No. 6: Tencent
Brand Value: $27.3 billion
Tencent, a Chinese Internet and media company, was this year's biggest gainer in the technology arena as its brand value skyrocketed 52 percent from less than $18 billion in 2012. The company moved up four spots on the top technology brands list from No. 10 last year, and it gained 16 spots on the top 100 brands list to reach No. 21, putting it right behind MasterCard.
Tencent's services include the popular WeChat utility for voice and text communications, social networks and portals, e-commerce services and online multiplayer games.