In this list, we only focus on brands or brands that are in the technology or media sector or category. So even though Amazon is ranked first, it still won't count because Amazon is in the Retail sector competing with Walmart and other supermarkets.
This ranking is arranged based on the valuation value obtained by each brand that has conducted an IPO or is trading on the stock market. So if there is a company that has a high valuation value but has not yet done an IPO then it will not be included in this list.
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20 Top Technology and Media Brands in 2020This report was issued on January 22, 2020, with the title of the Brand Finance Global 500 report which reviews various brands from various sectors throughout the world. Following is a list of the top 20 technology and media brands and their valuation values for 2020.
# 1 Google
In the overall ranking, Google is also still at the top. Being in second place under Amazon (in the retail sector), Google is now worthy of pride because it has defeated other large technology companies that are no less famous.
# 2 Apple
With a valuation of $ 140,524 billion dollars, Apple ranks second behind Google. Previously, in 2019 Apple occupied the first position in the technology sector and the media left other competitors ranked below.
Although downgraded from last year, Apple still occupies the top 3 overall. Apple is only under Amazon (retail) and Google (technology), other companies from various sectors are under Apple.
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# 3 Microsoft
Just like Apple and Google, Microsoft is also still mighty among companies from all sectors, occupying the 4th position in the global ranking of the company owned by Bill Gates seems to still be powerful in the world of technology.
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# 4 SamsungThe 4th position is still held by technology companies, namely Samsung. This South Korean company began to threaten other big companies in the top 5. The company, which is also famous for its smartphone products, seems to be always aggressive in the technology market.
With a valuation of $ 94.449 billion dollars, Samsung's position has also not changed from 2019 yesterday. Not only smartphones, but Samsung is also famous for having a variety of products that have been well known in the community such as televisions and other electronic devices.
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# 5 FacebookNext is Facebook, the company with this media category is in the fifth position with a valuation of $ 79.804 billion dollars. This value dropped from the previous year but did not reduce the overall position.
Facebook indeed ranks fifth (and 7th globally) but if sorted by the Media category, Facebook ranks first, far above other media such as Disney, Youtube, and also Instagram.
# 6 HuaweiYup! This Chinese company managed to occupy the 6th position (and 10th global) despite having problems with the United States government. With a valuation of $ 65.084 billion dollars, Huawei seems to be the first Chinese company in the technology category.
As we know the Huawei company is being blocked by the American government and no longer uses Android as an OS in its smartphone products. But it doesn't seem to decrease the valuation value of the Huawei brand.
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# 7 DisneyNext is Disney, which we know as a giant American media company. Disney currently ranks 7th (and 17th globally) in the technology and media categories. However, if narrowed down to the Media category only, Disney occupies the 2nd position under Facebook.
With a valuation of $ 56.123 billion dollars, Disney is still far above other competitors in the entertainment media, leaving other companies such as Sony, Universal, etc.
# 8 WeChatNext is WeChat, an application originating from the bamboo curtain country, China, this seems to have a large number of users, especially from its home country, China.
With a valuation of $ 54.146 billion dollars is enough to make WeChat occupies the 8th (and 19th global) position in the Technology and Media category.
# 9 YouTubeFurthermore, there is a subsidiary of Google, Youtube, which managed to occupy the 9th position (and 26th globally) in this technology and media group. In recent years, YouTube has begun to experience rapid development, even rivaling the local television industry in every country.
With a valuation of $ 44.476 billion, Google's subsidiary is likely to continue to grow as internet access in various countries becomes easier.
# 10 Tencent QQThe 10th position in the top technology and media brand is taken by a Chinese company called Tencent QQ, in some countries it may be known as a game maker, but besides that Tencent QQ is also included in the Media category.
With a valuation of $ 44.091 billion, it seems that the Chinese company will provide new surprises in media technology and industry.
# 11 - 20 Top Technology and Media Brands in 2020The following are brands or brands that occupy positions 11-20 in the top 2020 technology and media brands complete with valuation values based on reports from Brand Finance.
11. IBM (Technology)
12. Intel (Technology)
13. Instagram (Media)
14. Oracle (Technology)
15. Cisco (Technology)
16. Netflix (Media)
17. Dell (Technology)
18. LG (Technology)
19. SAP (Technology)
20. NBC (Technology)
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