Friday, November 06, 2015

Facebook Poaches Microsoft Engineers to Build Virtual Reality Tools for Facebook | Re/code

Later in the article: "The three new hires include Szeliski, Michael Cohen and Matt Uyttendaele, who spent a combined 60 years working at Microsoft before joining Facebook in October."

"Facebook has hired three longtime Microsoft veterans to head up a new computational photography team at the company, a small group tasked with building new ways to share photos and videos to the platform.

The team, led by 20-year Microsoft researcher Rick Szeliski, has a fascinating job: To create tools so that Facebook users can share 3-D video and virtual reality video to their profiles. That includes things like 360-degree video, which Facebook just launched in News Feed for the first time in September."
Facebook Poaches Microsoft Engineers to Build Virtual Reality Tools for Facebook | Re/code
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