped families of the victims of the cloud burst in one of the states to get info about their loved ones. Pretty Damn selfless for a company that started with a search engine

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:08

15. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Today was a good day. :D

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