“IDG World Expo on Friday said they have cancelled Macworld Expo Boston and will instead focus their efforts on a single conference and expo in San Francisco. The event, which has been a mainstay of East Coast conferences for almost 20 years, has been axed just two years after returning to Boston from New York City,” Jim Dalrymple reports for MacCentral.
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MacDailyNews Take: Cancelled? Euthanized is more like it. For some time now, the only real MacWorld Expo takes place once per year in San Francisco, CA. Furthermore, the East coast exercise in futility gave the wrong impression that Macs are unpopular and that nobody attends Macworld Expos. As we suggested back in July, “Change the name or put the thing out of its misery.” We’re glad they took the latter route.
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