MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
As coronavirus spreads, business travel takes a backseat
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Nestle, HSBC, Paytm, Franklin Templeton and others have put in place protocols to lessen the chances of employees catching the disease. In countries that have seen a high number of infections, workers have been asked to stay away from office.
Coronavirus scare hits MWC 2020: Intel, Vivo drop out citing employee safety
Earlier, Sony, Ericsson & LG had pulled out of the Barcelona eve...
Huawei launches new foldable smartphone, Mate XS, with improved screen for a price tag of Rs 1.95 lakh
The device will go on sale worldwide n...
Coronavirus threatens meet and greet culture? MCW 2020 organisers push for no-handshake policy
More than 100,000 people were expected to attend this year, with about 6% from China.
Coronavirus outbreak impact: Ericsson pulls out of MWC 2020, says safety of employees highest priority
The company said that the most responsible business decision was to withdraw participation from this year's event.
Coronavirus: Facebook cancels summit, IBM pulls out
According to a report in The San Francisco Chronicle, Facebook has cancelled the event scheduled from March 9-12 here. Over 5,000 participants were expected to attend the event. "Out of an abundance of caution, we cancelled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus," a spokesperson said.
Coronavirus travel slowdown spreads from China across Asia: Study
Deaths from the virus rose to 1,350 on Thursday and airlines are bracing for lower ticket sales as worries over the virus's spread hit appetite for travel and caused conferences and events to be scrapped. Mobile World Congress, an annual telecoms industry gathering of 100,000 people, was also cancelled.
No handshakes please: MWC 2020 organiser braces for China virus as tech firms exit
The GSMA has completely banned visitors from the Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan is the epicentre of the epidemic that has killed over 900 people. According to GSMA CEO John Hoffman, all travellers from the Hubei province will not be permitted access to the event. Over 6,000 people from China attend the mobile show each year.
Realme band features revealed ahead of launch
According to teaser page, Realme band will feature a colour screen which will display notifications for calls, messages and alarms. The Realme band is listed to come with sleep tracking and real-time heart-rate monitoring as well as nine sports modes - biking, running, walking, hiking, climbing, yoga, fitness, spinning, and even cricket. The company says that the cricket mode is especially made for India.
HMD in talks with parts companies for India operations
The company’s country head for India, Ajey Mehta, said the plan is to finalise an agreement to this effect as soon as possible.
How Samsung is looking to fold Apple iPhone’s golden run
It took Apple four years to catch up with Samsung when the latter began setting the pace in large screens.
US lobbying against us in India: Huawei
Huawei has come under global scrutiny after the US raised security concerns over its 5G equipment, given the company’s perceived proximity to the Chinese government.
Huawei alleges US lobbying against it in India
"The US is lobbying against Huawei in India and everybody knows that," Huawei India chief executive said.
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