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YouTube Adds VR Viewing Via Google Cardboard

  • USA Today, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:05 AM

Online video giant YouTube is expanding into live video territory, by offering the ability to live stream 360 degree virtual reality videos. The live video space has heated up in recent months. Facebook joined the fray with a live video initiative to take on Twitter’s popular Periscope, which was named top app of the year in 2015 by Apple. But with YouTube’s offerings, “It’s not just a live stream, but a stream you can explore in 360 degrees,” says Neal Mohan, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer. Several press reports had speculated that YouTube was preparing a live video app to take on Facebook and Periscope. but Mohan says they were misinformed.

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