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France's president heads to Silicon Valley, after string of French tussles with tech companies
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:43 AM EST
France's president is heading to Silicon Valley, days after a French regulator hit Google with an embarrassing regulatory slap and after years of French efforts to wrest more taxes from tech companies.
The French leader was set to meet with tech kingpins including Google's Eric Schmidt, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Twitter's Jack Dorsey.
The West Coast swing Wednesday is part of Hollande's three-day state visit that included a gala dinner with President Barack Obama on Tuesday.