How did this lot do this year - were they winners or losers? Vote how you think they performed overall. Those that got a lot of attention in 2014 made my list. If a vendor's behaviour or actions have influenced your choice in a specific category, please elaborate. There are some categories I deliberately left off the list, such as Big Retail, Telecom companies and spy agencies as they have been mostly losers in 2014. I chose not to add all the security vendors, just the ones that have made major changes in 2014 The two most popular browsers are on the list as they come with extensions, search engines and options that influence user choices in a big way.