Tag: virtual reality

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Charli XCX to kick off Oculus and Tidal’s VR concerts series

We knew that Tidal and Facebook's Oculus were working together on plans for some virtual reality concerts. Now we know who's playing the first one: Charli XCX, who'll be performing within the Oculus Venues app this Friday...
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David Guetta to perform in Sensorium Galaxy VR platform

In August we reported on a partnership between streaming service Tidal and virtual reality startup Sensorium Corporation, including plans for concerts within the latter's Sensorium Galaxy platform when it launches next year. Now...
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Facebook unveils Oculus Quest 2 VR headset and Tidal deal

Facebook's Oculus Quest has been the most successful virtual reality headset yet, finally delivering on some of the early hype around what VR was capable of. Now it's getting a sequel. The Oculus Quest 2 costs $299 –...
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Muse create limited edition virtual merch with Cryptokitties

Rock behemoths Muse have created two crypto-collectibles – characters called Marty and Mibbles taken from recent album ‘Simulation Theory’ – which are digitally-scarce collectibles that fans can buy and...
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Everything Everything launch new album with multi-platform VR event

Launching a new album in the Covid-era has sent many artist teams scrambling back to the drawing board now that the traditional nationwide tour isn’t possible. Unsurprisingly, VR is a common starting point, and British...
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Horizon, Facebook’s VR virtual world, enters public beta

Facebook’s VR platform Oculus has opened their Horizon app – described as a “social experience where you can explore, play, and create with others in VR” – to invite-only beta, meaning that selected people...
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Tidal makes social VR move with $7m purchase of Sensorium tokens

It seems to be the week for music streaming to meet virtual reality startups. VR firm MelodyVR announced plans to acquire Napster, and now Tidal is making an investment in VR company Sensorium Corporation. It's not a traditional...
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Disclosure turn new album artwork into a Minecraft world

British dance duo Disclosure's new album 'Energy' comes out this Friday (28 August) and it will be accompanied by an ambitious virtual world created using the game Minecraft. Island Records teamed up with agency Blockworks...
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MelodyVR raises $15.3m to help fund Napster acquisition

Yesterday we reported on MelodyVR's planned acquisition of streaming service Napster for $26.3m in cash and stock, and wondered why the company was describing it as a $70m deal. A separate announcement from Napster's majority...
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Music VR startup MelodyVR announces plan to merge with Napster

Music-focused virtual reality startup MelodyVR has announced plans to merge with streaming service Napster. To be clear: MelodyVR is the buyer, although the Napster brand will live on. "Under the terms of the Merger Agreement,...
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Oculus VR headsets will require users to log in using Facebook

Facebook bought virtual reality company Oculus VR in 2014, and since then users of its headsets have been able to log in with their Oculus accounts, or their Facebook accounts. Now Facebook is making some changes, from October...
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A tale of two synthetic reality startups: Hour One and Reface

We’re fascinated by the potential of ‘synthetic reality’, an area that brings together virtual reality, AI, ‘deepfakes’ and other technologies. Two more startups in the news this week offer some...