Google Sharpens Its Virtual Reality Focus


Google on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Clay Bavor as vice president of virtual reality, one of several indications that the company intends to get serious about competing in the emerging field. Diane Greene will take over Bavor’s former role as vice president of product management. The news comes as Facebook’s $599 Oculus Rift and HTC’s yet-to-be priced Vive are being prepped for shipment to users waiting to get the best VR experiences available to consumers so far.

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Diane Greene to Lead Google Into Cloud Business Fray


Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday announced the appointment of Diane Greene, cofounder of VMWare and a current Google board member, to lead its cloud business operations. Google will acquire Bebop, another firm founded by Greene. Bebop is a new development platform that makes it easy to build and maintain enterprise applications.
“We think this will help many businesses find great applications, and reap the benefits of cloud computing,” noted Pichai.

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Nearly all Apple Watch retail try-ons are resulting in preorders, Cowen says

Customers who schedule an appointment to try on the Apple Watch are extremely likely to walk away with a preorder for the device, according to a new informal poll of retail employees conducted by an analyst.



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