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Apple Acquires Startup NextVR that Broadcasts VR Content

  • NextVR provides virtual-reality sports content to headsets
  • Apple developing virtual reality, augmented reality headsets
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Apple Inc. confirmed it acquired NextVR, a startup that provides sports and other content for virtual-reality headsets.

The acquisition may help Apple’s development of VR and AR headsets with accompanying software and content. NextVR supplies content to several existing VR headsets, including Facebook Inc.’s Oculus and devices from Sony Corp., HTC Corp. and Lenovo.