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MIT Technology Review Releases 50 Smartest Companies List for 2014

CAMBRIDGE, MA – February 18, 2014: Today, MIT Technology Review publishes its annual 50 Smartest Companies list, highlighting the world’s most innovative technology companies. The honorees are nominated by MIT Technology Review’s editors, who look for companies that have demonstrated original and valuable technology over the last year, are bringing that technology to market at significant scale, and are clearly influencing their competitors. The companies on the list represent the disruptive innovations most likely to change our lives.

Jason Pontin, publisher and editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, states, “At times it seems impossible to keep pace with important emerging technologies. This issue celebrates companies from 11 U.S. states and six countries—organizations at the forefront in displaying ‘disruptive innovation’ that will prove to surpass the competition, transform an industry, and change our lives.”

The honorees listed below will be featured in the March/April edition of MIT Technology Review, published online today and available on newsstands worldwide starting March 4.

1.

Illumina

18.

Qualcomm

34.

Aquion Energy

2.

Tesla Motors

19.

Kaggle

35.

IBM

3.

Google

20.

Second Sight

36.

Jawbone

4.

Samsung

21.

SpaceX

37.

Medtronic

5.

Salesforce.com

22.

Kickstarter

38.

Valve

6.

Dropbox

23.

Hanergy Holding Group

39.

Genomics England

7.

BMW

24.

Siemens

40.

D-Wave Systems

8.

Third Rock Ventures

25.

1366 Technologies

41.

Siluria Technologies

9.

Square

26.

Uber

42.

Kaiima Bio-Agritech

10.

Amazon

27.

Evernote

43.

Datawind

11.

Tencent

28.

Baidu

44.

Freescale Semiconductor

12.

Snapchat

29.

GitHub

45.

Upworthy

13.

Cree

30.

Xiaomi

46.

LG

14.

Box

31.

Oculus VR

47.

Expect Labs

15.

BrightSource Energy

32.

Qihoo 360 Technology

48.

AngelList

16.

Wal-Mart Stores

33.

Monsanto

49.

Arcadia Biosciences

17.

General Electric

   

50.

Ripple Labs

Other features in the issue reveal the technology endowing an artificial hand with real feeling and explain how genome surgery could lead to cures for our most deadly genetic diseases.  As always, the magazine is packed with stories, reviews, and demos identifying important new technologies and explaining why they matter.


Media Contacts:

David Sweeney
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About MIT Technology Review

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