Facebook adds fuel to coronavirus panic by CANCELING 'in-person' part of developer conference
The F8 Facebook Developer Conference is scheduled to run on May 5 and 6 in San Jose, California.
“This was a tough call to make,” Facebook’s director of developer platforms and programs Konstantinos Papamiltiadis said in a company blog post on Thursday. “But we need to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on.”Also on rt.com Moscow-Nice trains CANCELED as coronavirus epidemic spreads across Europe
Papamiltiadis added that instead of the “in-person component” of the conference, the company is planning “other ways for our community to get together through a combo of locally hosted events, videos and live streamed content.”
It’s not the first high-profile tech event to be scuppered amid fears of coronavirus becoming a global pandemic. Earlier this month, the Mobile World Congress — due to be held in Barcelona, Spain — was canceled. Although the Game Developers Conference is still going ahead in San Francisco next month, major industry players including Microsoft, Sony and Unity have already pulled out.Also on rt.com From clothes to condoms: Coronavirus is threatening global consumption in ways you never knew were possible
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