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Apple and Google’s corporate reputations have plunged.

Apple and Alphabet’s Google corporate brands dropped in an annual survey while Amazon maintained the top spot for the third consecutive year, and electric carmaker Tesla rocketed higher after sending a red Roadster into space. IPhone maker Apple dropped to 29th from its previous position of No. 5, and Google dropped from 8th to No....
Time: 11:10     Date: 13.03.2018
World Tech News: Apple and Google’s corporate reputations have plunged. NY Post 24 - US News

IPhone maker Apple dropped to 29th from its previous position of No. 5, and Google dropped from 8th to No. 28. Apple had ranked No. 2 as recently as 2016, according to the annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient poll released on Tuesday.

The poll, conducted since 1999, surveyed 25,800 US adults from Dec. 11 to Jan. 12 on the reputations the“most visible” corporate brands.

John Gerzema, CEO of the Harris Poll, told Reuters in an interview that the likely reason Apple and Google fell was that they have not introduced as many attention-grabbing products as they did in past years, such as when Google rolled out free offerings like its Google Docs word processor or Google Maps and Apple’s then-CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

“Google and Apple, at this moment, are sort of in valleys,” Gerzema said. “We’re not quite to self-driving cars yet. We’re not yet seeing all the things in artificial intelligence they’re going to do.”

Meanwhile, Amazon held on to the No. 1 spot, which it has held for five years with the exception of 2015, when it slipped to No. 2. Gerzema attributed Amazon’s ranking to its expanding footprint in consumers’ lives into areas like groceries via its Whole Foods acquisition.

Elon Musk’s Tesla climbed from No. 9 to No. 3 on the strength of sending Tesla Roadster into space aboard a SpaceX rocket — despite fleeting success delivering cars on time on earth, Gerzema said.

“He’s a modern-day carnival barker — it’s incredible,” Gerzema said of Musk.“This‘The Right Stuff’ attitude is able to capture the public’s imagination when every news headline is incredibly negative. They’re filling a void of optimism.”

For its part, Facebook’s reputation improved in the 2018 study, despite being the target of questions from US lawmakers about the role of social media in Russia’s efforts to influence the US presidential election in 2016. Facebook ranked 51st, its best showing since 2014 when it ranked 38th, the highest the firm ever ranked in the poll.

This year, film production company The Weinstein Co made its debut at 99th out of 100 on the list after more than 70 women accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including rape. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.

Last place went to Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp, whose airbags can explode with too much force and have been linked to at least 22 deaths and hundreds of injuries, prompting the largest recall in automotive history and forcing Takata and its US unit, TK Holdings Inc, into bankruptcy.

Here’s the Top Ten list from Harris:

Tech

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People are using a new app to report sex assault anonymously.
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Senators’ Gmail accounts targeted by foreign hackers.
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Opinion

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Ridiculous confirmation fights are killing the Supreme Court.
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Now #MeToo is coming for your thought crimes.
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The limits of hashtag feminism and other commentary.
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Living

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Wildlife experts are calling this summer one of the busiest years of bear encounters they have seen....
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Not every millennial wants free lunch, perks at work.
I am a retired professional, and I volunteer at one of New York City’s public golf courses as a ranger. One individual...
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Former DJ buys $2.75M beer garden for oyster bar outpost.
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US Living News: Routine laser treatment left me with blistering burns: suit. NY Post 24 - US News
Routine laser treatment left me with blistering burns: suit.
A Long Island mom went for a routine laser treatment to remove sunspots — and ended up with dozens of blistering burns...
US Living News: Maine officials: Getting lobsters stoned before killing them is now illegal. NY Post 24 - US News
Maine officials: Getting lobsters stoned before killing them is now illegal.
Maine government officials are not down with getting lobsters baked before boiling them alive, and have declared the practice...
US Living News: ‘Insecure’ shows how hard it is for a black girl to find love. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Insecure’ shows how hard it is for a black girl to find love.
When I moved to New York City in March of 2008, I thought my life would look a lot like Carrie Bradshaw’s from HBO’s...
US Living News: The best books of the week. NY Post 24 - US News
The best books of the week.
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US Living News: Why the inventor of the labradoodle regretted his creation. NY Post 24 - US News
Why the inventor of the labradoodle regretted his creation.
With its cutesy curls and plaintive eyes, it’s no wonder the labradoodle became America’s second-favorite dog in 2012....

Business

Last US Business News: Toys ‘R’ Us store was ‘complete chaos’ during closing. NY Post 24 - US News
Toys ‘R’ Us store was ‘complete chaos’ during closing.
Just after Memorial Day this year, the manager of a Toys ‘R’ Us store in Oregon decided to use up his vacation days....
Last US Business News: New Apple streaming service wants to be family friendly. NY Post 24 - US News
New Apple streaming service wants to be family friendly.
Apple wants its piece of Hollywood to be exclusively G-rated....
Last US Business News: Colbert dominates Fallon in late night for second year in a row. NY Post 24 - US News
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Last US Business News: State unemployment regulations leave New Yorkers struggling. NY Post 24 - US News
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Dear John: Until recently, I was unemployed and as a white college-educated female in my 50s, I would gladly have worked...
Last US Business News: Con Ed won’t take on certain expenses because as a monopoly — they can. NY Post 24 - US News
Con Ed won’t take on certain expenses because as a monopoly — they can.
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Last US Business News: US student debt might lead to the next financial crisis. NY Post 24 - US News
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Last US Business News: Wall Street is high on Thiel-backed cannabis company. NY Post 24 - US News
Wall Street is high on Thiel-backed cannabis company.
America saw reefer madness take over the stock market last week. For a few months now, the budding industry has captured...
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Next crash will be ‘worse than the Great Depression’: experts.
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Metro

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Cops are hunting for a homophobic brute after a Sunday morning attack in Brooklyn sent two men to the hospital,...
Metro News: Trump’s visit to the UN will be a traffic nightmare. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump’s visit to the UN will be a traffic nightmare.
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Metro News: Democrats see chance to knock out sole Republican senator in Brooklyn. NY Post 24 - US News
Democrats see chance to knock out sole Republican senator in Brooklyn.
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Metro News: Routine laser treatment left me with blistering burns: suit. NY Post 24 - US News
Routine laser treatment left me with blistering burns: suit.
A Long Island mom went for a routine laser treatment to remove sunspots — and ended up with dozens of blistering burns...
Metro News: Peace officers accused of stealing from homeless shelter. NY Post 24 - US News
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Man fatally stabbed after fighting with childhood friend.
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Molinaro unveils website seeking dirt on Cuomo.
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Sport

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Josh Allen has calling card with biggest NFL upset in decades.
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Evan Engram injury a dark cloud hanging over Giants win.
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Sports stars hit Midtown for Buoniconti Fund charity dinner.
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