Apple, Facebook among world's most innovative technology companies
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Facebook, Netflix, Apple and Nissan are just a few of the world's most innovative companies according to the second annual TR50 list published by MIT's
Technology Review on February 22.
Technology Review, a magazine that focuses on cutting-edge technology and its path into the mass-market from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), chose companies that are "using their inventions to reshape their industries and to transform how we live."
The TR50 companies span the fields of energy, computing, the web, biomedicine and materials.
Facebook gained its position in the top 50 for its advertiser-friendly website adaptations; Netflix, for etching out the future of TV consumption models with its inexpensive video on demand service; Apple excelled with innovative products which have the rest of the industry "scrambling to catch up"; and Nissan was praised for "making green technologies attractive in the marketplace."
"As varied as the TR50 companies are, they all demonstrate the power of new ideas," said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review. "Our list captures the innovations that are likely to have the biggest impacts in the coming years."
The full list of 2011 TR50 companies will be featured in the March/April edition of Technology Review and on the magazine's website: http://www.technologyreview.com/tr50/
An awards ceremony will be held at the New York Academy of Sciences on March 15. The event is open to the public, and registration details can be found here.
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