Obama Meets With Apple CEO Steve Jobs

US President Barack Obama met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs at a hotel in San Francisco to discuss education and the role of technology in the US economy.

According to Reuters, the two met on Thursday at the Westin hotel in San Francisco. The last time Obama and Jobs met was in 2008, during the election campaign.

White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs said in a statement: “They discussed American competitiveness and education, especially reforms such as the president's Race to the Top initiative.”

“They then talked about energy independence and ways to increase job creation,” he added.

The President also met with Google's vice president of geographic and local services, Marissa Mayer in order to discuss the upcoming $30,000 per plate fund raiser she is hosting at her home.

Obama is currently on a tour of the Western US states ahead of the midterm elections, in order to meet with Democratic candidates.