March 4, 2020
Google is the latest tech company to scrap major event plans as fears over the spread of coronavirus escalate.
The tech giant announced that its annual in-person I/O conference in San Francisco, its biggest event of the year, is being cancelled more than two months before it’s slated to take place.
‘Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical Google I/O event at Shoreline Amphitheatre,’ wrote the company in a statement.
It is looking into an ‘alternative format’ for the conference, the company said.
Google said that those who purchased tickets for the event, which was slated to take place between May 12th to the 14th, will be refunded by March 13 at the latest.
The conference usually ushers in the company’s latest software features with implications on Google-made hardware and devices that run its operating system, Android.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:24 am