Sony Announces 4 Asia-Developed PSVR Titles Are Coming West

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The games come as a result of a partnership between Sony Interactive Entertainment and what they call “some of Asia’s most exciting developers.” The post Sony Announces 4 Asia-Developed PSVR Titles Are Coming West appeared first on Road to VR.

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Samsung Uses VR To Provide Mental Health Care In Asia’s Suicide Capital


South Korea has the highest suicide rate in East Asia, and the second highest in the world, behind Lithuania. Samsung has announced a new VR-focused partnership with Gangam Severance Hospital in Seoul. The electronics giant will provide VR headsets and wearable devices to the hospital, while software developer FNI will create mental health diagnostic tools and interventions.

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Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Marketing Software Suites In Asia Pacific

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More marketers in Asia Pacific (AP) are investing in an enterprise marketing software suite (EMSS) to better engage empowered customers and drive contextual marketing — but EMSS vendors’ solution availability and localization efforts vary across the region. My recently published report, Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Marketing Software Suites In Asia Pacific, helps marketers understand EMSS vendors’ […]. Asia Pacific B2C marketing marketing technology

Marketers In Asia Pacific: What Are Your Top Martech Challenges?

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Forrester’s 2017 Asia Pacific Martech Challenges Survey is open, and we’re looking for B2C marketers in the region to provide their perspective. Marketers in Asia Pacific are increasing their spending on martech. [… If you’re a marketing leader who is involved in marketing technology (martech) decisions and implementations, please take a moment to complete the survey.

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

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Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking


Asia VR Headsets baofeng baofeng mojing china vr chinese vr Daydream gear vr google daydream leap motion mobile VR samsung samsung gear vrBaofeng Group, a Chinese mobile communications giant, announced their fifth generation VR headset, the Mojing 5.0, on stage today in Beijing, China.

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China Will Soon Have VR and MR Theme Parks Thanks to SPACES


Asia entertainment Experiences china Songcheng Performance Development SPACES theme parkVR is starting to attract the attention of major theme parks in both the US and UK, and now it’s heading to China.

VR Core Offers $100,000 Prize To “Hardcore” VR Developers


Asia Events 000 100 cash china contest dollars hardcore VR coreVirtual reality is now an industry with a healthy amount of development. What began as bundles of duct tape, cardboard, and loose wires have now grown into an industry with multi-billion dollar potential.

Karaoke Chain Becomes A VR Arcade With KDDI Karaoke VR In Japan


Karaoke in most of East Asia isn’t quite the same as in the west. Arcades Asia Entertainment HTC Vive Samsung Gear VRInstead of drunkenly singing in front of a bar full of strangers, people rent private rooms and drunkenly sing in front of friends.

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NSFW: Miss Nanai Moans in English


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CES Asia 2016: VR Innovation Abounded at Event


With the conclusion of the second annual CES Asia today, it’s now clear that virtual reality played as big of a role. The post CES Asia 2016: VR Innovation Abounded at Event appeared first on VRJournal. Featured Sidebar Featured VR Industry and Technology CES Asia 2016

Discovery and Google Announce VR Travel Series ‘Discovery TRVLR’, First of 38 Episodes to Arrive in November

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Chapters for North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia consist of six episodes each, while the chapter for Antarctica features two episodes, for a total of 38 episodes in the series.

AI Chatbots are rapidly changing the ways of banking in the world


Artificial Intelligence Asia Pacific (APAC) Business China Companies Fintech News Technology Security AI AMY Banking chatbot DBS EVA hsbc NBDThe biggest Hong Kong bank, HSBC Holdings , is starting the New Year with a new chatbot. Chatbots are computer programs that typically use text-based live chat as an interface to carry out tasks for customers on behalf of the business. Now they are emerging as an inexpensive way to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) in banking.

China’s Largest Messaging App ‘WeChat’ is Creating its Own AR Platform

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Tech in Asia recently caught wind of WeChat parent company Tencent’s plans to bring AR to the app’s gargantuan feature list, which includes payments, entertainment, shopping, and transportation.

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The Number of VR Companies Grew 40 Percent in 2016


and Asia, he said. Traditional VCs also stepped in to make content and application bets in VR, and major gaming players in Asia embraced VR, dedicating more resources to it. The Venture Reality Fund reported that the landscape of companies it tracks in the virtual reality market grew more than 40 percent in 2016.

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VR Sales Analysis: Rift and Vive to Sell Under 500,000 in 2016, PS VR to Top 2 Million


With over 40 million PlayStation 4s in the market, a lower price point and a massive foot in Asia’s door the stage seemed set for the veteran electronics company to trump its competition.

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Cryptocurrencies and ICO Under Increasing Scrutiny While Stars Move In


Asia Pacific (APAC) Breaking Business Global Politics News startups Technology Security China Floyd Mayweather hong kong ICO Jess VerSteeg Julia Leung LydianCoin marijuana Miss Iowa Paragon Paris Hilton SEC Securities and Exchange Comission The GameJust a day after China raised the ban for ICOs all together, Hong Kong – the country that is a special administrative region of China – has voiced concern at the growth of ICO fundraising.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule


Asia Amusements and Attractions Expo // March 8th – March 11th. VR Cluster via Broadcast Asia // May 23rd – May 25th. Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia) // June 7th – June 9th. SIGGRAPH Asia // November 27th – 30th.

Cher Wang: Vive to Become a Standalone Company


Asia Pacific Virtual Reality – Industry alliance led by Cher Wang. Back in October 2015, we had a conversation with an senior industry executive close to HTC.

