wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

, ,

Facebook cancels F8 conference’s in-person portion due to coronavirus concerns

Facebook has cancelled the in-person portion of F8, the company’s annual developer conference, due to concerns around the coronavirus outbreak. F8 was scheduled to take place on May 5-6. The main F8 conference will be replaced with “locally hosted events, videos and live streamed content”.

In a blog post, Facebook said that the decision was a “tough call”, “but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on”.

“We explored other ways to keep the in-person part of F8, but it’s important to us to host an inclusive event and it didn’t feel right to have F8 without our international developers in attendance.” — Facebook

F8 isn’t the only major technology event that has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Mobile World Congress (MWC) was cancelled earlier in February due to similar concerns over the virus. After multiple exhibitors and companies pulled out of the event, the GSM Association, which organises the event, cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 as the “the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event”.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

I cover health, policy issues such as intermediary liability, data governance, internet shutdowns, and more. Hit me up for tips.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

While the market reality of popular crypto-assets like Bitcoin may undergo little change, the same can't be said for stablecoins.

News

Bringing transactions related to crypto-assets within the tax net could make matters less fuzzy.

News

Loopholes in FEMA and the decentralised nature of crypto-assets point to a need for effective regulations.

News

The need of the hour is for lawmakers to understand the systems that are amplifying harmful content.

News

For drone delivery to become a reality, a permissive regulatory regime is a prerequisite.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