Chinese Retail Giant Suning Opens 300 Virtual Reality Experiences In Next 3 Months

Posted: May 30 2016, 1:54am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Chinese Retail Giant Suning Opens 300 Virtual Reality Experiences in Next 3 Months
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Consumer electronics retailer Suning goes big into VR.

China is embracing virtual reality fast. Tons of startups are surfacing with virtual reality software and hardware. Now one of the largest e-commerce players in China announced to invest big into virtual reality. Suning chairman Zhang Jindong announced at the 2016 China E-Commerce Conference in China plans to open 300 Virtual Reality experiences across China in the next 3 months.

The consumer electronics retailer, is developing a e-commerce virtual reality platform. The company believes that VR will enable new opportunities for new e-commerce models.

The company has not revealed any details about the new VR platform. Three months is a tight schedule for a rollout. The development is likely already underway since a while. Suning is operating an R&D outfit in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley. It is not known if the unit is involved in the development of the Suning VR platform.

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba paid $4.6 billion for a 20% stake in Suning in 2015.

Via HuaHuo.

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