Obama Talked R&D With Jobs, Zuckerberg
Posted in: Miscellaneous at 19/02/2011 20:15
Research spending and technology exports were some of the menu items Thursday evening when President Barack Obama sat down for dinner with corporate chieftains from Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google Inc.
At the home of venture capitalist John Doerr just outside San Francisco, Mr. Obama met with Apple's Steve Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Eric Schmidt, among others. The overall aim of the meeting was for Mr. Obama to discuss his competitiveness agenda, and to find new ways the government and private sector can work together to lift the shaky economy.
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