From Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Type Public
Industry Internet Search, Online Advertising
Founded September 4, 1998
Founder Larry Page, Sergey Brin
Headquarters Mountain View, California, U.S.

Google is an Internet search and advertising corporation founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin and based in Mountain View, California.

Google Glass as developed by Google X, a division within Google. It was released in 2013 for $1500. On January 15, 2015, Google announced that they have temporarily discontinued the sales of Google Glass.


February, 2013: Google Glass is released.

June 2014: Google Cardboard was released.

October 21, 2014: Google announced that they led the $542 million Series B round of venture funding for the AR startup Magic Leap.

January 15, 2015: Sales of Google Glass was temporarily discontinued.

April 16, 2015: Google acquired Tilt Brush developer, Skillman & Hackett, and Thrive Audio, a VR audio company.

May 28, 2015: Jump was announced.

January 12, 2016: Google announced the creation of its VR division headed by Clay Bavor, VP for product management.

January 25, 2016: Jeff Toff, Vine boss, leaves Twitter to join Google's VR division.

May 19, 2016: Google announced their mobile VR platform Daydream.

October 15, 2016: Google announced that they have acquired Eyefluence, a company that builds eye-tracking technology for VR HMDs.

November 10, 2016: Daydream View is released for $79.

May 11, 2017: Google acquires Owlchemy Labs, maker of Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.