In a relatively unsurprising move, Apple has topped BusinessWeek's annual list of the top innovative companies from around the world. Apple has topped BusinessWeek's most innovative list since its inception in 2005.
According to BusinessWeek, Apple's high ranking is mostly attributed to the success of the App Store:
"Apple polished its revolutionary image in 2008 with its online iPhone App Store. While its Mac and iPod expand share, success in the supposedly mature cell-phone market is one of the greatest achievements of CEO Steve Jobs…"
Google was ranked second, and Toyota was third on the list with both companies holding the same spots from last year. Microsoft was able to move up one spot, from fifth to fourth, and Nintendo jumped up two spots to round out the top five.