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Facebook Takes Over A Virtual Reality Startup

Two Big Ears is a UK based startup specializing in three-dimensional sound.

U.K.-based startup Two Big Ears specializing in three-dimensional sound is taken over by Facebook, the world’s topmost social networking site. With this acquisition, Facebook continues to develop its virtual reality business. The audio technology developed by Two Big Ears will be incorporated in VR projects by Facebook.Terms of the acquisition still remains undisclosed.

The startup was set up to assist video game businesses to incorporate spatial audio in their products. Spatial audio refers to the idea of replicating sound in a live, three-dimensional space using a combination of amplifiers, speakers, and sound processing technology. The audios should give an accurate information of the ongoing scene in the video. Any hiccup or latency in the audio can create a disorienting experience and ruin the feeling of immersion.

Takeaways:

  • K.-based startup Two Big Ears specializing in three-dimensional sound is taken over by Facebook.
  • With this acquisition, Facebook continues to develop its virtual reality business.
  • The audio technology developed by Two Big Ears will be incorporated in VR projects by Facebook.
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