Global brand consultancy, Interbrand has said Apple Inc. has emerged as the most valuable brand in the world, passing Coca-Cola which held the top position for 13 years, PC World has reported. The maker of high-profile products like the iPad and iPhone, which was ranked second last year, saw its brand value grow 28% this year to $98.3bn. Other tech companies that figured in the top five rankings for 2013 were Google at number two and IBM and Microsoft at fourth and fifth place, respectively. Google was number four in 2012, while IBM was third and Microsoft held the fifth position last year.
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