The top executives of Google Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Facebook Inc.
won’t attend President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity summit on
Friday, at a time when relations between the White House and
Silicon Valley have frayed over privacy issues.
Facebook Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg,
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt
all were invited but won’t attend the public conference at
Stanford University, according to the companies. Apple Inc. CEO
Tim Cook is planning to be at the event, where Obama is scheduled
to give the keynote speech and have a private lunch with a select
group of attendees.
I don’t get it. How do you skip an opportunity like this?