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Google Completely Cancels Annual I/O Developer Event Due to Coronavirus

Google is canceling I/O, its annual developer event, over health and safety concerns.

The company said in a statement on Friday that it will not be holding the event, which had been scheduled for mid-May and typically draws thousands of attendees. Google had previously told participants that it would hold a virtual version of the event, but canceled those plans entirely after California Gov. Gavin Newsom instituted a statewide shelter-in-place order.

Shares of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, closed 3.91% lower on Friday to $1,068.21.

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