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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook hires former Google AR/VR engineering lead Ryan Cairns to head Portal, as current Portal head Rafa Camargo shifts to leading hardware for AR/VR   —  Facebook is bringing on the engineering lead for Google's entire AR/VR team to tackle Portal hardware.
Jan 16, 2019, 11:05 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Niantic has closed a $190M funding round, according to an SEC filing, bringing total raised to more than $415M   —  Mobile AR gaming startup Niantic has closed a $190 million round of funding according to newly-filed SEC docs.  —  The filing comes after a WSJ report last month suggested …
Jan 3, 2019, 7:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Fortnite-maker Epic Games announces a PC and Mac game store to rival Steam's, coming “soon”, with 88% of revenue going to developers, up from 70% on Steam   —  Fortnite-maker Epic Games is capping off their insanely successful 2018 with an even more ambitious product launch …
Dec 4, 2018, 11:56 AMIn context
Facebook reorganized AR and VR team from a divisional structure focused around products to a functional structure focused around technology areas of expertise   —  Facebook is again looking to whip Oculus into shape for its 10-year journey towards making virtual reality mainstream.
Nov 3, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Sources: after canceling Rift 2, a “complete redesign”, Oculus now pursuing a more modest Rift update, possibly called Rift S, to release as early as next year   —  Facebook's virtual reality arm may soon find itself in the unfamiliar position of playing catch-up with hardware competitors.
Oct 31, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Brendan Iribe, co-founder and ex-CEO of Oculus, is leaving Facebook; source: move follows shakeups in Oculus' VR arm that include canceling PC-powered Rift 2   —  Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced today that he is leaving Facebook, TechCrunch has learned.
Oct 22, 2018, 2:04 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
VR workplace training startup STRIVR raises $16M led by GreatPoint Ventures, bringing total raised to $21M   —  Though some of the biggest names in tech are wholly focused on getting consumers to strap into VR, there has been an increasing amount of movement in companies adopting virtual reality to help train employees.
Oct 4, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
YouTube's VR app is coming to Oculus Go   —  For a while, the best thing Google Daydream had going for it was YouTube, the platform has had a ton of 360 content on has been unavailable on Facebook's Oculus Go headset.  —  At the company's Oculus Connect 5 keynote, the company announced …
Sep 26, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus announces the standalone Oculus Quest, shipping next spring for $399 with touch controllers and 50+ games at launch   —  Opening up the Oculus Connect 5 keynote with some announcements, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that its newest headset, called Oculus Quest …
Sep 26, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Illumix, a startup making tools for more dynamic phone-based AR games, raises $8.6M seed round co-led by Maveron and Lightspeed Venture Partners   —  As iOS12 drops, we are again reminded that phone-based AR is on hundreds of millions of phones but we still haven't seen any big successes built on the new technologies.
Sep 18, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context

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