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Google I/O Is Moving From San Francisco To Its “Backyard”

January 16, 2016

Google I/O, the company’s developer conference held each year, after a decade in San Francisco is moving to Mountain View, CA.

Google I/O – Why the change of venue?

This year will see Google I/O leaving downtown San Francisco’s Moscone Center where it has been held since 2008 and will now be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on May 18-20.

But why the change? Firstly, CEO Sundar Pichai, didn’t elaborate on the conference or why the venue has changed so the Internet is essentially just speculation today and me with it.

What was said was this:

“Exciting news: we’re only 18 weeks away from Google I/O!” Pichai announced on Google+ yesterday… (more)

Now that Google is in the car and drone business, they need more open space than SF has to offer? Could there be some economic downturns to slowing traffic and removing ground level open space that SF business community has overlooked?

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