After Amazon, Meta, Twitter, T-Mobile and Pinterest, it is the turn of Google, Lenovo and General Motors to defect at CES 2022 which is due to open on January 5 in Las Vegas. Major players whose absence will hurt the world’s largest technology fair.
His outfit is still threatened by the resumption of the pandemic caused by the new Omicron variant, which pushes exhibitors to cancel their participation.
Besides Google, the Waymo autonomous car service, which also belongs to Alphabet, will not be going there either. Hisense has decided to switch its face-to-face events to virtual. Intel will partly do that as well.
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The organizers continue to believe in it
As a reminder, the main American high-tech media will not be there as The Verge, CNET, Engadget, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, TechRadar and Tom’s Guide. Samsung, AMD, Qualcomm, Intel, OnePlus, HTC, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Nikon and Canon maintain their physical participation for the moment. Sony and Samsung, however, told Bloomberg continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic closely.
The CTA (Consumer Technology Association), which organizes the CES, declared this Wednesday, December 23, to have recorded 42 cancellations of exhibitors. They would have been more than offset by 60 new registrations at the same time.
The 01TV team will be on site to bring you the event from January 5 to 8, 2022.
Source: The Verge