ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

ThingLink launches Women’s Rights 360° Virtual Field Trip

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Mar 7, 2017 3:30:10 PM

In celebration of International Women’s Day, ThingLink has created a series of interactive 360 stories highlighting information about education, healthcare, social justice, as well as women’s economic and political participation globally. The goal of the project is to help educators, students or parents address complex topics such as global gender equality with a new kind of immersive learning experience. The stories are narrated by women from around the world and can be viewed by anyone on desktop, smartphone or with mobile VR headsets such as Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.   

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Topics: virtual reality, education, 360photos, international women's day, gender equality, immersive learning, 21st century learning, women's rights

ThingLink and 360Cities Launch a Global 360 Photo Service For Virtual Reality Marketing

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Jun 29, 2016 6:59:09 AM

We are excited to announce a partnership with 360Cities.net, the world’s largest network of 360 photographers. As ThingLink’s technology lets users drive engagement with annotated 360-degree photos that can include text, image, audio, and video as well as custom widgets for e-commerce, 360Cities’ worldwide network of panorama photographers can in turn be called upon to capture any place or space around the globe.

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Topics: virtual reality, VR, 360photos

ThingLink launches Virtual Reality Lessons App For Education

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Apr 26, 2016 8:03:48 AM

We are excited to launch VR Lessons, our first virtual reality content app. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

VR Lessons by ThingLink is a collection of interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The first stories take students to visit different kinds of ecosystems from the French Alps to  a jungle in the archipelago of northern Australia. As students turn their heads to look around, they can spot details and unlock additional information of each habitat in a narrated virtual reality environment.

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Topics: virtual reality, VR, ThingLink app, education, VR Lessons

ThingLink Raises New Round - Expands to Mobile VR

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Feb 10, 2016 11:37:01 AM

At a time when 360 and VR content is seeing exponential growth, we are happy to announce that ThingLink has just closed $1.3M in new funding to expand our SaaS offering to virtual reality annotation. Among the investors are Inventure Oy, Steelhead Ventures as well as Run Capital, led by Andrey Romanenko, founder of global payment service, QIWI.

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Topics: Interactive video, Visual Web, virtual reality, VR