Facebook F8 Recap: Social, Volumetric Cameras, and React VR

Greenlight InsightsAnalysis, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

Virtual and augmented reality were the highlights of Facebook’s F8 developer conference. Among the several important updates coming from CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team were Facebook’s first VR social platform, open-source codebase for WebVR developers, and new tools to create augmented reality content, among several other announcements. Alexis Macklin, a Greenlight Insights analyst who covers Facebook, Oculus, and VR/AR trends, created a … Read More

Clifton Dawson, CEO of Greenlight Insights, Sits Down with RePlay Magazine Podcast

Stevi RexAnalysis, Immersive Content

Clifton Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Greenlight Insights and Bob Cooney, Head of Global Business Development at Zero Latency VR and host of the RePlay Magazine Podcast, sat down to discuss the sustainability of VR, the social engagement that out-of-home VR provides, and challenges in the development cycles of both software content and hardware, as well as the 2017 Virtual … Read More

What the New ODG Augmented Reality Smartglasses Means for the Enterprise

Colin McMahonAnalysis, Augmented Reality

Within the last decade, Osterhout Design Group (ODG) has seen a considerable shift from its original military market focus in 1984. Recent advancements, including its own $58 million Series A investment in 2016, have set a primed environment for ODG to expand its market to different areas within the enterprise sector. With its new R-7HL (Hazardous Location), ODG has further … Read More

Why Intel, CBS, Samsung and the NCAA Teamed Up to Stream March Madness in VR

Clifton DawsonAnalysis, Virtual Reality

This month, Intel, CBS Sports, Turner Sports and the NCAA teamed up to broadcast six March Madness playoff games in virtual reality, including Monday’s NCAA Men’s Championship Game at the San Jose’s SAP Center. (Congratulations to the North Carolina Tar Heels who defeated the Gonzaga University Bulldogs 71-65.) Technology, consumer electronics, and media companies are all beating big that streaming … Read More

New Report: Location-Based Entertainment Brings New Opportunity for Virtual Reality Companies

Alexis MacklinAnalysis, Funding Database, Virtual Reality

Location-based VR entertainment (LBVRE) is emerging as one of the the fastest growing sectors in VR. Several LBVRE technology companies have raised considerable investment rounds in the first quarter of 2017 and more investment is likely to come. When analyzing data from Greenlight Insights’ VR/AR Funding Database of more than 400 venture deals from 2011 to 2016, LBVRE-specific companies raised … Read More