Nikon’s $500 360-degree action cam aims to bring VR to the masses

If the future of virtual reality is tied directly to the quality of content we’re able to create, companies like Nikon and Samsung are certainly giving us the tools needed to make great stuff. Nikon today announced more details about its consumer-level entry into the VR space, the ‘KeyMission 360.’ Earlier this year, we brought you news of Nikon’s ‘KeyMission 360,’ a consumer-focused 3D action camera capable of 360-degree filming in 4k UHD resolution. Today, we know a little more. The camera is set to arrive in October, and it’ll set you back $ 500. While a bit more expensive than Samsung’s ‘Gear…

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Verizon aims to pump up its IoT presence with fleet management deal

Verizon Communications plans to buy cloud-computing-focused fleet management firm Fleetmatics Group, in a deal that will pump up the telecom carrier’s internet of things portfolio.

The US$ 2.4 billion deal for the Dublin-based fleet management vendor will give Verizon a toehold in the GPS vehicle-tracking and connected cars markets. Fleetmatics, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, has about 37,000 customers and 737,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide.

The deal, announced Monday, “underlines Verizon’s commitment to the IoT space,” Dan Bieler, a digital business analyst with Forrester Research, said by email. “In terms of IoT revenues, this deal helps to improve Verizon’s positioning.”

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