Microsoft pulls out of in-person appearance at CES 2022 amid Covid concerns

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas from January 5 to January 8 next month. Ahead of the event, companies have shifted from having an in-person presence at the event. Microsoft is the latest company to pull out of having shoes on the ground in Las Vegas.
“The health and well-being of our employees is our last priority. After reviewing the latest data on the rapidly evolving COVID environment, Microsoft has made the decision not to participate in person at CES 2022,” Microsoft said in a statement to TechCrunch. Instead of attending the upcoming tradeshow in person, Microsoft is planning a virtual appearance. The company said it will continue its digital CES plans at both the Microsoft Partner Innovation Experience and the Automotive Press Kit, which is expected to reveal its new tools and innovations.

It’s worth noting that Microsoft isn’t the only company that has pulled out of making an in-person appearance at CES 2022 next month. It joins companies such as Google, Waymo Intel, Lenovo, Meta, GM, Twitter, Amazon and Pinterest that have backed having a booth at convention centers in Las Vegas amid concerns over the rising number of Covid-19 cases . Country.

“After careful consideration we have made the decision to halt attendance on the show floor of CES 2022…we will continue to collaborate closely with both the CTA and our partners to identify and support virtual opportunities, and we are looking forward to the latest Google Look forward to sharing the innovations with you all,” a Google spokesperson had said in a statement to BGR.in.

Additionally, T-Mobile, one of the show’s title sponsors, has pulled out of an appearance in Las Vegas next month. In addition, the company has also said that its CEO Mike Sievert will no longer offer the keynote in person or virtually at CES 2022 next month.
While many companies have decided to pull out of the event, companies like Qualcomm, Sony Electronic, OnePlus, HTC, AMD and Samsung are planning to make their presence felt at the event. On the other hand, TikTok is planning to host a virtual event for its partners and advertisers.

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