VR

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

Google buys VR studio Owlchemy Labs

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Google has acquired Austin, Texas-based virtual reality (VR) and games studio Owlchemy Labs. Founded in 2010, Owlchemy has created VR games including: Job Simulator, a launch… Read more

VR firm Improbable raises US$502 million

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London-based virtual reality (VR) technology company, Improbable, has raised US$502m in a Series B funding round led by SoftBank. Improbable said it will invest the… Read more

Meo launches live TV ‘in VR environment’

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Altice-owned Portuguese telecom operator Portugal Telecom/Meo has laid claim to have become the first operator in Europe to offer live TV channels in a virtual… Read more

Sky creates VR highlights film of Klitscko-Joshua bout

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Sky has created a virtual-reality highlights film of the April 29 world heavyweight boxing match between Vitali Klitschko and Anthony Joshua that is available for… Read more

Taking fan experiences to the next level with technology

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Brian Morris, VP and general manager, media and entertainment services, Tata Communications, looks at how the entertainment industry can embrace virtual reality. There is a… Read more

Oculus closes VR content studio

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Facbook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has announced plans to “wind down” its VR content arm, Story Studio.    In a company blog post, Oculus’ vice-president… Read more

Endemol Shine, Sports Illustrated scale VR Everest

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The digital arm of Endemol Shine and Sports Illustrated have launched Capturing Everest, an immersive VR and 360-video showing an ascent of the mountain. Capturing Everest is… Read more

AOL: 20% of UK consumers watch VR video once a week

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One in five UK consumers watch virtual reality (VR) video once a week or more, compared to 28% globally, according to new research by AOL.… Read more

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