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Street Fight’s 10 Most Popular Stories From 2016 December 30, 2016 by The Editors Leave a Comment Filed Under: Features In the local space, 2016 brought both consolidation and renewal. Major players like Yodle, ReachLocal and Constant Contact were acquired, while other companies experimented with innovations in bots and AI, VR/AR and a new generation of voice search.
… It seems like we’ve reached peak Pokémon Go. The phenomenon will likely escalate then eventually flame out, but for now it’s the most downloaded iOS game in history and has eclipsed Twitter, Pandora and Netflix in active usage. Beyond thousands of headlines and millions of hazard-prone players roaming the streets like zombies, what does it all…
… added the Oculus Rift Operating System to its existing Galaxy Phone, requiring little more than an app download for consumers to immerse themselves in their own personal VR bubbles. With more content coming online (Discovery and NASA were showcasing VR experiences, among others), this will likely become a regular avenue of content consumption…
… The breakout topic of last week’s orgy of gadgets at CES was predictably virtual reality (VR). Among the highlights: Oculus announced the date and price for the Rift consumer release, as thousands of developers and gamers salivated. Like many tech revolutions, this will start with hardware, then compel an ecosystem of developers and supporting…