Tech, media, and telecom companies in emerging markets and those considered “digital innovators” are among the world’s tops in providing value to their investors — and that includes, of course, Apple, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group (

The report “Swimming Against the Tide: How Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Companies Can Prosper in the New Economic Reality” found that seven of the top 10 telecom performers, five of the top 10 media performers, and four of the top 10 technology performers are in India, Taiwan, Mexico, China, and other emerging markets. But global companies tuned into the digital revolution, such as Apple and Google, are also tops in rewarding their investors, notes “CNET” (

Covering the period from 2005 through 2009, the report examined the total shareholder return (TSR) of 126 different companies throughout the world. The best performers in the technology sector were Apple, MediaTek, and Infosys Technologies. They had a TSR rating of 45.6, 32 and 21.2, respectively.