7 Companies That Behave Like 'Star Trek' Aliens

7 Companies That Behave Like 'Star Trek' Aliens
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7 Companies That Behave Like 'Star Trek' Aliens


The late Steve Jobs ran as hot and cold as Spock's half-human heart while burning with a passion for perfection. The Apple culture he left behind offers little room for the illogical.

Star Trek race: Vulcan.


This once-mighty smartphone empire has fallen into disrepair like the slums of Kronos, yet packs plenty of punch in the new Z10 handset. Still, the company's best days may be behind it.

Star Trek race: Klingon.


Is there a tech titan with a bigger appetite than Cisco, which is well known for absorbing start-ups into its data networking empire? According to its investor relations website, this year alone, the company has already assimilated four companies.

Star Trek race: The Borg.


The world's biggest garage sale is home to millions of greedy bargainers looking to make a deal. Or better yet, a steal. Watch out you don't get sniped.

Star Trek race: Ferengi.


In just nine years, the social network has grown to serve roughly one-seventh of the population of Planet Earth. You'd have to travel to another galaxy to find a species that multiplies faster.

Star Trek race: Tribble.

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Unruly, chaotic, but finding a way to grow despite varying and intermittent flaws in its products and business strategy. (Cough) Google Wave (cough). Not even an intoxicated Zefram Cochrane could keep these rebels from getting to warp.

Star Trek race: Human.


Extremely powerful warmongers with a reputation for creating some of the universe's most powerful technology. To this day, Windows is like the cloaking device of the tech industry. Despite this, Microsoft's adversaries -- e.g., Apple -- have a  habit of beating the odds and defeating it.

Star Trek race: Romulan.

Like the "Star Trek" universe, the business world offers abundant of opportunities to explore. Weigh in below with your nominees for the most Khan-like company on Earth.