Frankenstorm nixes East Coast tech events

As officials order evacuations in cities up and down the East Coast, including in lower Manhattan, concerns over the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy have forced cancellation or rescheduling of several big tech industry events that were planned in New York on Sunday and Monday.

The list of affected events includes a Facebook promotion for its new “Facebook Gifts” program that was scheduled for the FAO Schwarz toy store in Manhattan, a big mobile tech confab organized by the folks who run the All Things D blog, and a Google event where the company was expected to show off some of its latest Android products — including new tablets, phones and a rumored software update.

Back here in the sunny San Francisco Bay Area, however, Microsoft will be holding an event Monday to launch its new Windows Phone 8 operating system.

Somewhat surprisingly, Reuters is reporting that the NYSE and Nasdaq stock exchanges still plan to open for trading Monday morning. Stay tuned …

UPDATE: Stock market officials decided Sunday night that they will be closed Monday.

 

 

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Brandon Bailey covers Google, Facebook and Yahoo for the San Jose Mercury News, reporting on the business and culture of the Internet.