Search giant Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) slid significantly in 2012, going from No. 4 to No. 10 … but that’s still not too bad if you consider that its video site YouTube was broken out separately.
YouGov described some of Google’s highlights over the year, saying:
“The company completed its deal with Motorola and strengthened links to Samsung with more than 50 million Android tablets and smartphones activated to date. They launched Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and a host of iOS apps including Google Maps for iOS, which saw 10 million downloads in 48 hours. And headliner of the year was Google Glasses, reinforcing the brand’s status as tech pioneers. “
Google’s stock also managed double-digit gains over the year, despite privacy issues for the company, increasing competition from all directions and its now-infamous PENDING LARRY QUOTE earnings release mishap.