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Xiaomi's Barra to lead Facebook's virtual reality efforts

''It's been a dream of mine to work in virtual reality even back when AR/VR were just figments of science fiction.'' - Mr Barra (above)

San Francisco

FACEBOOK Inc hired Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality (VR) efforts just days after he quit Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp.

Mr Barra, who led Xiaomi's international expansion, will now take on a different challenge as vice-president of virtual reality. He...

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