Following Lenovo and Intel, Google has develop into the most recent firm to announce it will not have an on-site presence at CES 2022. “After cautious consideration we’ve got determined to withhold from having a presence on the present ground of CES 2022. We’ve been intently monitoring the event of the omicron variant, and have determined that that is your best option for the well being and security of our groups,” the corporate instructed TechCrunch.
Partway Thursday, it appeared solely a matter of time earlier than Google would determine to reduce its bodily presence on the occasion. Earlier within the day, fellow Alphabet subsidiary Waymo introduced it had made the choice to not attend the commerce present in particular person. Google’s withdrawal is especially noteworthy given not solely its stature within the trade but in addition the sum of money it has invested into the occasion lately.
As issues stand, the Shopper Know-how Affiliation, the group that places collectively CES yearly, nonetheless plans to maneuver ahead with the present. “CES 2022 might be in particular person on January 5-8 in Las Vegas with robust security measures in place, and our digital entry can be out there for those that don’t want to, or can’t journey to Las Vegas,” a spokesperson for the CTA instructed Engadget. “Our mission stays to convene the trade and provides those that can not attend in particular person the power to expertise the magic of CES digitally.”
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