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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Greg Gopman, hired this month as Twitter's VR program manager, says he has been fired, after his comments about SF's homeless resurfaced   —  PR recovery 101: when you screw up this reality, move on to the next one.  —  Twitter seems to be slowly building up its AR/VR hires as its other real-world hopes …
Oct 19, 2016, 4:50 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google announces $79 Daydream VR headset, Daydream View, which works with select Android phones including Pixel   —  Google's VR future looks pretty comfy.  —  Today at its October hardware/software/everything event, the company showed off its latest VR initiatives including a Daydream headset.
Oct 4, 2016, 1:02 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Samsung waits to see whether VR is hype or mainstream before moving forward on standalone VR headsets, 10K displays   —  At a company event today in San Francisco, Samsung President & Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn detailed that the company is actively pursuing both smartphone-focused VR headsets and standalone solutions.
Oct 3, 2016, 9:15 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Bitmovin announces $10.3M Series A, says funding will help speed the development of its adaptive streaming tech for existing and new platforms, including VR   —  It's pretty odd that even while people are chatting about producing the VR video's crazy theoretical future with 8K resolution per eye …
Sep 3, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon VR820, a reference design for an all-in-one, eye-tracking VR headset   —  Another day, another VR headset that you will never be able to buy.  —  Today at the IFA conference in Berlin, Qualcomm unveiled a reference design for an all-in-one headset built on the company's new Snapdragon VR820 architecture.
Sep 1, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
HTC invests $5M in VR gaming startup Steel Wool Studios; startup founders say they will be free to develop for all VR platforms including Rift, PlayStation VR   —  HTC is continuing to invest heavily in building up the virtual reality ecosystem that it hopes to one day dominate.
Aug 31, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Intel shows off a wireless all-in-one virtual reality headset called Project Alloy, with all of its cameras, sensors, and input controls built-in   —  Intel moved full-throttle into the VR space with the announcement of an all-in-one virtual reality headset alongside a new Intel Merged Reality platform at the Intel Developers Forum.
Aug 16, 2016, 12:42 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
HTC launches Viveport app store as the company continues to move all-in on VR   —  As the Vive becomes an increasingly essential part of HTC's future, the company is making sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to potential profit.  What perhaps began as a side project for the company …
Aug 5, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Unreal Engine adds full Google Daydream VR support, native Unity support coming this summer   —  VR developers looking to get started on readying content for Google's new Daydream VR platform can get started today thanks to an Unreal Engine preview version (4.1.2) that adds support for the Google platform.
May 19, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google Cardboard app downloads reach 50M, up from 25M in January   —  The amount of Google Cardboard app downloads has doubled in just the past four months.  —  Today, onstage at I/O, Google's head of VR, Clay Bavor, announced that the company had seen downloads on the Google Cardboard platform …
May 18, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context

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