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Coronavirus prompts Facebook to cancel marketing summit, reports say – Source CNET Tech


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

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Fears over a novel coronavirus, now officially named SARS-CoV-2, 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 didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but a company spokesman told the…

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