“Suppose they gave a war and nobody came?” ran a classic anti-war slogan from the 1960s. Now it's a case of, “Suppose they gave a technology revolution and nobody came?”

That's thanks to the cancellation of Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's largest mobile technologies launch pad, scheduled for Barcelona this past week. More than 2,800 companies had hoped to showcase their latest hi-tech products...

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