Oculus Vr

The Rift is an upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display, being developed by Oculus VR. During its period as an independent company, before being purchased by Facebook, Oculus VR had raised US$91 million for the development of the Rift. The consumer version of the product is expected to become available in late 2014 or early 2015.
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  • Hugo Barra to Lead Virtual Reality Efforts at Facebook

    … of mobile speech-recognition software company LOBBY7 in 2000. LOBBY7 was acquired by ScanSoft in 2003, and ScanSoft became Nuance Communications two years later, with Barra holding several product management, product marketing and business development positions with that company. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg welcomed Barra to the company…

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  • Adaptly Execs Share Their 2017 Predictions

    …, but not necessarily to practical purposes yet. Eventually, Facebook Workplace and Oculus have the potential to intersect and connect businesses by getting people more or less in the same room, but for now, Oculus is just a fun way to explore a new medium. All of the big players are moving into VR, so we can expect to see bigger and more practical…

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  • A Look at Social Video’s Big, Bright (and Somewhat Uncertain) Future

    … for their licensed and original programming. A massive bidding war could erupt once NFL and Major League Baseball television contracts go up for grabs. Six years is a long time in the digital world, and no one knows what Facebook’s valuation will be in 2022. But there’s little doubt that it will be a strong contender for such deals. Facebook provides free…

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  • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

    … on this infrastructure, which it announced at Oculus Connect 3 in October and recently launched as the Parties feature for Gear VR. During a hackathon dubbed Hack With Heart, Facebook came up with enhancements to its Safety Check feature, as well as Community Help and Fundraisers. The social network’s recent addition of an instant-verification component…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 41 readers -
  • Oculus Gear VR Gets Social: Parties, Voice Calls, Rooms

    … By David Cohen on Dec. 16, 2016 - 5:50 PM Oculus VR introduced a host of social features for Gear VR users, which it originally announced at its Oculus Connect 3 event in October. Oculus said in a blog post that Gear VR users can link their Facebook and Oculus accounts or search by real names or user names to connect with fellow users…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe Steps Down; Will Lead PC VR Group

    … Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe announced that he will relinquish the top job but stay on to lead the Facebook-owned virtual reality company’s PC VR group. Iribe said in a blog post that recent hire Jon Thomason will lead the mobile VR group at Oculus, and he, Thomason and Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer will team up to find…

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  • Users Can Finally Touch the Oculus Touch

    … The long-awaited Oculus Touch controller was released online and in stores Tuesday. The virtual reality controller launched with 54 gaming and experience titles, and it can be test-driven at more than 500 retailers in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and the U.K. Personalization platform Oculus Avatars also launched Tuesday…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 28 readers -
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  • Facebook Names Rachel Rubin Franklin Head of Social VR

    … Facebook turned to a leading game developer to fill its new role of head of its social virtual reality team, hiring Electronic Arts vice president Rachel Rubin Franklin. Chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer announced the hire in a post (embedded below), writing: Mark‘s (co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg) demo at the Oculus Connect…

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  • Audio 360: Facebook Brings Spatial Audio to 360-Degree Videos

    … Facebook is bringing 360-degree audio to its 360-degree videos Oculus VR product manager Abesh Thakur and Facebook technical lead Varun Nair announced the launch of Audio 360 in a blog post, describing it as “a suite of tools including the Spatial Workstation which enable creators to publish 360 videos with spatial audio on News Feed.” Audio…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 45 readers -
  • Oculus Touch to Ship Dec. 6; Other Oculus Connect 3 Announcements

    … Technologies workshops and equipment from Samsung, AMD and Oculus to top universities so they can launch their own content creation programs. We’re also committing $10 million to fund diversity programs, continuing our investment in programs like Launch Pad, VR for Good and Amplified New Voices, as well as new programs like the Diverse Filmmakers Project…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 24 readers -
  • Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin in Europe, Canada; Sept. 20 Ship Date

    … Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift headset are being accepted via retailers in Europe and Canada, with a ship date of Sept. 20. Facebook’s Oculus VR unit said in a blog post that the suggested retail price for the Oculus Rift in Europe is £549/€699 ($716), adding that in-store demonstrations of the upcoming Oculus Touch controller will begin…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 18 readers -
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