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Amazon among key tech firms to drop CES plans on COVID-19 concern

Meta, Twitter, Pinterest also decide not to send teams to Las Vegas event

Crowds at the CES tech show in January 2020. Amazon, Twitter and others will not be sending staff to the event in 2022.   © AP

Amazon Inc, Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc, Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas as concerns grow about Omicron, the firms said on Tuesday.

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.

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