China’sÂ Alibaba online retail giantÂ told China Daily thatÂ it is developing virtual-reality-enabled mobile payment technology, which could allow users to pay bills in a 3-D virtual world by nodding their heads or making other gestures to log in payment accounts.Â Read the full story here.
The company. which is known as China’s Amazon, has also unveiled its Buy+ virtual shopping platform last weekend in Shanghai.Â Read the CNBC story here.
And, yesterday, Alibaba followed up with the announcement of a partnership with HTCÂ that will lead to the use of more cloud computing for virtual reality applications. HTC makes the high-end HTC Vive virtual reality headset.
Watch a video preview of the Buy+ platform below (in Chinese):
In May, Alibaba teamed up withÂ P&G China onÂ the â€œVR Boy Friendâ€ and â€œVR Girl Friendâ€Â apps which featureÂ popular young Chinese actorsÂ Yang Yang andÂ DilirebaÂ and virtual shopping forÂ P&G Rejoice products.
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