January 27, 2023

Alphabet Metaverse Acquisitions

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Alphabet Metaverse Acquisitions
These companies were acquired by Alphabet to further their metaverse ambitions.

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Owlchemy Labs
Owlchemy is best known for its virtual reality video games Job Simulator and Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality. In May 2017, the studio was acquired by Google.
a startup focused on panoramic images
Skillman & Hackett
a San Francisco design studio focused on Rapid Prototyping, Virtual Reality.
Thrive Audio
a headphone audio system that recreates an ultra-realistic sound field at the listeners ears including height and depth using the Oculus Rift’s head-tracking to inform sound field reproduction.
Quest Visual
developed Word Lens, an augmented reality translation application.
The company has developed a suite of technologies for tracking eye behavior for virtual reality and augmented reality applications.