MWC 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on MWC 2016


Virtual reality is next as smartphone sales slow

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Virtual reality headsets are a hit at the 2016 Mobile World Congress and analysts see many opportunities

epa05175903 People experience skiing using virtual reality (VR) technology at Samsung Electronics booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 22 February 2016. The South Korean tech firm has been concentrating on VR as one of its next growth engines. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

EU, Brazil agree to cooperate on ultra-fast 5G

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:59 PM

The agreement signed in Barcelona sets out goals on common 5G standards and research as well as timeframes for introducing the new technology

5G TEAM-UP. German EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Guenther Oettinger, reads a document on Human Rights in Polish 'Praw czlowieka' at the start of the weekly meeting of the European commission in Brussels, Belgium, January 12, 2016. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Facebook's Zuckerberg 'sympathetic' with Apple's fight with US authorities

Feb 23, 2016 - 3:05 AM

UPDATED Zuckerberg: I don t think that requiring back doors to encryption is either going to be an effective thing to increase security or is really the right thing to do We are pretty sympathetic to Tim and Apple

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes part in a conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 22, 2016. Photo by Tony Albir/EPA

All eyes on Zuckerberg at Barcelona fair as security debate rages

Feb 22, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Zuckerberg who will give a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress at 1:00 am Manila time has been at pains to plug privacy features on Facebook in recent years

ZUCKERBERG AT MWC. Mark Zuckerberg attends the presentation of the new Samsung mobile generation at a preview day of the the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 21, 2016. Photo by Alberto Estévez/EPA

Samsung, LG improve smartphone cameras, turn to virtual reality

Feb 22, 2016 - 1:09 PM

As Samsung launches two versions of its flagship phone LG seeks to steal Samsung s thunder with the first modular smartphone

ZUCKERBERG AND KOH. South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation Samsung's Mobile Comunications Business chief DJ Koh (R) shakes hands with chairman, chief executive, and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook Mark Zuckerberg during a press conference presenting the company's new Galaxy S7 mobile device, on the eve of the official opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 21, 2016. Photo by LLuis Gene/AFP