A serial entrepreneur in the cross-section of media and technology, Mugavero built Littlstar: a premium network focused entirely on immersive content. Littlstar partners with the largest media companies in the world to distribute their VR content.  

 

Acknowledging the skepticism of requiring viewers to drop $600 on a VR headset off-the-bat, Littlstar offers the content on its website for free, and makes it viewable with nothing more than a laptop.

The result is a massive library of 360-degree immersive media produced by the likes of Discovery Channel, NBC, Disney, ABC, and The Economist viewable for free, directly on your computer. 

Time will tell whether VR will catch up to our expectations of its ubiquity, but if Tony Mugavero has anything to say about it, we will be plunging into the virtual world sooner rather than later, and will emerge the better for it. View their VR content at littlstar.com.

LITTLSTAR

Bringing Virtual Reality to the Masses

The future has promised us a lot, and it hasn’t delivered. Alongside hoverboards and laser guns, VR is one of the technologies that seems conspicuously absent from daily life. However, unlike its sci-fi counterparts, its lack of mainstream adoption is due not to its technological complexity, but rather to problems of friction and distribution.

 

An Occulus or Vive are just a click of the mouse away on Amazon, but a bulky VR headset seems an impulsive buy to even a tech enthusiast. And, after you buy it, where will you find immersive, production-quality VR content that can hold a candle to a night of Netflix anyway? Luckily for us, the problems of friction and distribution are precisely the ones that Tony Mugavero has made it his mission to solve.

To VR evangelists, Littlstar offers integration with all major VR headsets Apple TV, Android TV, and a mobile app which can be used to view every channel in their network in full VR.

 

Finally, Littlstar builds developer tools, including Mobile, Web, Analytics and VR Software Development Kits for major media brands that want to create immersive content for their own app or website.

 

It’s a combination of offerings that has allowed it to become an integral part of the NYC VR ecosystem almost overnight.

Time will tell whether VR will catch up to our expectations of its ubiquity, but if Tony Mugavero has anything to say about it, we will be plunging into the virtual world sooner rather than later, and will emerge the better for it.​ Their content is available to view free on littlstar.com.

LITTLSTAR

Bringing Virtual Reality to the Masses

The Effects of Virtual Reality Therapy on the Mind

Virtual reality therapy is one of the most promising new healing modalities. It has an array of different applications, VR products provide stimulating and perception-altering experiences to users every day. However, VR has many more benefits than just providing entertainment and education. Today, VR is being used by psychologists to treat nightmares, relieve pain, and help fight phobias through the growing field of virtual reality therapy.

Thera Inc: Virtual Reality Therapy of the Future

An innovative solution that offers virtual reality therapy for children and adults alike, VR company Thera is providing a software application in which patients can feel comfortable opening up in VR to certified therapists.



Tech-savvy youngsters that have trouble opening up to a therapist in person have already benefited from Thera’s virtual environments in therapy. Thera allows them to share their deepest feelings in a VR environment that they feel comfortable in, and even allows the therapist to take the form of a customizable VR avatar.

The Key to a Successful Startup

Intergalactic exploration. Rocketship rides to Mars. Taking a giant leap on the moon. These are the daydreams of so many young, imaginative kids, yet only a miniscule number get to act on these ambitions. Elon Musk, however, has been working tirelessly to shift these odds with the founding of his startup,

Blockchain: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Throughout the last decade, cryptocurrency has found a place within the technological world. Bitcoin in particular became the most famous form of digital currency, where a record of transactions is maintained new units of currency are generated through the computational solution of mathematical algorithms, and thus operates independently of a central bank as a result.

The Battle For Internet TV

The whole atmosphere of buying $8 tickets, stopping before entering to see the big screen to get some fresh buttery popcorn with an extra large Coke, and finally choosing the seat with the best view and distance in time for the trailers to boom throughout has been diminished, if not basically erased from the list of choices for special occasions.

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Littlstar: 

Bringing Virtual Reality to the Masses

The future has promised us a lot, and it hasn’t delivered. Alongside hoverboards and laser guns, VR is one of the technologies that seems conspicuously absent from daily life. However, unlike its sci-fi counterparts, its lack of mainstream adoption is due not to its technological complexity, but rather to problems of friction and distribution.

 

An Occulus or Vive are just a click of the mouse away on Amazon, but a bulky VR headset seems an impulsive buy to even a tech enthusiast. And, after you buy it, where will you find immersive, production-quality VR content that can hold a candle to a night of Netflix and chill anyway? Luckily for us, the problems of friction and distribution are precisely the ones that Tony Mugavero has made it his mission to solve.