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.
NEW YORK: Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and HCL founder Shiv Nadar are the only two Indian tycoons in the top 20 richest people in the world of technology, according to an inaugural list by Forbes that has been topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Premji is ranked 13th on Forbes' first ever list of '100 Richest People In Tech', followed by Nadar on the 14th spot. Two Indian-origin technology czars Romesh Wadhwani and Bharat Desai are also in the list.
PANTNAGAR: A few years ago, Vinod Joshi, the secretary of the trust that manages a small temple and ashram nestled in a picture-postcard valley called Kainchi near Nainital, got a call from Larry Brilliant, an American physician and former director of Google's philanthropic arm Google.org. "Larry said some Mark would be coming to the ashram for a day," recalls the short, bubbly man with twinkling eyes, who has spent his life in the service of his spiritual guru Neeb Karori Baba at the ashram. Joshi doesn't remember exactly when because he had no idea who Mark Zuckerberg was.
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.