Mobile trends 2020: MWC canceled

I was planning to write some article on the mobile trends on this year based on news-feed from MWC 2020 mobile event. It seems that I have to change those plans because of this news that was just published:

The GSMA, the organization behind MWC, the world’s largest mobile trade show, has announced that it is officially canceling the show.

“The GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event,”

Links:

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/12/gmsa-cancels-mobile-world-congress-due-to-coronavirus-concerns/

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/12/21127754/mwc-2020-canceled-coronavirus-trade-show-phone-mobile-world-congress-gsma-statement

56 Comments

  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Coronavirus Is Now Infecting The Economy, Stock And Job Markets
    http://on.forbes.com/61881mJF0

    When many savvy investors are sitting on large profits, it makes sense that they may sell some—or all—of their holdings to lock in profits. If this is mirrored by others, there will be intense downward pressure, which pushes stock prices further

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    What happens if a pandemic hits?
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    What happens if a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic hits? What will the repercussions be if the virus spreads worldwide? How will it change how we live, work, socialize and travel?

    The focus will switch from containment to mitigation: slowing down how fast the virus spreads through a population in which it has taken root. Mitigation can occur via individual measures, such as frequent hand washing, and collective measures, such as “social distancing” — cancellations of mass events, closures, adopting remote work and remote education wherever possible, and so forth.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Avoid this investing mistake as coronavirus fears grip the markets
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/24/avoid-this-investing-mistake-as-coronavirus-fears-grip-the-markets.html?__source=facebook%7Cmain

    “Volatility is inherently frightening,” said Dan Ariely, professor of behavioral economics at Duke University and chief behavioral economist at personal finance app Qapital. “Being frightened means that we are paralyzed, we think about it too much.”

    “It influences our well-being, and it doesn’t necessarily lead to good decisions,” he added.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Disruptions to earnings and the economy from “shock” events such as the coronavirus tend to stick around longer than more fundamental downturns, the Allianz chief economic advisor said.

    “I stress, this is different,” El-Erian said a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged over 1,000 points or 3.5%, in its worst single-session in more than two years.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/mohamed-el-erian-continues-to-warn-against-buying-coronavirus-dips.html?&qsearchterm=el-erian

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762130

    Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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