Hugo Barra to Work On Oculus VR at Facebook
Facebook today said that former Google and Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra will join the company's virtual reality team. Barra plans to work on Facebook's Oculus project after taking some time off. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "Hugo shares my belief that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform. They'll enable us to experience completely new things and be more creative than ever before. Hugo is going to help build that future." Barra most recently helped Chinese company Xiaomi expand beyond its own borders into India and other Asia/Pacific markets. Prior to Xiaomi, Barra helped develop the Android platform for Google. Barra announced plans to leave Xiaomi earlier this week for health reasons.
Facebook to Test 'Reactions' Rather than 'Dislike'
Facebook today said it is prepared to expand the way people interact with posts in the Newsfeed by providing more than just the Like button. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently hinted that the company is working on a way to show more emotional responses to posts.
Hands-On with Xiaomi Mi Note 2
The Mi Note 2 is Xiaomi's new flagship handset. It combines premium design and materials with top-notch specifications and capabilities.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Adds Fingerprint Scanner
Xiaomi today announced the Mi 5 during the Mobile World Congress trade show. The company's new flagship phone is a more refined product, featuring a metal frame, glass front, and ceramic rear panel.
Xiaomi's Hugo Barra to Return to Silicon Valley
Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra has left his job at the China-based company in order to return Silicon Valley. Xiaomi poached Barra from Google back in 2013, when he worked on the Android team.