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Hugo Barra is now Facebook’s VP for VR

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Former Google exec, and now former Xiaomi exec, Hugo Barra made public his departure from the Chinese company, he didn’t talk much about where he’s heading to next.

Mark Zuckerberg’s mouth, Huga Barra is joining Facebook as VP not of its mobile efforts but of its virtual reality thrust. And yes, that includes Oculus. Barra will be leading Facebook’s VR projects, both those that relate directly to the social network as well as its Oculus property. Given the latter, the timing is curious since Oculus and Facebook are currently facing a lawsuit from game publisher Bethesda Softworks exactly over VR technology.

 

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