Eight of top 10 world's largest tech companies step into the VR world
Updated: 2016-04-08 07:10
Following the footsteps of Facebook Inc, HTC Corp, and Sony Corp, US e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc is ready to toss its hat in the virtual-reality sector.
According to virtual reality (VR) news site Upload, a post on the job networking site Glassdoor read Amazon is recruiting for a senior development manager for its virtual reality (VR) program.
According to games.qq.com, a game channel backed by Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, eight of the top ten technology enterprises that ranked on Forbes' World Largest Tech Companies list have already expanded their wings into the VR industry.
Let's take a look at the eight new comers who cracked the top ten list. Some of them have yet to be confirmed.
WSJ in a report indicated in early February, Jeremy Bailenson, director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab based at Stanford University, made a remark regarding the engineers of Apple visiting the center during a Wall Street Journal conference in California.
According to mashable.com, the lab is the first place that businesses will go before developing a VR headset -- Mark Zuckerburg, CEO of Facebook even went along shortly before the company acquired Oculus.
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc, speaks during an Apple event in Cupertino, California, US, on March 21, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]