Vrideo Shuts Down, Signaling Troubles Ahead for 360 Video

Clifton Dawson, Principal Analyst Imaging & Video, Insight Articles, Media & Entertainment, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and M&A, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Vrideo announced November 21 that it is shuttering its 360 video aggregation website and app, which had more than 700,000 installs. The ambitious site raised an initial funding round of $2 million in early 2015 from investors including Machinima co-founder Allen DeBevoise, Betaworks and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Vrideo was apparently unable to raise any additional funding since, and simply ran out of … Read More

2016 Virtual Reality Industry Report, Fall Report

Virtual Reality Industry Report, Fall 2016 The Virtual Reality Industry Report includes everything you need to know about hardware unit forecasts, market revenue forecasts, industry & technology analysis, and other special topics for industry executives. Release Date: November 14, 2016 This report is available only to Subscribers Already a Subscriber? Login Now. Research, Data & Analysis Provided By Everything You … Read More

Google Acquires Eyefluence To Prep For VR/AR Hardware Future

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Eyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount.  The eye-interaction technology company was acquired to advance Google’s technology for interacting with AR and VR hardware. Eyefluence previously raised over $20 million in funding from various companies including Dolby, Intel, and Motorola. Google has a variety of VR/AR projects in the works including Cardboard, Daydream, Glass and an … Read More

Greenlighting China: Industrial Alliance, Tencent & Location-Based VR Gains Traction

Eddie Lou, Analyst, Asia-Pacific China xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Location-Based Entertainment, Location-Based xR Intelligence Service, Virtual Reality

Greenlighting China

Official Industrial Alliance of China IVRA Established in Beijing Under the guidance of the Electronic Information Division of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a group of leading VR companies and research institutes have worked together to establish the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance. The goal of the initiative is to promote the development of the VR ecosystem in China by formulating … Read More

Greenlighting China: Smartphone Manufacturers Set Sights On China’s VR Market

Eddie Lou, Analyst, Asia-Pacific China xR Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Greenlighting China

Mobile World Congress, Asia’s biggest mobile industry conference, just had a new successful gathering in Shanghai, and VR once again dominated the show. China seems to have an unusual amount of interest in VR, and Chinese businesses are extremely active in the industry. With this new emerging market, the country known for piracy is trying to find a new path … Read More

Greenlight Insights’ Beijing Event Highlights the Emergence of China’s VR Market

Greenlight Insights China xR Intelligence Service, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality

Greenlight VR hosted a special research briefing for invited guests in Beijing, China, featuring cross-border insights and strategies for corporate executives, investors, and entrepreneurs. The event showcased Greenlight VR’s findings from the 2016 Virtual Reality Consumer Adoption Report, which was released early this week. Eddie Lou, Managing Director of Greenlight VR’s Beijing office, lead a panel that discussed the VR … Read More