Hugo Barra to Lead Facebook’s VR Business

Published by , January 30, 2017 10:06 am

(PatentlyApple)  Hugo Barra left Xiaomi and has taken a position at Facebook to lead their Virtual Reality business which includes the Oculus unit. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page that “Hugo shares my belief that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform. They’ll enable us to experience completely new things.” The Wall Street Journal adds that “Mr. Barra’s role, however, will expand beyond Oculus to encompass all of Facebook’s VR efforts. Facebook has been working to make VR work on smartphones.
Barra added on Zuckerberg’s page that “It’s been a dream of mine to work in virtual reality even back when AR/VR were just figments of science fiction; now we’re taking selfies in virtual worlds.”

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