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Feb 22, 2016

Facebook to Open New Division to Build the Future of Social VR

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Ever since Facebook purchased Oculus in 2014, Mark Zuckerberg has been speaking to promise of virtual reality as the next communications platform. Yesterday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona he punctuated those thoughts with a big announcement – the creation of an internal team dedicated to Social VR.

Led by Daniel James and Mike Booth, the team will work closely with Oculus as well as other divisions within Facebook to explore and build the future of social interaction in VR, the company says.

Facebook describes their work in VR as “still early” but Oculus has been working to lay the groundwork themselves with experiences like Toybox and an upcoming social SDK that will allow developers to easily implement key multiplayer and networking features into their experiences. In fact, Oculus’ dedication to Social VR is “the reason why [they’re] part of Facebook,” Oculus founder Palmer Luckey told us earlier this year.

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Feb 22, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg talks at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016: VR is the next social platform

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Full event:
Watch Mark Zuckerberg talks at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016: VR is the next social platform.

At Samsung’s Unpacked event — where the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge were revealed — Zuckerberg explained about his fascination with VR and how he has been dreaming of using the technology since the age of 11.

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Feb 22, 2016

The internet is losing its mind over this photo of Mark Zuckerberg walking through a sea of people in VR headsets

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Welcome to the future.

On Sunday, Facebook CEO and virtual reality enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg shared the image above on his Facebook profile.

The photo was taken this past weekend at the Mobile World Congress, a big tech conference in Spain.

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Feb 21, 2016

PlayStation VR Will Launch In Fall 2016, Says GameStop CEO During Live TV Interview

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It’s looking like 2016 will be the year virtual reality hits the mainstream now that Oculus Rift is on the brink of shipping and Google Cardboard is into the millions of units sold. Now, we finally know when Sony is releasing its new VR headset too. GameStop CEO Paul Raines revealed the PlayStation VR will launch in the third quarter of this year during a live television interview.

“We will launch the Sony product this fall,” said Raines, “and we’re in discussions with the other two players.” Shortly after blurting out the PlayStation VR release date, Raines redirected the conversation to GameStop’s dominance in gaming hardware sales. To watch the flub, jump to the 2:40 mark in the clip below:

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Feb 20, 2016

Associated Press jumps into virtual reality

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AP News now in VR.

The American multi-national news agency Associated Press has partnered with California-based chipmaker AMD to launch a virtual reality and 360-degree digital portal. (Pictured: AP’s 360-degree experience Rush Delivery)

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Feb 19, 2016

Google’s Upcoming Virtual Reality Headset Will Be Wireless, No Need For Smartphone Or PC

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Google’s forthcoming wireless virtual reality headset is purportedly in the works. With this new VR headset, users will no longer need a smartphone, PC or gaming console for it to provide a VR experience. (Photo : Justin Sullivan | Getty Images)

Google is reportedly developing a wireless virtual reality headset. The more advanced form of the company’s cardboard viewer will soon not rely on a smartphone, PC or gaming console to make it work – this makes it the first of its kind in the VR field.

The Wall Street Journal, citing its unnamed sources familiar with this matter, says that the company is currently working on an all-in-one VR headset which could likely come out before the year ends.

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Feb 19, 2016

Google Preparing A New Smartphone With Virtual Reality Support

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This time, there is a very serious news about virtual reality as Google Inc. is said to be getting ready to unveil a new-fangled smartphone headset.

According to The Financial Times, the new headset will succeed Cardboard, and would be featuring much better sensors, lenses, and a more solid plastic skin.

It’s said the product is the like of Samsung’s Gear VR since it will use a smartphone to display as well as most of its processing power. The only difference is that the current Cardboard VR headset is just a cardboard headset like its name with an inserted smartphone, while the new one will be coming with an extra motion sensor for adding whatever the phone places out.

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Feb 19, 2016

Virtual Reality Visionary Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs Selected To Join Mobile World Congress ‘Entertainment Showcase’

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Could VR give Hollywood a new boost? Looks like it. Imagine you can be part of the Bond or MI experience instead of sitting an watching it.

On Latest Stop in Global Campaign to Be Elected The World’s First “President of VR” Debuts “I AM MY AVATAR” Campaign Music Video

Honoring Late ‘Motorhead’ Founder Lemmy Kilmister on the Heels of Emotional Grammy© Awards Tribute

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Feb 19, 2016

Envelop VR Software Provides Enterprise Customers with a Platform to Extend Their Existing Applications into Virtual Reality

Posted by in categories: business, computing, engineering, virtual reality

VR experience with SCM, CRM, etc. Imagine the improved connected customer experiences with VR.

Envelop VR, a software company that is leading businesses to immersive computing, announced today that it has hired Jeff Hansen as Vice President of Business Development. Jeff’s primary role will be to engage with enterprise customers wanting to solve for real business challenges by utilizing a virtual reality environment, including improving their work flow processes and efficiencies, visualizing data, or collaborating on engineering or product development. Envelop VR solutions enable enterprise customers to unlock the tremendous benefits and advantages of working and collaborating in a three-dimensional virtual environment.

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Feb 19, 2016

How smaller VR players can compete with big tech

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, business, virtual reality

I will admit; AR is more practical than VR in areas of SCM, etc. However, it is interesting to see how both play and evolve in the enterprise/ corporate models and connected customer experience areas of business. Also, overtime some of the small AR shops could be buying opportunities for mid-tier enterprise software companies.

Here’s where small tech companies can challenge the big guys in the world of virtual and augmented reality.

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