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World's most admired technology companies

Last updated on: April 5, 2012 10:52 IST

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The technology industry often finds itself gripped by future events, and it's this news cycle that gives us plenty to discuss.

How smartphones will change the way we communicate? Who will win the patent war?  What will be the bold, futuristic initiatives?

As the technology evolves, so do the companies behind it. It's always a tight race to follow which company emerged as a winner and which one missed the mark.

So, which technology firms have the best reputation? According to CNNMoney, these nine firms are the envy of their peers, everywhere! Read on, to find out why:

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Apple
CEO: Tim Cook

Apple Inc, has been consistently rated as the world's most valuable company. It was recently reported that the company will see its stock price reach $1,001 within 12 months, lifted by growth in China and the debut of a new television product, according to Topeka Capital Markets. It has also been in the news for its iPad 3 and the soon-to-be-launched iPhone 5.

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Image: Apple Inc. logo is seen on the steps of the East Balcony leading to the Apple store in New York City's Grand Central Station.
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IBM
CEO and president:  Ginni Rometty

IBM has launched an ongoing campaign to solve real-world problems, from traffic congestion to water management.

Further as reported in Daily Mail, in 2016, researchers at IBM will begin their work on what will essentially be known to the world as the ultimate computer! And, they will be using it for a reason almost matching up to its ultimate status - going back in time to trace the origin of the Universe, which happened roughly 13 billion years ago.

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Google
CEO: Larry Page

Google has been consistently growing over the years. It made several acquisitions, including spending $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility and $125 million for Zagat. Even, services like Gmail, YouTube, and Google Reader saw significant updates.

Further to make its interface customer friendly, it has announced that it will no longer ignore certain punctuation marks- a significant improvement in the way Google was known to handle punctuation marks within search queries.

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Amazon
CEO and founder: Jeff Bezos

Amazon levels much of its capital at expansion efforts. For instance, it plans to open 17 new fulfillment centers.

It is also ready to take on the market leader Apply in the tablet PC market, according to online research specialist DigitalMR. The latest findings from a social media monitoring show customer comments for tablet PCs are largely positive.

Apple has highest share of overall comments (33 per cent) and of positive comments (32 per cent) but Amazon is pushing it hard with 31 per cent share of overall comments and 30 per cent share of positive ones.

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EMC
CEO: Joseph M Tucci

EMC is leading provider of storage hardware solutions that promote data recovery and improve cloud computing.

According to them, the number of data sources and amount of actual available data are both expected to grow exponentially: 50 times what they are now over the next decade.

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Intuit
CEO and president: Brad Smith

It recently featured in the Best Employees list. This time round it jumped from ranking 44 to 19.

The reason: The TurboTax maker uses its culture to spark innovation. It has formal rotation programmes for new employees, and four hours of "unstructured time" per week for employees to work on projects of their own.

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Adobe
President and CEO: Shantanu Narayen

Like for most tech companies, 2011 was a significant year for Adobe. Firstly, it moved away from its own Flash products towards the rapidly growing HTML5 web standard by launching a compatible Web animations tool called Edge.

It has also consistently been in the news for its effort in the social media space. Recently it announced a major update to its Web experience management solution in order to drives personalised web, mobile and social engagement with web experience management solution.

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Symantec
President and CEO: Enrique Salem

The world's largest maker of security software recovered from a drop in sales in 2010. According to the results of its third quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended Dec 30, 2011, its GAAP revenue for the fiscal third quarter was $1.715 billion, up 7 per cent year-over-year and up 6 percent after adjusting for currency.

"Through consistent execution of our strategy, we met or exceeded revenue and earnings for the sixth consecutive quarter," said Enrique Salem, president and chief executive officer, Symantec.

"With unprecedented information growth and the increasingly toxic threat landscape, customers understand the value of our portfolio and we continue to see good demand for our products and services across all geographies."

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eBay
President and CEO: John Donahoe

Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the notable success stories of the dot-com bubb#8804 it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries.

Now, it is focusing on the PayPal services which is driving much of its growth. PayPal is one of the fastest-growing businesses for eBay in terms of revenue and now accounts for around 27 per cent of its overall value.

PayPal's total payment volume has been growing rapidly in the past couple of quarters, with a 28 per cent year-on-year increase observed during the last quarter. eBay acquired PayPal in 2002.


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