Wallowing in self pity

Alas, the Google I/O invite selection process can seem a cruel and uncaring beast. The insane demand for I/O tickets, combined with the random lottery for successful applicants, means that not everyone who wants a ticket will be able to go. A few days ago emails started going out to the lucky few who were invited to purchase a ticket, and today Google's contacting the rest of us to let us know we've been unsuccessful.

We recently held our drawing for Google I/O 2015. Unfortunately your application was not selected. We encourage you check out the I/O Live or a local I/O Extended event in your area.

We'll be reporting live from San Francisco this May to bring you full coverage of whatever's going down at I/O this year, so you can always follow along with us.

In the meantime, at least Google Play Music has the perfect playlists to drown your I/O rejection sorrows.