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Tech titans tentatively trot toward Trump Tower to talk turkey today
The Schmidt meets the Man
US president-elect Donald Trump today meets Silicon Valley's tech leaders face to face for a frank chat about what to expect under his administration.
Among the big names getting down on one knee and kissing the ring, er, we mean, attending the summit are: Apple boss Tim Cook, Tesla kingpin Elon Musk, Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Intel chief Brian Krzanich, Google-parent Alphabet CEO Larry Page and chairman Eric Schmidt, and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Executives from Oracle, IBM and Cisco are also jetting in to join the group along with The Orange One's aides and children, and VC Peter Thiel.
The confab officially kicked off at 2pm in Trump's shiny tower in New York City. Here's Schmidt admiring Donald's gold-plated erection:
Eric Schmidt at Trump Tower! pic.twitter.com/TdMwirrADl— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) December 14, 2016
The conversation between Trump and the tech bosses will cover areas including H-1B visas for skilled workers, trade deals, and government policy on regulation.
"I know the president-elect is looking forward to welcoming some of the leading tech CEOs in America to Trump Tower to talk about how we can grow jobs in high-tech all across the country," Vice President-elect Mike Pence said earlier today. ®