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As the novel coronavirus continues to take a human and economic toll across the world, the lucrative business of tech conferences is not immune.  The direct economic loss from the cancellation of major tech conferences like Google I/O, Facebook’s F8 event, and Mobile World Congress over coronavirus has already passed $500 million, according to estimates the data intelligence company PredictHQ pulled for Recode. That number doesn’t even include what event organisers like Facebook itself would have made from the event. The figure just covers the losses to airlines, hotels, restaurants, and transportation providers that would normally make money from attendees’ purchases.  Some $480 million —
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