With Omicron, the Las Vegas tech show is empty

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The Consumer Electronic Show, the tech show in Las Vegas, which is to be held from January 5 to 8, is shunned by the digital giants, who are wary of the virus.

Companies want to avoid exposing their employees and visitors to their booths.

Google doesn’t want to take any chances. ” It is the best choice for the health and safety of our teams »Explains the giant Silicon Valley.

But it’s yet another blow to the annual consumer electronics fair.

A little earlier, behemoths such as Meta, the parent company of Facebook, then Amazon, TikTok or Twitter, had already withdrawn from the event.

The organizers expect 50,000 to 75,000 visitors. A long-awaited mass of electronics where exhibitors come to present their novelties, their innovations. This will be the case with General Motors. Absent on the Las Vegas site but whose general manager will give a virtual conference to present her new electric van.

After a completely virtual 2020 edition, the organizers of the Consumer Electronic Show are holding their course and want to maintain the event despite an Omicron variant that is every day a little more threatening.


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