“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.”
“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!
President-elect Trump meets with Apple board member Al Gore at Trump Tower in Manhattan – December 5, 2016
Dow hits new all-time high; stocks have been on rip-roaring rally since Trump’s election – December 5, 2016
Silicon Valley chiefs frozen out of President Trump’s White House – December 3, 2016
Goldman Sachs: Trump presidency will benefit stocks in nearly every sector – November 30, 2016
Apple: The Trump Effect – November 29, 2016
President-elect Trump tells Apple CEO Tim Cook that he’d like to see Apple make products in the U.S. – November 23, 2016
President-elect Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook called him after election victory – November 22, 2016
Under President Trump, Obama ally Google may face policy setbacks, including roll back of so-called ‘net neutrality’ rules – November 18, 2016
Apple could make iPhones in the U.S.A. under President Trump, sources say – November 17, 2016
What Apple could look like under President Trump – November 15, 2016
Just like Steve Jobs, president-elect Trump to take just $1 in annual salary – November 14, 2016
Morgan Stanley: Apple stands to benefit the most from President Trump’s corporate tax plans – November 11, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook smartly maintained ties to GOP ahead of Trump victory – November 9, 2016
Silicon Valley donated 60 times more to Clinton than to Trump – November 7, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook and the rest of Silicon Valley throw big money at Clinton and pretty much bupkis at Trump – August 23, 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook presses for U.S. corporate tax reform, says no repatriation without fair rate – August 15, 2016
All gather together and worship at my feet. I am the Don!
uh, that’s PRESIDENT Don to you, libtard.
Two things Botty …
He is president of nothing until January 20.
Is there a reason you attack/call everyone names including those who have not expressed dismay over your childish behavior?
Michaele, you need a spanking.
Maybe Google and Amazon will finally be held accountable.
Nevermind, they have better lobbyist.
Coming soon…back doors in everything made by Apple and Google.
Trump is waiting for an event that will drive public opinion completely to his side to enact this for their “protection.”
At first, back door spying will be used for “national security” purposes.
And then they will be used for business competition reasons.
Another reason I don’t put intellectual property into the currently-secure Apple “cloud.”
Really? Like Obama’s DOJ has been trying for years??
I swear you leftist have a memory that is smaller than your IQ…somehow.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to be libtards.”
The only back door is the one in your head lacking logic
And your ad hominem attack is an example of logic?
Maybe I’m making an unnecessary connection, but something about Trump’s recent Boeing tweet challenge is curious, when I learn from this article, Boeing is on the “business council.”
…and “no tech” (except for IBM…small compared to…) even though Apple, Goog, MSFT, Amazon, & FB are all in the top 10 for mkt cap rate. Smells like a favor list, vs a true board to gather broadly for the tops in sectors. GE is the only top-10 market cap company on his list.
Just a small side note on the Boeing contract. 1) The $4B was an early estimate only and no manufacturing contract currently exists. Boeing is only on contract right now to study the requirements for the new planes. 2) These are very special planes with unique command and control systems, survivability modes and anti-missile countermeasures. 3) Those who criticize seemingly high prices for Government contracts might want to do a little homework by studying the FARS and DFARS buried within each Government contract. What the Government asks for will astound many here I’m sure. 4) Should this engineering and manufacturing contract come to pass, Boeing’s profit margin will be limited to around 10%. Those ready to castigate Boeing for price gouging will be sorely disappointed.
“Trump Lands Huge Deal with Japanese Company, $50 Billion Investment and 50,000 More Jobs for Americans”
Jill Stein demands a recount!
hey, Magic Muslim, where did $800 BILLION for shovel-ready jobs go?
Ol’ Trump is the master manipulator. They are just falling for it head over heels. Amazing.
Trondude – the MCP is after you, seeking to EOL your ass.
BTW if you’re the same trondude that wears the from outfit – lose some fcuking weight!
Trump’s Thank You Tour continues…
Fayetteville, NC live, coverage begins at 6p Eastern,
RSBN cameras show crowds….enjoy.
Maybe Comcast- the owner of NBC and America’s largest wired ISP- can send over Alec Baldwin dressed up as Drumpf.
“MacDailyNews Take: Lots of bridge-building to do!”
Called infrastructure renewal.
God I miss this guy
Say what you will, he was completely right and Trump is proof.
Any other politician that paid attention could’ve won, but none did.
So put THAT in your bong and trip on it…..
yeah, he was a natural born world shaker.