Apple is the world's favorite company, not Google (sort of)
posted by Michael H. / Jul 22, 2016, 3:37 PM
Alphabet doesn't have the brand recognition that Google does and shows up as number 21 on this year's list, meaning everyone else gets bumped up. Apple takes the top spot, up from second place last year and fourth place in 2014; Microsoft retakes the number two spot it had in 2014 after it dropped to third last year; and Samsung keeps climbing to take third place this year after being fifth and seventh in the past two years, respectively.
Other notable tech companies on the list are: Facebook (6th), Amazon (8th), NTT DoCoMo (52nd), China Mobile (61st), Qualcomm (65th), Deutsche Telekom (80th), Verizon (83rd), and Vodafone (88th).
Time will have to tell if Alphabet can climb higher. We assume it will. But, Google will continue to pull all of the brand recognition and headlines, so if Alphabet wants to retake the number one spot, it may have to lobby FutureBrand to alter the rules a bit to accommodate conglomerates differently.
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I wonder how much FutureBrand get paid by Apple.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 3:41 PM 29
MILLIONS DUDE! Lol what a sheep.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 3:51 PM 16
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posted on Jul 22, 2016, 8:36 PM 6
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It must be hard living in paranoia :D. I mean, you've already come to some obtuse conclusion of bribery (with no evidence at all) over something so trivial. I'd just love to hear your thoughts on the presidential race, but let me grab a tinfoil hat first. Edit: I'm back, and I've got my hat ready to go! Now we're twins :D.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 3:53 PM 2
Yes, there are some people who legitimately believe that Apple literally pays every single journalist or other source on the entirety of the planet that has ever said anything positive about them. The difficulty of arguing against conspiracy theories is the fact that they are often impossible to completely disprove. Or depending on the nature of the conspiracy, they will claim that the fact you/they can't find evidence of it being true is proof in and of itself. The ability to find and hold on to patterns, even where none exist; is simultaneously a boon and an anchor for our species.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 4:01 PM 8
I wish Amazon was higher than what it got. Love them.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 3:50 PM 4
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Oh samsung isn't in number 1? Royal rumble in coming 3.. 2.. 1.. *grabs popcorn* :D
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 4:03 PM 1
Wait, Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet so it's not like it no longer exists. So I'm kind of confused as to why it wouldn't be included, because the company itself didn't go away even though its former divisions have been split into separate companies. That would be like claiming that Audi isn't a company because Volkswagen owns it.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 4:30 PM 2
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My personal favorite company on this list is Amazon. No matter what device/OS I'm using, I'm always using Amazon products along with it. Microsoft ranks second as a personal favorite in the list, as I'm always using some of their products as well, no matter the device/OS.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 4:55 PM 0
I would have to second you my dude, Amazon brings an amazing level of convenience. I just hope that they expand services like prime now and fresh.
posted on Jul 22, 2016, 5:03 PM 0
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