Jobs, Schmidt and Zuckerberg to meet Obama

17 Feb 2011

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt and other business leaders from various sectors are to meet with US President Barack Obama this evening in San Francisco, California, to talk innovation and investments.

“The president and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy,” a White House official told ABC News.

The meeting will address issues including how to strengthen the US economy, support entrepreneurship and generate jobs in the US, the White House added.

Jobs has been on a medical leave of absence from Apple since January. Apple COO Tim Cook is looking after the company’s day-to-day business in Jobs’ place.

The timing of the meeting with Obama, which is to take place in a private residence, coincides with photos in the National Enquirer tabloid supposedly of Jobs arriving at the Stanford Cancer Center. The report is unverified and Apple has not commented on the report, either.