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.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

Featured

  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.