“President-elect Donald Trump has invited technology industry leaders to a roundtable next week in New York,” Jessica Guynn and Jon Swartz report for USA Today. “The invitation for the Dec. 14 summit was sent by Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, and transition team adviser Peter Thiel.”

“The tech industry which bet heavily on Hillary Clinton in the months leading up to the presidential election is looking to build bridges to the incoming administration,” Guynn and Swartz report. “The stakes are high after the industry-wide snubbing of the president-elect, who engaged in tweaking Apple and Amazon on his Twitter account.”

“Trump last week announced the formation of a business council chaired by Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of investment firm Blackstone Group and comprised of the leaders of major U.S. corporations including GE, GM and Boeing,” Guynn and Swartz report. “The only representative from tech was IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who is not from Silicon Valley.”

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“Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff congratulated Trump on Twitter and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella posted his congratulations on LinkedIn. Apple CEO Tim Cook called Trump to congratulate him, Trump told The New York Times,” Guynn and Swartz report. “‘Most of Silicon Valley is moving from the ‘surprised and in denial’ phase to accepting the change that’s coming,’ said Semil Shah, general partner at venture capital firm Haystack Fund in Menlo Park, Calif.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Lots of bridge-building to do!

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