Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

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Simply tap the camera in the Amazon app and then tap ‘AR View’ to browse products in AR—containing everything from chairs to teapots. Amazon’s ‘AR View’ is exclusive to iPhones for now. Some of our articles feature Amazon affiliate links.

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Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App

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Amazon’s AR View lets you see items inside your home. Following in the footsteps of Ikea , Houzz , and Target, Amazon is now the latest retailer to make it easier to buy items from home thanks to AR. The post Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App appeared first on VRScout.

Amazon May Look to VR to Enhance Shopping Experience, Job Ad Indicates

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A new job opening at a division of the online retail giant Amazon my indicate the firm is looking to immersive technology to enhance its shopping experience. Amazon has up to now only tentatively dipped its substantial corporate toe in the waters of virtual reality.

Amazon Is Working On ‘A Completely New VR Shopping Experience’

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Tracking Amazon’s work in VR can be tricky, as the company is famously quiet in response to media inquiries while seemingly being involved in multiple areas. Amazon is looking for a Sr. The listing states that the company is looking to “revolutionize online shopping for millions of customers worldwide” while seeking someone to “lead the development of a completely new VR shopping experience at Amazon.” VR Industry News Amazon

Amazon Shows What Lumberyard Can Do For VR With Free Showcase

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Wondering what Amazon’s videogame development engine, Lumberyard, can do for VR? Lumberyard might not be the most prominent engine in the industry right now, but Amazon is trying to build momentum, especially on the VR side. Tagged with: Amazon , development , lumberyard.

Amazon Hires Former Tribeca Director To Work On VR Content

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Amazon’s plans for VR content still remain under wraps, but the company recently made a significant hire that gives us a small glimpse into what it’s working on. This week, The Hollywood Reporter noted that she had been hired by Amazon Studios to work on VR content. A member of the Amazon Video PR team has validated the report to UploadVR, though the company declined to provide any further information. Tagged with: Amazon , amazon video , Genna Terranova.

Amazon Explores The Idea of Augmented Reality Furniture Stores

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Amazon is a company that prides itself on embracing the unconventional. According to reports from New York Times sources , Amazon is playing with the idea of using augmented and virtual reality to help you see how various furniture and large appliances look inside your own home.

Report: Amazon Looking Into VR/AR Furniture Stores

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We’ve already heard that Amazon is looking into how VR can enhance its video offerings, but the company might be using the tech for other means too. The article’s mention of VR and AR is brief, but Amazon is apparently considering how this tech could lets users see their potential purchases in their own homes, helping them to decide if they fit and look the part. Tagged with: Amazon. Experiences Amazon

Amazon’s VR-capable Lumberyard Game Engine Sustained by AWS Cloud Services

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Back in February, Amazon announced that they had purchased and forked Crytek’s CryEngine and made the full source code available in a free AAA VRgame engine offering called Lumberyard. Sunset Meadow – Created with Amazon Lumberyard | Photo courtesy Amazon.

Oculus Rift Back in Stock at Amazon, And You Can Get One By Tomorrow

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Oculus Rift units are still appearing in batches across third-party retailers, and eager Amazon customers may now be able to get their hands on one faster than their pre-order through the official site will allow. hardware VR Headsets Amazon htc vive oculus oculus rift Oculus shipping

Deal: Buy an Oculus Rift and Get a $100 Amazon Gift Card

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For a limited time, Amazon is offering a $100 gift card with every Rift purchase. It might not be the same straight up $100 discount HTC had offered on the Vive during Black Friday, but if you’re a regular Amazon shopper, it’s nearly as good.

Amazon VR shopping app revealed in new job listing

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A new Amazon job listing on LinkedIn indicates the company may be planning to introduce a virtual reality shopping app. Archive Amazon virtual reality vr

Get Lost In The Rainforest With ‘Amazon Odyssey’ VR

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The Amazon River Basin, the biggest tropical rainforest in the world, is not only home to 10% of the Earth’s known species, but also happens to be one of the coolest natural wonders one could possibly see. Amazon Odyssey is available now via Viveport for $9.99.

Amazon Blends Digital and Physical Experiences At Their New Book Store

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Recently I stopped in at the new Amazon Book store on 34th Street in Manhattan to see how Amazon is re-imagining the in-store experience. Amazon B2C ecommerce ecommerce in-store marketing mcommerce online retail retail amazon digital retail in-store checkout

HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon

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The HTC VIVE (yes, they now capitalize all the letters in VIVE) is getting itself in front of millions of new online shoppers perusing the virtual aisles of Amazon. The post HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon appeared first on VRScout. News Amazon HTC Vive

HTC Vive Now Available from Amazon in the US

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Amazon have announced they’ve started selling the SteamVR powered HTC Vive VR system in their US online store. Our expansion to Amazon further underscores our commitment to our customers to deliver options across virtual reality,” said Dan O’Brien, VP of VR at HTC.

Best VR deals on Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon is going all out today with deals on virtual reality products, running the whole gamut of headset options, computers, and accessories. There’s no extra cost to you, and you can use the Smile link at any time, not just on Amazon Prime Day.

