Behind the scenes at Mobile World Congress 2014 (pictures)
Hola from Espana! The movers and shakers of the mobile industry have gathered in Barcelona's Fira Europa, a cavernous convention center filled with the latest gadgets. Here's a day-in-the-life visual tour of what it's like to be here covering the event we call "The Show."
This is the view that greets you as you head into Mobile World Congress 2014 -- or as visitors come to know it, "The Show." At The Show, the coolest phones, tablets, wearable technology, and other mobile gadgets bat their eyelashes at the movers and shakers of the technology world.
Look at all those flags! It's a mobile melting pot, with manufacturers, carriers, journalists, and more from all over the world gathering in one cavernous, oppressively air-conditioned conference center.
Look at that maverick spirit with his pink bag. Not for him the treadmill of the moving walkway. He's moving so fast conventional cameras catch only a smear of pink and a lingering desire to be more like that guy.
Oh hey -- it's the CNET stand! Even the world's biggest, and dare we say it, best, technology Web site needs somewhere to rest its weary bones, chat to passers-by, and shoot informative and entertaining videos. Here we see CNET video producer extraordinaire Marc Ganley doing what he does best.
Our coverage of MWC is brought to you by a crack squad of technology fiends assembled from across the globe, including the United States, Great Britain, Singapore, and Australia. Here, the UK's Jason Jenkins and the US team's Jessica Dolcourt finally settle that whole revolutionary war business once and for all.