CES Organizers Press on despite Omicron threat

The Consumer Technology Association says it is going ahead with next month's CES trade show in Las Vegas even as a number of tech companies and publications say they won't be sending their employees. From a report: The annual consumer electronics trade show is a key gathering point for the industry, but the pandemic forced it to go virtual in 2021. "CES will still take place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas with strong safety measures in place," the Consumer Technology Association said in a statement to Axios. "Thousands of entrepreneurs, businesses, media and buyers are planning to come to Las Vegas. Top leaders from federal and state and foreign governments are attending," the group said, adding that it has "received several thousand new registrants since late last week." Yes, but: Lots of tech companies and media organizations say they won't be in attendance. Amazon said late Monday that it won't be attending. Meta, Twitter and Pinterest are also skipping the show, per Reuters. T-Mobile is vastly scaling back its presence, including canceling a planned keynote from CEO Mike Sievert.

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