Google Lens arrives in iOS search app

Google Lens arrives in iOS search app

Google is bringing its Lens visual search feature to the iOS Google app, giving iPhone users a new way to search the web on mobile. By tapping on the Google Lens icon, you dive straight into the camera at which point if Google recognizes something in the space that you tap on, the app will Read more about Google Lens arrives in iOS search app[…]

Magic Leap loses two women from top executive positions

Magic Leap loses two women from top executive positions

Magic Leap’s executive team is pretty heavy on the dudes these days. The augmented reality startup’s two female C-suite executives, Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Freeman and Chief Business Officer Rachna Bhasin, have recently both stepped back into advisory roles at the company, TechCrunch has learned. Freeman joined the startup two years ago from National Geographic. Read more about Magic Leap loses two women from top executive positions[…]

Reddit had a pretty solid 2018

Reddit had a pretty solid 2018

2018 was a big year for Reddit . The company executed an almost comically overdue redesign, continued to clean up toxic communities and promoted new features that are pushing the company towards new areas of growth. The company’s engagement has climbed as well, with a 22 percent YoY increase in gross interactions be that a Read more about Reddit had a pretty solid 2018[…]

Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers

Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers

Augmented reality is a very buzzy space, but the fundamental technologies underpinning it are pushing boundaries across a lot of other verticals. Tech like machine learning, object recognition and visual mapping tech are the pillars of plenty of new ventures, enabling there to be companies that thrive in the overlap. Phiar (pronounced fire) is building Read more about Phiar raises $3 million for an AR navigation app for drivers[…]

Bitcoin sinks below $4,000 as the crypto market takes another hefty beating

Bitcoin sinks below $4,000 as the crypto market takes another hefty beating

As we hang out with family and friends this holiday season, it’s interesting to look back on the Bitcoin mania that we endured one Thanksgiving ago. Aunts and uncles asking about internet money as you passed the mashed potatoes while trying to explain the concept of decentralization in a way that made it seem like Read more about Bitcoin sinks below $4,000 as the crypto market takes another hefty beating[…]

YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go

YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go

Today, Google’s YouTube VR app arrives on the $199 Oculus Go, bringing the largest library of VR content on the web to Facebook’s entry-level VR device. YouTube brings plenty of content in conventional and more immersive video types. It’s undoubtedly the biggest single hub of 360 content and native formats like VR180, though offering access Read more about YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go[…]

Can the startup building a Fortnite for VR become the Fortnite of VR?

Can the startup building a Fortnite for VR become the Fortnite of VR?

Virtual reality hasn’t proven itself to be the lucrative escape of the every-man, but the medium has done a fairly good job enticing the gaming community and keeping that niche (mostly) happy. While a couple of big titles have gotten some halfway-decent ports to VR, for the most part VR users are confined to whatever Read more about Can the startup building a Fortnite for VR become the Fortnite of VR?[…]

Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul

Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul

Facebook is again looking to whip Oculus into shape for its 10-year journey towards making virtual reality mainstream. According to two sources, Facebook reorganized its AR and VR team this week from a divisional structure focused around products to a functional structure focused around technology areas of expertise. While no one was laid off, the Read more about Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul[…]