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MWC 2020 Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears After Key Companies Pull Out

MWC 2020 Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears After Key Companies Pull Out

The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the annual telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, was cancelled on Wednesday after a mass exodus by exhibitors due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak. Bowing to the inevitable, the GSMA telecoms association that hosts the get-together said it had …

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Dow hits record high as equity traders shake off coronavirus fears

Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 3, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. - Wall Street stocks rose early Monday, bouncing after Friday

U.S. stocks climbed as traders monitored corporate earnings, a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and developments with the coronavirus outbreak. — 9:48 a.m. ET: S&P 500 aggregate earnings are beating expectations by 5.2% so far To date, companies comprising just under 80% of the S&P …

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London Police Deploy Face Scan Tech, Stirring Privacy Fears

London Police Deploy Face Scan Tech, Stirring Privacy Fears

London police started using facial recognition cameras on Tuesday to automatically scan for wanted people, as authorities adopt the technology that has raised concerns about increased surveillance and erosion of privacy. Surveillance cameras mounted on a blue police van monitored people coming out of a shopping center in Stratford, in …

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HMD Global, Nokia Mobile Brand Licensee, Withdraws From MWC 2020 Over Coronavirus Fears

HMD Global, Nokia Mobile Brand Licensee, Withdraws From MWC 2020 Over Coronavirus Fears

HMD Global and Nokia became the latest big name companies to pull out of this month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona because of the coronavirus outbreak, adding to the likelihood the trade fair could be scrapped. HMD Global is the Nokia mobile brand licensee, and its exit marks another …

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Facebook, Cisco, AT&T, Sprint Join Companies That Have Withdrawn From MWC 2020 Over Coronavirus Fears

Facebook, Cisco, AT&T, Sprint Join Companies That Have Withdrawn From MWC 2020 Over Coronavirus Fears

Facebook, Cisco, AT&T, and Sprint, all withdrew from the Mobile World Congress over coronavirus fears Tuesday, joining other industry heavyweights pulling out of the world’s top mobile fair. The annual Barcelona-based congress normally draws more than 100,000 people, but this year, participation has been hit by the outbreak of the …

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Coronavirus fears roil Spain tech show as Intel joins Sony and Amazon in pulling out

Coronavirus fears roil Spain tech show as Intel joins Sony and Amazon in pulling out

Intel Corp. has become the latest major technology company to bail on one of the biggest mobile conferences of the year amid concerns over the outbreak of the coronavirus. “The safety and well-being of all our employees and partners is our top priority, and we have withdrawn from this year’s …

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Vivo, Intel, NTT DoCoMo Become Latest Companies to Withdraw From MWC 2020 Over Coronavirus Fears

Vivo, Intel, NTT DoCoMo Become Latest Companies to Withdraw From MWC 2020 Over Coronavirus Fears

Vivo, Intel, and NTT DoCoMo have joined the companies that have decided to withdraw their presence from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 trade show that will take place in Barcelona from February 24. Vivo had been due to showcase its Apex 2020 concept phone, while Intel is usually a …

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Mobile World Congress loses Amazon, Sony on coronavirus fears

Qualcomm warns that 'uncertainty' about coronavirus could hit the smartphone industry

Amazon (AMZN), Ericsson (ERIC) and Sony (SNE) are withdrawing from this year’s Mobile World Congress because of the risk that attendees could catch the coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The event, scheduled to take place in Barcelona from February 24-27, is one of the tech industry’s …

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Ericsson Pulls Out of MWC 2020 Due to Coronavirus Fears

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Swedish telecoms titan Ericsson is the latest company to pull out of Mobile World Congress 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement on Friday morning, February 7, Ericsson confirmed it would not be attending MWC this year due to concerns over employee and customer health and safety — …

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Cruise ship MS Westerdam turned away over coronavirus fears

Cruise ship MS Westerdam turned away over coronavirus fears

Four countries have turned away a cruise ship carrying more than 2,000 people over coronavirus fears — even though the crew insists no one on board is infected, according to new reports. Holland America’s MS Westerdam ship has been prohibited from docking in Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and the US …

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