Top 5 most innovative companies of 2011

Fast Company has released a list of what they think are the top 50 most innovative companies of 2011. Check it out here.

1. Apple
Over the past couple of years, Apple has dominated the technology world by introducing the iPod, iTunes, the iPhone and the iPad. In 2010, Apple grew it’s sales by $22 billion and generated a revenue of $65 million. That’s bigger than the GDP of Iraq, Croatia, Libya, Ecuador, and more than 100 other countries.

2. Twitter Over the past 5 years, Twitter has redefined communication, especially in the business world. Organizations are increasingly realizing that the use of social communication channels like Twitter helps them connect and engage with customers, which helps drive innovation through the company. As a credible example, Twitter is responsible for driving Dell’s global revenue tup to $6.5 million. (Source: http://www.nevillehobson.com/2009/12/08/twitter-drives-6-5m-global-revenue-for-dell-company-plans-to-embrace-the-social-web/)

3. Facebook
Facebook has 600 million users. Out of these, 250 of them also access Facebook through a mobile device. More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook, which is available in 70 languages.

4. Nissan
In December 2010, Nissan introduced the Leaf, the first mass-market all-electric car. To date, over 15 000 units have been sold.

5. Groupon
A “deal-of-the-day” website, Groupon features discounts, deals and coupons usable at local companies. By serving more than 150 markets in North America, and 100 markets in Europe, Groupon brings a new meaning to retail

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