Munster: Apple likely to fold VR into 'Made for iPhone' program within 2 years

Article Image Following up on a recent flurry of Apple acquisitions and key hires from the augmented reality/virtual reality field, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes the iPhone maker plans to pivot on iOS in a bid for the mixed reality space within the next two years.

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Rumor: Apple has 'hundreds of staff' working on virtual & augmented reality projects

Article Image Through a series of acquisitions, Apple has a considerably large staff dedicated to experimental virtual reality and augmented reality projects, some of whom are reportedly working on prototype headset configurations that could one day compete with the likes of Facebook’s Oculus Rift.

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Cloud Consulting Acquisitions Accelerate


The recent flurry of consulting company acquisitions focused on cloud computing is another clear indication of the accelerating shift of IT systems and enterprise applications to Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service alternatives. IT and business decision-makers are no longer asking why they should move to the cloud, but instead are trying to figure out exactly where, when and how to capitalize on the rapidly expanding array of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS options.

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Uber's first-ever public acquisition of maps firm deCarta to lessen reliance on Apple, Google

Ridesharing startup Uber has finally shown its hand in the mergers and acquisitions market, picking up small navigation and geospatial services firm deCarta in a move that some say is designed to help Uber lessen its dependence on mapping services from Apple and Google.



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