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.

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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Walmart Acquires VR Startup to Develop ‘Immersive Retail Environments’


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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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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HTC Vive Goes Retail


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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Oculus Rift Arrives at UK Retail Stores; Touch Price Revealed


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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Walmart Acquires Content Studio Spatialand To Drive VR At Retail


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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Oculus Rift Coming To European And Canadian Retailers Next Month


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VR Heat Map Analytics Could Be Next Big Thing For Designers & Retailers


From architecture and retail, to interior design and construction, the potential use-case scenarios for this detailed heat map information is virtually limitless. Imagine a retail store using VR to see which displays are best at garnering the most customer attention. The post VR Heat Map Analytics Could Be Next Big Thing For Designers & Retailers appeared first on VRScout. Yulio’s “gaze-tracking” technology shows businesses exactly where a user’s attention lies.

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The HoloLens Application that Wants to Save eCommerce Retailers Millions


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


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Oculus Retail Partner Potentially Leaks Touch Price And.


Oculus Retail Partner Potentially Leaks Touch Price And Date German retailer MediaMarkt has listed the anticipated position tracked controllers on its website.

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PlayStation VR Demos Coming to Hundreds of US Retailers

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When it comes to virtual reality, you really do have to ‘see it to believe it’, so Sony is joining the ranks of HTC and Oculus in opening demo spaces for their VR headset to retailers nationwide.

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Walmart’s Tech Incubator Store No. 8 Acquires VR Startup Spatialand

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Wal-Mart, the big-box retail giant, unveiled its Store No. The team, Finnegan says, 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.”

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The UK’s Biggest Games Retailer Is Charging For PlayStation VR Demos (UPDATE)


At the same time, the country’s biggest videogame retailer, GAME, is offering its own demonstrations, but for a price. “Retailers run in-store activity at their own discretion,” Sony told UploadVR. UPDATE: Comment from Sony and additional information added below.

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Oculus Retail Partner Potentially Leaks Touch Price And Date


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Retail faces a new reality as AR and VR adoption swells via @TheDrum [link]


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Samsung’s Gear 360 Finally Comes To More Retailers This Week


The electronics giant has this week announced that its Gear 360 panoramic camera is now on sale at retailers around the US including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, U.S.

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Digitizing Retail Loyalty Programs & Stores with RFID tags

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The post Digitizing Retail Loyalty Programs & Stores with RFID tags appeared first on Immersive Authority. Digital Transformation futurology loyalty retail rfid smartshoppingLoyalty cards embedded with RFID tags have been around since at least 2004 and I am surprised that solutions built around this technology haven’t gained wider adoption. [.].

‘Thread Studio’ For HTC Vive Lets You Design Clothes Then Sell Them


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VR Racing games Radial-G and VR Karts are now available for PSVR as downloads as well as retail release.

Cats and VR

Prepare for fast-paced, velocity-driven VR racing experiences with Radial-G and VR Karts , two of the latest immersive virtual reality games to arrive in North American retail stores for PlayStation®VR.

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Walmart expanding immersive retail efforts with VR studio acquisition


And the majority of the technology that has been created in this space has been focused on the development of hardware and content for spaces such as gaming and entertainment, ignoring the range of possibilities available in retail,” Finnegan explained. The post Walmart expanding immersive retail efforts with VR studio acquisition appeared first on VR World.

VR headsets hit retail shelves in Kenya

Hypergrid Business

Virtual reality is now a global phenomena and devices are slowly becoming available to more retail shops — including here, in Nairobi, Kenya, where I am based.

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360fly 4K Camera Begins Retail Rollout

VR Game Critic

On Monday the company has announced the first retail rollout of the 360fly 4K camera, heading to various stores across the US At CES 2016 in January, single-lens 360-degree camera manufacturer 360fly revealed an upgraded version of its standard camera, upping the resolution to 4K.

