Apple shocked the tech world Tuesday with the news that it won't participate in the annual Macworld trade show after January and that CEO Steve Jobs has delivered his final Macworld keynote speech. Reporter Tom Krazit stops by the podcast studio to talk about why Apple might have wanted to sever ties with Macworld, what it means for the upcoming conference, and how Apple can continue to generate buzz around its products.
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The yearly Macworld Expo is a place for Apple fans to get their hands on new products, hobnob with like-minded Mac fans--and to see chief executive Steve Jobs in the flesh.
The question is whether the largely local attendee base will still be compelled to attend after Apple's announcement Tuesday that Jobs won't deliver the next Macworld keynote speech and that this will be its final year of participating in the event at all. The Macworld Expo doesn't have a huge economic impact on the city of San Francisco. (It's attended mostly by local people, so … Read more