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Google, Facebook and AllThingsD all have canceled their events in New York this week in anticipation of hurricane Sandy. At the same time, numerous resources to track the hurricane are becoming available online. Check out our list of links and updates on tech vs. Sandy.

hurricane sandy

As the East Coast is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the tech world is starting to focus on the essentials: Google, Facebook and others cancel their New York events, and a plethora of resources are popping up online that can be used to track the progress of the storm.

Here is some of the latest news on how the tech world is impacted by Sandy:

  • Google announced Saturday that its Android event in New York has been canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. The company emailed reporters that it will provide further updates as soon as it knows more. It was widely believed that Google would use the event to announce a new LG Nexus 4 as well as a Nexus 10 tablet.
  • Fellow tech bloggers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg announced Sunday that their Dive Into Mobile conference, which was scheduled to be held in New York Monday and Tuesday, has been canceled as well. “We deeply apologize to attendees, presenters and sponsors, but the situation is truly out of our hands,” they wrote in an announcement blog post.
  • Facebook cancelled its Gifts event, according to AllThingsD.
  • Both Verizon and Time Warner Cable have warned their customers that their internet and phone service may be interrupted by the hurricane.

Here are some essential resources to track the hurricane:

We will update this list throughout the day with more relevant information. Please leave links in the comments if you stumble across other sites worth mentioning. And most importantly, everyone please stay safe!

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  1. This is useful–thanks for posting. :)

  2. Some more usefull info is here with the list of apps to track hurricane sandy

    http://geekgsm.com/how-to-track-hurricane-sandy-online/

  3. Metwit HowdyClowdy Monday, October 29, 2012

    Thank you Janko from Metwit dev team aswell, as a real time weather service we appreciate your listing effort very much.

    Hope everyone stays safe!

  4. I live in Louisiana and by experience, these type of storms are NOT to be taken lightly. The wind is not the danger in this storm. It was the storm surge and the fact that most of the people in the affected area have had no experience in this type of event. The states in the path should have called the state authorities in the Gulf Coast and got some advice.

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