Talespin Raises Series B to Accelerate Virtual Human Training Platform

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Talespin Raises Series B to Accelerate Virtual Human Training Platform

Talespin, the Los Angeles, CA-based virtual and augmented reality studio, recently announced its latest funding round, raising $15 million in Series B venture capital. Participating investors include hardware giant HTC Corporation and Farmers Insurance Group, with whom the company had recently developed a VR training program for claims adjusters. But with the list of venture-backed companies rapidly increasing, how are … Read More

Late, Then Never: Is Microsoft Finished With VR?

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Enterprise Transformation, Enterprise xR Intelligence Service, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Media outlets have reported that Microsoft remains committed to the continuing development of its virtual reality platforms. Despite ongoing investment and improvement into Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) in the Hololens 2 platform, Microsoft has remained conspicuously silent on its overarching strategy, if any, for its line of fledgling OEM built VR devices. As others have pointed out, the original designs … Read More

Vive Strikes Back: New Cosmos HMDs Bring Improvements to HTC

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Consumer Insights, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Following the cancellation of MWC 2020, HTC Vive has made official announcements for new products in its VR hardware catalog. The Vive Cosmos line now includes three HMDs sharing a common hardware architecture and internal components but enhanced with different modular faceplate components that alter the tracking capabilities of the base Cosmos device. Cosmos Elite: Priced at $899, Cosmos Elite … Read More