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Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Podcast in 2018

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I’ve become a morning walking companion to people I may never meet. How is this possible? They take me along in their earbuds as they stream my podcast, Build a Better Agency. It’s a wonderful sign of things to come for marketers willing to venture into the podcasting universe.

The Future of Product Management

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In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ladislav Bartos, lead a conversation around “The Future of Product Management”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Check it out… About The Product Mentor.

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Will 2018 Be Ether’s Year?

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EXCLUSIVE – If 2017 was the year that brought bitcoin into mainstream finance, will 2018 be the year for ether? Powered by the Ethereum blockchain, ether started the new year on a positive note, hitting an all-time high of $914 today, according to CoinDesk’s Ethereum Price Index.

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather unveils VR workout program

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At CES Floyd Mayweather unveiled his vision of the future of fitness with his Virtual Reality workout program, featuring the Champ himself.

HTC VIVE launches VIVE Arts, a new multi-million dollar global VR art program

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HTC VIVE today announced VIVE Arts, a new multi-million dollar global VR program set to change the way the world creates and engages with the arts.

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San Jose Sharks and Zeality Team Up For Cutting Edge VR Fan engagment content.

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The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and Zeality Inc. announced the arrival of an innovative and unique 360-degree, VR fan experience that will allow fans to get a closer, in-depth look at the action, thus enhancing the fan experience.

The Minnesota Vikings Become First NFL Franchise to Launch Virtual Reality Application for Oculus

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The Minnesota Vikings are the first team to launch a virtual reality application for Oculus. Titled “Vikings VR” and available in the Oculus store, the app takes fans directly inside U.S. Bank Stadium to view 360 videos and photos from Vikings games and events.

The Rogue Initiative to make it's debut into the location based VR market with STEEL COBRAS.

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Rogue Initiative's vision is to bring together Hollywood storytelling with frontier technology.

Reality Reflection Announces Pre-ICO of New Location-based AR Mobile Game

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Reality Reflection , a VC-backed virtual reality(VR) and augmented reality(AR) startup announced on Monday the launch of Pre-ICO on ‘ Mossland ’, a location-based AR mobile game with decentralized ad platform. Mossland is involved with virtual real estate.

Using VR to create understanding and empathy with victims of sexual harassment and assault. My Interview with Morgan Mercer, CEO of Vantage Point.

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Morgan Mercer and the team at Vantage Point are looking to eradicate sexual assault and sexual harassment, with the help of virtual reality. The team says that existing educational programs fail in several way to truly help victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

The fact KFC did not invite one their biggest fans to their VR event hurts!

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In a special media event for the "media" KFC unveiled a VR experience that seemed more like Bioshock than a VR Chicken Frying trainer.

Ex Marvel CEO and corporate turnaround genius Peter Cueno to join VR/AR company Uncorporeal Sytems

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Uncorporeal Systems, today announced that corporate turnaround genius Peter Cuneo has joined the company as Chairman.

Oculus announces the Oculus Start program to help aspiring developers during their VR creation journey.

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Oculus announced its new developer-focused program today to help grow the ecosystem. Oculus Start is a program created for VR application developers who are just getting started.

Decentraland looks to be the decentralized VR creators paradise built on the Blockchain we have all been dreaming of since last year.

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Gamers spend upwards to 20 hours a week building, gathering, teaming up with other gamers, and fighting over digital good in virtual worlds owned by central organizations like Facebook and Blizzard.

A Work Of Heart: Owlchemy Labs Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality @VRDC2107

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At VRDC2017 Devin Reimer and Alex Schwartz (Chief Technology Owl and Chief Executive Owl, respectively) of Owlchemy presented their Postmortem on Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Owlchemy Labs originally began in the mobile and PC game space back in 2010.

Samsung announces limited edition Batman themed Galaxy S7 and GearVR.

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Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment.

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Sumo Digital acquires CCP Games’ Newcastle studio, responsible for EVE Valkyrie  

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Sumo Digital , part of the Sumo Group plc (AIM: SUMO) a leading independent game developer, today announced that it has taken on CCP Games’ Newcastle studio, responsible for EVE Valkyrie 34 staff have transferred to Sumo Digital, with Owen O’Brien as Studio Director, and remain in Newcastle.

Overwatch League has no women competitors, can we not make this mistake with VR eSports.

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This morning I was shocked to find out that Blizzard's ambitious new esports league Overwatch League had absolutely no women competing. This news came a little late to me and I had to do some research.

Oculus Connect Spotlight: Improving Accessibility Across the Metaverse

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If we want to make VR available to everyone, accessibility needs to be at the center of the development process. At OC4 Speakers from D.A.G.E.R. System and ILMxLAB discussed some best practices to create accessible content for more people around the world.

Space VR Interview: How will eggo waffles bring us closer to space?

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Founded in January 2015 by Ryan Holmes, CEO, SpaceVR is the world’s first virtual reality platform allowing users to #BeAnAstronaut and experience space firsthand from any mobile, desktop or virtual reality device.

The CatsAndVR.com Oculus Launchpad Development Blog: Week 1 Day 1

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First of all I want to thank everyone at Oculus and Facebook for allowing me to be part of an amazing opportunity. Words cannot describe how I feel on Week 1 Day 1.wait they can.

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If you own an HTC Vive and still have not tried Mindshow you really don't care about VR.or probably were not in the Alpha. Mindshow is now on Steam Early Access for everybody!

