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).