Microsoft Acquires Simplygon to Accelerate “3D for Everyone”

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Microsoft acquired Simplygon on Jan. 17 for an undisclosed amount to further develop Microsoft’s “3D for Everyone” vision. Simplygon, which developed by Donya Labs AB, a privately held company based in Sweden, develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers, focusing on helping developers create 3D content faster, streamlining the workflow. This saves AAA game studios up to 14 work weeks through … Read More

CES 2017 Brings Product Diversity to the VR/AR Ecosystem

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Among all the home assistants, robotics, and wearable tech, virtual and augmented reality was a highlight at the 50th Consumer Electronics Show through new product releases and announcements. The biggest consumer electronics conference prominently showcased VR and AR on the expo floor. Major manufacturers like Intel, Qualcomm, and Huawei highlighted VR in a big way with AR headset manufacturers having … Read More

Social Media is Gateway to 360-Degree Video Growth

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Twitter will be releasing live-streaming 360-degree video capabilities to a select number of its users. This is capable through a 360-degree camera that is attached to the phone. The development comes not long after Twitter added live streaming as an option for all users earlier this month. Twitter is following Facebook in its quest to pursue live 360-degree video streaming. Greenlight … Read More