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

Road to VR

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.

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

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With more retailers integrating immersive technologies in both their logistics and customer-facing operations, will consumers finally start buying into VR? The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, has also embraced immersive technology in a wide variety of ways.

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

Road to VR

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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PlayStation VR Accessories Hit Major Online Retailers

Road to VR

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

Next Reality AR

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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360fly VR Camera Gets 4K Upgrade And Retail Release

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The The post 360fly VR Camera Gets 4K Upgrade And Retail Release appeared first on UploadVR. hardware VR cameras 360 360 camera 360fly 4k camera fly retail

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Oculus Rift Coming To European And Canadian Retailers Next Month

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

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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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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.

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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Oculus Retail Partner Potentially Leaks Touch Price And.

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

VRScout

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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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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2017 was the year of store closings–Can the Internet of Things solve retail’s woes?

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The post 2017 was the year of store closings–Can the Internet of Things solve retail’s woes? Uncategorized Augmented Reality enterprise wearables Internet of Things iot retail industry Retail Technology supply chain wearablesThe Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of Internet-connected objects that have been made “smart” with embedded sensors.

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

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

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

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Retail faces a new reality as AR and VR adoption swells via @TheDrum [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 14, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

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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. [.].

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

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

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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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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.

UK Retailer Game Now Offering HTC Vive On Monthly Payment Plans

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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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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?

Walmart expanding immersive retail efforts with VR studio acquisition

VRWorld

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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Adidas Originals Reinvents Sneaker Drop With AR

VRScout

News Adidas AR Augmented Reality ComplexCon Retail ShoppingThe exclusive product release comes to Complex Con. Instead of waiting in long lines for the latest sneaker drop at streetwear convention ComplexCon this weekend, adidas Originals will let you shop in augmented reality.

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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Lowe’s ‘Holoroom’ Lets Customers Test Drive Power Tools in VR Before Buying

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Lowe’s, a major North American retailer of home improvement goods, has dreamt up an interesting in-store use of VR. News Bits VR Retail lowe's innovation labs lowe's innovation labs vr lowe's vr lowes

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