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Google Launches ‘Street View Ready’ Certification for 360° Cameras

Google announced this week that they are releasing a new certification standard that they are calling “Street View Ready”. This certification will be used for 360° cameras that are able to publish to Street View, and are guaranteed to support the level of quality required for Google’s 360-degree mapping service.

Facebook is Bringing Interactive 360° Photos to Your News Feed

Your panoramas, photo spheres, and 360° photos will soon feel much more comfortable on Facebook's news feed. The social network announced earlier today that it will let you upload and view 360-degree photos on Facebook for mobile and Web in the next few weeks.

The Tiny Orah 4i Can Stream Live 4K 360° Footage for Virtual Reality

GoPro may have just introduced their own 360° video solution, but they're not the only dog in this fight. The tiny little Orah 4i camera by VideoStitch is a more portable, easier to use 4K 360° solution that does something more: it can live-stream the VR quality footage it's capturing.

Photonomie Lets You Chat in Real Time Using Immersive 360° Photos

The new Photonomie app wants you to "say goodbye to the rectangular photo," at least where photo chat is concerned. With Photonomie, you can ditch the boring old rectangle and begin capturing & sharing immersive, interactive, 360° scenes with your friends in instead.

Photographer Captures His Proposal in 360 Degrees and Stop Motion

When Washington, D.C.-based time-lapse photographer Andrew Geraci proposed to his girlfriend, Alicia Pituch, (who's also a photographer) recently, he decided to get creative with documenting the memory. He captured the memory in 360 degrees in two different ways: one with the help of 10 of his photographer friends, and one with a 360-degree camera.

Joey Captures 4K, 360º Seamless Video that You Can Livestream and Share

When imaging company Kogeto created Dot -- a clever little system that gave the iPhone 4 360º panoramic video -- little did the general public know that this was merely a stepping stone towards what they really wanted to create. Three years later, they’ve finally let the panoramic cat out of the bag.

It’s called Joey, and it’s a professional-grade 360° 4K video capture device with a seemingly endless list uses.

Bublcam: A Softball-Sized Camera Ball that Takes Street View-Like 360° Photos

Sometimes, taking a straight-on photograph is exactly what the situation calls for. But what about those moments when you want a more complete view? What happens when you want to capture everything around you, all at once, in a snapshot or video that is as interactive as Google's Street View? Well, that's when you reach for the Bublcam.

Beautiful Underwater Panoramas are Being Used to Help Scientists Save Coral Reefs

Stunning, breathtaking, gorgeous, take your pick, any number of adjectives would work to describe the world's coral reefs. But, sadly, another word would work as well: disappearing.

As a combination of climate change, overfishing and pollution is slowly destroying the reefs, one project is using panoramic imagery to catalog what's happening and help the scientific community come together to solve this problem before there aren't any reefs left to save.

New Multi-Cam Rig May Soon Let Sports Fans Pick Their Favorite Camera Angle

There seems to be a growing desire among the networks to give sports fans the absolute best angle of the action when they're watching a game on TV, but what angle is that?

Sunday Night Football is tackling the problem by giving fans every angle with the newly installed FreeD system, but researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are taking a different approach. With their new OmniCam360, they intend to give you both 360° views as well as the ability to choose whatever angle you like best.

600,000-Pixel-Wide Tokyo Panorama is the 2nd Largest Photo Ever Made

Do you remember the 320-gigapixel photo taken from atop the BT Tower in London? That 360° panorama, shot by Founder of 360-cities Jeffrey Martin, holds the title of world's largest photo. But just because you have the top spot, doesn't mean you have to stop.

Another of Martin's creations, this one shot from the lower observation deck of the Tokyo Tower, has earned him the number two spot as well.