Twitter Dives Into AR and VR, Hires Ex-Apple Designer To Lead New Team

Until recently Twitter has appeared dormant through the rise of two of Silicon Valley’s hottest technologies, augmented and virtual reality, but the company’s silence appears to be drawing to a close. Fresh off of the recent acquisition of Magic Pony Technologies, a machine learning company whose algorithms may have some applications for VR and AR, UploadVR has discovered Twitter has formed a new team focused on VR and AR development. Twitter has hired Alessandro Sabatelli as the Director of VR and AR to “[empower] us all in the spatial computing revolution,” according to his LinkedIn profile.  A former designer at Apple, Sabatelli helped to create the iTunes music visualizer and was a user interface designer for iOS, OS X and Watch OS. More recently however, Sabatelli had been working on VR and AR with…


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