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VR Intelligence are hosting a live webinar, ‘AR for Consumer Engagement & Retail – From Fun Feature to Daily Essential’ on August 14 Click To Tweet. Why is retail a leading segment? What opportunities and challenges still exist for retailers?

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Williams-Sonoma Acquires Outward for $112 Million to Expand 3D, AR, and VR Retail Visualization

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Williams-Sonoma Inc is a US-based high-end retailer of home furnishings and kitchenware, associated with stores such as Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, PBteen, West Elm, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham.

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Vive Cosmos Listed for £700 at Major UK Retailer

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While the company has been tight-lipped on the headset’s pricing and exact launch date, as well as a few remaining specs, major UK retailer Argos seems to have not only listed Vive Cosmos, but appended the specific price of £699.99.

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Magic Leap Job Posting Reveals the Company is Preparing to Enter the Retail Space

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According to a recent update to Magic Leap’s massive list of job postings , the company revealed it definitely has plans to enter the retail space, which could include everything from special in-store installations to its own bespoke retail locations.

Vive Cosmos Price Listed For £699.99 At UK Retailer

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A popular UK retailer may have just leaked the HTC Vive Cosmos price. At UK Retailer appeared first on UploadVR. Argos lists the upcoming VR headset for £699.99. It is, of course, entirely possible that this price is a placeholder.

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Walmart Acquires VR Startup to Develop ‘Immersive Retail Environments’

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8 — Walmart’s hush-hush technology incubator for bleeding edge startups with the potential to advance or disrupt the traditional retail experience. Together, we will continue to evolve this technology and develop new product exploration through immersive retail environments.

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Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Oculus today announced that Oculus Go, the company’s standalone 3DOF headset released last month, is finally available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK.

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Puma Teams Up with Zappar to Bring Web-Based AR Experience to Retail Store

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When it comes to the athletic footwear retail game, it's just not enough to just sell shoes anymore.

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Puma Uses Zappar to Bring Web-Based AR Experience to Retail Store

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When it comes to the athletic footwear retail game, it's just not enough to just sell shoes anymore.

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Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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Walmart’s recent acquisition of VR software company Spatialand is another indicator of VR deployment as a retail solution in the future, as is their use of HoloLens for helping better manage their warehouse logistics. VR is the next innovation in retail and marketing sector.

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Quest Commanding 157% Price Premium After Selling Out at Retailers

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As holiday shopping jumps into full swing, Oculus Quest is sold out at many retailers, driving the resale price of the headset up to 157% of the retail price. The post Quest Commanding 157% Price Premium After Selling Out at Retailers appeared first on Road to VR.

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Retailers Exploring New VR And AR Concepts To Drive Sales In 2019

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These are doubtless challenging times for brick-and-mortar retailers who prove slow to incorporate new technologies in their operations – we don’t need to look much further than the collapse of Sears for a high profile recent casualty. Smart retailers are looking to visualization tools like 3D products, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality as a way to show off more products in less space (or in the customer’s home), which reduces the need for square footage.

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360fly VR Camera Gets 4K Upgrade And Retail Release

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HTC Vive Goes Retail

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Now the HTC Vive appears at retail. The Vive retails for $799 which is the same as the price direct from HTC. First, Oculus Rift appeared in small numbers at Amazon and Best Buy but was quickly snapped up. Micro Center first had ten available in their California store in Orange County.

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Nike Begins Using Augmented Reality for Sneaker Fitting in Mobile App & in Retail Stores

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On Thursday, Nike unveiled its new Nike Fit tool, which the company is preparing to add to its existing mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as its retail stores.

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Oculus Rift Coming To European And Canadian Retailers Next Month

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PlayStation VR Accessories Hit Major Online Retailers

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Attention : Pre-order release dates for PSVR accessories are different across each retailer. Amazon is so far releasing all accessories pre-orders in late October, while other retailers may release earlier.

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HP Reverb Release Date Slips, Retailers List Headset as ‘Out of Stock’

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The date has come and gone, but the headset still isn’t technically available despite being listed at several retailers. The post HP Reverb Release Date Slips, Retailers List Headset as ‘Out of Stock’ appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Vive Now in Stock at UK’s Biggest Game Retailer

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Oculus Announces First Retail Bundle: Rift + ‘Marvel Powers United VR’

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Oculus today announced plans to launch a new retail bundle which adds the upcoming Marvel Powers United VR to the usual retail box including the Rift headset and Touch controllers.

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Nike Tries on Augmented Reality for Sneaker Fitting in Mobile App & Retail Stores

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On Thursday, Nike unveiled its new Nike Fit tool, which the company is preparing to add to its existing mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as its retail stores.

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Macy’s Partners With Marxent For One Of The Largest VR Rollouts In Retail History

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This would be the largest VR roll-out in the history of retail. In their endeavor to become the de facto leader of the retail world, Macy’s pioneered a series of new ideas that would impact the industry in monumental ways. The U.S.

