News of Note—Facebook’s Zuckerberg on VR; Ericsson’s NB-IoT trials with Vodafone

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Here are some other stories we're following today: 

> Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined the steps needed to invigorate the VR industry—and first up is the creation of a self-sustaining ecosystem. Mobile World Live article

> Trials in Australia and the U.K. involving Ericsson and Vodafone indicate the NB-IoT standard is starting to become a reality. article

> The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance published new white papers aimed at highlighting the implications and trade-offs of 5G services that are relevant for mobile network operators. Rapid TV News article

> Iridium Communications is taking IoT coverage beyond cellular range and collaborating with Amazon Web Services for a satellite cloud-based solution offering global coverage for IoT applications. Release

> Google celebrates its 20th birthday today. Business Insider article

> Samsung's chairman allegedly suppressed unions. Engadget article

> Mobile Posse announced its new Firstly Mobile, which the company said is its "latest next-gen content discovery platform, creates a smarter smartphone experience for consumers, a safer brand experience for advertisers and a bigger revenue opportunity for carriers and OEMs." Release