Silicon Valley Dinner
Date: Feb. 17, 2011
If anyone has the pull to put Silicon Valley's primetime players in a room for a peaceful dinner without hurling flash drives or potato salad at each other, it's the President. The private affair took place not at the White House, but at venture capitalist John Doerr's home in California, which consisted of tech bigwigs such as Steve Jobs (Apple), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Reed Hastings (Netflix), John Chambers (Cisco), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and others. The meeting was so secretive that even Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, couldn't receive or send tweets, as he tweeted to curious Twitter employee Jessica Verrilli afterwards: “@jess sadly no. i was in a part of the bay area where the tweets cant get in or out!" Gangsters move, and eat, in silence.