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Stephen Fry and Duran Duran will be headlining February's mobile industry bash, as the GSMA tries to drag some sex appeal into the increasingly-dull Barcelona proceedings. Rather than listening to company executives or industry experts, attendees making the annual pilgrimage to Barcelona will instead get a Duran Duran gig and …

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Happy

Duran Duran?

Wouldn't "Dire Straits" have been more appropriate?

They could have performed "Money for nothing".

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Anonymous Coward

You're just jealous.

You're just jealous cos nobody invited you.

80s music... what next, 80s mobiles?

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Nev
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80's mobiles

When you look at the hulking size of the offerings from handset manufacturers (and Apple) then you know history really is repeating itself....

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"we can't help wondering if all this doesn't smack a little of desperation."

Is that remark aimed at the GSMA or Duran Duran??

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If web 2.0 conferences had

If web 2.0 conferences had talks by Steven Fry I'd be well up for them. Instead you get an equally irrelevant but also mind-numbingly dull keynote from the ever-tedious Guy Kawasaki (some guy from apple who has neither been there nor done that, but for some reason still wrote a book about it)

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@Mark Monaghan

I'd agree Dire Straits would be a better choice not least because they are proper musicians and could perform 'Calling Elvis' which would have a telecoms connection at least.

connection geddit?

Mine's the one with a copy of Sultans of Swing in the pocket

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