Facebook Hires Ex-Xiaomi, Ex-Google Exec Barra To Run VR Efforts

Facebook (FB) announced late Wednesday that it has hired Hugo Barra to head up Oculus and other virtual reality efforts, days after he left Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi.

Barra, who previously helped develop Android at Google, now a unit of Alphabet (GOOGL), will be vice president of VR at Facebook. Oculus CEO recently stepped down to focus on PC-based VR development.

I'm excited that Hugo Barra is joining Facebook to lead all of our virtual reality efforts, including our Oculus team," 

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