Google’s Daydream VR and AR Efforts Could Get Boost With Lytro Acquisition

Using Lytro's Immerge camera

As a photographer and someone who appreciates creative tools and hardware, my conversations with Lytro while as a reporter were often a mix of investigative and curiosity. Having raised more than $215 million in funding, this 12-year old company appeared to have an ambitious way of making media appear life-like. But that vision alone hasn’t… Continue reading Google’s Daydream VR and AR Efforts Could Get Boost With Lytro Acquisition

Eventbrite Moves Forward With Music Push Through Ticketfly Acquisition

For many, Eventbrite’s progress over the past decade has been about selling you tickets, just like you’d expect from Ticketmaster — in fact, I was tempted to title this this post “The Modern Ticketmaster.” But this company is more than just about tickets, but about the overarching experience you’d get from events, from discovery to… Continue reading Eventbrite Moves Forward With Music Push Through Ticketfly Acquisition

Facebook’s Acquisition of Oculus VR May Usher The ‘Second Life’ View of Your Social Graph

Facebook has gone ahead and made another bold purchase. On Tuesday, the social networking company announced that it had paid $2 billion in cash and stock for Oculus VR, the creators of a virtual reality headset useful in 3D gaming. Some were befuddled and chagrined by the move, wondering what benefit Facebook would have with… Continue reading Facebook’s Acquisition of Oculus VR May Usher The ‘Second Life’ View of Your Social Graph

Twilio’s Foundation Adds Open Source ‘Rapid Response Kit’ To Help Teams Deploy Apps In A Crisis

It’s no surprise that technology has played an integral part in times of disaster, emergency, or crisis. Companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google have all offered their support to assist people in affected parts of the world to ensure that they can communicate with their loved ones and to help share eyewitness accounts. Twilio happens… Continue reading Twilio’s Foundation Adds Open Source ‘Rapid Response Kit’ To Help Teams Deploy Apps In A Crisis