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Google Spotlight Stories VR Unit Shutting Down

Bilboard reports: "Google Spotlight Stories -- Google's immersive content arm that for the past six years produced virtual reality and 360-degree shorts to help launch...

HTC’s Viveport Infinity unlimited VR service will cost $99 per year

Venture Beat reports: "Back in January, HTC announced an all-you-can-consume VR subscription service called Viveport Infinity, but a key detail — pricing — was left...

Ryff raises $3 million to place virtual objects in movie, commercial,...

Venture Beat reports: "Ryff has raised $3 million for an advertising business where it places virtual objects in a scene of a movie, TV commercial,...

Qualcomm is pushing to make VR and AR headsets work with...

The Verge reports: "Chip maker Qualcomm is promoting a platform for smartphone-powered virtual and augmented reality headsets that rely on 5G networks, alongside partners...

Samsung is keeping the Gear VR in stasis, and that might...

The Verge reports: "Samsung’s Gear VR is one of the most popular virtual reality headsets, but recently, its future has seemed uncertain. Samsung didn’t...

HTC announces new Vive Focus with two updated motion controllers

The Verge reports: "HTC has announced the Vive Focus Plus, a new version of its Vive Focus standalone headset that includes a pair of its updated...

Accenture, Qualcomm, and Kellogg team up on eye-tracking mobile VR for...

Venture Beat reports: "Accenture, Qualcomm, and Kellogg have launched a pilot test that uses eye-tracking technology in a virtual reality headset to determine the best way to...

Vortex Plans to Open 2,500-Seat Dome Multiplex for Headset-Free VR Experiences

Variety reports: "Los Angeles-based immersive entertainment company Vortex Immersion Media wants to give consumers a new way to experience virtual reality (VR) without those pesky headsets: The company...

HP is making a new VR headset with a super high...

The Verge reports: "HP is planning a comfortable, high-resolution headset for Microsoft’s virtual reality (technically, 'Windows Mixed Reality') platform. Road to VR published a preview of the...

Sandbox VR Raises $68 Million for Location-Based VR Experiences

Variety reports: "Hong Kong-based virtual reality (VR) startup Sandbox VR has raised a $68 million Series A round of funding from Andreesen Horowitz, Floodgate Ventures, Stanford University, Triplepoint...