How to snag Oculus Rift at retail with Amazon, Microsoft and Best Buy


Starting tomorrow, May 6th 9 AM PST you'll be able to purchase a new Oculus Rift headset from Amazon and Microsoft. On Saturday, you'll be able to buy from Best Buy.

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UK Retailer Game Now Offering HTC Vive On Monthly Payment Plans


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Barneys Launches In-Store VR Dance Experience


Luxury retailer Barneys is known for its high end on trend fashion collections from the season’s hottest designers. ” Fashion retailers continue to take an interest in enhancing in-store shopping experiences with VR & AR. News 360 Video Barneys Dance Fashion Gear VR Retail

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VirZOOM to hit online retailers in July

Hypergrid Business

CAMBRIDGE — Virtual reality technology company VirZOOM Inc. announced early access product shipments globally to pre-order customers starting this month. The system includes the VirZOOM Bike Controller, the VirZOOM Arcade suite of VR exercise... News VirZOOM

Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience

Forrester VR

Digital retail theater is becoming reality for consumers as retailers rush to find ways of attracting and retaining store customers. What is digital retail theater?

Paint maker helps retailers design store layouts in VR

Hypergrid Business

where retailers can can experiment with different store layouts. Amsterdam-based paint company AkzoNobel has opened a virtual reality customer center in Slough, U.K.,

Amazon May Look to VR to Enhance Shopping Experience, Job Ad Indicates

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A new job opening at a division of the online retail giant Amazon my indicate the firm is looking to immersive technology to enhance its shopping experience.

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Walmart Using Black Friday VR Simulator To Train Staff


Walmart Academies have begun using various VR retail scenarios to educate new employees. Working in retail is anything but easy. Especially if you’re employed at one of the most popular multinational retailing corporations in the world.

Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App


Following in the footsteps of Ikea , Houzz , and Target, Amazon is now the latest retailer to make it easier to buy items from home thanks to AR. News Amazon AR Augmented Reality iPhone Retail ShoppingAmazon’s AR View lets you see items inside your home.

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Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall


News ALIEN ZOO Dreamscape Immersive Location-based VR Oculus Rift Retail Room Scale Steven Spielberg VR ArcadesAlien Zoo lets you walk, soar, and escape alien creatures with friends.

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‘Tis The Season to VR


November has just started and with it come the Christmas and Hanukkah decorations and displays across retail stores in the U.S. While VR hasn’t gone mainstream yet, we are nearing a tipping point and retail experts agree. News Holidays Retail

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AR and Iris Authentication: The Future of Shopping


Consumers and retailers just got a sneak peek into the future of shopping during the Money2020 event in Las Vegas. Retailers want to get to consumers in the most efficient way possible,” Staton said. “If News Mastercard AR ODG Qualcomm Retail AR Shopping AR

Adidas Unveils Boots With In-Store PlayStation VR Experience


For the most part, in-store VR activations have made use of the Gear VR headset — a hardware option powered by a Samsung phone that not only has a small retail footprint but also utilizes a device that most staff already know how to navigate. News Adidas Fashion Playstation VR Retail

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Swarovski Introduces New VR Shopping Experience


Last week, luxury diamond retailer Swarovksi announced it would be partnering with Mastercard and tech company YouVisit to provide an all-new virtual reality shopping experience. News Dior VR Mastercard Retail Shopping SwarovskiMove over diamonds, VR is a girl’s new best friend.

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Waterslide Down Oxford Street In Topshop’s In-Store VR Experience


The popular fashion retailer debuts a VR waterslide exhibit at flagship store in London. When it comes to recognizing the branding and promotional possibilities virtual reality can provide, British multinational retailer Topshop is no novice.

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AR Menus Are Changing The Way We Order Food


News 3D Models Android Augmented Reality Food KabaQ Retail SketchfabKabaQ makes choosing your meal easier than ever with 3D rendered digital previews. Have you ever ordered something off a menu thinking you’d love it, only to receive your meal and discover it’s nothing like you imagined?

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