Ajit at Open Gardens writes:
Forbes lists the fastest growing brands. This is a FAR more interesting list than the usual Coke and Mc Donalds. It’s also indicative of the power of new media .. 7 out of 10 are new media brands!
1 Apple Over 400 million songs have been purchased at the iTunes store.
2 BlackBerry Users average a 53-minute-a-day productivity gain, says Research in Motion.
3 Google World’s largest search engine sorts through 8 billion Web pages.
4 Amazon.com New service lets users pay $79 annually for unlimited shipping.
5 Yahoo New online music subscription service gives access to 1 million songs.
6 Ebay 150 million users are registered at the online auction site.
7 Red Bull Sponsors extreme-sports athletes and parties on college campuses.
8 Starbucks Opened four stores a day on average in 2004.
9 Pixar The Incredibles is the bestselling DVD of 2005 to date.
10 Coach Business in Japan now accounts for 22% of company sales.