Omicron effect: Amazon, Twitter, Meta to skip CES 2022 In-Person event
Tech companies like Amazon, Meta, Twitter, Pinterest and T-Mobile have announced not to attend the event in-person
The world's biggest consumer electronics show 'CES 2022' appears to be falling apart as some of the major tech companies like Amazon, Meta, Twitter, Pinterest and T-Mobile have announced not to attend the event in-person, owing to the fast spread of the Omicron variant across the globe.
T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert, one of the CES 2022's featured speakers, has announced that his company won't be attending the world's largest electronics show next month.
CES, which serves as an annual showcase of new trends and gadgets in the technology industry has attracted more than 180,000 people from around the world to a sprawling array of casinos and convention spaces in the past.
Amazon and its smart-home unit Ring said they would not be onsite at next month's event due to the "quickly shifting situation and uncertainty around the Omicron variant" of coronavirus, the firm's spokesperson told Reuters in an email.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which runs CES, stated that it still plans to host an in-person show.