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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Android is now a real rival for the iPhone, rather than a distant threat. Andy Rubin, who helms Google's mobile effort, deserves a lot of the credit. Under Rubin's watch, Android has become more than an operating system for mobile devices. Rubin has helped create a Linux-based open source platform that matters to consumers, and threatens both Apple and Microsoft.
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.