Tracking Sandy live online: Canceled events, missed flights, videos and maps

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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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