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...
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64 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's great news.

39. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Tell me more... I'm so happy... ®

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Apple deserves it.

40. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Dam right it surely does. ©

3. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I think that apple is dying silently

5. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

It will be quick.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

but not dying fast enough

38. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

They will very soon! Join Nokia.... ®

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Will only join Nokia if they ever make a ANDROID DEVICE

56. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nokia does have some old android phones but they suck.

24. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

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

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

57. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

64. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

4. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

sony ?

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not even in the top 100.

12. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lol! Ouch!

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

27. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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 .

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.

49. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

41. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Sony TVs as well ®

58. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

4k TVs only $5000 from Sony.

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

60. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

11. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

sadly the media is pro-apple -_-"

14. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 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

15. ilia1986 unregistered

Today was a good day. :D

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