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Facebook’s Instant Articles — the format that displays publishers’ content in a faster-loading, distraction-free view when accessed by Facebook users on mobile devices — are about to get more interactive. The social network announced today that these articles will now support 360 videos and photos — meaning, publishers can include 360 content in-line, which users can then navigate by turning their mobile device, or tapping and dragging.
Facebook will allow journalists and other content creators to include 360 videos and photos directly in their Instant Articles as inline content. When a user sees the media in the story, they can immediately begin interacting with the photo or video by tilting, clicking or dragging.
Now that Samsung has officially launched its 360-degree camera, it’s also launching a site where you can upload your videos.
The site is called Samsung VR, and replaces Milk VR which was limited to ‘influencers’ in the VR space. In opening Samsung VR up to the masses, the company clearly thinks it can corner an exciting new market.
Samsung is naturally limiting the app to its devices, but claims it now offers an ‘end to end’ solution for VR.
Thanks to four incredible, dedicated sherpas, we can now ‘climb’ to the top of the tallest mountain on Earth from the comfort of the nearest recliner.
The incredible feat was part of mountaineering equipment maker Mammut’s #Project360, an ambitious project that pairs expert mountaineers with tough 360° camera rigs and sends them on some of the most iconic mountain climbing expeditions on Earth.
Today’s achievement is a massive milestone for the project in particular and virtual mountaineering in general: four Nepalese mountain guides working with Project360 have become the first men in the world to document the whole South route to the summit of Mount Everest with a 360° camera rig.
From basecamp all the way to the summit the cameras kept on shooting, and all those photographs have been stitched together into an interactive journey that you and I can take on from the comfort of our own homes.
Take a look at their immersive pictures here: http://project360.mammut.ch/#route/mount-everest/south-route/4/map