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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
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Skydio debuts a dev platform for its self-flying R1 drone, which is now mass-produced and priced at $2K, after R1 “Frontier Edition” debuted for $2,499 in April   —  Skydio launched their self-flying R1 drone a few months back, now the startup is launching a developer platform …
Sep 9, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
HTC announces that its Viveport VR subscription service will launch on the Oculus Rift, partnering with a rival as it tries to find a winning business model   —  HTC is cozying up to its main competitor in the VR space, Facebook-owned Oculus as it looks to find a business model that will wrestle it out of the VR market doldrums.
Sep 4, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
A look at the 59 startups that presented at Y Combinator's Summer 2018 Demo Day 2   —  From yeast-grown Cannibinoids to project management software to consumer apps looking to gauge opinions on college campuses, there was quite the wide variety of spaces represented on the second day of pitches from Y Combinator's Summer 2018 class.
Aug 22, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context

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