Following in the footsteps of Lenovo and Intel, Google has announced that it will not have an on-site presence at CES 2022. “We have decided not to have a presence on the CES 2022 show floor after careful consideration.
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We’ve been closely monitoring the development of the omicron variant and have determined that it is the best option for our teams’ health and safety “TechCrunch was informed by the company.
Partway It seemed only a matter of time before Google decided to reduce its physical presence at the event on Thursday. Waymo, another Alphabet subsidiary, announced earlier in the day that it would not be attending the trade show in person.
Google’s withdrawal is notable not only because of its industry stature but also because of the amount of money it has invested in the event in recent years.
As things stand, the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES each year, intends to continue with the show.
“CES 2022 will be in person on January 5-8 in Las Vegas with strong safety measures in place, and our digital access is also available for people who do not want to, or cannot travel to Las Vegas,” a CTA spokesperson said.
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“Our mission remains to bring the industry together and provide those who cannot attend in person with the opportunity to experience the magic of CES digitally.”