Vrideo Shuts Down, Signaling Troubles Ahead for 360 Video

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Vrideo announced November 21 that it is shuttering its 360 video aggregation website and app, which had more than 700,000 installs. The ambitious site raised an initial funding round of $2 million in early 2015 from investors including Machinima co-founder Allen DeBevoise, Betaworks and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Vrideo was apparently unable to raise any additional funding since, and simply ran out of … Read More

2016 Virtual Reality Consumer Report

A newer version of this research is available: 2018 Virtual Reality Consumer Report * Special Educational & Non-Profit Pricing Available. The 2016 Virtual Reality Consumer Report features the following highlights:

2016 Virtual Reality Industry Report, Fall Report

Release Date: November 14, 2016 Research, Data & Analysis Provided By Since June 2015, Greenlight Insights has published the annual Virtual Reality Industry Report with the editorial contributions of the industry’s leading media publishers. This year, the Industry Report is written with RoadToVR, the world’s largest independent news publication dedicated to the consumer virtual reality industry. The Virtual Reality Industry … Read More

Google Acquires Eyefluence To Prep For VR/AR Hardware Future

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Eyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount.  The eye-interaction technology company was acquired to advance Google’s technology for interacting with AR and VR hardware. Eyefluence previously raised over $20 million in funding from various companies including Dolby, Intel, and Motorola. Google has a variety of VR/AR projects in the works including Cardboard, Daydream, Glass and an … Read More

Greenlighting China: Smartphone Manufacturers Set Sights On China’s VR Market

Avatar Eddie Lou, Analyst, Asia-Pacific China xR Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Greenlighting China

Mobile World Congress, Asia’s biggest mobile industry conference, just had a new successful gathering in Shanghai, and VR once again dominated the show. China seems to have an unusual amount of interest in VR, and Chinese businesses are extremely active in the industry. With this new emerging market, the country known for piracy is trying to find a new path … Read More

Peeking Ahead at Google I/O: Daydream & Project Tango

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Rumors are swirling in anticipation of Google I/O and what Google will reveal next, but at the forefront of conversation is latest developments in VR. Of their latest developments, we anticipate that two of them will be of particular interest and impact – Daydream and Project Tango. Daydream Google has been rumored to be releasing a standalone VR headset that … Read More

2016 Virtual Reality Industry Report, Spring Edition

2016 VR Industry Report Spring

A newer version of this research is available: 2018 Virtual Reality Industry Forecast Release Date: April 2016 Research, Data & Analysis Provided By The 2016 Virtual Reality Industry Report, Spring Edition includes: