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By Paresh Dave
(Reuters) -Waymo, the Alphabet (NASDAQ:) Inc-owned self-driving auto-technology firm, and ByteDance’s social video app TikTok on Thursday joined the businesses now not attending the Shopper Electronics Present (CES) in individual early subsequent month as a consequence of rising COVID-19 infections.
Waymo stated in a weblog publish that it hopes to take part just about if potential on the Las Vegas occasion, which historically has drawn over 180,000 folks from world wide to debate rising applied sciences and social gathering by means of the night time with enterprise contacts.
TikTok stated it could maintain a digital occasion for companions and advertisers.
A number of different corporations, together with Fb (NASDAQ:) mum or dad Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc (NYSE:), Lenovo Group (OTC:), AT&T Inc (NYSE:) and Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) dropped in-person attendance plans earlier this week, saying they might not ship staff out of warning over the unfold of Omicron.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was first detected final month in Hong Kong and southern Africa, sparking world considerations a few fast-spreading new model of the virus. Coronavirus infections have soared wherever extremely infectious Omicron has unfold, triggering new restrictions in lots of nations.
CES officers stated the occasion will nonetheless be held in individual from Jan. 5-8 with “robust security measures in place,” together with vaccination necessities, masking and availability of COVID-19 exams.
“Our mission stays to convene the trade and provides those that can’t attend in individual the power to expertise the magic of CES digitally,” CES stated in a press release. “CES 2022 will go ahead as necessary innovation for world well being and security, mobility and fixing issues will likely be exhibited.”
It added that whereas it had obtained 42 exhibitor cancellations since final Thursday, that was lower than 7% of the exhibitor flooring and 60 others had been added.
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