Steve Jobs' health has already been under scrutiny for years, but the pancreatic cancer and liver transplant survivor took another medical leave earlier this year. Both Apple and Jobs kept the actual reasons for the new medical leave under wraps. Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook is running Apple's day-to-day operations in the interim.
The only images of the Thursday meeting showed Obama speaking to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as a group shot. In the group shot, Jobs was shown from the back, sitting to Obama's left. It was unclear if the shot was intentionally done in such a way as to hide any clear image of Jobs.
The earlier images distributed by the National Enquirer seemed to show a similarly gaunt Steve Jobe, and were released just prior to the Obama meeting. At the same time, both the Enquirer and Radar Online reported that Jobs had been seen exiting the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, CA. That clinic is the one actor Patrick Swayze turned to as he fought his own pancreatic cancer.
In addition to Steve Jobs, included among the attendees were Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo!; Larry Ellisson, co-founder and CEO, Oracle; Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google; and Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook.
At the meeting, which took place at venture capitalist John Doerr's secluded home in the affluent suburb of Woodside, CA, the press was not allowed to view the participants. The only images, prior to this one, were those officially released by the White House.
Via: Daily Mail