Google reportedly acquiring Lytro, the maker of light field cameras

March 21st, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

The talk around town is that Google is in the process of acquiring Lytro, maker of light field cameras. Neither company has officially confirmed the deal, but the rumored price is $40 million or even as low as $25 million – a precipitous fall from the once $360 million valuation. The employee headcount might take a hit too, though presumably all 59 light field patents will go over to Google.

Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that Google launched a Welcome to Light Fields app just days ago, which shows what can be done in VR. Light field cameras capture much more than regular 2D cameras,…

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