USA Today: Google forms virtual reality division as Facebook rivalry heats up
SAN FRANCISCO — Google has formed a division to focus on virtual reality, a move that comes in the face of growing competition from Facebook and its subsidiary Oculus.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has appointed one of his deputies, Clay Bavor, to run the division. Google declined further comment.
The development was first reported by technology news outlet Re/code.
Bavor, vice president for product management, ran Google apps such as Gmail and Drive. Responsibility for apps will now fall to Diane Greene, the enterprise software veteran and Google board member who now runs Google's cloud computing business.
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CSN Editor: Google is a little late in the game .... but they have the resources to catch up quick.