Apple named the world’s most innovative company

For the third year in a row, we asked our survey participants to name the companies they thought were the world’s most innovative. This year, Apple didn’t just top the rankings (as it did the past two years); it increased its lead substan- tially. The company — which in Au- gust 2012 became the most valuable in history, measured by market capi- talization — was named by almost 80 percent of respondents as one of the three most innovative companies in the world, up from 70 percent last year.

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