Apple is getting ready to enter the virtual reality competition. Meanwhile, Sony is cutting down its production and trying to handle a hacker attack.
It’s no news Apple has some interest in joining the virtual reality business, but the latest job listing is turning these plans into reality. Cupertino’s giant has just published the company is looking for a software engineer to work on future virtual reality projects.
“This engineer will create high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems for prototyping and user testing.”
Opinion: The biggest VR players right now are Oculus and Samsung, but Apple jumping into the game may just change everything. After all, they always come to standardize new technologies. Will they help the industry, or simply kill the competition?
When it comes to making smartphones, Sony is king (at least in our opinion), but they are not selling them as well as they manufacture them. In fact, Sony has bee having a pretty rough year, after losing about $2.1 billion in the financial year.
What is the solution? Much like Samsung, Sony plans to reduce its portfolio in the mobile segment, as well as their TV production. It’s said focusing on their imaging segment, where they are definitely leading the pack with their high-end camera sensors.
Opinion: The idea is to return to profitability, and this new plan will be expanding in the coming years. It will be sad to see less Sony smartphones coming around, though. Their products are great.
Sony’s hackers, who call themselves GOP, have been in contact with the guys from The Verge, and some interesting information has come to light. While we still don’t know exactly what they want, they claim to request “equality”, which Sony refuses to give them.
In addition, they claim they got inside help from other Sony employees who believe in this movement. The group believes Sony is made out of a bunch of “criminals”
Opinion: These are some harsh words and actions. I wonder what is going on at Sony. Who is in the wrong here?