Obama Dines with Zuckerberg, Jobs, Others

President Barack Obama had dinner in San Francisco with several prominent members of the technology community on Thursday night.

In attendance were Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Apple Inc's chief executive Steve Jobs, Google Inc Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, among others from the Silicon Valley area.

CNN reports that there was some speculation as to whether or not Jobs would be in attendance, given his recent leave of absence due to medical reasons.

Nevertheless, Obama's meeting was to discuss matters such as investments in technology, his recent budget proposal and improving the economy. Reuters reports that these are in interest for the upcoming 2012 presidential elections.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Obama will also address elements such as development, research and education with the executives, according to CBS News.

CBS News also reported that Obama will go to Hillsboro, Oregon on Friday to visit an Intel facility to continue his tour of technologically important areas.

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