Facebook snaps up Xiaomi's Hugo Barra


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Fb snaps up Xiaomi's Hugo Barra

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Picture caption Mr Barra is a outstanding know-how government

Fb has employed Hugo Barra to steer its improvement of digital actuality merchandise, following his departure from Chinese language smartphone maker Xiaomi.

Mr Barra introduced his choice to go away China on Monday.

Fb founder Mark Zuckerberg stated the pair agreed that "digital and augmented actuality would be the subsequent main computing platform".

Mr Barra will exchange Brendan Iribe, who stepped down as chief government of the Oculus VR division in December.

He beforehand labored at Google between 2010 to 2013, earlier than serving to develop Xiaomi's international technique.

Google is creating its personal digital actuality experiences and has introduced that Claude Zellweger will probably be becoming a member of the corporate to develop its Daydream VR merchandise.

Mr Zellweger was the vice-president of design at Taiwan's HTC, which manufactures its personal Vive VR package.