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Scopely raises $340 million at a $3.3 billion valuation as gaming grabs investors’ interest

Scopely raises 0 million at a .3 billion valuation as gaming grabs investors’ interest In a move to shore up institutional support in what’s likely to be it’s last fundraising as a private company, the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming behemoth Scopely has raised $340 million in its latest eye-popping round of funding. Acting as if […]

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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. Facebook is not building a console gaming competitor […]

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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 the idea that […]

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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 this. This isn’t […]

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Osso VR raises $14 million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training

Osso VR raises million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training It seems that distance learning is even coming for the healthcare industry. As remote work becomes the order of the day in the COVID-19 era, any tool that can bring training and education services to folks across industries is gaining a […]

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Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2

Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2 Facebook makes its next steps in VR, Apple releases iOS 14 and the PlayStation 5 gets a launch date. This is your Daily Crunch for September 16, 2020. The big story: Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2 Facebook announced the smaller, more affordable follow-up to the Oculus […]

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The pandemic has probably killed VR arcades for good

The pandemic has probably killed VR arcades for good A lagging trend of the past few months has been witnessing startups that COVID seemed poised to kill end up scaling back some of those deep cuts and taking off again. Not all spaces have been quite so lucky, in particular, lately we’ve seen a host […]

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Facebook changes name of its annual VR event and its overall AR/VR organization

Facebook changes name of its annual VR event and its overall AR/VR organization Facebook is moving further away from the Oculus brand. The company says it is changing the name of their augmented reality and virtual reality division to “Facebook Reality Labs,” a division which will encompass the company’s AR/VR products under the Oculus, Spark […]

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Digitizing Burning Man

Digitizing Burning Man For decades, Burning Man has represented an escape from the current reality. An event for free-er spirits to rethink new age ideals inside a stateless entity where art, music and partying reign supreme on the desert plains. Over the years, the Bay Area-founded event has dealt with an internal clash as the […]

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Labster lands new cash to bring its virtual reality science lab software to Asia

Labster lands new cash to bring its virtual reality science lab software to Asia You could Zoom call into your science class, or you could conduct a lab experiment in virtual reality. During the coronavirus pandemic, the latter has never felt more full of potential. The global need for learning solutions beyond Zoom is precisely […]

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