Amazon, Apple, Google lead tech coronavirus White House meeting

Amazon | March 10, 2020

Amazon, Apple, Google lead tech coronavirus White House meeting
Big tech is joining the fight against the coronavirus. Representatives from Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter are expected to visit the White House on Wednesday, FOX Business has learned. These executives will be joined by officials from government agencies including Health and Human Services, the National Institute of Health and the U.S. Labor Department, to name a few. White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios will lead the meeting.

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