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Submission + - Google beats Microsoft, Coke in brand stakes

Starss writes: "Google has knocked Microsoft off the top spot and been named the most powerful global brand of 2007 in a recently published ranking.

According to Millward Brown Optimor, here are the 10 most powerful global brands of 2007, plus brand value:
1. Google — US$66.4 billion
2. General Electric — US$61.9 billion
3. Microsoft — US$55 billion
6. Marlboro — US$39.2 billion
7. Wal-Mart — US$36.9 billion
8. Citigroup — US$33.7 billion
9. IBM — US$33.6 billion
10. Toyota Motor — US$33.4 billion

Other technology companies featuring in the top 100 list include Nokia (12th), Hewlett-Packard (15th) and Apple (16th)."

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