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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Facebook keeps growing. It has half a million users. Its success has made it the target of lawsuits and of privacy complaints. CEO Mark Zuckerberg helms one of the few companies capable of challenging Google. Expect to keep hearing about him and his company, online and in an upcoming movie.
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.