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Industry Watch: Viacom shuts down Viacom Next, their VR/AR Division and lays off staff
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Industry Watch: Viacom shuts down Viacom Next, their VR/AR Division and lays off staff

In a move that has surprised quite a few, content giant Viacom has decided to shut down its VR/AR Studio division, Viacom Next. Having produced some really great VR content such as The Melody of Dust and Are Aligned. According to reports from Variety, most staffers will lose their jobs, while others will be given the chance to transfer to…

Industry Watch: Walmart’s Store No 8 Innovation Hub acquires VR Platform + Content Studio Spatialand
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Industry Watch: Walmart’s Store No 8 Innovation Hub acquires VR Platform + Content Studio Spatialand

Walmart Inc.’s innovation hub, Store No 8, has acquired Spatialand, a VR platform and content studio, that will be the foundation of the group’s latest venture. Spatialand makes software tools that let creators transform existing content into immersive, virtual reality experiences. The startup worked with Walmart’s technology incubator, Store No. 8, on a project last…

Two Geniuses made a WebVR “Cage in a Cage”
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Two Geniuses made a WebVR “Cage in a Cage”

Last week, we all read/heard that Nicolas Cage’s upcoming Hollywood project, a sci-fi action-thriller called “The Humanity Bureau”, would hit theatres on March 2, but that it would be preceded by a standalone episodic virtual reality series “The Humanity Bureau VRevolution.” We all laughed; We all cringed. But Mike Lacher and Chris Baker did something we all need…