Facebook snaps adult Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra

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Mr Barra is a distinguished record executive

Facebook has hired Hugo Barra to lead a growth of practical existence products, following his depart from Chinese smartphone builder Xiaomi.

Mr Barra announced his preference to leave China on Monday.

Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg pronounced a span concluded that “virtual and protracted existence will be a subsequent vital computing platform”.

Mr Barra will reinstate Brendan Iribe, who stepped down as arch executive of a Oculus VR multiplication in December.

He formerly worked during Google between 2010 to 2013, before assisting rise Xiaomi’s tellurian strategy.

Google is building a possess practical existence practice and has announced that Claude Zellweger will be fasten a association to rise a Daydream VR products.

Mr Zellweger was a vice-president of pattern during Taiwan’s HTC, that manufactures a possess Vive VR kit.