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Games software/hardware over $150bn revenue in 2017

Games software/hardware over $150bn revenue in 2017

Games software/hardware combined are set to drive more than $150 billion (€129.85bn) revenue for the first time ever in 2017, with software taking around three-quarters and hardware around one-quarter of…

Live VR sharing app from Facebook Spaces

Facebook users are now able to share live video on Facebook from Facebook Spaces to give the people they care about a window into their VR world. “Facebook Live is…

Ocean dive VR demo at French theme park

Ocean dive VR demo at French theme park

b<>com, a French Institute of Research and Technology, is currently testing for the first time in public its next-generation virtual-reality demo: a dive into the Arctic Ocean. This test has…

Facebook cuts price of Oculus VR again

Facebook cuts price of Oculus VR again

Oculus, the VR-firm owned by social media giant Facebook, is cutting the price of its VR headset for the second time this year. In a blog post, Oculus announced it…

X Games to stream live in VR

For the first time ever, ESPN’s X Games, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics, will bring selected live events to fans in virtual reality at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis from…

VR dealmakers invested over $800m in Q2

Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) dealmakers invested over $800 million (€705m) in Q2 2017, after a quieter first quarter. This rounded out over $2 billion invested across 27 AR/VR sectors…

Biggest barriers to VR take-up are apps and accessories

Biggest barriers to VR take-up are apps and accessories

Consumers say the need for additional software, apps and hardware is the greatest barrier preventing them from experiencing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) digital advertisements, according to research…

Google demos VR advertising

Researchers at Area 120, Google’s experimental unit, have revealed in a blog post that they’ve built their first version of a digital advertising format designed specifically for mobile, virtual-reality applications.…

Connected CE purchases show steady decline since 2008

Research from Parks Associates reveals challenges manufacturers face as they seek to drive higher rates of purchase in the connected consumer electronics (CE) markets. 360 View: CE Adoption & Trends…

Discovery, TIM Olympic mobile service

Discovery, TIM Olympic mobile service

Discovery Communications and Italian telco TIM have revealed what they say is a first of its kind Olympic Games partnership, bringing the Games to more people across more screens. In…