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Obama Talks Education, Innovation With Zuckerberg, Jobs at Private Dinner

Yesterday, Barack Obama held a private meeting with a dozen Silicon Valley luminaries, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Steve Jobs and heavyweights from Twitter and Google.

During the two-hour dinner, Obama reportedly discussed his ideas on investments in education and a proposed public-private partnership geared toward helping startups and small businesses get off the ground. In a statement issued after the powwow, spokesman Jay Carney offered a little more insight into what went down. "The president specifically discussed his proposals to invest in research and development and expand incentives for companies to grow and hire, along with his goal of doubling exports over five years to support millions of American jobs," Carney said.

Further details on the meeting remain scarce, but the White House did release a photo of Obama talking with an awestruck Zuck, in a shot that's just begging for a caption contest.
Obama and Zuckerberg

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