Macworld Conference Carries On Without Apple

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NY Times

On Dec. 16, 2008, the Macworld conference received what many assumed would be a fatal wound: Apple said it would bail out of the show as an exhibitor and keynoter after one last appearance at the San Francisco event in early January 2009.

Macworld refused to die, though, and while turnout for the event isn’t what it used to be before it lost its banner company, attendance seems to have stabilized and is even expected to grow this year, according to conference organizers. On Thursday, the doors opened on Macworld’s third event without Apple in San Francisco.

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