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CNET News Daily Podcast: What a Steve-less Macworld means for Apple

Apple pulls out of Macworld conference; Yahoo trims video services, while Motorola trims employee salaries; and New York considers a tax on digital downloads.

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.

Also in this podcast: New York State is considering taxing digital downloads; Yahoo ups the ante on user privacy; and Motorola freezes salaries and cuts employee compensation.

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Today's stories:

Without Macworld, how will Apple create buzz?

New York considers taxing iTunes downloads

Yahoo to anonymize user data after 90 days

Yahoo idles Jumpcut, steers video users to Flickr

Motorola cuts compensation, benefits package

EMI wades into music retail with Web store

Officer who body-slammed cyclist indicted

Novell cancels its 2009 BrainShare conference