Obama tech meeting
U.S. President Barack Obama greets well-wishers upon his arrival in San Francisco February 17, 2011. Obama is visiting nearby Woodside to meet with business leaders in technology and innovation, including Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs, at a private residence. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs, who is rumored to be fighting terminal cancer, attended a meeting of tech honchos with President Barack Obama in the outskirts of San Francisco City on Thursday.

Besides Jobs, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and other members of the Silicon Valley's tech industry icons joined the talks with Obama at a venture capitalist's estate outside San Francisco, said a Reuters report.

Jobs, 55, is currently on medical leave, the third time in seven years on health reasons. The National Enquirer on Thursday published his pictures taken outside a hospital triggering medical experts to speculate that his cancer is terminal.

Obama's two-day visit was aimed at reducing high unemployment, which is likely to figure prominently in 2012 elections.