These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
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Twitter has shifted from being a news story to the latest form of news delivery. It has become an indispensable part of the Internet landscape. Never mind the capacity issues and security problems. When the President of Russia (shown here sending his first Tweet with Willams, at left, and Stone, at right, looking on) stops by for a visit, it's clear that the company is doing something worthy of notice.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.