Rank in Internet Services and Retailing: 1 (Previous rank: 2*)
Overall score: 7.73
Why it's admiredThe company whose streamlined web search is so popular it's become a verb just keeps on innovating. Who else would think to offer e-mail accounts with Goggles, a feature that premiered in October, to prevent us from sending drunken messages? Even as the rest of the tech industry struggles, Google's ad revenue continues to grow. Still, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company's enviable perks took a (small) hit this year: Its New York office will have shorter cafeteria hours and no afternoon tea. Free gourmet food is still on the menu, though. -A.A.
Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Industry: Internet Services and Retailing
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