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Visual effects titan Digital Domain aims for global lead in virtual reality content, services

July 6th 2017 Digital Domain Holdings, operator of the world’s largest independent visual-effects studio, plans to sharpen its focus on virtual reality technology initiatives after beefing up its senior management and recently raising fresh funding. “We are strongly focused on developing our business model of technology-plus-entertainment in ...

Li Ka-shing invites shoppers to touch and feel their way through his mall in virtual reality

July 3rd 2017 Hong Kong’s wealthiest businessman Li Ka-shing has installed the city’s first tactile virtual reality game in his Hung Hom shopping mall, using technology and enhanced experiences to compete with e-commerce and lure shoppers back to arcades. Nomadic VR, a California-based developer of virtual reality games that can be touched ...

Remember Nokia? It’s planning a comeback in China, banking on fitness apps and virtual reality

July 2nd 2017 Finnish company Nokia, once a dominant global player in mobile phones, is planning a strong comeback in China’s consumer electronics market as it seeks investment opportunities and the right partners to tap the digital health and virtual reality (VR) segments in the world’s second-largest economy. Jimmy Zhong, general manager of ...

China ‘to lead world in 5G by 2025’

June 29th 2017 CHINA is testing 5G networks in major cities including Shanghai and is expected to become the world’s biggest 5G network by 2025, industry officials said during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which opened yesterday. China will rise to the top after commercially adopting 5G services about 2020 and 5G connections will hit 428 ...