The iPhone maker is again No. 1, according to the 2013 BrandZ report, but some of its tech rivals are rising at a faster clip.
Apple took the top spot for the second year in a row, beating out IBM, Google, and McDonald's to assume the position of the world's most valuable brand.
Google had reigned supreme on the "BrandZ" top 100 list for the past four years. But with Apple's brand value rocketing 84 percent since last year, it knocked Google off its pedestal.
The company has been named the most valuable global telecom brand, according to Millward Brown's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2011. But remember, "valuable" does not mean "reliable" or "responsive."
The search giant earned an estimated $756.6 million in brand value through news outlets, social media, and Twitter last quarter, according to a new study.
Tech companies account for six of the top 10 most valuable brands, according to a new report, with Google in the top slot for the fourth year running.
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Google is establishing some "zones" in Best Buy and a few other outlets, buy it may end up being compelled to follow Apple and Microsoft with a chain of retail stores worldwide.
Technology-related companies take up more than one-third of the top 30 spots in Millward Brown Optimer's annual BrandZ Top 100 list.