Google has been the undisputed champion at the top of the list of technology companies. Google has dominated and held this position for 4 consecutive years. But it has all changed this year and we have a new champion in 2011. Eager to see who?

Here is the list of top 10 tech brands and their values as of 2011. The main attraction in the list is the dethroning of Google from the top.

 

No. Company Name
Brand value (In Billions)
10 Amazon: Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, the site went online in 1995. The name Amazon.com was chosen because the Amazon River is one of the largest rivers in the world and so the name suggests large size. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys. $37.628
9 Verizon: Verizon Communications Inc. is a global telecommunications and broadband company started in 1983. It was started as Bell Atlantic (based in Philadelphia) with a footprint covering New Jersey to Virginia and NYNEX (based in New York City) with a footprint spanning from New York to Maine that emerged as part of the 1984 AT&T breakup into seven "Baby Bells." $42.828
8
Vodafone: Vodafone Group is a global telecommunications company with headquarter in London, UK. Vodafone is the world's largest mobile telecommunications company in terms of revenues and has the world's second-largest subscriber base with around 341 million proportionate subscribers as of November 2010 $43.647
7
General Electric: GE is an American multinational corporation incorporated in New York.GE operates through five major segments which include Energy Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance and Consumer & Industrial.In 2010, Forbes had ranked GE as the world's second largest company after JPMorgan Chase,The company has 287,000 employees around the world. $50.318
6
China Mobile:China Mobile Ltd is a Chinese telecommunication company that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile network, the largest of its kind in the world. It is also the most valuable mobile telecommunications company in the world. As of March 2011, China Mobile subscriber base of 600 million. $57.326
5
AT&T: AT&T Inc. is the largest provider of fixed telephony in the United States. It also provides broadband and television services. As of 2010, AT&T is the 7th largest company in the United States by total revenue. $69.916
4
Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions, the most important of which is the Windows operating system.
$78,243
3
IBM: International Business Machines is an American multinational technology and consulting firm headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. $100.849
2
Google: Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation expertizing in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin,  Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products,and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. $111.498
1
Apple: Apple was established on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, to sell the Apple personal computer kit. Apple designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company's best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. $153.285

 

Data courtesy:  www.adage.com