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Apple’s WWDC annual showcase cancelled in favour of online event

Apple’s WWDC annual showcase cancelled in favour of online event

Technology
Apple's annual showcase, the Worldwide Developers Conference, has been cancelled in favour of an online-only event."The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format," Apple said in a statement.The June conference is often used to announce new products and software features.Only open to Apple software developers, the $ 1,600 (£1,280) tickets sell out every year.Apple said it "will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June...[in] an entirely new online format".Full details will follow in the coming weeks, but Phil Schiller, the company's marketing chief, promised "a full programme with an online keynote and sessions".The company will also put $ 1m (£800,000) towards local organisations i
MWC 2020: Smartphone showcase cancelled over coronavirus fears

MWC 2020: Smartphone showcase cancelled over coronavirus fears

Technology
The world's largest mobile phone showcase, Mobile World Congress (MWC), has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns, organisers have confirmed.The GSM Association (GSMA) said it had become "impossible" for the event to go ahead as planned in Barcelona. BT, Facebook, LG, Nokia, Sony and Vodafone were among the high-profile exhibitors to have pulled out of the annual event, citing coronavirus fears.But Spain's health minister, Salvador Illa, urged people to remain calm.Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Illa said people should "trust in the Spanish health system" and "take decisions based on scientific evidence".MWC was due to be held in Barcelona on 24-27 February. More than 100,000 people usually attend the annual event, about 6,000 of whom travel from China. ...
Ex-Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks attends XFL showcase

Ex-Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks attends XFL showcase

Sports
June 14 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks began his NFL comeback by attending an XFL tryout camp Friday. Nicks, 31, was one of more than 100 players who attended an XFL Summer Showcase in Montclair, N.J. The former Super Bowl champion has not played in the NFL since a second stint with the Giants in 2015. The XFL is holding showcases around the country in preparation for its relaunch in February 2020. The original XFL's only season was in 2001. Running back Branden Oliver, receiver/running back Dexter McCluster and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Joe Callahan were among the other players who participated in the showcase. Nicks was a first-round pick of the Giants in 2009. He had 318 receptions for 4,676 yards and 27 touchdowns with the Giants from 2009 to 20...