Google is the most powerful brand!

For the 3rd year in a row, Google has grabbed the top spot in a list of the top most powerful global brands. Its brand value grew 30 percent since last year’s report to surpass $86 billion.

Microsoft, for the record, once again came in third, with a $70.9 billion brand value. (General Electric once again took second place, at $71.4 billion).

Of the top 100 most powerful brands, 28 of them were technology related, including Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Intel, Dell, and BlackBerry (as opposed to its parent company, RIM).

Rank Brand Value ($B)
1 Google 86.1
2 GE 71.4
3 Microsoft 70.9
4 Coca-Cola 58.2
5 China Mobile 57.2
6 IBM 55.3
7 Apple 55.2
8 McDonald’s 49.5
9 Nokia 44.0
10 Marlboro 37.3

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