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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Oculus shows off Avatars, Parties, and virtual reality Rooms   —  Now we know why social networking firm Facebook cared so much about Oculus VR.  Today, the company shared many more details about its social virtual reality strategy.  —  Among the announcements are Avatars, Parties, and Rooms.
Oct 6, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg says the Oculus Touch controllers will ship by the end of 2016   —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company's virtual reality division will ship the Oculus Touch controllers by the end of 2016.  That's on-track for the company's promised (but delayed) …
Oct 6, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HTC launches Viveport, its VR app store   —  HTC is launching the Viveport app store on a global basis for virtual reality fans.  —  HTC is the maker of the HTC Vive, the $800 VR headset that enables “room-scale” experiences.  The Viveport store, which previously was open only in China …
Sep 30, 2016, 4:10 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Israel-based Celeno Communications raises $38M for smart Wi-Fi chips and software designed for dense networks with high interference, has raised $106M to date   —  Celeno Communications has raised $38 million in funding to help build smart Wi-Fi chips and software.
Sep 12, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Super Mario Run, a new side-scrolling runner game, is coming to iOS first, in time for the 2016 holidays, price TBD   —  Nintendo finally announced that it is introducing a new Mario game to Apple's iOS app store for the first time.  Shigeru Miyamoto, the chief game designer at Nintendo …
Sep 7, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD to sell $600M of common stock and $450M of convertible senior notes due in 2026 to repay previous debt   —  Advanced Micro Devices said today it plans to raise $1.02 billion in common stock and debt as part of its plan to restructure its debt.  —  Sunnyvale, California-based AMD …
Sep 6, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD says its new Bristol Ridge APU is shipping in new PCs, has 27% better graphics and 17% better CPU performance over last-gen Carrizo APU   —  Advanced Micro Devices is announcing that desktop systems with its 7th-generation AMD A-Series processors are shipping today.
Sep 5, 2016, 6:50 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel debuts silicon photonics module for data centers, using a hybrid laser to beam info at 100Gbps across 2 kilometers; Microsoft's Azure is an early adopter   —  Intel is launching a new silicon photonics product that will make it a lot easier to hurl data around data centers at tremendous speeds.
Aug 17, 2016, 2:40 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel creates Hollywood studio for sports and entertainment VR   —  Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich announced today that the company will create a studio in Hollywood to produce 360-degree sports and entertainment virtual reality experiences.  —  The studio will build on Intel's 360 Replay technology …
Aug 16, 2016, 2:05 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Chinese consortium led by Giant to buy Playtika, a virtual goods social casino game company, for $4.4B   —  Niantic Labs' John Hanke will be delivering a fireside chat for AR/VR day (augmented reality/virtual reality) at GamesBeat 2016.  Get a ticket here!  —  A consortium of Chinese companies led …
Jul 30, 2016, 8:40 PMIn context

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