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On Thursday morning, we reported that President Barack Obama was coming to San Francisco for a technology shindig with the CEOs of a number of companies, including Apple’s Steve Jobs -- and the CEO reportedly attended, despite currently being on medical leave from the company.
AppleInsider is reporting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs appears to have been in attendance for President Obama’s big Silicon Valley pow-wow on Thursday night. An unnamed White House official told Reuters that all invited guests “were in attendance,” although Jobs managed to remain out of sight from reporters covering the dinner event.
Obama’s tech summit was held at the home of venture capitalist John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and included a veritable who’s who of Silicon Valley bigwigs. In addition to Jobs, the list reportedly included Yahoo’s Carol Bartz, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, among others.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
According to Reuters, Obama’s two-day visit to the West Coast is “aimed at promoting technological innovation to help boost the struggling U.S. economy and reduce stubbornly high unemployment -- considered crucial to his 2012 re-election chances.”
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