Microsoft stated on Friday it is not going to take part in individual at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, becoming a member of a listing of firms opting to not have a bodily presence at subsequent month’s occasion on issues over the speedy unfold of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
The US software program large added that it’ll proceed to take part at CES remotely, in keeping with an emailed assertion. The Verge was the primary to report on Friday that Microsoft is not going to take part bodily at CES.
Several different firms together with US automaker General Motors, Alphabet’s Google and its self-driving auto-technology firm Waymo, Facebook dad or mum Meta Platforms, Twitter, Lenovo, AT&T, and Amazon.com dropped in-person attendance plans earlier this week.
CES officers on Thursday stated the occasion will nonetheless be held in individual January 5-8 with “strong safety measures in place,” which embody vaccination necessities, masking and availability of COVID-19 checks.
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