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Is Facebook Moving In On GoPro?

Facebook’s new 360 Platform can either make or GoPro as both compete in the VR world. Why would Facebook want to get into the virtual reality world?

#4 – Facebook Took A Huge Step In The Virtual Reality World

Virtual Reality

They introduced two new camera rig designs as well as a platform that will allow users to view more in depth as they move through a VR experience. The aim is to build further content for the Oculus ecosystem that it is building.


#3 – GoPro Already Has A Six-Camera Rig Called Omni

GoPro

Perhaps not surprisingly, GoPro introduced a new pilot program called Fusion within hours of the Facebook news. The competition can either make or break GoPro. If GoPro decides to make products that integrate with Facebook’s designs, it could be a real win for them.


#2 – The Motivation Behind Facebook’s Actions

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Facebook is not looking to get into the camera building business. Instead, they are looking to be the preferred content platform. At the very least, Facebook is leveling the playing field.


#1- What Does This Mean For GoPro?

GoPro

GoPro already has a six-camera rig called Omni. Perhaps not surprisingly, they also introduced a new pilot program called Fusion within hours of the Facebook announcement. The competition between these two can either make or break GoPro. If GoPro decides to make products that integrate with Facebook’s designs, it could be a real win for them.


 

 

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