The New York Times Continues To Pivot Hard Into Virtual Reality With Ad Agency Buyout

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New York City Invests in AR/VR Incubator to Bolster City’s Jobs, Tech Talent

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In the Bronx, CUNY (City University of New York) Lehman College’s VR/AR Training Academy and Development Lab will prepare students for careers in the virtual and augmented reality sectors. The announcement says the incubator will provide the following: Support New Ventures.

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The New York Times Used Thousands Of Old Photos To Recreate Olympic Stadiums In VR

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New York Times Launches 360° Series With Hollywood’s Best Actors

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” Following last years mesmerizing 360° series Take Flight , The New York Times is at it again with their annual celebration of Hollywood’s best performers, this time bringing us nine film-noir style 360 videos in a series titled Great Performers.

New York City Mayor Wants To Be The “Global Hub” For VR/AR With Newly Funded Lab

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Coinciding with the growth of the augmented and virtual reality industries, there are tons of new job opportunities. New companies spawned by the tech will be welcoming new employees and established companies will be welcoming new faces as they tackle the new opportunities VR and AR afford their businesses. In New York, the current Mayor has laid out a plan to create 10,000 jobs for middle-class citizens.

Lionsgate Bringing 7 Minute Preview of ‘John Wick VR’ to New York Comic Con

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Now, Starbreeze and Lionsgate have announced that the most substantial peek at the title, entitled John Wick Chronicles: An Eye for an Eye, will be given at next week’s New York Comic Con where show attendees will get to go hands on with the HTC Vive version.

VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017

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The exhibition featured the best and brightest in experimental new media, which naturally included several artists utilizing virtual reality for their innovative projects. The post VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017 appeared first on VRScout.

IMAX LA VR Theater Sees 20,000 Visitors, New Location Coming To New York

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Encouraged by this success, IMAX is reportedly planning to launch additional VR centers in other key markets including New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, and a second LA location. These companies need to find new experiences that can only happen at their locations and VR could be a strong motivator. IMAX is continuing to explore location-based virtual reality as a compliment to its large-screen cinema experiences.

The VOID Opens Mixed-Reality Location in Dubai

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THE VOID, the untethered mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE. Mixed Reality News The Void VR Theme Park cliff plumer ghostbusters dimensions ghostbusters vr mixed reality the void the void dubai the void new york

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Highlights From New York City’s Upcoming VR In The Sky Event

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Different markets are catering to these new experiences to varying degrees and New York continues to make significant efforts. One example of the increased exposure in New York City is VR In The Sky, a two-day event focused on the ads, brands, and media communities in the city.

New York Times Posting VR Videos Each Weekday With ‘The Daily 360’

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Various publications, print or non-print, have learned that 360-degree video is a beneficial platform that brings a new flavor to reporting. With the tag line “To understand the world, see it from every angle” and a declaration to bring a new video every weekday, NYT presents The Daily 360.

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VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC

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VR World NYC is a new VR arcade that opened on June 24th in New York City right next to the Empire State Building. News Voices of VR Podcast VR Arcade VR Podcasts imax vr New York City nyc vr arcade vr world

Google Debuts VR Tour of New York’s Famous Festive Store Windows

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There are very few places more spectacular than New York City during the holidays. That’s why Google’s new Window Wonderland app is one my favorite virtual reality experience currently available.

NYT and Milk VR Create Star-Studded Noir Series Of 360-Degree Shorts

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These shorts presented by the New York Times are brief but impactful looks into how this format works and it helps to have major A-list actors to help define it. Tagged with: Don Cheadle , Great Performers , milk vr , Narrative VR , Natalie Portman , new york times.

The Void Upgrades Display, Aims For 20 Installations This Year

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If you wanted to see one of the most complete VR experiences available last year you would have paid for a ticket to Madame Tussauds in New York for around $50 and included the extra Ghostbusters: Dimension VR experience. Tagged with: ghostbusters , New York , rapture , The Void.

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Alibaba Teases VR Shopping Experience

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The user mistakenly chooses one of the images and drops into a lowrider traveling through New York City, eventually ending up in a Macy’s department store. This prompts a new layer to pop up on the VR interface, showing all angles of the purse, price, and purchase options.

Watch New York Fashion Week in Virtual Reality

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Then you will know New York Fashion Week runs through September 14. If you are a watcher of fashion, a reader of GQ or any female. However, what you may not know, is the event has long been not only fashionable but very techy too.

Lionsgate and Starbreeze to showcase highly anticipated John Wick Chronicles VR game during New York Comic Con

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Lionsgate and Starbreeze will showcase their highly anticipated, newly titled first-person action shooter VR game, John Wick Chronicles, during New York Comic Con, October 6–9, 2016.

VR Manga Is The Immersive Storytelling You Didn’t Know You Wanted

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Japanese company Square Enix is looking to broaden the VR storytelling conversation by bringing 3 genres together into one incredible VR experience with Project Hikari: Tales of the Wedding Rings , which made its US debut at New York Comic Con.

