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AOL bought a VR company, to make the news more fashionable

via:博客园     time:2016/4/21 9:00:20     readed:858

AOLAOL 买了一家 VR 公司,要让新闻报道更时髦

360 degree panoramic video has recently become a hot technology industry, YouTube also launched a panoramic video for the first time. And according to the news media, the United States veteran portal AOL (AOL) recently acquired a panoramic video company, under the flag of the Huffington Post, and many other network media, will take the entry VR (virtual reality) news reported.

AOL acquisition of panoramic video companies are Ryot, the two sides did not disclose the amount of the acquisition. AOL said its well-known network news media Huffington and the post will cooperate with Ryot, began to create VR video.

In the end, the acquired company will be a large number of AOL's network media cooperation (including TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog, etc.), the introduction of panoramic video news reports.

Ryot was founded in 2012, was originally a new network media attention of the society. Previously, the company had produced and the virtual reality has nothing to do with the film, including the Oscar Award for the Best Documentary Award nominated "Team Body 12".

In the past year, Ryot rapid transformation, enter the field of virtual reality video. For example, after the earthquake in Nepal, the site released a Sarandon VR Susan video clips on the post disaster reconstruction work.

And other VR and panoramic video Professional Company, Ryot has also been working with traditional media reports. Last year, the company and the The Associated Press signed a joint production panorama documentary, the first documentary on the French Calais area of the refugee camp.

The company has also worked with the Huffington post, shooting a refugee for the subject of 360 degree panoramic documentary, called "Crossing The".

Technology industry appeared a large number of new companies, including Ryot, is driving the development of the 360 degree panoramic video industry, such as Jaunt, Vrse, Wevr, etc.. Nowadays, panoramic camera equipment is becoming more and more common, video editing tools are also more and more easy to use, which are driving the development of panoramic video market.

Foreign media pointed out that in the future, VR will become a video news video report standard method.

In addition, Ryot also said that after the acquisition of AOL, and will not be interrupted and non AOL other media cooperation.

Recently, NOKIA, Facebook, GoPro and other manufacturers have launched a 360 degree panoramic video camera, GoPro, etc. also launched a panoramic video distribution platform. In addition, the news media industry has also been cut into the VR news, such as New York Times, BBC, American Broadcasting Company and so on have been making news videos with panoramic technology.

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