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    December 12, 2016

    Tim Cook, Larry Page, Elon Musk and more will meet with Donald Trump for a tech summit

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    Tech executives such as Tim Cook, Larry Page, and Elon Musk will reportedly meet with Donald Trump this Wednesday at a tech summit held at Trump Tower.

    A number of high-profile technology executives – including the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, and Tesla founder Elon Musk – are reportedly preparing for a major meeting this coming Wednesday with US President-elect Donald Trump.

    The trio, who will be joined alongside Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Oracle CEO Safra Catz , and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will reportedly head to Trump Tower to take part in a tech summit held by the President-elect.

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    The topics and precise reason for the meeting have not yet been disclosed to the general public – however, given the President-elect’s campaign rhetoric, the discussion will likely surround the possible reformation of the corporate tax code, the reduction of regulation, and negotiation of better trade deals with other countries.

    Trump has previously offered Apple a ‘very large tax cut‘ should it choose to manufacture its products in the US – leaving many to suspect Trump wishes to persuade other companies to investigate manufacturing their products or services in the US as well.

    The call for the meeting has supposedly been divisive, with many citing their disagreement with Trump’s policies, notably those of encryption and immigration reform.

    Some prominent figures in the technology market have elected not to attend – reportedly, that figure includes Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, and HP CEO Meg Whitman.

    The meeting is scheduled to take place in Trump Tower in New York City, and we’ll provide further coverage as news develops.

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