3. The coronavirus continues to spread and it’s already affected the IoT industry by way of global supply chains — financial markets are down 10 percent and any tech company with factories in China is feeling the loss of production — but now many industry events are also being canceled. So far, the Google News Initiative Summit and Facebook’s F8 have been canceled, while Black Hat Asia 2020 has been postponed, due to the fear of attendees and exhibitors getting sick from large groups of travelers. Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have also implemented employee travel restrictions because of the virus. — ZDNET
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