Last night, the only place to be was at king-of-all-venture-capitalists John Doerr's house in Woodside, California, where President Barack Obama sat down with none other than Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt and a handful of other billionaire tech titans.
President Barack Obama will meet ailing Apple chief Steve Jobs and other US high-tech gurus Thursday in California, US officials have said.Google CEO Eric Schmidt will also participate in the closed doors meeting, part of an event with business leaders in Silicon Valley, an official told AFP on condition of anonymity.ABC News reported that Facebook's 26-year-old founder Mark Zuckerberg would also participate in the talks, just days after Egyptian protesters toppled Hosni Mubarak's decades-old regime in a popular uprising facilitated by social networks.
TechNet, a bipartisan political network of technology executives, released a letter this morning addressed to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell in favor of Senate Bill S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.
President Barack Obama Thursday headed west to meet the cream of Silicon Valley business titans, including Apple's Steve Jobs, to seek input on how to speed up job growth and economic recovery.Obama was to dine with a small group of tech sector leaders also including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo president and CEO Carol Bartz, Twitter CEO Dick Costello and Google chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt.
A portrait of Eric Schmidt smiled back at me. Except Schmidt was made of feces, and was one of three done in a series of "shitheads" by the artist Katsu. The other two? Mark Zuckerberg and Katsu's pet cocker spaniel, which qualified because it always barked, he said.
What were you doing during your 20s? Probably attending a college or university, enjoying your youth, and having new experiences away from home. Many of technology's most notable billionaires were doing no such thing.
Barack Obama's days are packed with decisions that come from running the most powerful country on Earth. Mark Zuckerberg's days are packed with decisions that come from running the most powerful social network on Earth. They each wear basically the same thing every day: Obama a blue or gray suit, Zuckerberg a gray T-shirt.