Obama to meet tech leaders, including Apple's sick boss
US President Barack Obama was set to hold a meeting with the country's top technology executives Thursday night as he seeks new ideas on revitalizing the American economy, dpa reported.
Among those attending will be Apple founder and chief executive Steve Jobs, who is on a medical leave of absence from the company, and who was reported Thursday to be undergoing treatment at Stanford University's cancer centre. He has previously suffered pancreatic cancer.
Also reported to be attending the meeting are Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt and Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive of General Electric.
"The meeting is a part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship and get the American people back to work," the White House said.
"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."
The report of Jobs' cancer treatment came in the supermarket tabloid The National Enquirer, which published photos of a gaunt- looking Jobs entering the Stanford Medical Centre.