cancellation of your conference
Google I / O
for fear of the covid-19 outbreak
. The appointment was scheduled to take place May 12-14 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, and was suspended for safety reasons based on the recommendations and reports of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention. and of the World Health Organization, among other organizations.
The cancellation was confirmed by Google in an email sent to all conference attendees, who will receive the refund of tickets purchased on March 13.
The Google developer conference adds to the list of cancellations that the technology industry registered in recent weeks. After several casualties of companies in the sector, the
Mobile World Congress
It was one of the first casualties, followed by Facebook F8 developer conference. For its part, the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco postponed its meeting for the summer.
The coronavirus outbreak also affected
productive sector based in China
, with deserted cities by forced quarantines and factories. The Asian giant, headquarters of the main firms that produce the electronic devices used throughout the world, faces delays and difficulties in moving forward with its production.
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