Ken Jennings

Today in Tech: Steve Jobs' cancer treatment

February 17, 2011: 8:35 AM ET

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"I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords." -- Jeopardy contender Ken Jennings during last night's competition.

  • President Obama will dine with Steve Jobs, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, and Cisco CEO John Chambers at a private dinner in San Francisco this evening.
  • Jobs was also reportedly spotted leaving Stanford University's cancer center yesterday, the same place actor Patrick Swayze sought chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. Despite this, and what some publications describe as Jobs' "skeletal" appearance, he will apparently make tonight's event. (Business Insider and Radar Online)
  • Google announced its One Pass publishing tool, a new payment system that enables publishers to charge consumers for news, articles and other content, one day after Apple released info on its own controversial App Store subscription service. Unlike Apple, which will take a 30% cut of all iOS subscription sales, Google will only take 10%, as well as offer more flexible pricing terms for publishers. (Fortune and The Next Web) More
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