Microsoft Cancels In-Individual Presence at CES 2022 Over Rising Omicron Instances

Microsoft mentioned on Friday it is not going to take part in particular person on the Client Electronics Present (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, becoming a member of an inventory 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 big added that it’s going to 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.

A number of different firms together with US automaker Basic Motors, Alphabet’s Google and its self-driving auto-technology firm Waymo, Fb father or mother Meta Platforms, Twitter, Lenovo, AT&T, and dropped in-person attendance plans earlier this week.

CES officers on Thursday mentioned the occasion will nonetheless be held in particular person January 5-8 with “sturdy security measures in place,” which embody vaccination necessities, masking and availability of COVID-19 assessments.

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