It’s hard to know if anything significant really was said at the big tech summit at Manhattan’s Trump Tower on Wednesday, but a lot of West Coast bigwigs were on hand.
Forbes reported that few specifics were discussed when President-elect Donald Trump met with leaders from the country’s most prominent technology companies.
“I want to add that I’m here to help you folks do well, and you’re doing well right now,” Trump said to a gathering that included Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and Alphabet CEO Larry Page.
Trump was seated next to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and transition team member Peter Thiel, the only Silicon Valley entrepreneur to openly back Trump before the election.
Others in the room included Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Oracle CEO Safra Catz, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt and Palantir Technologies CEO Alexander Karp.
Also attending the meeting were Trump’s three oldest children: Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr.
Bezos, who has openly criticized Trump, changed his tune a bit, saying in a statement: “I found today’s meeting with the President-elect, his transition team, and tech leaders to be very productive.”
There weren’t many surprises in nominations for the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday.
“Manchester by the Sea” led with four, including for performance by a cast in a motion picture. “Fences” and “Moonlight,” also nominated for their casts, followed with three each. Casts of “Captain Fantastic” and “Hidden Figures” rounded out the top film category.
For television, “The Crown,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things” and “Westworld” earned nods for drama ensemble, while “The Big Bang Theory,” “black-ish,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “Veep” were nominated for comedy ensemble.
“The Crown,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “Stranger Things.” “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld” also earned multiple nods.
The 2017 SAG Awards will be presented Jan. 29.
LOCAL DINING NEWS
Food delivery service Yelp Eat24 says three San Francisco eateries made its list of top 10 requests for service in the U.S.; Seniore’s Pizza, Big Lantern, and House of Thai.
Guitarist Alana Haim of Haim is 25. …Actor Adam Brody is 37. … Actress Helen Slater is 53. … Actor Don Johnson is 67. … Drummer Dave Clark of the Dave Clark Five is 74. … Singer Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes is 77. … Actor-comedian Tim Conway is 83. … Politician John Burton is 84,
— Staff, wire reports