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Mark Zuckerberg opens Mobile World Congress 2014

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

A speech by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will open the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona on February 24. A discussion on Internet access for the so far not connected part of the world is planned together with the journalist David Kirkpatrick. Zuckerberg does not fear too critical questions here: Kirkpatrick has written the work of "The Facebook Effect" sanctioned officially by Facebook.

Facebook had founded the initiative Internet.org last year that gives the target of an affordable Internet for all the world's people. Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Samsung and Qualcomm are among the former supporters of Internet.org? and sure wouldn't companies, for which open up new profit potential through a greater use of the Internet.

Nevertheless can Zuckerberg be considered interesting choice for the keynote speaker for a telecommunications trade fair. Finally, mobile long time as a major weakness of his company pushed the share price. With Facebook home and the Facebook phone HTC first was so far is anything but successful, although now the mobile ad business flourishes.

The other keynotes of the event keep IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, AT & T CEO Randall Stephenson and NTT DoCoMo President Kaoru Kato. PI Foundation, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum, the Executive Director of the Bitcoin of Foundation Jon Matonis Lance Howarth, CEO of raspberry are intended as representative of start-ups. Corden transmitted the ceremony of the global mobile Awards has the British actor and comedian James.

Most speeches - including that of Mark Zuckerberg - will be streamed on February 24 in the Web. First products are expected in the days before the opening of the event.

[with material by rich Trenholm, News.com]

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