Eric Chu, 46
Mobile Platform Program Manager, Google
Apple's only competitor in the mobile-excitement market is Google's Android platform. Chu ran the developer challenge to create apps for its store.
"We rolled out a voice-search app. If I say 'Starbucks,' it'll come back not only with Starbucks, but the ones in my area. This is a point that the mobile industry has been talking about for a long time. The applications allow a lot more interesting uses in our day-to-day lives."
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A version of this article appeared in the May 2009 issue of Fast Company magazine.