Microsoft joins Google, Amazon, others in canceling in-person presence at CES

Microsoft will not participate physically at CES -The Verge
Microsoft will not participate physically at CES -The Verge   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p>By Vishal Vivek</p> <p> – Microsoft Corp said on Friday it will not participate in person at the Consumer Electronics Show (<span class="caps">CES</span>) 2022 in Las Vegas, joining a list of companies opting not to have a physical presence at next month’s event on concerns over the rapid spread of the Omicron <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 variant.</p> <p>The U.S. software giant added that it will continue to participate at <span class="caps">CES</span> remotely, according to an emailed statement. The Verge was the first to report on Friday that Microsoft will not participate physically AT <span class="caps">CES</span>.</p> <p>Several other companies including U.S. automaker General Motors Co, Alphabet Inc.‘s Google and its self-driving auto-technology company Waymo, Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc, Lenovo Group, AT&T Inc and Inc dropped in-person attendance plans earlier this week.</p> <p><span class="caps">CES</span> officials on Thursday said the event will still be held in person Jan. 5-8 with “strong safety measures in place,” which include vaccination requirements, masking and availability of <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 tests.</p> <p/> </div>