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Tech Giant Google to Shut Down Jump VR Platform

Google has seen the emergence of a number of good alternative solutions for creators

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

A dwindling user base has forced Google to shut down its Jump virtual reality (VR) platform that would go offline by the end of June.

The company is telling users to download their data before it shuts down the video stitching platform completely, Engadget reported late Saturday.

Launched in 2015, Jump is Google’s professional VR video solution. It makes 3D 360-degree video production at scale possible with automated video stitching using the power of Cloud.

In an email sent to users and a notice posted on the Jump FAQ page, the tech giant said the platform will stop accepting uploads for processing on June 26.

Virtual Reality Glasses. Pixabay

“Those who want a copy of the data they uploaded to the cloud will have until June 27th to download them all. On June 28th, Google will start erasing Jump’s cloud data and deactivating accounts,” the email read.

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Google has seen the emergence of a number of good alternative solutions for creators.

“As these new cameras, formats, and editing tools became available, we saw usage of Jump Assembler decline,” the company said. (IANS)

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Google Quietly Removes its AI-Powered Camera Product ‘Google Clips’

Though Google provided a few updates to improve the overall performance of the camera, it failed to impress the potential users

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Google has retired its AI-powered camera product 'Google Clips', because the actual product listing has been removed from the companys online store. Pixabay

The US based search engine giant Google has quietly retired its AI-powered camera product ‘Google Clips’, because the actual product listing has been removed from the companys online store.

Google Clips was launched in 2017 for $249. It features a 12-megapixel sensor, 130-degree field-of-view lens and 8GB of internal memory.

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Google decides to discontinue the product because it was not able to create its special place in the market due to its high price. Pixabay

AI-powered Google Clips is a small camera designed to leverage modern technology in order to automatically capture and preserve life’s most memorable moments, 9TO5Google reported.

According to reports, Google is discontinuing the product because it was not able to create its special place in the market due to its high price. Beyond that, many users found that the camera did not function quite as well as they had hoped it would.

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Though, the US based search engine giant provided a few updates to improve the overall performance of the camera, it failed to impress the potential users. (IANS)