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Google cancels annual I/O developer conference due to coronavirus fears

Google’s playing it safe.

The tech giant emailed would-be attendees of its annual Google I/O developer conference today to let them know that the “physical” event would be canceled. Much like Facebook’s cancelation of its own developer conference, F8, Google placed the blame on the coronavirus.

“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 Amphitheater,” reads the email sent to ticket purchasers.

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