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The World's Most Innovative Companies 2011

RankNameLast Year01 / APPLE For dominating the business landscape, in 101 ways 302 / TWITTER For five years of explosive growth that have redefined communication 5003 / FACEBOOK For 600 million users, despite Hollywood 104 / 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 407 / DAWNING INFORMATION INDUSTRY For building the world's fastest supercomputer –08 / NETFLIX For streaming itself into a $9 billion powerhouse (and crushing Blockbuster) 1209 / ZYNGA For being the $500 million alpha dog of social gaming 10 / EPOCRATES For giving doctors and nurses instant drug reference –

Dell Inspiron M102z laptop with AMD Fusion now available down under

Dell still doesn’t offer a notebook with AMD’s new Fusion processor in the US, but the folks at APC Magazine report that the Dell M102z is now available in Australia with a choice of an AMC C-50 or AMD E-350 dual core chip. The base model runs $599 Australian and has 2GB of RAM, a 1 GHz AMD C-50 processor and Radeon HD 6250 graphics, while for another $100 you get a speeder 1.6 GHz AMD E-350 processor, Radeon HD 6310 graphics, and 4GB of RAM. The Dell Inspiron M102z looks a lot like the M101z I reviewed last year. The difference is it has AMD’s latest chips which combine graphics and CPU functions onto a single chip. Overall that’s a good thing. The Dell Inspiron M101z was one of the best laptops I tested last year, and while the E-350 processor isn’t much more powerful in most respects to the AMD K125 chip in the M101z, it offers better graphics and lower power consumption. The laptop has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 6 cell battery, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. …

iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup [INFOGRAPHIC]

Not since the first iPhone was rolled out in 2007 has there been so much chatter about one gadget. There have been so many rumors about the iPhone 5, it’s difficult to keep them all straight, but those talented French artists at Nowhere Else have laid them out for us here in beautiful style. Merci beaucoup, mes amis! Be sure to check the blue progress bars for the likelihood of each one of these rumors to actually occur. They look mostly accurate to us, with one exception: After last night’s revelations about Sony’s involvement with the next iPhone’s image sensor from Sony’s Sir Howard Stringer, that 50% chance of a better camera seems like it ought to be around 80 to 90%. Let us know in the comments if you think these predictions are accurate.