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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Though not exactly a tech industry newsmaker per se, Tony Hayward and BP have dominated the news since the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in April. But the story of the Gulf, Hayward, and BP hinges on equipment. Faulty technology, specifically the failure of the oil rig's blowout preventer, played a major role in the disaster.
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.