Google Becomes the Latest to DropIn-person CES 2022 Plans

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Google Becomes the Latest to DropIn-person CES 2022 Plans

Following in the footsteps of Lenovo and Intel, Google has emerged to be the latest company to declare that it won’t have an on-site presence at CES 2022. The official statement of the company is as follows- “After careful consideration, we have decided to withhold from having a presence on the show floor of CES 2022. We’ve been closely monitoring the development of the omicron variant, and have decided that this is the best choice for the health and safety of our teams.”

Partway Thursday, it appeared just a matter of time before Google could decide to reduce its physical presence at the event. Earlier in the day, fellow Alphabet subsidiary Waymo announced it had made the decision not to participate in the trade show in person. Google’s cancellation is particularly significant not just due to its stature in the industry, but also the amount of money it has invested into the event over the recent years.

As the situation is at present, the Consumer Technology Association, the organization that puts together CES every year, still plans to go ahead with the show. According to a spokesperson for the CTA, “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 that don’t wish to or can’t travel to Las Vegas. Our mission remains to convene the industry and give those who cannot attend in person the ability to experience the magic of CES digitally.”

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