Twitter taps former Apple designer to lead its charge into VR

Twitter has let the cat out of the bag regarding its rumored push into virtual and augmented reality with a new acquisition, and an important new hire. The company has recruited a new executive in the form of ex-Apple designer Alessandro Sabatelli to lead its newly created VR and AR team. Sabatelli shared a tweet on Tuesday announcing that Twitter had acquired his VR-focused company IXOMOXI. Sabatelli’s LinkedIn profile now lists him as the director of VR and AR at Twitter. He describes the role as “empowering us all in the spatial computing revolution,” reports Upload VR. Twitter has since confirmed the hire, adding that its AR team will be housed within its machine learning arm, Twitter Cortex. Twitter has acquired IXOMOXI & today is my first day as Director of AR…


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