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Dent Reality Aims to Bring AR Indoor Directions to Malls, Airports & Retail Stores

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As it is, the company provides its developer SDK and services to help places like malls, airports, and retail stores integrate these features into their own apps. The post Dent Reality Aims to Bring AR Indoor Directions to Malls, Airports & Retail Stores appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers

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Participating retailers: Austria: MediaMarkt. Tagged with: Oculus Go Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers appeared first on UploadVR.

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Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit Sells Out at Major Online Retailers

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Large online retailers such as Amazon US , Best Buy , Target , Walmart and NewEgg are all sold out of the $80 full set, which includes Nintendo Labo software, VR headset, Wind Pedal, Camera, Elephant, Bird, and Blaster.

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Magic Leap Adds More AT&T Retail Stores, Reveals Game of Thrones Fan Swag

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The Game of Thrones premiere is fast approaching, and along with it, Magic Leap has begun to unveil some of the fan-centric swag associated with its immersive experience based on the hit TV series.

Footwear Retailer DSW Inadvertently Imitates 'Black Mirror' with Augmented Reality Black Friday Ad

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An augmented reality mobile web ad campaign created for the retailer by PadSquad asks customers to smile for the camera. If you're looking into buying shoes from DSW on Black Friday, then you can save an extra 20% — but only if you smile more.

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Oculus Rift Arrives at UK Retail Stores; Touch Price Revealed

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But up until now, the Oculus Rift hasn’t seen the same retail distribution internationally. Now the Oculus rift is finally available at select retail stores in the UK, where you can find a headset at John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, Game, and Harrods for £550.

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Nike Begins Using Augmented Reality for Sneaker Fitting in Updated Mobile App & in Retail Stores

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On Thursday, Nike unveiled its new Nike Fit tool, which the company is preparing to add to its existing mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as its retail stores.

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Blood & Truth Is The First VR Game To Hit #1 In UK Retail

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Tagged with: Blood & Truth , blood and truth , PlayStation VR , PSVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Blood & Truth Is The First VR Game To Hit #1 In UK Retail appeared first on UploadVR. A VR game just hit the top spot in the UK physical game sales charts for the first time. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz , Blood & Truth was at number 1 for the week ending June 1st. The game beat out FIFA 19, Team Sonic Racing, and Days Gone.

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Magic Leap Job Listing Suggests Big Retail Presence Incoming

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In the listing, the company explains that the successful individual will be in charge of “store design and fixturing”, suggesting Magic Leap is planning for a big retail push with its upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One. Rather than its very own stores, though, the listing suggests Magic Leap is set to focus on events, pop-up stores and taking up space inside existing stores for its retail presence.

Oculus Rift Out Of Stock At Some Retailers, Available ‘Mainly Online’

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We’ve watched stock of the Rift headset closely as reported at various retailers. Tagged with: Amazon , oculus rift , oculus rift s Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Oculus Rift Out Of Stock At Some Retailers, Available ‘Mainly Online’ appeared first on UploadVR. If you want to purchase an Oculus Rift right now on Amazon.com the VR headset may not ship until after the Game Developers Conference in March.

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Oculus is Now Offering Free Demos of ‘MARVEL Powers United VR’ at Select Retail Locations

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Oculus is now giving free demos of MARVEL Powers United VR, the upcoming super hero adventure for Rift, across its many partner retail locations. The post Oculus is Now Offering Free Demos of ‘MARVEL Powers United VR’ at Select Retail Locations appeared first on Road to VR.

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Blockchain in Retail

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Blockchain technology provides the opportunity to unlock value in multiple industries, and the retail industry is no exception. The post Blockchain in Retail appeared first on Immersive Authority. All Digital Transformation General blockchain opportunities retail

This Augmented Reality Black Friday Ad from Footwear Retailer DSW Is Like a Scene from 'Black Mirror'

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An augmented reality mobile web ad campaign created for the retailer by PadSquad asks customers to smile for the camera. If you're looking into buying shoes from DSW on Black Friday, then you can save an extra 20% — but only if you smile more.

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Walmart Acquires Content Studio Spatialand To Drive VR At Retail

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In a prepared statement, Finnegan explained that the team will “develop and explore new products and uses of VR through immersive retail environments that can be incorporated by all facets of Walmart, online and offline.” Last year we reported that the US retailing giant had started to incorporate VR training into its recruitment programme to help staff better deal with customers.

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The HoloLens Application that Wants to Save eCommerce Retailers Millions

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Much has been made of the use of robots to increase efficiency in warehouses —with web retailers such as Amazon announcing significant investment in that area. The post The HoloLens Application that Wants to Save eCommerce Retailers Millions appeared first on VRScout.

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