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The World's Most Innovative Companies 2011

Rank Name Last Year
01 /  APPLE
For dominating the business landscape, in 101 ways
3
02 /  TWITTER
For five years of explosive growth that have redefined communication
50
03 /  FACEBOOK
For 600 million users, despite Hollywood
1
04 /  NISSAN
For creating the Leaf, the first mass- market all- electric car
05 /  GROUPON
For reinvigorating retail -- and turning down $6 billion.
06 /  GOOGLE
For instantly upgrading the search experience
4
07 /  DAWNING INFORMATION INDUSTRY
For building the world's fastest supercomputer
08 /  NETFLIX
For streaming itself into a $9 billion powerhouse (and crushing Blockbuster)
12
09 /  ZYNGA
For being the $500 million alpha dog of social gaming
10 /  EPOCRATES
For giving doctors and nurses instant drug reference

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