0
General

Facebook names Bosworth to lead consumer hardware activities

Thursday 24 August 2017 | 08:59 CET | News
Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth has been named the new head of the company's consumer hardware efforts. That includes Oculus VR and the Building 8 division, which is reportedly working on a video chat device codenamed Aloha, reports Business Insider. The team is also working on a smart speaker, 360-degree camera, and "futuristic" wearables, according to the report.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General
Companies: Facebook / Oculus
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Facebook unveils Portal home video calls device with built-in Alexa

Published 08 Oct 2018 16:22 CET | World
Facebook has announced its first major consumer hardware, the Portal video communications device. Available in 10- and 15-inch ...

Facebook overhauls management structure with 3 new divisions

Published 09 May 2018 11:08 CET | World
Facebook has announced internally a management overhaul, Recode reports, calling it the biggest shake-up in the company's 15-year ...

Facebook delays smart speakers launch to October - report

Published 24 Apr 2018 08:34 CET | World
Facebook's smart speakers will begin mass production in June as originally scheduled, but the order volumes for 2018 have been ...

Facebook assembles team to design own chips - report

Published 19 Apr 2018 09:25 CET | World
Facebook is building a team to design its own semiconductors, Bloomberg reports, citing job listings and unnamed people familiar ...

Facebook delays smart speaker launch due to data privacy scandal - report

Published 28 Mar 2018 09:29 CET | World
Facebook has delayed the launch of its own smart speaker due to the recent controversy over its data privacy practices, people ...

Facebook's head of Building 8 development unit steps down

Published 18 Oct 2017 08:54 CET | World
Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook's research and development arm Building 8, announced that she's leaving the company to start ...

Facebook to launch USD 199 wireless 'Oculus Go' VR headset

Published 12 Oct 2017 08:54 CET | World
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed at the annual developers conference of its Oculus division that the company will ...

Amazon, Google, Facebook step up competition in CPE market

Published 28 Sep 2017 17:07 CET | World
Google is acquiring personnel and assets from HTC, while Amazon is expanding further its range of smart home devices. The ...

Facebook benoemt topman voor hardware; details Aloha bekend

Published 24 Aug 2017 09:38 CET | World
Een woordvoerder van Facebook bevestigde de aanstelling van Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth als topman van de projecten Building 8 en ...

Facebook testing own video chat device, smart speaker - report

Published 02 Aug 2017 08:44 CET | World
The device is in the prototype phase but is already being tested in people's homes. It features a wide-angle camera lens, ...

Facebook to launch wireless VR headset

Published 14 Jul 2017 13:58 CET | World
Facebook is working on an Oculus Rift wireless VR headset which will ship in 2018 at USD 200, according to Bloomberg.com. ...

Facebook lifts lid on Building 8 consumer products

Published 20 Apr 2017 10:57 CET | World
Facebook outlined at its annual F8 developers conference its progress in building new types of network infrastructure to connect ...

Facebook introduces VR Spaces, AR camera effects at F8

Published 19 Apr 2017 08:48 CET | World
Facebook has unveiled a range of new services at its annual F8 developers conference, including new ways to find businesses on ...

Oculus co-founder Luckey leaves Facebook

Published 31 Mar 2017 09:18 CET | World
Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Oculus, will be leaving Facebook, Recode reported, almost three years after selling his company ...

Facebook's hardware strategy can't come too soon

Published 22 Mar 2017 14:00 CET | World
Facebook will hold next month its annual developers conference F8 in San Jose. According to unconfirmed reports, hardware is ...

Barra moves to Facebook to head VR activities

Published 26 Jan 2017 09:25 CET | World
Hugo Barra has left Xiaomi in order to head up Facebook's virtual reality efforts. The news was announced by Facebook CEO Mark ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Oct MWC Los Angeles 2019
23 Oct Millicom Q3 2019
23 Oct Rogers Communications Q3 2019
23 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2019
23 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
23 Oct Netgear Q3 2019
23 Oct Telenor Q3 2019
23 Oct Annual Customer Service Summit
24 Oct Comcast Q3 2019
24 Oct Nokia Q3 2019
24 Oct Norwegian telecoms market H1 report
24 Oct Smith Micro Q3 2019
24 Oct Verisign Q3 2019
24 Oct STMicroelectronics Q3 2019
24 Oct Maxlinear Q3 2019
24 Oct Televisa Q3 2019
24 Oct Juniper Networks Q3 2019
24 Oct Netia Q3 2019
24 Oct Nordic Entertainment Q3 2019
24 Oct Amazon Q3 2019
24 Oct HKBN fiscal FY
25 Oct Megacable Q3 2019
25 Oct KPN Q3 2019
25 Oct Proximus Q3 2019
25 Oct Verizon Q3 2019
25 Oct Doro Q3 2019
25 Oct Shaw Communications fiscal Q4
25 Oct Charter Communications Q3 2019
27 Oct Regional Cybersecurity Week
28 Oct Orange Poland Q3 2019
::: More Calendar Items