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Week That Was: 17th February

Week That Was: 17th February

Welcome to the Week That Was on, where we bring you the highlights, biggest news and hottest topics from the world of VR, AR and MR business in the last seven days.


This week has been all about video here at, as we’ve published 40 videos from the conference schedule at our recent VR Connects London event. Even if you couldn’t make it to the show, this is your chance to see some of the top names in VR as they share their thoughts, experiences and insights with you.


Top Stories

New Vive Mobile VR Headset

HTC announces new mobile VR HMD for its forthcoming U Ultra handset.

Facebook CEO Calls For Patience On VR Profits

Mark Zuckerberg uses earnings call to reiterate that VR is on a 10-year course to profitability.



Facebook CEO Aims To Build A Global Community

Mark Zuckerberg explains his vision for the world of the future.

Geeks Required, Apply Within

Ever wondered what it would be like to work in Virtual Reality full-time, spending your 9 to 5 in an entirely other realm? Well now you can…

Call For Speakers At VR Connects San Francisco

New VR/AR/MR industry event goes Transatlantic as VR Connects heads hot from its London debut to the West coast of America on 27th-28th June.



Video: Superstar Sessions From VR Connects London 2017

From the What, Where and Why of VR to its potential to drive social change and finding that killer app, this series of videos features global thought leaders from Greenpeace, the BBC, Resolution Games and AMD.

Video: Global Publishing VR Sessions at VR Connects London 2017

From making money and the latest trends in VR to democratising VR and its power for fundraising, this series of videos features global thought leaders from the likes of Google, Save The Children, nDreams and CCP Games.

Video: Future Visions Sessions at VR Connects London 2017

From defining acronyms and stereophotogrammertry to 2017 trends, social VR and what's next for MR, this series of videos features global thought leaders from the likes of REWIND, Solfar Studios, Lockwood Publishing, Steampunk Digital, and Virtual Umbrella

Video: VR Business Sessions From VR Connects London 2017

From the lessons VR can learn from previous tech to how to monetise it - including advertising and marketing - this series of videos features global thought leaders from the likes of Fast Travel Games, VRtize, Wargaming VR, and Unity.

Video: VR University Sessions From VR Connects London 2017

From mobile VR, AR localisation and MR interactions to the future of storytelling, design challenges and the legal implications of immersive technologies, this series of videos features global leaders from the likes of Microsoft, Sea Monster, and BAFTA


Data & Research

What Does HTC Mobile VR Mean For The Industry?

Stephanie Llamas of SuperData Research assesses the implications of HTC’s intentions to move into the mobile VR space.



Focal Point: Is VR The New 3D TV?

Our industry panel of VR experts on whether VR is really the future of computing, or just the latest entertainment fad-to-failure.


See you in seven days...


Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing, Steve contributes to, and, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.


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