Hands-on With IMAX VR in New York

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IMAX and AMC unveiled the second IMAX VR Center at AMC Kips Bay 15 in New York City – we covered the first center, which opened in LA, back in February. Afterward trying a few of the games, we got a chance to speak with IMAX’s Lister about this new center and IMAX VR in general. This House of the Dead-light shooter isn’t as intense as one might expect, but it was a nice enough to warrant checking out if you’re interested in the new Mummy film.

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Funding Roundup: Fake Love Gets Acquired by New York Times &.

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Funding Roundup: Fake Love Gets Acquired by New York Times & Pinscreen Raises $1.8M The New York Times is acquiring an experiential agency known as Fake Love , which specializes in virtual and augmented reality.

Visit Pluto in virtual reality

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The New York Times has released an 8-minute virtual reality documentary based on footage from NASA’s New Horizons fly-by of Pluto. The video includes views from space as well as views from the surface of the... Briefs New York Times space VR video

Was 2015 the summer of VR love?

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It’s the year we may look back and remember the beginning of a new technology renaissance. This new VR movement feels more collaborative within its competitive landscape. 2015 is a memorable year for Virtual Reality (VR).

Try Google’s Daydream View VR Headset at their NY Pop-Up Shop

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But if you’re in the New York area and want to try the headset before you buy it in retailers like Verizon and Best Buy, you can stop by Google’s pop-up shop in the heart of SoHo. News Daydream Daydream View Google New York

eSports Goes VR: Is Counter-Strike: GO Entering VR?

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and WonderWorld VR (a VR production studio) to produce the first-ever eSports event to be live streamed, worldwide and in VR , at the ESL One New York on October 1-2 nd.

‘Hidden Figures’ AR Experience Takes You Around The US To Learn About STEM Innovators

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Powered by IBM and New York Times, Outthink Hidden is inspired by the film and seeks to shed light on lesser known historical figures around the nation. The application is an AR first for New York Times and highlights the main characters of the Hidden Figures film, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan. Tagged with: ar , education , hidden figures , ibm , new york times , outthink hidden.

Why The New York Times Sent it’s Readers 1.3 Million Google.

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VR Lands on the Floor in NAB Show New York Expansion

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Too hot to ignore any longer, virtual reality will occupy ample real estate this fall at the NAB show in New York. The post VR Lands on the Floor in NAB Show New York Expansion appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology NAB New York NAB Show New York

New York City Doubles Down on Tech-Focused Jobs, Plans Launch of Virtual and Augmented Reality Hub.

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New York City Doubles Down on Tech-Focused Jobs, Plans Launch of Virtual and Augmented Reality Hub via @govtechnews [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) June 28, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

NYT VR wins mobile Grand Prix prize at Cannes

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The New York Times Virtual Reality app won the Mobile Grand Prix at Cannes Wednesday night. million free Google VR headsets to subscribers to the Times’ Sunday edition since... Briefs Cannes New York Times

Your Guide To The Best VR Exhibits at NY Comic Con 2016

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This time, they doubled down… New York Comic Con is pop-culture Christmas for us east-coasters. So it’s not a huge surprise that over the past couple of years virtual reality has quickly infected the show floor, providing some awesome new experiences to eager attendees.

The Best Google Cardboard Apps for the iPhone, From Shooters to Music Videos

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New Beatles VR Experience Lets You Attend Fab Four’s Iconic Shea Stadium Show

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It was over 50 years ago now that 60,000 lucky fans got to witness the fab four themselves, The Beatles, play a legendary gig at the now-demolished Shea Stadium in New York City.

CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

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CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform with CNN Digital. In a major new commitment to the medium, CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new journalism unit that aims to produce immersive VR content across multiple platforms and devices.

Disney Invests in VR Arcade The VOID, Epic Games in 2017 Accelerator

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The Void now operates four VR centers globally; at Madame Tussauds in New York, The Rec Room in Toronto, The Beach in Dubai, and their headquarters outside of Salt Lake City.

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Sony Sells Nearly 1 Million PSVR Headsets

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19 the company sold 915,000 headsets, Sony revealed in an interview with the New York Times. Sony revealed official sales figures for the PlayStation 4-powered VR headset, PSVR. Through Feb. The figure joins the previously revealed number of 5 million Samsung Gear VR headsets sold so far as the only solid data we have about the size of the VR market.

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Tripping Down a Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole But in many ways,

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nytimes new york times vr virtual realityTripping Down a Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole But in many ways, the simulation is too immersive. After spending a few weeks with two of the most powerful V.R. devices now on the market, the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. I suspect that V.R.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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CNN Launches VR Journalism Unit and Platform

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Following in the footsteps of the New York Times’ launch of their 360° video platform, The Daily 360 , CNN has announced a new immersive journalism unit and platform of their own. The CNNVR 360° video platform is available on mobile apps and web.

Meet Your New President: Photorealistic Trump Takes Office in VR

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That’s right, the seat of American power has been recreated with photorealistic detail in a new virtual reality program for the HTC Vive. One of the best things about virtual reality is its ability to transport us to locations we would otherwise never be able to experience.