The top 30 technology writers followed most by other US tech writers – 2017

In February last year I published a list of the 30 technology writers that were followed by their peers in the USA. That piece of analysis proved to be very popular so I thought it was about time to take another look and see what, if anything, has changed. Firstly, a quick reminder of the methodology: the team at Apollo Research identified 3,200 US based technology writers, and researched who they followed on Twitter. There is an enormous amount of follower inertia on Twitter (i.e. people don’t ‘unfollow’ nearly as readily as they follow), so we use a set of measurements that allow us to dial out this inertia and assess the current popularity of a writer. Read More

The 10 tech companies dominating PaaS press coverage

During the six months ending 31st July 2017, Platform as a service (PaaS) was mentioned in over 1,100 articles within the main UK and US national, business, and technology press. Platform as a Service is a category of cloud computing that provides a platform to allow developers to build applications and services over the internet. Whilst hundreds of different companies were mentioned within articles on this topic, there were just 10 companies which, between them, accounted for 81% of all vendor related coverage: Read More

Top 10 Security Experts in the US news in June 2017

Last month I published a post featuring the top 10 security experts that received the most coverage in the US online media. It was well received, and a few of the people who read the post asked if I could do a regular monthly post. So not wishing to disappoint, here it is. We have also produced a free report that expands on this data and lists the top security experts in the USA, UK, France, Germany and Spain. Read More

Who’s Who? Analysts in the Press

It’s time for a long overdue update to the Apollo Analyst Rankings, showing which analysts are being cited the most in editorial coverage. The results are based on coverage within US and UK national, business and technology press. The ranking factors in frequency and prominence of mention. Read More

NotPetya – Top 10 Security Brands in the Press

On June 27, less than two months after the WannaCry ransomware attack, a more sinister malware dubbed NotPetya was hitting the headlines. We reported here on which security firms were most frequently cited in coverage of WannaCry. Looking at coverage of NotPetya we see that Kaspersky and Symantec are once again the most prominent security brands. However, this time, Symantec was closely followed by Bitdefender. Some vendors, including Comae Technologies, Recorded Future, Digital Shadows are more highly ranked than in the WannaCry analysis. There are also a number of new entries in the Top 25 including Group-IB, Cybereason, Emisoft, Kryptos Logic and Anomali. Read More