Alibaba Wants You To Shop in Virtual Reality


Image Credit: Techtrade Asia. You’ll soon shop for your next outfit in VR. Not satisfied with disrupting China’s financial transaction industry, the Chinese Internet giant Alibaba now wants to enable consumers to purchase almost anything in VR with its new BUY+ service.

Google’s AR/VR Team Just Keeps Growing

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Of particular interest, In March, Google listed five new jobs seeking ‘Daydream AR/VR Business Program Managers’ based in major tech hubs of Southeastern Asia, hinting that the company plans to make big moves in the region where VR is seeing some of its most broad adoption.

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HTC’s $100 Million ‘Vive X’ VR Accelerator Announces First 33 Investments

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If you are looking to get some of that $100 million for your big idea however, HTC is taking applications starting in November 2016 for their second batch of startups, with intentions to expand to more locations in Asia Pacific and Europe in 2017.

NVIDIA’s Next-gen Titan X Has 11 TFLOPS Performance, 12GB of Memory, and Costs 1 Arm and 1 Leg

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The new Titan X will debut first in North America and Europe and later in Asia. This evening at an artificial intelligence event at Stanford, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the next-gen Titan X, the company’s crazy-powerful, crazy-expensive high-end GPU.

Starting Tomorrow You Can Make Unity Games From Within VR


This was following another on-stage demonstration of the kit, which lets you develop games from inside the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, at the 2016 Vision Summit Asia in Beijing, China.

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Godzilla VR announced for Playstation VR in Japan

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia and Toho have announced, a Godzilla virtual reality experience that will launch on October 13 in Japan as a free for a limited time download on the PlayStation Store.

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Leap Motion Raises $50 Million For Its Finger Tracking Technology


Morgan Asset Management and is said to accelerate “global expansion, particularly in Asia,” as the company opens an office in Shanghai, China. VR and AR headsets are heading to market from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others that have a wide range of capabilities. Just last week we learned about Facebook’s plan for a $200 headset that occupies the low end of the market while Google continues work on a six degrees of freedom standalone headset.

Kopin’s Prototype VR Headset is Incredibly Thin & Light, More Than 3x the Pixels of Rift and Vive

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Kopin is touting a new prototype VR headset featuring their 4K OLED ‘Lightning’ microdisplay that they say is made specifically for VR.

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Changi Airport Will Use AR Glasses To Speed Up Ground Handling


SATS, the chief ground-handling and in-flight catering service provider at Singapore Changi Airport, has equipped approximately 600 of its ramp handling employees with the glasses as part of a new initiative, according to Channel News Asia. Going to the airport is a hassle. It doesn’t matter where you’re going, which airline you’re using, or who you’re traveling with, there are always annoyances and issues along the way.

4 Things That Make The China VR Market Unique


Asia will likely be the largest market for VR headsets in revenue by 2021, with a 45% global stake. There are distinct differences between the VR industries in Asia and the West that will shape the development of both markets. For the Chinese pioneers of virtual reality, business is booming. Goldman Sachs says that China accounted for a third of VR headset sales last year. By some measures, VR has been better received in China than it has even in the West.

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Automated Avatar Stylization to Counter the Uncanny Valley

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Here’s the linear avatar model by Michael Black called SMPL: A Skinned Multi-Person Linear Model (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015).

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NextVR Raises $80 in Series B Funding Round


The majority of funding from the Series B raise comes from high-profile investors throughout Asia in the entertainment, content and technology markets, as well as new U.S.

A VR Theme Park is Coming to Malaysia


EXA Global is a Malaysian-based gaming company working towards bringing immersive VR gaming experiences to Southeast Asia. When it comes to virtual reality theme parks, for the most part we’ve seen two companies blazing the way to bring multiplayer location-based VR to the masses.

Leap Motion Grabs $50M Investment for Class-leading Hand-tracking Tech

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With the new cash, Leap Motion says its primary goal will be a global expansion into Asia, with a new office opening in Shanghai, China.

Explore All Seven Continents in VR With Discovery’s ‘TRVLR’


Over the course of 38 episodes spread throughout seven chapters, you will travel throughout North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Antarctica in the first virtual reality series to cover all seven continents.

WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR


This xLab, organized by the XR Alliance in partnership with Mozilla and the VR AR Women in Asia Society with the VR AR Association, is the first of its kind globally with the kickoff of this first xLab installment supported by Intel.

HTC Vive Exec Makes Predictions for the Next 2 Years of Virtual Reality

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HTC’s China Regional President of Vive, Alvin Wang Graylin, took to the stage at the Unity Vision Summit in Asia this week and made a series of bold predictions for where we’ll see VR in the next two years.

PSVR Dating Sim ‘Summer Lesson’ to Get English Subtitles and Broader Release in April

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Now, come April 28th, the game will see a broader release into Southeastern Asia release with English subtitles, opening the door to enjoyment by those who don’t speak the game’s native Japanese language.

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Vive’s China President, Alvin Wang Graylin

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He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the 300-member company Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance , President of the $15 Billion Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance , and oversees the Vive X VR accelerator in Asia.

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Dreamworld Is Making AR Glasses That Connect To Your Phone For Under $350


The Glass will be officially unveiled at CES Asia which kicks off in June. The AR market is currently populated by companies that offer nice results at very high costs.

OSVR Launches Pre-orders for HDK 2 VR Headset, Begins Shipping July 29

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” Razer says that initial sales of the headset will only be available in the US & EU, but should see wider availability in the Asia-Pacific region in the next few weeks.

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