Please pass the peas, Mr. President

Obama dines with tech luminaries

Can you imagine Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg not updating his profile page about a dinner with the U.S. president?

President Barack Obama had dinner with Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs, including Apple's Steve Jobs, Google's Eric Schmidt, Cisco Systems' John Chambers, Oracle's Larry Ellison, Netflix's Reed Hastings, Yahoo's Carol Bartz and Twitter's Dick Costello. The dinner, at a private residence in California, was closed to the press.

“The president specifically discussed his proposals to invest in research and development and expand incentives for companies to grow and hire, along with his goal of doubling exports over five years to support millions of American jobs,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, as quoted in the Washington Post.

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Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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