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Google Was the Most Talked-About Company of 2013

GoogleGoogle had a pretty good year in 2013. The company’s share price exploded to all-time highs, Android now eclipses all other mobile platforms in global market share at more than 80%, and Google’s share of search traffic is still nearly 70% despite increased competition from Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing. Now, there’s a new feather Google can put in its cap: According to Dow Jones, Google dethroned Apple in 2013 and because the most talked-about company in terms of global media attention. Forget the iPad Air and iPhone 5s, Google and its products dominated the media in 2013 as Apple’s mentions in the press around the world plummeted compared to last year. According to data released recently by Dow Jones, Google was mentioned 123,769 times by the global media in 2013 compared to 114,954 times last year and 104,071 times in 2011.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.