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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Apple CEO Steve Jobs may dismiss Google's "don't be evil" motto, but Google did some real good by refusing to continue censoring search results in China. When David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer, announced his company's new approach to China, it could have been a disaster. But Drummond and Google's executive team have proven that principled engagement with China can work.
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.