Facebook’s Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

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Augmented reality has the potential to change how we interact with the internet, as these technologies scale you can certainly bet that Facebook is going to be looking to shape what’s possible. At our one-day TC Sessions: AR/VR event in LA next month, we’ll be joined by Ficus Kirkpatrick, Facebook’s Head of Camera AR Platform,
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AR/VR in Los Angeles – TechCrunch

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After Friday, September 21, ticket prices for TC Sessions: AR/VR will jump $100 for the October 18 event hosted at UCLA. Buy your early-bird $99 tickets today before these savings fly the coop! Students get tickets for just $45. The event’s stage will feature some of the industry’s most groundbreaking companies and thought leaders. Here
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Hear how Oculus is minimizing VR’s content problem at TC Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

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In 2018, VR adoption has plenty of demons to chase as it looks to build a larger, more mainstream audience. In 2017, the chief concern for most in the industry was the lack of content available for headsets. The “content problem,” as it was called, was a huge concern for headset companies like Oculus, which
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AR/VR in LA on October 18 – TechCrunch

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TechCrunch is heading to UCLA on October 18 and we’ve assembled some of the AR/VR industry’s most prescient founders, investors and executives to chat about the startups and trends driving virtual and augmented reality in 2018. The world’s top tech companies have heavily invested in AR/VR and are persistent in broadcasting the technologies’ potential to blur
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Facebook paid $88 million this year to build out its Seattle area Oculus hub – TechCrunch

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Facebook continues to expand its VR ambitions in the Pacific Northwest. The company has been quietly growing its footprint 16 miles East of Seattle, in Microsoft’s backyard. A new analysis by real estate resource BuildZoom sheds additional light on the Menlo Park-based company’s efforts to build a satellite virtual reality HQ in and around Seattle.
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Facebook’s virtual reality sculpting platform gets a 2.0 upgrade – TechCrunch

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Eighteen months since its initial release, Oculus is delivering some major updates to its Medium “immersive sculpting tool” in a free 2.0 update that’s being released today. The artistic tool is one of the company’s few first-party apps on the PC Rift platform. Today’s updates focus primarily on performance bumps, a UI revamp and some
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Facebook announces Oculus Connect dates Sept. 26-27 – TechCrunch

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The Oculus Connect developer conference is back for its fifth year of chasing the VR dream. Facebook VP or VR Hugo Barra announced that the company’s virtual reality-centric conference would be returning to San Jose on September 26 and 27. In past years, Oculus has used the conference to reveal its latest prototype hardware and
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HTC adds some bells and whistles to the Vive Focus ahead of Western rollout – TechCrunch

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As HTC gears up for a stateside launch of their Vive Focus standalone headset, the company announced a number of changes that they’re bringing to the device currently available in China. The company has long fancied itself the “premium” brand of VR, but at its annual developer conference it was tasked with showing off features
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