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President Met with Zuckerberg & Internet Leaders

02.19.11

President Obama privately met to discuss eCommerce, entrepreneurship, job creation, the economy with Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google), Steve Jobs (Apple), Carol Bartz (Yahoo), Dick Costolo (Twitter), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Larry Elison (Oracle), John Chambers (Cisco), among others unidentified. IDG reported that role of Social Media in recent protests across Egypt, Algeria and other countries was discussed. The only White House photo released from the meeting was that of the President with Zuckerberg, Bartz, and Schmidt. Of course we will not get all the details since this was a closed meeting, but clearly demonstrates the immense power of the Internet leaders to have a private audience with the President.

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