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Execs from Oracle, Microsoft and Google are reportedly to meet US president Donald Trump next week amid strained relations between tech giants and lawmakers. The Wall Street Journal, citing an email from White House tech policy advisor Michael Kratsios, said the meeting would be held next Thursday. Top tech bosses said to be …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    When you can't rig what journalist say go after social media and search engines so you control what people see.

    I wish I was joking.

    1. bombastic bob Silver badge

      that's kinda what the (alleged?) search engine 'result rigging' is all about, right?

  2. JohnFen Silver badge


    "emerging tech won't be addressed "wisely" if the big players drop out of the conversation."

    The big players dropping out of the conversation is more likely to increase, not decrease, the amount of wisdom, as long as the rest of the tech community remains involved.

    1. Teiwaz Silver badge

      Re: Wisely?

      as long as the rest of the tech community remains involved.

      Well that doesn't seem very likely - if it appears so, it'll be business peeps that think of themselves as tech but just know some buzzwords and know how to use Excel and access.

  3. Crazy Operations Guy Silver badge

    Knowing this president, it'll just be several hours of him trying to get tech executives to suck up to him; self-aggrandizing lies; and rants about his "enemies". At least until everyone gets bored of his antics and leave (Satya would probably be first since he's already served under loud, obnoxious balding blubbering buffoon for years and probably doesn't want flashbacks)

  4. Rol Silver badge

    Trump's private discussion is likely to cover artificial intelligence, 5G and quantum computing.

    That'll either be the shortest meeting ever, or the longest tutorial in the history of education.

    1. Fungus Bob Silver badge

      Re: Trump's private discussion is likely to cover artificial intelligence, 5G and quantum computing.

      Trump is actually an expert in artificial intelligence - any intelligence he may possess is completely artificial...

      1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

        Re: Trump's private discussion is likely to cover artificial intelligence, 5G and quantum computing.

        any intelligence he may possess is completely artificial

        A new version of the Hanlon's razor for the age of Big Data and AI:

        Never attribute to artificial intelligence what can be adequately explained by natural stupidity.

  5. Voland's right hand Silver badge

    It did not take long

    Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of....

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018

    It did not take long for a "democratic" (quotes probably needed) government to start moaning that Google is not giving them access to the Dragonfly/Roskomnadzor interface.

    Well, not entirely unexpected. In the slightest.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The sub-headline refers to the "griling" of Sundar Pichai; that should be "grilling"

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    guess who will be missing from the meeting?

    guess which very large company is not in Trump's good books?

    Tim Cook and Apple are apparently not worthy of being in El magnificent Trump's presence.

    Trump will probable put a 10% Tariff on all iDevices next week.

    1. DougS Silver badge

      Re: guess who will be missing from the meeting?

      Apple should mark up all their products in the US by 10%, and put it down on the receipt as the "Trump tax". Make sure people know who is to blame.

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

        Re: guess who will be missing from the meeting?

        Wot no Facebook/Zuckerberg?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    censorship is stupid

    If you let them make fools of themselves, things work out better.

    If you believe people are too stupid for that to work,

    A: you are an elitist, and

    B: you should be helping educate them so they aren't, or

    C: Admitting that there are a lot of genetically stupid people on earth and equality under the laws isn't the same thing as we're all equal. (I'm all for the former, and the latter speaks for itself with a little observation)

    The cognitive dissonance is deafening.

    The MSM has always lied. Think of any major event they reported you were present for, and compare what you saw with what they reported. The get the sportsball scores right, usually. That's about it. The rest is VERY colored by the ownership's views at the least. No, they don't tell reporters to slant things this way or that - they hire the ones already slanted or who easily figure out which side of their paycheck is buttered. People do what they are incentivised to do.

    And in this world, if it bleeds, it leads, rubbernecking is a sport, and it sells ads - incentive.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    US retailers are losing out to Amazon more than the rest of the world

    Not because of amazon but because they have a different sales tax for every customer.

    And most refuse to ship outside of the states.

    Even when they will the postage costs more than the goods.

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