Tech companies will play a pivotal role in the holidays for many families, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against traveling or gathering due to climbing coronavirus cases. That means a grid of videoconferencing boxes be supplanting the traditional table in many households, and marketing emails are replacing Black Friday doorbusters.
The virtual gatherings and rise in online shopping expected this week is a sign of how even more powerful tech has become during 2020.
This time last year, it would have been hard for many of us to imagine holiday celebrations happening digitally. Holidays were typically