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March 3, 2008

Apple is Most Admired Company According to Fortune Magazine

Fortune has published its list of America's Most Admired Companies.  Apple ranks number 1 overall.  For tech related companies in the top 20, Google comes in at number 4, and Microsoft rounds out the bottom of the list at number 16.  Breakouts by industry have these tech related categories:  Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computers, Internet Services, Retailing, Network Communications, and Semiconductors.

The full lists are worth perusing.  Highlights:

  • IAC comes in at Number 1 for Most Admired in Internet Services, Retailing.  Google is 2, and Yahoo! is 6.  Microsoft doesn't make the top 8 here, nor does former powerhouse AOL. 
  • Apple is number 1 in Computers. followed by IBM at 2, and HP at 3.  Dell is 8, below NCR at 7.
  • Intuit is number 1 in Computer Software, followed by Adobe at 2, and Microsoft at 3.

Check out the complete breakdowns here.

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