Most valuable brands of 2014

Google takes the number one spot, breaking Apple’s three-year run at the top of the table


The top four ‘most valuable brands of 2014’ are technology firms, with Google overtaking Apple, according to the ‘Brandz’ league table, compiled by research firm Millward Brown.

Six out of the 10 top brands this year are technology or e-commerce companies, and they were all founded and remain headquartered in the US. Here, we look at the six companies and why they hit the news over recent years.