Apollo Research has announced the technology companies that received the most press coverage in July 2009 across Europe and the USA.

Despite all the hype from glowing brands such as Google and Apple it's Microsoft at the top for the seventh month in a row.

The themes that have been mentioned the most alongside Microsoft over the last 3 months are: Browsers, Desktop Computers, Linux, Operating Systems, Processors, and Chipsets.

In the US Microsoft was also top of the pile for press coverage but its deal with Yahoo pulled its new partner into second place ahead of Apple and search rival Google.

Companies mentioned more in the UK than in the US were BT, O2, Nokia and Nintendo. Companies mentioned more in the US than in the UK were AT&T, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Verizon and HP.

Top 15 Tech companies for press coverage (July 2009, UK)

  1. Microsoft
  2. Apple
  3. Google
  4. Twitter
  5. Sony
  6. Facebook
  7. Intel
  8. Microsoft X-Box and Games
  9. YouTube
  10. Yahoo
  11. IBM
  12. Nintendo
  13. BT Group
  14. O2
  15. Nokia

Top 15 Tech companies for press coverage (July 2009, US)

  1. Microsoft
  2. Yahoo
  3. Apple
  4. Google
  5. Twitter
  6. Facebook
  7. Intel
  8. AT&T
  9. Amazon
  10. Sony
  11. IBM
  12. Research In Motion
  13. YouTube
  14. Verizon Business
  15. Hewlett-Packard

Hot stories for the top tech companies through July 2009:


FAQ: Microsoft's browser 'ballot screen'


Apple needs netbook quick warns IDC


Google Chrome OS FAQ


Twitter security threats explained


First Sony netbook available in UK next month


Facebook welcomes 250 millionth user


Microsoft and Intel push Windows 7 app performance

Microsoft X-Box and Games

Microsoft shows off its cool stuff on Wave site


YouTube boycott over channel redesign


Microsoft, Yahoo ink Bing deal


ARM has legs


Gadget fossils unearthed

BT Group

BT drops Phorm WebWise system


O2 resolves internet access issue for iPhone


Nokia to unveil Google Android phone?