Google to buy Lytro


Ingrid Lunden, for TechCrunch

Last week, Google showed off a new app to display immersive photography in virtual reality, and a multi-camera technique for capturing it, and now it looks like there may be plans to enhance that with some bolted-on technology created by a third party.

Multiple sources tell us that Google is acquiring Lytro, the imaging startup that began as a ground-breaking camera company for consumers before pivoting to use its depth-data, light-field technology in VR. Read More

It’s exciting for Lytro to have access to Google’s infrastructure and resources but let’s hope the acquisition doesn’t go the same route as Nest.

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