virtual reality

Ericsson ConsumerLab: half of all viewing to be on mobile, one in three to use VR

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Half of all viewing will be on a mobile screen in three years, with half of this on smartphones alone, according to the latest ConsumerLab… Read more

Discovery partners with Google on VR series


Discovery Communications and Google have partnered on a new immersive series called Discovery TRVLR. The 38-espisode, 360-degree series is designed to give viewers a glimpse… Read more

Blend Media appoints former Google exec Matt Chaplin

Matt Chaplin

London-based 360˚ video specialist, Blend Media, has appointed former Google executive Matt Chaplin to the newly created role of chief revenue officer. Chaplin will be… Read more

Microsoft buys AltspaceVR


Microsoft has agreed to buy virtual reality social network, AltspaceVR, securing the future of a service that was due to close in August due “unforeseen… Read more

IDC: VR has suffered from ‘unrealistic expectations’

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Virtual reality has suffered from “unrealistic growth expectations” but the market is still expanding at a “reasonable rate”, according to research firm IDC. The company’s… Read more

Report: Intel shelves ‘Project Alloy’ VR headset plans

Intel's Project Alloy

Intel is reportedly shelving plans to launch Project Alloy as an open platform for developers and partners to launch their own branded VR headsets. According… Read more

Report: HTC may look to sell VR unit Vive

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Mobile technology giant HTC may look to sell off its Vive virtual reality unit as one of a number of strategic options that also include… Read more

Inception signs up for Microsoft MR and Facebook Camera Effects

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RTL Group-backed virtual and augmented reality specialist Inception has joined Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality Programme and has been chosen as a beta partner for Facebook’s… Read more

Disney and Lucasfilm launching Star Wars augmented reality event

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Disney and Lucasfilm are to launch a Star Wars augmented reality event as part of an initiative to celebrate the launch of new products associated… Read more

ABI: VR seeing strong interest from US businesses

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Virtual Reality (VR) is seeing strong interest from US businesses, particularly in the healthcare, retail, consumer packaged goods, and automotive and transportation sectors. This is… Read more