Good morning, Austin! We've scoured the web this morning to find the most buzzed-about tech news:
Which tech leaders are meeting with Trump?
They list Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg as definitely attending. Also invited and attending is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Oracle CEO Safra Catz, Recode reported.
Notably missing from this list is Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell. It's unclear if he was invited. A spokesman last week, responding to a request from the American-Statesman about the tech summit and whether anyone from Dell was invited, simply said "no comment."
Bill Gates part of effort to raise $1 billion for clean energy fund
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and "more than a dozen" wealthy individuals disclosed a new $1 billion investment fund to foster major advances in clean energy production, according to Bloomberg.
The new fund, called Breakthrough Energy Ventures, is a 20-year fund backed by leaders in the tech industry and some heavyweights in the energy industry, including Jeff Bezoes, founder and chief executive of Amazon, and John Arnold, a billionaire natural gas trader.
The goal, Bloomberg reports, is to "pump money into risky, long-term energy technology that could dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
AirPod delays a rare misstep for Apple
Three months after first revealing this "breakthrough technology," Apple's wireless headphones, the AirPods, are still unavailable, the Wall Street Journal reports, calling it a "rare public misstep" for Apple.
At an event in September, Apple's marketing chief said the $159 headphones would begin shipping in October. The company hasn't provided an update on when the devices might be available, or discussed reasons for the delay, the Journal reports.
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