(NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) have gotten a lot of attention for new ideas like Google Glass, driverless cars, and drone shipping and are now thought-leading innovators on the market, surpassing Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

But if you believe that innovation is turning great ideas into products people will buy, then these ideas have a long way to go. It's also hard to judge Apple's innovations since the iPad because development happens under a cloud of secrecy in Cupertino, unlike Google and Amazon, which publicize new ideas. 

Erin Miller sat down with contributor Travis Hoium to see if Apple has lost its innovative touch or if it's just not getting the credit Google and Amazon are right now. 

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