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The virtual view from Hollywood
A report from Oculus' first conference for virtual reality software developers
Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey at the Oculus Connect event last month. Photo courtesy of IrisVR.
The virtual reality headset maker Oculus — now owned by Facebook — held its first conference for software developers last month. I bumped into Shane Scranton, a Vermont entrepreneur, the day before he flew out to Hollywood for the conclave, and asked him to share his impressions afterward. Scranton's startup, IrisVR, has been pitching investors and architecture firms on software that can take three-dimensional models of buildings and "translate" them easily and quickly for viewing on the Oculus goggles. It's an amazing experience: you can walk through and look around spaces that haven't yet been built. Read More
Growing pains
Tech startups in the hinterlands cope with hiring challenges
Workers at Dyn's headquarters, in a former mill building in Manchester, New Hampshire.
How do you grow a tech company when you're headquartered far from the talent hub of Greater Boston? Companies in places like Manchester, N.H., and Woodstock, Vt., are facing that quandary, after they've scooped up all the software developers they can find in those markets. Read More