Google is the latest to postpone its CES 2022 plans
Following Lenovo and Intel, Google is the latest company to announce that there will be no on-site presence at CES 2022. “After careful consideration we have decided to refrain from floor presence. CES 2022 exhibition. We have been closely monitoring the development of the omicron version, and have decided that this is the best option for the health and safety of our teams, "said the company. TechCrunch.
Partway Thursday, it seemed, it was only a matter of time before Google decided to reduce its physical presence at the event. Earlier in the day, Alphabet company Waymo announced that they had decided not to attend the trade show in person. Google's withdrawal is particularly special because of not only its status in the industry but also the amount of money it has invested in the event over the past few years.
As things stand, the Consumer Technology Association, the organization that compiles CES each year, still plans to move forward with the show. “CES 2022 will be in person on January 5-8 in Las Vegas with strong security measures in place, and our digital access is also available for those who do not want, or cannot travel to Las Vegas,” a spokesperson said for the CTA told Engadget. “Our mission remains to call the industry and enable those who are unable to attend to experience the magic of CES digitally. "
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