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[Infographic] Top 10 Most Valuable Brands Of 2014

top 10 most valuable brands 2014

This may shock many people but according to market research company Millward Brown, in 2014 Google actually overtook Apple as the number one most valuable brand after the latter held the top spot for three consecutive years. And losing out to possibly its bitterest competitor must really cut the Cupertino-based tech giant.

But why did it lose pole position to Google? Industry observers believe that Apple’s very perfectionism and tightly calculated product launch processes – a holdover from the days of Steve Jobs – may be the very reasons holding it back. On the other hand Google has a tendency to swiftly launch products to test the markets even if they may still be raw or unpolished – think Google Glass, Internet of Things and Google Plus.

Here’s an infographic that looks at possibly some of the reasons why Apple has lost its spot to Google:

Comparison of the Most Valuable Brands of 2014: How Google Overtook Apple and Other Tech Companies at the No. 1 Spot

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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