Salesforce Acquires B2B eCommerce Platform CloudCraze

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In fact, it was less than 2 years ago that Salesforce acquired Burlington, Massachusetts-based Demandware. Salesforce decided to round out their suite of CRM applications with an acquisition of an eCommerce platform. Sound familiar? Well it should.

MIT Media Lab Hosts 2017 VR/AR Hackathon


If you plan to be in the Boston, Massachusetts area in early October, the MIT Media Lab invites you to join the Reality Virtually Hackathon taking place October 6 – 9, 2017.

W. Mass. group offer free HTC Vive, Gear VR demos

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If you are located near Northampton, Massachusetts, or plan to swing by, Northampton Community Television is offering free public virtual reality demos using the HTC Vive and Gear VR headsets.

Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad


The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has much. Virtual reality is on the right track in Boston — and we mean that literally. The post Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad appeared first on VRJournal. Featured Mobile Industry News VR Industry and Technology Boston Keolis Trains

VirZOOM Partners With AMD to Bring VR Fitness Bikes to Locations Across the Globe

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VirZOOM was founded in early 2015 by Eric Janszen and Eric Malafeew in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pedaling a stationary bike is kind of a sad metaphor for life: try as you may, you’re never going anywhere.

MIT’s MoVR Uses Millimeter Waves For Wireless PC-Based VR


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘s (MIT’s) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is working on its own wireless system that cuts the cord for PC VR, named MoVR. Wireless PC-based VR may not be as far off as we’d previously thought with the reveal of TPCAST’s upgrade kit for the HTC Vive, and other solutions may be coming soon too.

Man Loses Over 50 Pounds Using A Virtual Reality Bicycle


A man in Cambridge, Massachusetts has lost over 50 pounds through the use of a virtual reality bicycle. William Brierly is 36-years-old. He works on marketing and public relations for a VR startup known as VirZoom.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Sony’s Head of PlayStation Magic Lab, Richard Marks

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He received a Bachelor of Science in avionics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in the field of underwater robotics from Stanford University. Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality.

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The Essential VR Horror This Halloween


Take a trip back to the sweet year of 1993, in Willahauk, Massachusetts. Halloween is nearly upon us…what better way to get your thrills than in full VR immersion? . It’s no surprise that VR can pack a whole lot of scary punch.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule


Boston, Massachusetts. 2016 could be considered the official introduction of virtual reality to the world and many industries have either embraced the technology at varying levels or simply started paying attention to movements within the industry.

Facebook Acquires FacioMetrics To Add ‘Fun Effects’ To Photos and Videos


Users of FacioMetrics’ technology span the academic and tech industry worlds and include Lightricks, Anki, Meograph, University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a “leading social networking company” — perhaps Facebook? Facebook acquired face recognition technology provider FacioMetrics to beef up the social network giant’s photo and video capabilities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Vuforia 7 Helps AR Blend Into Real Life


Jay Wright, president of Needham, Massachusetts-based Vuforia said that Vuforia 7 has something called “ground plane,” which enables developers to create planes that fit into the real world and help easily identify where in a scene an AR object can be placed. Augmented reality tech company Vuforia is announcing a new version of its augmented reality platform that enables more seamless integration of AR into real-world environments.

Adding Virtual Reality To a Roller Coaster


The Six Flags amusement park will debut nine virtual reality roller coasters at its parks in Texas, Georgia, California, Missouri, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York and Montreal this spring. There’s a surprising factor getting developed for the roller coaster riders in North America.

MIT Accelerator Play Labs Announces Class of 13 AR/VR Startups


Play Labs , a summer accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced its first batch of 13 startups that are developing augmented reality and virtual reality technology. The focus of the startups will be to develop “playful tech” in a variety of industries. The initial companies are focused on AR and VR, as well as online gaming and esports. The summer class will run from June to August, with a demo day on August 15.

HTC Enables Wireless Vive VR Design, New Features for 2017


Pay attention to a MoVR prototype, concept design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While the second generation handsets from HTC and Oculus are getting shape hidden from the public eye, there are significant changes being announced or previewed for the upcoming Holiday season.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Officially Announced


Speakers include tech leaders from Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Argo AI, Audi, Baidu, Boeing, Facebook, Ford, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, HERE, Honda, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, MIT, NASA, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, NYU, Oculus, OpenAI, Pixar, Salesfexorce, Samsung, Stanford and VMware.

debriefing a project without personal attacks, letting people know I’ll be their reference, and more

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In some of those states though (like Illinois and Massachusetts), employers are required to give employees a reasonable amount of time to use that vacation time before it’s lost. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Making sure a project debrief doesn’t become a personal attack on a coworker. We’re a small company of five (three full, two part-time) that sells, let’s say, teapots. The holidays are always a crazy time for us with everyone working full-steam.

Changing direction

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I’ll take the smog and asphalt any day over all these trees and fresh air here in Western Massachusetts. The world seems to have hit a tipping point when it comes to immersive environments, and the pace of change is exploding.