Lots of tech names among Time's 100 most influential people

Time magazine has revealed its 2012 list of what it feels are the 100 most influential people in the world at the moment. Among all of the world leaders, businessmen and celebrities, there are a number of tech luminaries listed as well.

Some of the people selected are to be expected, including Apple's current CEO Tim Cook, in a testimonial written by former US vice-president Al Gore. Also on the list is Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty, and Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek, with an article written by actor, and future Steve Jobs performer, Ashton Kutcher.

Netscape co-creator Marc Andreessen also made Time's 2012 list, although this time it's for his efforts in funding tech start up companies with his $2.7 billion venture capital fund.

The oddest pick for the list is not even a person at all. It's the hacker group Anonymous. In its list, Time said, "... this leaderless Internet hive brain is plundering and playing in the electronic networks of an ever shifting enemies list ..."

No Microsoft executive made the Time 100 most influential list this year, although we think Steven Sinofsky, who has led the Windows division to create Windows 8, certainly deserved a mention.

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