Tech conference calendar for 2020 and 2021: What’s cancelled, what’s not and what’s digital due to COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic in March 2020, and its affects on public health and the global economy are unmistakable.

As of October 2020, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University on COVID-19 cases show over 41,000,000 cases and more than 1,120,000 deaths worldwide. In the US, officials have reported over 8,300,000 cases and over 220,000 deaths from the COVID-19 disease.

In response to the pandemic, governments around the world enacted travel bans, promoted and in some cases required social distancing measures, and passed stimulus packages designed to mitigate the public health and economic fallout from the outbreak. Despite these measures, COVID-19 has had a profoundly negative affect on the global economy and the tech sector, particularly when it comes to industry events. Whether as a result of travel bans, laws banning large gatherings, or an abundance of caution, tech conferences have been

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GeekWire Summit 2020: After a newsworthy first week, here is what’s next at our signature tech event

Bill Gates appears on a monitor in Seattle during a virtual discussion as part of the 2020 GeekWire Summit on Thursday. (GeekWire Photo / Holly Grambihler)

The first week at the 2020 GeekWire Summit made news, and we’ve got many more insights ahead from leaders in tech, science, business and healthcare.

In an hour-long conversation to wrap up our first week, Bill Gates generated headlines with his comments on the pandemic, the climate and the Congressional antitrust inquiry into the tech industry — while offering a glimmer of hope for a better world ahead.

We also explored the implications of the telehealth boom, jumped into the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, learned about some interesting new inventions, discussed leadership and civic responsibility in tumultuous times, and got an up-close look at the new era for PCs and devices.

Coming up next, on Tuesday Oct. 20, it’s a GeekWire Summit tradition:

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What’s New in Technology? The Gadget Blogs

Recent statistics show Gadget Blogs and Weblogs in general are increasing at a faster pace in comparison with websites being created or launched on the internet. The most obvious reason blogs attract lots of people is their simplicity of use. While you have to pay for some gadget blogs, there are some other gadget blogs where you are not required to invest just one penny. Different types of blogs are constantly increasing with additional features. However, we have seen many youngsters as well as others browsing computer technologies blogs. What is really special about these types of technology blogs? I’m sure many would be interested to know the reason why behind this issue. These gadget blogs are becoming ever so popular, teaching people what they didn’t know about the different gadgets that are available today.

For people that are much bothered regarding investing money on the internet, the availability associated … Read More