Discover the Amazon in VR with Conservation International

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Trees stand tall on both sides of the riverbank as I zoom down the Amazon by kayak. He explains that they get their food, medicine, and water from the forest, but that it’s more than just physical sustenance that the Amazon provides. “It

Amazon Studios tipped in talks for original VR content

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Amazon Studios is holding meetings with VR companies with the intention of producing its own original virtual reality offerings, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. Archive Amazon Amazon Studios rumor virtual reality vr

PSA: New Gear VR Can Be Pre-ordered From Amazon or Samsung

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Amazon UK Won’t Fufil All PS VR Pre-Orders Until December

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PlayStation VR Game Prices Previewed in Amazon Listings

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Listings on Amazon have revealed prices for some PlayStation VR games, giving an idea of what Sony plans to charge for the first wave of virtual reality titles to hit the console platform. The post PlayStation VR Game Prices Previewed in Amazon Listings appeared first on Road to VR.

Amazon Selling Oculus Rift Roomscale Bundle With $100 Credit

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If you’re looking to do roomscale with the Oculus Rift then you’ll need much more than the headset itself, and Amazon is offering a great bundle to get you up to speed. The US iteration of the online retailing giant is now offering an Oculus Roomscale Bundle for $657.99. That includes the Rift itself, the Oculus Touch controllers, and an extra sensor to add to the two that are already bundled with Rift and Touch.

Amazon’s Prime Day Offers Discounts On PSVR and HTC Vive

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So many of us have barely recovered from the Steam Summer Sale and we’re already being hit with another wave of attacks on our wallet via Amazon’s Prime Day. Prime Day is a celebration of Amazon’s Prime membership that seems to grow in value on a consistent basis. There was also a deal for the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch plus a $100 Amazon Gift card but it is currently unavailable.

Amazon And Flipkart Are Expected to Record $1.2-$1.5 Billion In Sales In India’s Coming Festive Sales

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Amazon B2C ecommerce amazon big billion day Festive Sales Flipkart India online retailOn October 6, 2014, Flipkart launched Big Billion Day, an event that occurs within India’s festive season — a holiday period that accounts for 40% of the total sales of key brands in India.

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Amazon Oculus Rift Orders Start Shipping

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The beginning of May saw some Oculus Rift's available at retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon. These were quickly snapped up, Rift orders from Amazon sold out within minutes of appearing online. Amazon Rift orders were expected to start shipping end of May.

Walmart and Google’s Voice-Assisted Commerce Partnership Highlight the Next Big Disrupter in Retail

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Amazon customer experience digital business ecommerce online retail retail amazon amazon alexa amazon echo brendan witcher digital digital retail google google express google home grocery same day delivery walmartWalmart and Google have announced an important new partnership that directly addresses the growing markets for voice-assisted shopping and free expedited delivery. Marc Lore, President and CEO, Walmart U.S.

Amazon UK Lists Oculus Touch Pre-Orders with Price and Release Date

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Amazon’s UK retailer seems to have already jumped the gun on today’s supposed announcement taking place at Oculus Connect opening keynote, where we’ll likely hear official word on price, release date, and everything else surrounding the long awaited Touch controllers.

Now with Netflix, HBO, and NextVR, Daydream Rises to Top VR Platform for Video

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Amazon Video is among the only major video streaming libraries that hasn’t yet announced a VR offering, and it’s likely that the various platforms are competing heavily for it to be a timed exclusive on just one platform.

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Cyberpower PC and AMD Release VR-Ready Desktop for $720

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Vive Studios Launches Jungle Adventure, Amazon Odyssey

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Vive Studios, the publishing arm of HTC’s VR headset, just launched its next title – Amazon Odyssey.

HTC Vive Now Available on Amazon with FREE Shipping

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Finally, you can now purchase the Vive through Amazon and if you are an Amazon Prime member, receive free two-day shipping. Oculus Rift was available from Amazon in June , albeit in very limited quantities. HTC Vive or Oculus Rift on Amazon?

Amazon Product Content: A New Space Race?

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The Whole Foods acquisition by Amazon weeks ago was only the latest milepost in the latter’s inexorable march to the top of retail. And we find that Amazon is big and gaining […]. The company sold $136 billion worth of products in 2016 – more than any other online retailer (and just over a third of what Wal-Mart did). advertising B2C marketing digital marketing online retail search marketing

Amazon Updates Its iOS Shopping App With ARKit Support

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Amazon already offered some simple AR features with its shopping experiences, but the most recent update to its flagship iOS shopping app now includes official ARKit support. You can download the Amazon app here.

Amazon’s Singapore Launch Signals the End of Digital Complacency in Southeast Asia

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July 27th marked Amazon’s first e-commerce official foray into the 640 million people strong region. We see the impact of Amazon’s move not only on the e-commerce and retail industries, but […].

Amazon Oculus Rift Orders Expected to Ship End Of May

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After their pre-orders had been delayed up to two months , some fans had their hopes pinned on ordering from retail at Amazon or Best Buy. However, Amazon orders were all online, and if you managed to get your order in within a few minutus , then things were looking up.

Oculus Rift on Amazon Sells Out In 2 Minutes

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I hope you were quick as Amazon sold out in less than two minutes. For those that did manage to grab one, Amazon is not yet disclosing the shipping date with the following message "Delivery estimate: We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate.

New Gear VR Now Available For Pre-Order on Amazon

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Unveiled earlier this month at the Samsung Unpacked event, the new upgraded Gear VR is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The new Gear VR will be released on Amazon August 19th for a price of $99.99.

New PlayStation VR Bundle Adds Free Camera, Saves You $59

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Right now, Amazon and Best Buy are running a promotional bundle which includes the core PSVR package with a PlayStation Camera thrown in for free, saving you a respectable $59.