Yahoo's Bartz cancels CES keynote appearance

No reason was given for CEO Carol Bartz's decision to back out of the biggest show in technology other than "changes in her calendar."

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Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has abruptly canceled her scheduled keynote speech at CES, arguably the biggest event on the technology calendar.

Tech Trader Daily noticed Tuesday that Bartz's name had disappeared from the list of keynote speakers for the 2010 CES, almost a month to the day that the Consumer Electronics Association announced her plans to attend the show. A representative of the CEA later confirmed that Bartz was no longer in the mix, and announced plans to have Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs keynote the event.

A Yahoo representative cited "changes in her calendar" that would prevent Bartz from showing up at CES but declined to provide any further details. Bartz was recently forced to cancel appearances on Yahoo's third-quarter earnings call and an interview at the Web 2.0 conference due to the flu.

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