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Obama Meeting With Jobs, Zuckerberg, Schmidt

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 57 comments

Getting techie with the President.

Barack Obama is the most tech savvy president that the U.S. has had yet. Tonight he'll be hosting a dinner event meeting with tech leaders in California.

According to ABC News, Obama will be meeting with Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The latter participant draws some interest after tabloid reports of his deteriorating health.

This won't be the first time that Jobs and Obama have met, though, as the two met last year for around 45 minutes, supposedly discussing technology, education and job creation.

“The president and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy,” a White House official said.

This would follow along Obama's State of the Union plans that he outlined in his speech last month.

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    kcorp2003 , February 18, 2011 12:15 AM
    i wonder why Bill gates isn't invited.
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    kcorp2003 , February 18, 2011 12:15 AM
    i wonder why Bill gates isn't invited.
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    foody , February 18, 2011 12:25 AM
    I thought Jobs had cancer
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    tripplenipple1224 , February 18, 2011 12:29 AM
    Yes...the plans are all falling in to place..
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    loomis86 , February 18, 2011 12:35 AM
    all the crooks in one room
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    Anonymous , February 18, 2011 12:53 AM
    Obama looking for 2012 campaign funds
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    tuch92 , February 18, 2011 1:22 AM
    I agree with kcorp2003, Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer should have been invited. Or maybe then declined, who knows. Even if their market shares are slipping they still have majority and play a large part in technology and the future.
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    jhansonxi , February 18, 2011 1:22 AM
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    touchdowntexas13 , February 18, 2011 1:23 AM
    So tell me, why is Mark Zuckerberg invited? I guess facebook apparently has some major role in creating jobs and bringing the economy back? Or maybe it has some huge effect on the technology industry and the education of the young population? Right...
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    jupiter optimus maximus , February 18, 2011 1:40 AM
    Why would Jobs be visiting the president, if a rumor of Jobs dying is correct?
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    oneblackened , February 18, 2011 1:45 AM
    touchdowntexas13So tell me, why is Mark Zuckerberg invited? I guess facebook apparently has some major role in creating jobs and bringing the economy back? Or maybe it has some huge effect on the technology industry and the education of the young population? Right...

    because millions of people use it daily.
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    f4nt4sm4 , February 18, 2011 1:46 AM
    Nothing personal they just wanted to do a LAN party, playing you know games that still has the LAN option and discussig why Crysis 2 looks good but sucks really bad...
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    Khimera2000 , February 18, 2011 2:16 AM
    not sure why MS was not there but mac is, when i was in the service macs where non existant at my command, and no one in there right mind would bring them out to sea because the aluminum in there uniframe would warp and kill your optical drive. it would make more sense to talk to the people that the government already has a vested intrest in. I would of gone for intel because of there OpenVL stuff, Qualicomm because of how intergrated there SOC have became (including GPS and cell antena I found that neat... dont know why, or MS because of there size and financial leverage, the fact that it is the opperating system that is installed on nearly all DOD/mil computers, and that there is no rugedise options for mac that i know of (this means no way in hell will the military even consider mac for anything important).

    I do understand why facebook and google is there though. these services are becoming more important, and fast becomig the easiest way for military commands to organize home commings for there men, and keep seperated families in contact with there love ones as they fight overseas.
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    nebun , February 18, 2011 2:19 AM
    god help us all...what else is this thing we call president going to phuck up
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    bit_user , February 18, 2011 2:29 AM
    Quote:
    i wonder why Bill gates isn't invited.

    Might have something to do with him backing Bush in the 2004 election or his reasons for doing so.
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    bit_user , February 18, 2011 2:36 AM
    Wow, you people are cynical! That's not healthy for the republic.

    Sure, money is the lifeblood of the US political system, so you can never be sure it's totally out of mind, but do you really doubt that employment and the economy are the primary objectives? Why wouldn't or shouldn't Obama be focused on these?
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    sudeshc , February 18, 2011 2:37 AM
    What would be the topic of talk..........
    which is better iOS or Android???
    Orkut or FaceBook??

    hahahahahahaha
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    alextheblue , February 18, 2011 2:55 AM
    loomis86all the crooks in one room
    Nice.
    vas flamObama looking for 2012 campaign funds
    I hear Bill Gates WAS invited but he told the President by phone that he wouldn't be donating money to his campaign. He said he was going to spend it trying to save lives dealing with diseases and food production in poor countries. He was promptly disinvited.

    Anyway, I hear the Prez is still looking to build an internet kill switch, and while he's at it maybe a Facebook backdoor. Now with Facebook (via smartphone) GPS tracking!
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    Anonymous , February 18, 2011 3:28 AM
    "his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy."

    Obama what does 3 tech nerd know about clean energy. I don't want to question the 3 of their knowledge in clean energy, but I bet there people more familiar with "clean" energy.
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    eddieroolz , February 18, 2011 3:33 AM
    Yeah, what's with Gates not being on the list?
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    utengineer , February 18, 2011 3:37 AM
    THE REAL REASON......

    Obama was searching GOOGLE, on his iPAD, on how to retrieve his password for his FACEBOOK account. Instead of creating 20 new Federal positions to fix his problem, Obama wanted to save the taxpayers some money, this time, and get support from his future campaign fund contributors. So he flies them to the White House and problem solved. Obama got his password back.
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