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Are augmented and virtual reality finally gaining traction?

COVID-19 was a game-changer for videoconferencing. Virtual worlds may be the logical next step.


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Nvidia GTC: Building the digital you

In the not-too-distant future, we could all be running around in multiple places as digital avatars.

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Enterprise AR will be dominated by Apple and Magic Leap

Magic Leap's next-gen headset has two features that make it great for enterprise applications.

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Are we destined to work in the metaverse?

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says we'll eventually work all day in virtual reality. I think he's wrong; here's why.

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Q&A: AstraZeneca CIO Cindy Hoots on COVID-19, collaboration — and change

Pharmaceutical bigwig AstraZeneca, like most other companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, had to develop a remote-work strategy for its 70,000 workers quickly. Here’s what the company did and what lessons it learned.

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The US is 'very far' behind China and others in creating a national digital currency

With President Biden calling for more research on developing a national digital currency — and more regulatory oversight of cryptocurrencies — the US is attempting to catch up with the efforts of other nations already piloting their...

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Biden issues executive order on crypto regulation, stablecoin proposal

The new executive order represents a large-scale US policy shift on cryptocurrency and digital goods, centralizing and updating regulations for those markets.

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Why SWIFT is the nuclear option of Russian financial sanctions

Cutting Russia off from the world's largest financial messaging network is perhaps the strongest sanction yet in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it could also have massive implications worldwide, impacting the EU and...

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Why workforce management faces a daunting post-COVID world

Before the pandemic, workforce and human capital management software and services were mainly used to track employee attendance and work. But with a more hybrid and gig-centric workforce, those tools are now in need of major upgrades....

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Apple Reality is getting real

Apple, not Meta, is more likely to offer a compelling vision for avatar-based virtual business meetings. The pieces are already being put in place.

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Will Apple VR glasses be good for the enterprise?

Or will unexpected consequences and accidental damage erode any productivity advantages?

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A multiverse of metaverses: an emerging productivity powerhouse?

Companies are always looking for ways to get more from their employees, though monitoring them to boost productivity rubs people the wrong way. Maybe the metaverse can help.

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Apple will be Meta’s less evil (more useful) digital twin

"Technology has exploded," Steve Jobs once said. "It’s getting more complicated by the day. And there are very few ways for us mere mortals to approach all this technology." Will Apple be the bridge to the technology of the future?

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Video vs. VR: What’s missing for successful collaboration?

So many software tools these days are talked up as "collaboration tools." But videoconferencing is too often a one-way street, and mixed-reality options are still immature.

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Microsoft to buy video game maker Activision Blizzard for $68.7B

Microsoft is acquiring Activision, the maker of "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft," and "Candy Crush" for a record amount, putting the world's biggest software maker at the forefront of gaming — and possibly the virtual reality...

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ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a futuristic option for virtual appearances?

It may not be as advanced as the Holodeck on Star Trek, but for speakers who need to be at events without having to travel, Holopresence offers a glimpse of the future.

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8 key technologies for the future of work

As the hybrid workplace becomes the norm, technologies designed to accommodate, protect, and improve productivity for remote and in-office employees will be critical.

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Nvidia’s metaverse-based Nucleus Cloud could spur the evolution of collaboration

If the goal of collaboration is to get everyone on the same page — rather than in the same place — to solve a problem, the metaverse might be just the place.

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Q&A: JLL exec sees no return to pre-COVID work routines, but a 4-day work week

Peter Miscovich, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle IP (JLL), a global real estate investment and management firm, says new views on flexible work and a re-evaluation of what employees want will reshape commercial real estate and...

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