Bay Area companies topped Forbes' list of the World's Most Innovative companies, taking three of the top 10 spots and six spots overall on the list of 100 companies, released by the business magazine Wednesday., the San Francisco cloud computing company in sales software, was named the world's most innovative company for the third year in a row. The company has used the money its high-valued shares afford it to purchase startups doing similar things for marketing groups. CEO Marc Benioff paid $2.5 billion for ExactTarget in the company's biggest purchase to date. According to Forbes, Salesforce's projected earnings growth over the next three to five years is 27 percent, considering its latest annual sales of $3.2 billion. "We'll take innovation any way you can give it to us," Benioff told Forbes. Continue Reading via SF Gate and Forbes Innovation List.