& cplSiteName &
SlideshowMWC14: Day 1 – Bustlin' Barcelona
Dan Jones
2/25/2014
50%
50%

BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2014 -- We came, we saw, we stood in line...

This year's show in Barcelona looks to be bigger than ever, with more than 70,000 visitors expected this week. That means some lines for the coffee stands too.

Click on the picture below for some images of the first day at MWC:

 

Waiting for the Face
The line for Mark Zuckerberg's keynote 60 minutes before it started.
The line for Mark Zuckerberg's keynote 60 minutes before it started.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

(14)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Sarah Thomas
50%
50%
Sarah Thomas,
User Rank: Blogger
2/27/2014 | 1:18:01 PM
Re: Coffee
Nope, no tapas! MWC probably has the worst selection of food of any trade show I've been to. 
Sarah Thomas
50%
50%
Sarah Thomas,
User Rank: Blogger
2/27/2014 | 1:17:29 PM
Re: so why is it in Barcelona?
Used to be in Cannes, until it outgrew it. May outgrown Barcelona or at least the single train option soon too.
DanJones
50%
50%
DanJones,
User Rank: Blogger
2/26/2014 | 7:59:04 AM
Re: so why is it in Barcelona?
Yeah its the hotels and transport not the technology. Same reason big US conferences end up in Chicago and Las Vegas rather than Silicon Valley.
PaulERainford
50%
50%
PaulERainford,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/26/2014 | 4:55:23 AM
Re: It's peeeeeepul!
I pranged my dad's car when I was 17 - but it had nothing to do with mind-altering substances.
Susan Fourtané
50%
50%
Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Blogger
2/26/2014 | 3:56:28 AM
Re: Coffee
Sarah, 

"Yeah, but then I tried it and remembered I don't like coffee, so I got a tea instead. True story."

I had to rate your comment as the funniest comment of the month. :D I was sipping my own tea here, and it almost ended up all over my desk. 

-Susan
Susan Fourtané
50%
50%
Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Blogger
2/26/2014 | 3:46:07 AM
Re: Coffee
Sarah, 

Was your coffee still hot after carrying it through three halls? :D No tapas in the press room? 

-Susan
sfisher836
50%
50%
sfisher836,
User Rank: Light Beer
2/25/2014 | 11:11:09 PM
so why is it in Barcelona?
Is it simply a place where they happen to have big hotels and convention centers? I hadn't really heard of Spain being a hotbed of mobile development. I mean, why Barcelona and not Germany?
DOShea
50%
50%
DOShea,
User Rank: Blogger
2/25/2014 | 5:58:52 PM
Zuckerberg
Long line to hear a guy say that paying $16 billion for something was a bargain.
Sarah Thomas
50%
50%
Sarah Thomas,
User Rank: Blogger
2/25/2014 | 4:51:04 PM
Re: It's peeeeeepul!
I had to look up "pranged" as well. Shouldn't it have been the caption for the Nokia pictures instead?

For those innocent, unaware minds, pranged, from Urban Dictionary:
to be intoxicated, often by mind altering drugs.
"dude last night I was totally pranged - I became the lamp, I was the light... yeah...."
mendyk
50%
50%
mendyk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/25/2014 | 4:46:38 PM
heat treatment
Re slide 2: "Was that a squirrel I just hit?" "No, looks more like a dog on the heat sensor map. Or maybe a large cat." "I hope it was a stray."
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Featured Video
From The Founder
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
March 20-22, 2018, Denver Marriott Tech Center
April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
May 14-17, 2018, Austin Convention Center
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
SmartNICs aren't just about achieving scale. They also have a major impact in reducing CAPEX and OPEX requirements.
Hot Topics
The Anatomy of Automation: Q&A With Cisco's Roland Acra
Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 12/7/2017
Here's Pai in Your Eye
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/11/2017
Netflix Evaluating AI for Personalized Trailers
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 12/8/2017
You Can't Fix OTT Streaming Problems If You Can't See Them
Mike Hollyman, Head of Consulting Engineering, Nokia Deepfield, 12/8/2017
Animals with Phones
We're Gonna Need More Treats Click Here
You spent how much on this thing?!
Live Digital Audio

Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed