A Websummit attendee tries a virtual reality goggles during the Web Summit at Parque das Nacoes, in Lisbon on November 10, 2016. AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA
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Voicing profane outbursts and outlandish calls for California to secede, tech industry pioneers are in shock over Donald Trump's election triumph, anguished in particular about what it means for immigration and innovation.A community known for its utopian optimism – and close relationship to President Barack Obama's departing administration – has turned to dark brooding in Lisbon where Trump's astonishing win has cast a pall on the annual Web Summit gathering of industry leaders, venture capitalists and startup hopefuls.The implications of a Trump administration for tax policy and trade have also been aired repeatedly at the Web Summit.Trump threatens to upend the cozy relationship, and some in the tech realm are not holding back with their rage in Lisbon.Bob Greifeld, chief executive of the tech-rich Nasdaq stock market, said Trump's election and Britain's "Brexit" vote to quit the European Union were a wake-up call.
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