What you need to know
- TIME just shared its list of the 100 most influential companies.
- Microsoft made the list, as did Amazon, Meta, Apple, and NVIDIA.
- TIME pointed to Microsoft's massive plans to acquire Activision Blizzard and the company's overall strong performance in its section dedicated to the tech giant.
Each year, TIME comes out with a list of the 100 most influential companies. Microsoft made this year's list, as did Amazon, Meta, Apple, and several other tech giants. According to TIME, it looks at relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition, and success to determine the influence of a company.
Over the last year, Microsoft announced several major acquisitions and beat earnings expectations. The company was also very active in the political space, including speaking out about the war in Ukraine.
Here is TIME's snippet on Microsoft that summarizes why the company earned a spot on this year's list:
Microsoft was categorized in the Titans section of the list alongside Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and NVIDIA. OpenAI, which received a $1 billion investment from Microsoft in 2019 made TIME's list as well.
Microsoft's inclusion in the list is not a surprise. The tech giant was on the same list from TIME last year, and CEO Satya Nadella has been considered one of the world's most influential people by the outlet in the past.
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