“Apple has taken a lot of grief from some on Wall Street and in the tech press for not being as innovative as it used to be. But Boston Consulting Group says Apple is still the most innovative company in the world,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily.
“BCG ranked Apple No. 1 in its eighth annual ‘Most Innovative Companies’ report, released Thursday,” Seitz reports. “Apple has been No. 1 on the BCG ranking of most innovative companies since 2005, when BCG started the list.”
“Samsung ranks No. 2 on the 2013 list, knocking Google into third place. (Google ranked No. 2 from 2006 to 2012.) Samsung has been rising rapidly in the ranking since 2008, when it was No. 26,” Seitz reports. “Microsoft holds on to the No. 4 position in the innovation ranking.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Of course Apple’s #1, but Samsung #2 and Microsoft #4? Even Google is a stretch — although working on self-driving cars and arming a handful of Glassholes still ought to be enough to beat out Samsung! So, you’ve got Apple, and then the world’s three leading Apple wannabes. Sheesh.
Is the world really that bereft of innovation? Don’t answer that! We suspect the response would be depressing.
So, this report, with Apple at #1 followed by Google and two pieces of absolute dreck, is like being offered a gorgeous-looking sandwich with freshly-baked bread, but then once you take a bite…
Note: Toyota was #5, IBM #6, Amazon #7, Ford #8, BMW #9, and GE #10. How Ford beat out BMW is another of life’s eternal mysteries. Full list here.