LAS VEGAS — Mom Nature spoiled Google’s popping out get together at CES, as heavy rains compelled the search big to close down for the day the gargantuan out of doors sales space that has come to symbolize its intention to dominate the colossal tech convention.
When GeekWire arrived on the sales space this morning, we have been informed a press occasion coinciding with the kickoff of the large conference was delayed indefinitely because of an intense downpour. Google crews have been protecting up the sales space to do their finest to guard it and using massive buckets to catch the buckets of rain.
A Google spokeswoman emailed press attendees this morning, saying that the sales space shall be closed for the opening day of CES.
“Attributable to issues for security across the car parking zone, our sales space shall be closed for the day, together with our press preview,” the spokeswoman wrote.
Google’s presence right here in Las Vegas has been an enormous theme within the days main as much as the graduation of CES. The sales space, a flurry of bulletins and branding on the whole lot from the monorail to massive LED indicators at varied casinos have been proof of the search big’s dedication to creating a press release this week.
Google’s essential rival within the digital assistant world, Amazon is out en masse at CES as nicely. Amazon’s sales space can be exterior and is predicted to open as deliberate this morning. Amazon’s presence is a bit more modest, that includes a wise dwelling trailer, the Treasure Truck and a show of assorted Alexa units.
With the 2 tech giants volleying massive bulletins backwards and forwards this week, we’d prefer to suppose immediately’s climate mishap for Google unfolded like this:
Rain was within the forecast Tuesday, however climate providers predicted principally showers and lightweight rain all through the day. Climate forecasts name for extra rain into the late afternoon Tuesday.
And in the meantime, this was the scene at a parking storage close to our lodge: