Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

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Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone using virtual reality. The post Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year appeared first on Road to VR.

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Group Behind JPEG Unveils New ‘visually lossless’ Compression Standard for VR/AR and More

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“For the first time in the history of image coding, we are compressing less in order to better preserve quality, and we are making the process faster while using less energy,” says working group head Professor Touradj Ebrahimi in a prepared statement.

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Inception Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led By EU Media Conglomerate RTL Group

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Inception’s ambitions to become the ‘Netflix of VR’ have just received a major boost, with the Tel Aviv-based company closing a $15 million Series A funding round led by media and broadcast giant RTL Group. Inception VR netflix of vr RTL Group series a investment vr broadcasting vr video

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Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall

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But once the group is ready and you’re transported to Alien Zoo in VR, your jaw drops. The post Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall appeared first on VRScout. Alien Zoo lets you walk, soar, and escape alien creatures with friends.

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Apple Developers Join The WebVR Community Group

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Today, Brandon Jones from Google (who is one of the chairs in the official WebVR Community Group ,) noticed that developers from Apple have officially joined the group. In the Community Group there are 147 non-Chair participants as of the time of this writing. Notably Jones was quick to point out on Twitter that “group participation does not necessarily imply a commitment to implement” but it’s still a step in the right direction.

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The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

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The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. Above: The Future Group’s Jens Petter Hoili (left) and Bård Anders Kasin. Image Credit: The Future Group.

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Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web

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With Apple’s newly public interest in VR , developers from the company have join the W3C WebVR Community Group to have a say in the development of the WebVR standard. The post Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web appeared first on Road to VR.

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Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony

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The post Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony appeared first on Road to VR. Japan is an exceedingly normal place when it comes down to daily life, but for some reason the culture’s social norms are—how should we put it—famously elastic.

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Lumiere Award Winners Team Up To Create The Virtual Content Group

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The Virtual Content Group (VCG) is a new team composed of French, German, and Australian firms specializing in the experiences born of this technology, and they’re gearing up for expansion after taking home a couple Lumiere awards from the VR Society.

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Vive Group Edition Bundles 10 Headsets in China

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At the Vive Ecosystem Conference in China today HTC announced Vive Group Edition, a set of 10 Business Edition headsets and two lighthouse base stations, available for 49,999 RMB, which converts to $7,271. The company told UploadVR that it had not announced plans to bring the Group Edition to the west. Tagged with: htc , htc vive , Vive Business Edition , Vive Group Edition. htc VR Industry News htc vive Vive Business Edition Vive Group Edition

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Report: Magic Leap Could Reach $6B Valuation, First Device Shipping in 6 Months to “small group of users”

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Although not citing official sources, Bloomberg reports Magic Leap’s headset will cost between $1,500 and $2,000, and is set to ship its first device “to a small group of users within six months.”

VR Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn

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All of that information is then condensed into one easy to read label that developers can use to promote their games or users can search through on the group’s website. The group has already given ratings to some of VR’s most popular experiences.

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Khronos Group Would Welcome Input From Microsoft On OpenXR Standard

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During GDC 2017, Khronos Group unveiled OpenXR as the name for their VR/AR API standard that’s currently being developed. We reported on the announcement and broke down a bit of why this standard was something for the VR industry and community to get excited about, but we also got the chance to speak with Khronos Group president Neil Trevett to get some questions answered. The Khronos Group is hoping to be able to ship the API around GDC of next year.

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GDC 2017: Khronos Group Unveils VR/AR Standard OpenXR

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In December of last year, Khronos group made headlines for adding Epic Games to the list of companies in support of their pursuit of an API standard for virtual and augmented reality. A couple months later, that standard now has a name as Khronos unveils the OpenXR working group at GDC 2017.

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Getty’s New Virtual Reality Group Offers 12,000 360 Images Straight Away

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The post Getty’s New Virtual Reality Group Offers 12,000 360 Images Straight Away appeared first on UploadVR. Art & Science VR Industry News 360 images Getty Rio Olympics The Getty Images Virtual Reality GroupWhen it comes to stock images Getty is as big as it gets.

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Khronos Group President Neil Trevett on glTF: The ‘JPEG for 3D Objects’

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The Khronos Group announced that the open standard of glTF was gaining momentum by some of the key players within the graphics industry before SIGGRAPH this year. The post Khronos Group President Neil Trevett on glTF: The ‘JPEG for 3D Objects’ appeared first on Road to VR.

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How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation

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The post How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation appeared first on VRScout. Marshmallow Laser Feast wants you to hug a tree in VR.

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality

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The Future Group wants to change that by making game shows more interactive with mixed reality technology. The Future Group also created another technology, dubbed Frontier, that enables esports broadcast producers to insert animated characters into a broadcast in real time.

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CGTrader partners with the Women In VR Facebook group for #WomenIn3D initiative.

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CGTrader has partnered with the Women in VR/AR Facebook group to bring more awareness of how women are represented in the 3D industry, and are calling on all designers to create and upload more female characters to CGTrader.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVR

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The post Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVR appeared first on UploadVR. NextVR has become one of the leaders in 360 degree streaming over the past year, and the company is now attracting attention on a global scale.

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Funding Roundup: Intel acquires Voke VR, The Future Group Raises.

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Funding Roundup: Intel acquires Voke VR, The Future Group Raises $20M, ObEN nabs $7.7M Voke will become a part of a new division called Intel Sports Group, the company tells me.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVRNextVR has become.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVR NextVR has become one of the leaders in 360 degree streaming over the past year, and the company is now attracting attention on a global scale.

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VR Community Divided After Report Ties Palmer Luckey To Pro-Trump Smear Group

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VESA Creates AR and VR Special Interest Group

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So, it comes as no surprise that they are interested in how they can enable VR and AR technologies with their own Special Interest Group (SIG). Many people don’t actually know who VESA is, but they’re responsible for a lot of the display standards that we use every day.

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Madrona Venture Group Taps New Managing Director

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A VR visionary has been tapped for an important new role at Madrona Venture Group. The post Madrona Venture Group Taps New Managing Director appeared first on VRJournal. Business VR Industry and Technology Madrona Venture GroupThe early-stage venture capital firm announced today.

Eye-Tracking Group Tobii Plans To Invest $16 Million In VR By 2019

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With its eye-tracking solution already on the market, Tobii could be a big player in VR going forward. Today, the company announced investment plans that it hopes will make that happen. The Swedish company plans to invest around $16.6

How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality via @UploadVR.

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Inception Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led By EU Media Conglomerate RTL Group via @RtoVR.

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Inception Raises $15 Million Series A Funding Led By EU Media Conglomerate RTL Group via @RtoVR [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 3, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

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Getty Images has launched the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group

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Getty Images, has launched the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group, a new business dedicated to the creation and global distribution of virtual reality content.

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HTC-backed VRVCA Investor Group Moves Meeting ‘Due to the Large Volume of Submissions’

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Brazil group launches grid, hosting firm

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A Brazilian team has launched a new grid and OpenSim hosting company, offering local payment and support options. OpenSim Brasil offers hosting for full grids, starting at 230 Reals, or about US$64, with a... News AllSity OpenSim Brasil

Oculus CEO Steps Down to Head PC Division, Founder Palmer Luckey to Shuffle Too

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In a post to the company’s official blog , Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe confirms he’ll be stepping down from the company’s top position to head the new PC VR group.

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Getty Images Launches ‘Virtual Reality Group’

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Getty Images, the world leader in visual communication, has today announced the launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group , a new business dedicated to the creation and global distribution of virtual reality (VR) content. The Getty Images Virtual Reality Group brings the very latest in photographic and video technology together with Getty Images’ 21 years of experience in visual storytelling, to offer exceptional content for existing and future VR platforms.