AMD Joins Companies Canceling In-Person CES Attendance as Omicron Spreads

(Bloomberg) -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the second-largest maker of personal computer processors, joined the growing list of companies that have canceled in-person attendance at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, citing health concerns amid the spread of the latest variant of the Covid-19 virus. Most Read from BloombergCoronavirus Can Persist for Months After Traversing BodyWorld Hits Record Daily Covid Cases as Omicron Mars ChristmasCDC Reduces Isolation Time; Apple Shuts NYC Stores: Virus Up Read More...


Meta’s Oculus was the US’s most-downloaded app on Christmas

The holiday season has been kind to Meta Platforms, the Facebook parent company that recently rebranded to tout its commitment to building the metaverse. Downloads of the app to support Oculus, Meta’s virtual reality brand, rose to the top of the mobile app store charts after Christmas, suggesting its headsets were popular gifts this year. Before this week, Oculus was a top 10 iOS app in only one country—the US—but by Dec. 26 became a top five app in 14 different countries and the number one app in the US, according to Justin Patterson, an equity research analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Read More