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After a chilly start, Silicon Valley finds common ground with Donald Trump

Tech industry has warmed to the White House, especially as companies including Alphabet, Apple and Intel have benefited from the Trump administration's policies

Silicon Valley warms to Donald Trump after a chilly start
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November 8, 2016, the day US President Donald Trump won the presidential election, is remembered in India as ‘DeMon Day’

Jack Nicas | NYT
Two days after Donald J Trump won the 2016 election, executives at Google consoled their employees in an all-staff meeting broadcast around the world.

“There is a lot of fear within Google,” said Sundar Pichai, the company’s chief executive, according to a video of the meeting viewed by The New York Times. When asked by an employee if there was any silver lining to Mr. Trump’s election, the Google co-founder Sergey Brin said, “Boy, that’s a really tough one right now.” Ruth Porat, the finance chief, said Mr. Trump’s victory felt “like a ton of bricks dropped on my chest.”

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 11:19 PM IST

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