Apple’s rise follows that of other technology companies in this year’s rankings: Google jumped two spots to rank second this year from fourth in 2012, Microsoft retained its fifth placing while Samsung continued its impressive run to place eighth this year after jumping eight spots last year to place ninth.
Of course, for every rise in rank, there are other companies slipping down the list. IBM and Intel both dropped one spot from last year’s rankings, while Nokia ranked 19th last year, dropped out of the top 50 into 57th, and BlackBerry – placed 93rd last year – dropped out of the top 100 entirely.
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After the success pounding the smartphone market with Android operating system, Google plans to shake up the laptop market. On Tuesday local time (7 / 12), Google announced it would sell laptops with Chrome the operating system starting next year.
"For us, this is a long journey to create a model using the cloud operating system," said Sundar Pichai, Google's Vice President of Product Management in his press conference.
Cloud is a technical term to describe the storage of data and various applications on the Internet, not on computer disks. Pichai said, Acer and Samsung will produce a laptop with Chrome the operating system next year.
Meanwhile, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the computer by using the cloud will become more widely used in the future. During this time the operating system market dominated by Microsoft's Windows operating system.
Google tries to take a different approach by making use of cloud computing. Google hopes to store data and applications on the Internet, hacking attacks and malicious software can be minimized
Another advantage is longer battery, boot process is much faster, and the ability to access the desktop data anywhere in the world provided there is internet connection.
This operating system also allows users to access data and run programs linked to the web without having the internet. In addition, one computer can be used several people, without having to share important data.