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ABC News Says It’s Taking Virtual Reality Seriously

ABC News is hopping on the virtual reality bandwagon. In a release timed to coincide with a story on “Nightline” this evening, ABC created a special 360-degree video companion piece, intended to be viewed on a mobile phone with a Google Cardboard-style headset. It’s said to be the first of many VR projects that will live at ABCNews.com/VR. It’s worth noting that one of the people leading the project, digital executive producer Dan Silver, was not initially sold on VR. A former documentary filmmaker, he joined the company earlier this year, and it was only after getting up to speed with existing talks about producing 360-degree video that he “got” virtual reality’s potential. ….[READ]

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