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Mindshow is a product built from a passion for VR. Not just because VR is cool but because we were promised the future when we were kids and still seeking it. “VR VR is still in its infancy, and there’s still a lot to learn about the way players interact with VR.

Light Field camera developer Lytro announces $60 million round of funding, production ready technology, and partnership with Within.

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Light field camera maker Lytro recently announced its latest round of funding of $60MM, led by Blue Pool Capital, with participation from EDBI, Foxconn, Huayi Brothers and Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood.

Tonight TheWaveVR and Ash Koosha challenge the boundaries of music and take on tyranny with the power of VR.

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London-based electronic musician Ash Koosha will perform in the US for the first time via virtual reality in TheWaveVR. Originally from Iran, Koosha is currently hindered by Trump’s travel ban, which targets people from majority-Muslim countries and bars them from entering the United States.

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Today is the one year anniversary of CatsAndVR.com and also Respect Your Cat day. Here are the best Cat moments of Year One.

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Today is the one year anniversary of CatsAndVR.com and also Respect Your Cat day. Here are the best Cat moments of year one. Check out the videos and links to some of my favorite cat related things I have covered during that year.

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Transference from Elijah Wood's VR company SpectreVision is giving me nightmares.

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"We want you take off the gear and still feel unsettled." Lisa Whalen CEO of SpectreVision I would say that Lisa Whalen is just doing her best to hype up the upcoming SpectreVision psychological horror title but then the nightmares keep coming back.

Reddit user reaches out to the VR community to help with his fathers Alzheimer's.and receives it!

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“I’m losing my dad to Alzheimer’s. Every day that passes I can tell that there is less and less of him here with us. It breaks my heart,” “We’ve tried all the traditional medicines to slow the progression but nothing seems to be helping him at all.”

Dead Or Alive VR is a pretty shitty cash grab and a tasteless move showing a lack of understanding of what is troubling to many gamers.

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Koei Tecmo Games recently showed off Dead or Alive Xtreme 3’s VR Paradise for PSVR. This may be a Japan exclusive given the how this kind of content is viewed in the American gaming public.

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Oculus exclusive ARKTIKA.1 from the the creators of Metro 2033 to launch just in time for OC4

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With Oculus Connect 4 right around the corner I have to deliver the great news that the CatsAndVR OC3 Game Of The Show ARKTIKA.1 is also right around the corner from 4A Games the company best known for developing the critically aclaimed Metro video game franchise. In ARKTIKA.1,

Microsoft acquires AltspaceVR to bolster their VR positioning.

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In July AltspaceVR announced that it was closing its doors, stating that a funding deal fell through at the last minute.

Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR.

Pico Interactive adds The Dream VR as a content partner for its all-in-one VR HMDs

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The Dream VR , a pioneering 360 video/virtual reality (VR) technology and multi-device distribution platform, has teamed up with Pico Interactive , maker of high-end ultra portable VR headsets, to bring its premium original content to the Pico Goblin and Pico Neo all-in-one VR headsets.

WWE and NextVR to partner on bringing the action and drama of pro wrestling to VR.

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NextVR, the leader in broadcasting live events in virtual reality, and WWE announced a new partnership to bring fans unique WWE experiences in virtual reality, featuring highlights from select 2018 WWE special events.

CatsAndVR.com visits the ART OF VR event at Sotheby's NYC.

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Recently I got the chance to visit the Art Of VR event at Sotheby's NY. A big shout out to the team at Oculus for that as well. A public, two-day event, The Art of VR festival showcased just a sample of many of the VR and augmented reality experiences currently unavailable in VR App stores.

PSVR system seller BATMAN: Arkham VR coming to HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift this month.

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Batman: Arkham VR will be coming to both the Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE with not only Touch and Vive controller support but also full gamepad support on PC, including the PS4™ Dual Shock 4 Controller, Xbox One Controller and the Steam™ Controller. The game will be available on April 25th.

Unity Technologies announced a host of new partnerships and exciting updates during their Unite LA event today.

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Unity Technologies announced a host of new partnerships and exciting updates during their event Unite LA today. Unity's experimental EditorVR build will be available on December 15th. It will be completely open-source, with an open API.

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Amazon looks to tackle yet another industry with its new AR/VR development platform.

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Amazon has basically sent many brick and mortar traditions out to the retirement home. Recently they have even jumped into brick and mortar by acquiring Whole Foods.

Daedalus, a VR game inspired by Escher and Dali is now available on Gear VR.

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The Spanish indie studio Vertical Robot has just launched their first VR title: Daedalus , a part platformer, part exploration game set in a spectacular oneiric and surreal world developed for Samsung Gear VR.

River Ecosystem is more than just Mike Rothenberg. It's a f **g ecosystem of hungry innovators and tech talents looking to prove themselves. Check out just a few.

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River Ecosystem, a consulting firm that provides services to frontier technology startups and hosts the annual River Accelerator program, today announced veteran Bay Area entrepreneur Jimmy Ku, and Techstars and River Accelerator alumnus Nick Canafax, as partners.

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Construct Studio are on the cutting edge of VR storytelling with The Price Of Freedom.

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Recently CatsAndVR.com had the opportunity to check out a preview of Construct Studios upcoming interactive VR experience "The Price Of Freedom". The Price Of Freedom is Construct's first interactive room-scale VR storytelling experience.