Virtual Reality

Williams-Sonoma spends $112 million on augmented reality company Outward

Williams-Sonoma is acquiring Outward, a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform, for $112 million.

Visual Vocal raises $3.6M

Visual Vocal, a Seattle-based virtual reality startup, has raised $3.6 million in a seed funding round. The investment was led by Eniac Ventures, with participation from...

PTC working with Microsoft to create MR experience

PTC is working to create enterprise mixed reality (MR) experiences with Microsoft HoloLens. The two companies will jointly work to help incorporate building hands-free...

Halliburton to use Microsoft virtual reality, machine learning, Azure solutions

Microsoft and Halliburton announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance for exploration and production (E&P) science, software and services. Researchers and engineers from both...

Sherpa raises $5.5 million

Enterprise video company Sherpa has raised $5.5 million in a Series A round. The round was led by Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), with participation...

Taqtile partners with Booz Allen for defense deal

Taqtile, a provider of enterprise software solutions for Windows Universal, HoloLens and Mixed Reality, has inked a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to provide...

Nomadic raises $6 million round

Immersive entertainment company Nomadic has raised a $6 million seed round of funding. The investment was led by Horizons Ventures, with participation from Maveron,...

Intel inks three-year virtual reality partnership with MLB

Intel has inked a three-year partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) for the company's True VR technology. The chipmaker will be live-streaming one weekly out-of-market game via...

Spaces raises $6.5M

Mixed reality company Spaces has raised $6.5 million in funding. The investment was led by China-based Songcheng Performances Development Co. , with additional investment from Comcast...

Atari, Chuck E. Cheese founder launches Modal VR for enterprises

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, have launched a virtual reality platform for businesses, called Modal VR, along with Jason Crawford,...

Raytheon developing human/machine interface for armored ground vehicles

Raytheon is developing technology that the company says will provide situational awareness to troops inside windowless armored vehicles, as part of the Defense Advanced Research...

Jaunt appoints George Kliavkoff from Hearst as chief executive

Cinematic virtual reality Jaunt has appointed George Kliavkoff as chief executive officer. Jaunt founder Arthur van Hoff, who has served as interim CEO, will resume his role...

AppliedVR brings therapeutic virtual reality content to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

AppliedVR is introducing virtual reality technology in the Spine Center, Department of Surgery and Orthopaedic at Center Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. More such launches are expected in the...

Columbia Engineering researchers develop way to combat VR sickness

Columbia Engineering Professor Steven K. Feiner and Ajoy Fernandes MS'16 say they have developed a method of combating virtual reality (VR) sickness that can...

The first phone with Google’s augmented reality technology comes from Lenovo

Lenovo is launching Phab2 Pro, the world's first phone with Tango, the augmented reality (AR) technology from Google. The phones, with a price tag of $499...