Google location data for 131 countries published in coronavirus lockdown reports

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Alphabet Inc. provided the data in order to help determine whether lockdowns are working. At the end of last week, Alphabet Inc. published Google location data reports for 131 countries to help show whether visits to workplaces, parks and shops had reduced throughout March. That was the month in which many governments issued stay-at-home orders to their populations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This analysis from billions of individual phones is the largest available public dataset. The Google location data analysis provides health authorities with the largest available…

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Annual Google I/O developer cancelled over coronavirus concerns

Google IO developer cancelled - coronavirus - woman wearing mask

The tech giant decided not to move ahead with the event which draws several thousand attendees. This year’s Google I/O has been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, said a company spokesperson. The event draws thousands of people for demonstrations, many of which are hands-on. The in-person attendance for Google I/O has been entirely cancelled for this year because of the coronavirus spread. The company also stated that tickets would be refunded to those who have already made their purchase. The tech firm also confirmed that its international employee…

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