Fast Company publishes the list of the 50 most innovative companies of 2013

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As reported in the magazine, this annual guide analyzes the state of innovation in the economy, with businesses whose innovations are having the greatest impact through their industry and culture as a whole.

First is the signature Nike in 2012 finalized two hits the market: FuelBand, an electronic bracelet that measures movements all day and Flyknit Racer, featherweight shoes that feel more like a sock over a sole. The result is a shoe that is greener and long term could reduce production costs.

Here the list of the top 10 companies and their reasons:

  1. Nike. For a couple of revolutionary new products and a culture of true believers.
  2. Amazon. By expediting policy change.
  3. Square. By extending the mobile payments revolution.
  4. Splunk. By carrying large volumes of data to the masses.
  5. Fab. By helping people to improve their lives with the design.
  6. Uber. As the data schema disruptive for startups.
  7. Sproxil. By sue anyone selling fraudulent goods.
  8. Pinterest. By unlocking our obsession with image.
  9. Safaricom. By filling a gap in health care to telecommunications.
  10. Target. By getting the big box.