Jobs, Schmidt and Zuckerberg to attend President Obama's event

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who recently took a medical leave of absence from his company, and Google chief executive Eric Schmidt will be among the attendees of President Obama's event with business leaders in San Francisco Thursday evening, a source familiar with the event told ABC News.

Yesterday, ABC News reported that 26-year-old founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, would be attending, according to a source familiar with the meeting.

In December 2010, Obama cited Jobs as an impressive example of the American dream.

"Something that's always been the greatest strength of America is a thriving, booming middle class, where everybody has got a shot at the American dream. And that should be our goal. That should be what we're focused on," the President said. "How are we creating opportunity for everybody? So that we celebrate wealth. We celebrate somebody like a Steve Jobs, who has created two or three different revolutionary products. We expect that person to be rich, and that's a good thing."

Despite taking medical leave in January, Apple’s Chief Executive Steve Jobs is still keeping involved in day-to-day decisions and development on the company’s upcoming products.

Schmidt told a conference on Tuesday that he was "very, very proud" of Google executive Wael Ghonim, who helped organize the Egypt protests that resulted in President Mubarak leaving office.

Google co-founder Larry Page will be replacing Schmidt as CEO in April when he steps down from the position.

“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 said.

Jobs, Schmidt and Zuckerberg will be among many business leaders in technology and innovation the president will sit down and talk to, as he continues to sell his State of the Union message.

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The sad fact is that the US has one of the worst economic mobility for people in the developed world. If you start your life poor, you will probably end it poor. In other countries you have a MUCH better shot at moving up, because the system is there around you to support you. Think universal healthcare, guaranteed vacation days, etc.

The US is a criminal playground that lets the rich do whatever they want, and screws every small person they can in an effort to keep the rich getting richer. It's also why Wall Street doesn't go to jail for crimes -- http://www.rollingstone.com/po...eet-in-jail-20110216?page=1

Sorry to make this political, but that Obama quote really irked me.

Hercules said,
The sad fact is that the US has one of the worst economic mobility for people in the developed world. If you start your life poor, you will probably end it poor. In other countries you have a MUCH better shot at moving up, because the system is there around you to support you. Think universal healthcare, guaranteed vacation days, etc.

The US is a criminal playground that lets the rich do whatever they want, and screws every small person they can in an effort to keep the rich getting richer. It's also why Wall Street doesn't go to jail for crimes -- http://www.rollingstone.com/po...eet-in-jail-20110216?page=1

Sorry to make this political, but that Obama quote really irked me.

Don't center Obama on saying that, EVERY president uses "the American Dream" at one point or another in some speech.
The dream itself is the hope that through perseverance, you can elevate yourself from the position your in. But that's just it - it's a dream, a hope. It's not the "American reality". America symbolized that a long time ago, and people still hold on to it today, making it a positive, if not necessarily true thing. Whatever gets you through the day, I suppose.

Hercules said,
The sad fact is that the US has one of the worst economic mobility for people in the developed world. If you start your life poor, you will probably end it poor. In other countries you have a MUCH better shot at moving up, because the system is there around you to support you. Think universal healthcare, guaranteed vacation days, etc.

The US is a criminal playground that lets the rich do whatever they want, and screws every small person they can in an effort to keep the rich getting richer. It's also why Wall Street doesn't go to jail for crimes -- http://www.rollingstone.com/po...eet-in-jail-20110216?page=1

Sorry to make this political, but that Obama quote really irked me.

actually if you start poor in the usa, you have a better shot at getting ahead than someone raised in a middle class home. poor people get full rides through college. middle class get no help at all. upper class dont need help.

How come I read in the news today that Steve Jobs may have only 6 weeks left to live and is being treated for cancer again? No article about that?

Koki.v3 said,
How come I read in the news today that Steve Jobs may have only 6 weeks left to live and is being treated for cancer again? No article about that?

Well I think you summed up the story right there.

The reason you're not reading it on Neowin's front page probably has to do with how unreliable the sources appear to be. The main story is that he might has 6 months to live, based off a doctor's interpretation of photographs. That's hardly rock-solid.

Koki.v3 said,
How come I read in the news today that Steve Jobs may have only 6 weeks left to live and is being treated for cancer again? No article about that?

This probably means that the story you saw was a load of BS. I saw it too last night. There is probably some truth to it, it is very likely that he is being treated for pancreatic cancer again but six weeks to live based on a photo by a doctor who isn't a cancer specialist and isn't even in the same country. Not really newsworthy. Neowin has higher standards than the daily mail
T8

AnotherITguy said,
Come live in the u.s and you'll see what we're all about.

ive been there over christmas 2010. loved it

AnotherITguy said,
Come live in the u.s and you'll see what we're all about.

Lived there for a few years. Most boring place I've ever lived at. No thanks.

AnotherITguy said,
Come live in the u.s and you'll see what we're all about.

Lived in the US for 7 years. My son was even born there. There are some cities that I absolutely love (for vacation), but overall, I found life in America to be boring and monotonous. And don't even get me started on the tax system. Worst system ever IMO.

Lucas said,

Lived there for a few years. Most boring place I've ever lived at. No thanks.

This is like saying "Europe is boring". Wow... USA is huge.

Lucas said,

Lived there for a few years. Most boring place I've ever lived at. No thanks.

Well geez, I'm sorry that every town in America isn't Cancun. We'll get right to work on that for you.

smartin0115 said,

Well geez, I'm sorry that every town in America isn't Cancun. We'll get right to work on that for you.

No need, I just go to Disney World and buy a few gadgets every once in a while, that works out perfect for me!

i dont understand what all americans are talking about the "american dream"

in statistics, for example you have a higher chance to live the "american dream" in countrys like germany.

sykeck said,
i dont understand what all americans are talking about the "american dream"

in statistics, for example you have a higher chance to live the "american dream" in countrys like germany.

It's history from back in the early 1900's when people immagarated from countries like Germany, they are speaking of "the good old days" not today

WOW XERAX what an ignorant comment you just made, the founding fathers were honest men who wanted freedom from the oppresive thumb of the brits. Jobs while i do disagree of his choice of manufacturing partners (china) is a businessman. Again XERAX keep your dumb ass comments to yourself.

Jobs is the "American Dream"? Someone who steals/takes from others and don't give acknowledgement about it.. That does infact sound like America's founding.

Oh my.

MASTER260 said,
If he likes Macs, no he doesn't.
I spend my days dreaming of a perfect world, where mac and PC users can get along without making these absolutely useless comments.

MASTER260 said,
If he likes Macs, no he doesn't.

EDIT: Please don't tell me I started the Mac vs. PC war again...


You made a good try at least.

AnotherITguy said,
Hmmm...where's Ballmer in all of this...I know, i know, our prez is a mac fanatic.

LOL could be why he is such a big spender.. hes used to paying for apple products

AnotherITguy said,
Hmmm...where's Ballmer in all of this...I know, i know, our prez is a mac fanatic.

If Gates was still running the show, I imagine he would have been invited. Gates, as one of the wealthiest people should have been invited, I think.