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VR and AR investments reach US$2 billion in past year

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Deal makers in the virtual and augmented reality space invested US$2 billion across 27 sectors in the past year, according to new research. Digi-Capital’s latest… Read more

eMarketer: US virtual reality use to climb 110% this year

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Virtual reality usage will grow by 110% in the US this year, but will not reach mass adoption “in the foreseeable future”, according to eMarketer.… Read more

Google announces standalone Daydream VR headsets

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The first standalone virtual reality headsets to run using Google’s Daydream VR platform are due to launch later this year, the tech giant has announced.… Read more

Facebook makes AR push, launches VR app

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Facebook signalled a major push into augmented reality and launched a VR app for communicating with friends at its F8 conference yesterday. Speaking at the… Read more

Mixed reality entertainment still ‘future gazing’ but tech advancing rapidly

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The application of ‘mixed reality’ to consumer-facing entertainment services is still some way off, but the technology is advancing rapidly, attendees at MIPTV heard today.… Read more

Brands ‘should partner to unlock VR potential’

Brands should partner up with each other to unlock the potential of VR, according to Carmen Alzner, co-owner of VR and AR content producer and… Read more

VR headset sales to grow 800% by 2021

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Global sales of smartphone VR headsets will grow fivefold and sales of dedicated VR headsets will grow eightfold between 2017 and 2021, according to new… Read more

VR device shipments to reach 110m by 2021

An attendee tries out a VR headset at CES 2017

VR device shipments will reach a total of 110 million by 2021, with the industry to benefit from a “swath of new and compelling content… Read more

Video to account for three quarters of mobile traffic by 2021

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Mobile video will represent 78% of the world’s mobile data traffic by 2021, up from 60% of total mobile data traffic in 2016, according to… Read more

AR and VR investments reach US$2.3bn

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The amount of money invested last year in virtual and augmented reality companies more than tripled compared to 2015, according to new research. Digi-Capital’s new… Read more

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