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Technology Coronavirus prompts Facebook to cancel California summit, reports say

02:45  15 february  2020
02:45  15 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Facebook reportedly canceled a summit in San Francisco Friday over coronavirus fears, and IBM pulled out of the RSA Conference, also taking Facebook canceled a marketing summit scheduled for early March, which was expected to draw 4,000 people, according to reports by Reuters and the

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) said on Friday it had canceled its global marketing summit scheduled for next month in San Francisco due to "Out of an abundance of caution, we canceled our global marketing summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus ," a company

Fears over Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, have reportedly prompted tech companies to cancel plans Friday for major events in San Francisco. Facebook canceled a marketing summit scheduled for early March, which was expected to draw 4,000 people, according to reports by Reuters and the San Francisco Chronicle. Additionally, IBM canceled its participation in RSA Conference, a major cybersecurity event scheduled for the week of Feb. 24.

Facebook reportedly canceled a summit in San Francisco Friday over coronavirus fears, and IBM pulled out of the RSA Conference, also taking place in San Francisco. Robert Rodriguez/CNET© Provided by CNET Facebook reportedly canceled a summit in San Francisco Friday over coronavirus fears, and IBM pulled out of the RSA Conference, also taking place in San Francisco. Robert Rodriguez/CNET a red and white umbrella: Facebook reportedly canceled a summit in San Francisco Friday over coronavirus fears, and IBM pulled out of the RSA Conference, also taking place in San Francisco.© Getty Images

Facebook reportedly canceled a summit in San Francisco Friday over coronavirus fears, and IBM pulled out of the RSA Conference, also taking place in San Francisco.

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Facebook will cancel its Global Marketing Summit slated to take place in in San Francisco next month because of coronavirus concerns. “Out of an abundance of caution, we canceled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus ," Anthony Harrison, a Facebook

Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but a company spokesman told The San Francisco Chronicle that the event was no longer taking place next month "out of an abundance of caution."

IBM is a corporate sponsor of the RSA Conference and was sending keynote speakers to address the event, which typically draws more than 40,000 people. The event takes place over a week in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, transforming the area into a small city of cybersecurity experts, software vendors and major corporations looking to strike deals and share the latest trends.

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Coronavirus fears have spread even though the US has seen just 15 cases, over half in California . There has been just one case of the virus reported in Los Angeles County, which has a population of 10.1 Image caption A petition to cancel all classes in the Alhambra school district has garnered 14

"The health of IBMers continues to be our primary concern as we monitor upcoming events and travel relative to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)," IBM said in a statement. "As a result, we are cancelling our participation in this year's RSA conference."

RSA Conference organizers didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The changes of plans, which follow the cancelation of Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, show that the tech industry hasn't seen the end of the viral outbreak's impact. Mobile World Conference is a huge tech event that draws phone makers from around the world and was expected to feature announcements of new phones with 5G capabilities at this year's proceedings. The outbreak, which is centered in Hubei province of China but has spread to several more countries, has also prompted predictions that manufacturing will slow, delaying the release of new devices.

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China coronavirus censorship. Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. At least 1,355 people have now died and nearly 60,000 have been infected in China after Hubei's health commission reported the new numbers.

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Concerns over bringing people from around the world into a single place for meet and greets have prompted companies to think twice about major events. At another security event in San Francisco in January, the Enigma Conference, participants were encouraged to wave at each other instead of shaking hands, and large containers of hand sanitizer were available in several locations.

The total number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the US was 15 as of Friday. In China, the total diagnosed was 66,292.

Coronavirus prompts Verizon to pull out of RSA sponsorship .
Verizon joins AT&T Cybersecurity, IBM and a small number of exhibitors in declining to attend the event.Conference organizers said in a statement that the event is still expected to draw more than 40,000 attendees. When organizers announced AT&T Cybersecurity's cancellation on Thursday, they added that 1.2% of individuals who registered for the event have canceled. At that time, a total of 13 companies had pulled out as sponsors or exhibitors; six of those were from China and canceled due to travel restrictions.

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