7:00 AM -- Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has been named the top business brand in the U.K. by Superbrands in its annual survey of British brands. (See Google Builds Undersea Cable and Google's Balloon Dreams.)
The Internet search giant beat out Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), BP, the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) , GlaxoSmithKline, and Rolls-Royce Group to take the top slot.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) fell from its position among the top 10 business brands in the U.K. to be ranked number 11 this year. Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) was ranked 18 and Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) came in at number 25 among British brands.
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading