The newest BrandZ list comes with a few sweet surprises. First up is the news that Google has finally managed to overtake Apple as the most valuable brand in the world. Apple dropped one spot from last year, leaving enough room for the search engine giant to barge in. This study (PDF file) from Millward Brown places...

Redmond took a slight dip in an annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brands. Microsoft is placed seven this year, down from the fifth place it was slotted in at in 2012. BrandZ just released its annual Top 100 list, commissioned by WPP and conducted by Millward Brown Optimor. It combines the financial value of...