Google and Microsoft announce `` to hold industry events online '' due to the new coronavirus

Amid global concerns about the spread of the

new coronavirus infection, many events and concerts are being held under refrain from being held or online streaming distribution is required. Google and Microsoft have also announced that they will cancel the upcoming industry event and switch to an online event.

Google and Microsoft just canceled two conferences ahead of their major ones-The Verge

Google was planning to host an enterprise event called ' Cloud Next ' from April 6 to April 8, 2020 at the Moscone Center , a San Francisco compound exhibition facility. Cloud Next is an event dedicated to G Suite and other cloud computing tools, and it is a popular event every year.

However, on March 2, 2020, Google announced on its official homepage that it would switch to running Cloud Next online as a 'digital event' due to growing concerns about the new coronavirus.

Google Cloud Next '20 | April 6-8

Google says that Cloud Next, an online event, will be a free and global event. Those who have been granted access will be able to watch keynotes via live streaming, learn from each other online, and participate in sessions that can ask the Google team questions.

Google plans to refund tickets and hotels for those who have prepared event tickets or hotels for meetings in San Francisco. All participants who have registered for Cloud Next will be granted access to the online version of Cloud Next.

Microsoft has also announced that it will transition from an MVP Summit, an event exclusive to MVP members, scheduled for March 16 to March 20, 2020, to an online event. Microsoft has notified e-mails to those who were going to attend that an MVP Summit will be held online.

Both Google and Microsoft hold large-scale events called ' Google I / O ' and ' Microsoft Build ' in May every year, but the technology media The Verge also conducts these events online He points out that there is a possibility. He stated that the move to conduct Cloud Next and MVP Summit online could be a dry run for conducting Google I / O and Microsoft Build online.

The new coronavirus is spreading in the United States, with cases of infection or suspected infection in 10 states, including Washington, California, and New York. On March 2, 2020, a new type of coronavirus was reported dead, and at the time of writing, there were six deaths in the United States.

New coronavirus hits 6 dead in the U.S. with TBS NEWS

Game Developres Conference 2020 (GDC) , a game developer event scheduled to be held from March 16, 2020, has already been reported to postpone the event until the second half of 2020, and Facebook also Due to growing concerns about the new coronavirus, the decision has been made to cancel the annual developer meeting ' F8 ' scheduled to be held in May 2020.

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