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Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors

Transfr raises M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors The coronavirus has displaced millions of workers across the country. In order to recover, companies must focus on re-skilling their workforces in a measured and sustainable way. However, training and recruitment can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for companies, […]

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China’s smartphone giant Oppo ratchets up AR push

China’s smartphone giant Oppo ratchets up AR push Tech companies around the world are still identifying the “next big thing” enabled by 5G connections. Some, such as Oppo, are betting it will be augmented reality. The Chinese smartphone firm showcased its progress in AR at a Tuesday event swarmed by hundreds of […]

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Google pulls the plug on Expeditions VR app, migrates tours to Arts & Culture

Google pulls the plug on Expeditions VR app, migrates tours to Arts & Culture Google today announced that it is ending support for Expeditions. The VR app will also be pulled from its own Play Store and Apple’s App Store in June of next year. In a blogpost somewhat confusingly titled, “Expanding […]

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7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020 For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The reasons are plentiful, but all tend to circle around […]

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Google wakes up from its VR daydream

Google wakes up from its VR daydream Daydream, Google’s mobile-focused virtual reality platform is losing official support from Google, Android Police reports. The company confirmed that it will no longer be updating the Daydream software, with the publication noting that “Daydream may not even work on Android 11” as a result of […]

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The Oculus Quest’s unofficial app store gets backing from Oculus founder Palmer Luckey

The Oculus Quest’s unofficial app store gets backing from Oculus founder Palmer Luckey Facebook garnered the ire of some virtual reality developers last year when they announced that they would be more aggressively curating the content that was for sale in the Oculus Store on their then-upcoming Quest headset. Developers who had […]

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Kevin Rose on health apps, crypto, and how founders get through this time with their sanity intact

Kevin Rose on health apps, crypto, and how founders get through this time with their sanity intact Kevin Rose has been in the spotlight since cofounding the early social news aggregation site Digg in late 2004. A genial whiz kid turned serial entrepreneur, he has since become as well-known for launching a […]

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What does a pandemic say about the tech we’ve built?

What does a pandemic say about the tech we’ve built? There’s a joke* being reshared on chat apps that takes the form of a multiple-choice question — asking who’s the leading force in workplace digital transformation? The red-lined punchline is not the CEO or CTO, but: C) COVID-19. There’s likely more than […]

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Where’s the Zoom of VR?

Where’s the Zoom of VR? Remote collaboration tools like Zoom are gathering massive amounts of attention as people begin working from home en masse. But, as with most trends, virtual reality seems to be sitting out this boom. This should be surprising to absolutely no one, but the lack of widespread adoption […]

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Here’s where top gaming VCs are looking for startup opportunities

Here’s where top gaming VCs are looking for startup opportunities With cross-platform experiences like Fortnite and PUBG, in-game socializing environments, and subscription-based cloud gaming services from Playstation, Google, Amazon, and others, the gaming industry is entering a new era beyond mobile. These days, the industry is at the center of social media […]

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