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Most Innovative Companies

GitHub

The World's Most Innovative Companies 2014 With more than 4.5 million users, 1.5 million added in 2013 alone, code collaboration platform GitHub solidified its position as king of open-source software development. Now, thanks to its introduction of "version control"—think Microsoft Word's "track changes" feature, writ large—GitHub wants to banish that blizzard of email attachments that weighs down project-based work in companies. "Teams see how [the coders] are working," says Tim Clem, GitHub's SVP of product, "and they say, 'Hey, why are we not doing that?'" GitHub built several new features to aid this vision: a new repository layout optimized for daily use, better text-editing tools, a mobile site, and new file viewers for noncode documents such as maps and 3-D files.
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