A Strategy Planner’s Review of Microsoft Build Conference 2017

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Insight Articles, Virtual Reality

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Microsoft Build Conference 2017 was held May 10 -12 in Seattle, WA. The three day conference is the company’s annual event aimed at application developers and software engineers using Microsoft technologies. Although the Microsoft Build Conference is hosted for the development community, there are several important implications for strategy analysts in the immersive technology and creative industries. Here’s what every planner should need about … Read More

Microsoft Acquires Simplygon to Accelerate “3D for Everyone”

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Insight Articles

Microsoft acquired Simplygon on Jan. 17 for an undisclosed amount to further develop Microsoft’s “3D for Everyone” vision. Simplygon, which was 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 … Read More

5 VR/AR Developments We Can’t Wait to See at CES 2017

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Insight Articles

Virtual and augmented reality made a major splash at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016. This year, CES 2017 will feature announcements from several prominent VR/AR companies. AR Debuts in Smartphones CES 2017 will set the stage for Google Tango applications on smartphones. Lenovo recently announced Phab 2 Pro will be one of the first smartphones with Google Tango AR sensors. ASUS is also … Read More