President-elect Donald Trump has been meeting with his political rivals from past few weeks as he fills his cabinet, now he is in a continued meeting with the tech titans.
Though, not a total tech problem, Trump's plans related to immigration could have a direct impact on the tech world. Ability to hire tech-savvy workers and to make contacts with foreign companies to access cheaper labor costs have become important parts of the tech world. The prospect of changing those policies could affect the tech industry world.
Net-Neutrality is the principle that internet providers should not reduce the speed of service for certain content or charge more for access to certain websites, an issue in which Obama's administration championed. In 2014, Obama with his team pushed to have the Federal Communications including Broadband Internet service in its classification for public utility.
Shooting at San Bernardino, California brought up the topic of technology encryption when Apple refused government calls to unlock the iPhone of one of the shooters.
Trump has informed his followers that the time he would be using only his Samsung phone rather his iPhone until Apple turned over information about the shooter to authorities and later called for a boycott of Apple products.
With reports suggesting the role that Russian hacking could have played in the election time, the question of cyber-security is emerging as a hot topic in the transition to the new administration.
Trump called for an increase in cyber-security throughout the federal government but did not specify how that would be tackled.
Trump has never been shy of criticizing private companies or individuals and the same holds true when both are combined.
During his Presidential campaign, Trump connected his unfavorable view of Amazon and the Washington Post, which he repeatedly called unfair. At one point he suspended its reporters' credentials to cover his campaign events.
Trump took Apple to task during his campaign for having many of its products made outside the US, considering his push to bring back jobs at the stateside, this could be an issue for him to bring to the forefront.
"We're going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries," he said at a rally in January. Apparently, Apple does much of its manufacturing in China.