Carl Durrek Carl is a gaming fanatic, forever stuck on Reddit and all-around lover of food.

What should you expect at this year’s biggest mobile event?

49 sec read

We’re just a few days away from this year’s Mobile World Congress, the most important mobile event in the world, and VentureBeat has put together a list of the rends we should expect to see at the conference in Barcelona. Such things as the rise of mobile payments and the coming of 5G networks are among the topics that will undoubtedly be discussed in length at the conference, as well as Samsung’s return to dominance and expansion into less developed nations. 

Mobile World Congress has emerged as the premiere event in the mobile telephony space. It’s not the biggest event for app makers, but most of the handset makers, infrastructure companies, and wireless carriers will be represented there in some way. VentureBeat will be represented there, too, by me and my esteemed colleague Chris O’Brien. We’ve already received a boatload of email from companies big and small that will be there hyping their wares. And a few themes have emerged. Here they are. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will be giving one of the keynotes at the event. This is significant because Zuck has been working on his initiative that seeks to bring Internet service to the 4.7 billion people around the world who currently don’t have it. is a Facebook-led initiative in which tech leaders, nonprofits, and local communities are working together to connect the unconnected.

Avatar of Carl Durrek
Carl Durrek Carl is a gaming fanatic, forever stuck on Reddit and all-around lover of food.

Is the OnePlus 3 a true flagship killer?

The OnePlus 2 is a great smartphone, but it’s far from the “flagship killer” that OnePlus describes it as. For a company whose motto is...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
55 sec read

Nobody can waste billions of dollar better than Microsoft

I’m not one to laugh at other people’s failure… except that I am, and one of my favorite targets to laugh at is Microsoft...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
1 min read

Nokia has confirmed that it’s returning to the mobile…

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft is selling its feature phone business for $350 million, Nokia decided to announce that it’s going to...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
59 sec read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *