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 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.
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.
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.
Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs, who recently took a medical leave of absence from his company, will reportedly join Google (GOOG) chief executive Eric Schmidt and 26-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in San Francisco on Thursday.
President Barack Obama apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris “for the distraction created” when he remarked on her appearance at a San Francisco- area fundraiser, his spokesman said.
Obama called Harris following his return to Washington and after his remarks generated criticism on social media and from political opponents.
Research spending and technology exports were some of the menu items Thursday evening when President Obama sat down for dinner with Apple's Steve Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and other corporate chieftains.