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Nelson Mandela Bay to host major tourism conference: SATSA 2018 Conference

Nelson Mandela Bay to host major tourism conference: SATSA 2018 Conference

L-R: Dewald Nieman, Eastern Cape Chapter Chairperson; Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism CEO, Ms Mandlakazi Skefile and SATSA Chief Executive Officer, David Frost at the recent Eastern Cape chapter meeting and conference venue site inspections. Nelson More »

IMF delivers SA a vote of confidence

IMF delivers SA a vote of confidence

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook say the onset of a new political leadership in SA has reduced policy uncertainty The IMF has given SA a vote of confidence, revising its growth projections, but also warned that More »

Gender row sees Mark Lamberti resign as Imperial CEO

Gender row sees Mark Lamberti resign as Imperial CEO

Mark Lamberti has resigned as Imperial CEO‚ following an adverse judgment in the case brought by fired employee Adila Chowan‚ whom he called a “female employment equity candidate”. Imperial has promoted its chief financial officer‚ Osman Arbee‚ More »

Key witness in case against Nigerian pastor shot at in PE

Key witness in case against Nigerian pastor shot at in PE

PAMELLA Mabini, the woman who is one of the key witnesses in the case against a Nigerian pastor charged with human trafficking and the rape of young girls, was threatened and shot More »

Nelson Mandela Bay residents cry out for jobs as IDP and Budget meetings continue

Nelson Mandela Bay residents cry out for jobs as IDP and Budget meetings continue

IDP and Public Participation meetings currently under-way continues to draw crowds hungry for accelerated service delivery, job creation and crime reduction. The meeting held recently held in the Chatty Community Hall was no different. Hundreds of residents More »

 

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Facebook acquires Eye Tribe for Oculus eye-tracking software

Facebook’s Oculus has acquired The Eye Tribe, a company that tracks eye movement in virtual reality to improve the experience.

Oculus confirmed the acquisition of the Copenhagen-based startup, without stating a price.

The acquisition was reported earlier Wednesday by TechCrunch.

Eye Tribe is the latest in a series of tech acquisitions this year for Oculus.

Facebook is especially interested in eye tracking because the company wants to take the lead in social interactions in VR.

The ability to follow eye movement makes it easier to understand people’s expressions and let them communicate effectively with each other in a virtual world.

For example, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is interested in helping people watch basketball games together, have board meetings, travel to foreign countries and take selfies in virtual reality.

Facebook isn’t alone in focusing on the importance of eye tracking to VR.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google acquired Eyefluence, another startup working on eye-tracking technology, in October.

The search giant is investing in virtual reality as it aims to integrate its media services, like YouTube and its app store, into the nascent technology.

-fin24