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  • Mobile World Congress started with a bang, with products from Samsung, LG and Sony. But virtual reality was the real stand-out star of this year's show.

  • After Sony unveiled the Xperia X and XA models, CNBC asked its CEO, Kazuo Hirai, if the lack of scale would be a problem for the new flagship smartphones.

  • Goldman Sachs recently estimated that VR and augmented reality is set to become an $80 billion market in almost 10 years’ time.

  • Everything from education to manufacturing will see disruption and the hot debate right now is how much it will affect the way we live and work.

  • CNBC's Karen Tso talks to Synchronoss' CEO, Stephen Waldis, about the future of the car space and how quickly we could see an Apple or Google car on our roads.

  • The behemoths of the smartphone industry met in Barcelona to discuss 5G. Will it be sink or swim for the new platform?

  • "Connectivity, data access is too important to keep it to the world's rich," says Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, who discusses how having access can create more productive lives.

  • "Technology has only helped humanity and the quality of life, but a couple of images come to my mind, which truly do scare me," Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra, reveals.

  • What will Rwanda look like in 10 years' time when it comes to technology? President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame discusses.

  • This challenge of displacement, due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a "real one." Jobs will change, and the nature of work is going to fundamentally change, explains Microsoft Corporation's CEO, Satya Nadella.

  • What does the future of the jobs sector look like in 10 to 20 years' time? Microsoft Corporation's CEO, Satya Nadella weighs in.

  • TechCrunch Disrupt: The competition begins

    At TechCrunch Disrupt, the rules are simple: start-ups can be at any stage, whether that’s prototyping or being fully funded. To win however, start-ups have to get their pitches perfect within 6 minutes.

  • Jukedeck: The AI music composer

    Fan of music? Here’s Jukedeck. A platform which allows members to produce custom, royalty-free soundtracks for their videos, without breaking the bank.

  • The ultimate hacking endurance test

    The hackathon is simple: Create a fully functioning prototype product in just 24 hours. It’s the ultimate hacking endurance test.

  • TechCrunch Disrupt: 2015’s winner is…

    At TechCrunch Disrupt, four companies are waiting in the wings to see if their business model was the lucky winner for 2015.

  • Lystable: The new way of working together

    Meet Lystable: A company keen on helping big organizations streamline management for their contractors and vendors.

  • Yoobic: Bringing retailers and brands together

    Yoobic enables brands to monitor their operations globally, retailers to improve their execution remotely and in-store employees to focus on what really matters.

  • How ‘Max’ is enhancing Africa’s retail

    Max is the “first 3-hour delivery platform for retail” in Africa. Its creators explain why it’s a business model society can trust.

  • TechCrunch Disrupt: Unsuccessful business pitches

    Here are some of the pitches at 2015’s TechCrunch Disrupt that didn’t win over the judges.

  • TechCrunch Disrupt: Who wasn’t so successful

    Here are some of the pitches at 2015’s TechCrunch Disrupt that didn’t win over the judges.

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