Author: XR Today

Global entertainment firm Warner Music Group announced on Monday it had opened its social music metaverse Rhythm City. Developed on Roblox, WMG and gaming and content metaverse firm Gamefan worked jointly on the venture to introduce people to artists via the social roleplay platform.Additionally, Rhythm City attendees will receive access to a fresh collection of digital assets exclusive to Roblox.Oana Ruxandra, WMG’s Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development, said there were “exciting opportunities” to boost engagement between artists and fans.She continued,“WMG is focused on facilitating the foundations of these new experiences by building and experimenting across…

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A new era of possibilities in MR technologies awaits the future of industry and commerce. Several companies launched devices in past three months, leading to a competitive space for immersive solutions that is set to grow not just for the providers themselves, but for the enterprises that depend on them.With the release of these new platforms, the XR industry is expected to skyrocket with the number of potential use cases, leading to a blossoming era of training with greater benefits, both for workers, their employers, and partners.Companies such as ARuVR look to these new devices to push their brand’s capabilities.…

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Meta may undergo another employee restructure, according to a statement by Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the Menlo Park-based firm.Last Friday, the CEO explained that Meta is considering reorganizing their management structure, potentially flattening the Menlo Park-based firm’s cooperate hierarchy.Zuckerberg added:I don’t think you want a management structure that’s just managers managing managers, managing managers, managing managers, managing the people who are doing the work.Moreover, comments from Chris Cox, Meta’s Chief Product Officer, made earlier this month solidified rumours of the firm’s cooperate flattening.In the CPO’s statements, they predicted potential flattening to come, asking employees to “prepare” for further layoffs.…

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A new era of possibilities in MR technologies awaits the future of industry and commerce. Several companies launched devices in past three months, leading to a competitive space for immersive solutions that is set to grow not just for the providers themselves, but for the enterprises that depend on them.With the release of these new platforms, the XR industry is expected to skyrocket with the number of potential use cases, leading to a blossoming era of training with greater benefits, both for workers, their employers, and partners.Companies such as ARuVR look to these new devices to push their brand’s capabilities.…

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January is closing, and the extended reality (XR) landscape continues to evolve. Following last week’s theme of layoffs across the tech sector, this week continues the unemployment trend as influential groups reassess the space and US Courts aim at Google.Although as February rolls on, the industry is finding this year’s footing and discovering the most significant tech trend for the year, which appears to be AI and ChatGPT.AI and ChatGPT for enterprise is a growing tech topic. Recently, Microsoft entered an extended partnership with OpenAI, the firm behind ChatGPT, to expand the tech solution to business clients.The solution is seeing…

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The United States (US) Justice Department launched a lawsuit against Google’s parent company Alphabet on Tuesday, reports revealed. The antitrust lawsuit accuses Alphabet of unlawfully dominating digital advertising and demands it sells off its ad manager platform.According to the lawsuit, Google earns roughly 80 percent of its earnings from advertising. If successful, the suit could significantly reduce Google’s key revenue streams.Attorney generals from eight states—California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia—have joined the litigation.The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia will hear the case.Alleged Monopoly PracticesAccording to the DoJ antitrust lawsuit, Google…

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Last Friday, Microsoft-owned immersive social platform Altspace VR (virtual reality) announced the closure of its service effective March 10, 2023. The decision comes following recent lay offs at Microsoft.Altspace VR initially launched on May 2015 under the supervision of the platform’s then Founder and CEO, Eric Romo – who went on to work as Meta’s Director of Product, Reality Labs Social Experiences until 2022 – and Microsoft acquired the Altspace service following a near closure in 2017. We have some sad news, Altspacers. #AltspaceVR is shutting down on March 10th. Though we hate saying goodbye, we also feel such pride…

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Last Friday, Microsoft-owned immersive social platform Altspace VR (virtual reality) announced the closure of its service effective March 10, 2023. The decision comes following recent lay offs at Microsoft.Altspace VR initially launched on May 2015 under the supervision of the platform’s then Founder and CEO, Eric Romo – who went on to work as Meta’s Director of Product, Reality Labs Social Experiences until 2022 – and Microsoft acquired the Altspace service following a near closure in 2017. We have some sad news, Altspacers. #AltspaceVR is shutting down on March 10th. Though we hate saying goodbye, we also feel such pride…

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Since purchasing Oculus, Meta has made significant strides in the extended reality (XR) world.In recent years, the company has been investing heavily in its vision of the “metaverse”, exploring new ways to bring people together in a digital landscape through virtual, mixed, and augmented reality (VR/MR/AR). The Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro are just two examples of the latest immersive technologies offered by Meta. Both are designed to enable powerful MR experiences, though their focus is slightly different.The Meta Quest 2 is the latest consumer-focused device created by Meta, built mainly for the entertainment and gaming landscape, though…

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This Monday, South Korea’s Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that its Metaverse platform for public service relationships is now open to the capital’s population.The Mayor of Seoul, Oh Se-hoon, introduced the public launch of Metaverse Seoul which according to Se-hoon is a place of communication for the region’s citizens.Metaverse Seoul allows its users to access various public services and resources within an immersive virtual reality (VR) environment.From its Metaverse Seoul platform, the region’s government also allows users to access famous attractions, read official documents, file complaints, and talk to officials.Following the service’s Beta testing phase last year and its recent launch,…

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