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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HTC has gone from being a little-known contract design company to a respected global consumer mobile brand. Its rise has attracted the attention of Apple, which sued HTC for patent infringement in March. If Peter Chou, president and CEO of HTC, can defend against Apple's assault, it could change the dynamics of the mobile market and assure Android's ultimate dominance.
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.